January 12-13 (workshop). Ginny will be speaking at our FASA meeting at 10:00 on January 14.
Cost for 2 day workshop is $130
Enrollment is limited to 20
Make checks payable to FASA
Bring to the November FASA meeting or mail to: ( no later than November 12, 2018 )
Bonnie Davis 12322 Capeswood St. San Antonio, Texas 78249
Two of our artists have work that will be shown in the African American Influences on San Antonio’s History Quilt Exhibit – Please come support our fellow FASA members on Oct 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. for the opening reception and then for the exhibit from Oct 3 – Nov 9, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F at the Carver Cultural Community Center 226 N. Hackberry SATX 78220
Get Your Wax On! By Mary Frances
August 13, 2018 12:30pm – 3:30pm Following the FASA general meeting… SATX Botanical Center
$75 (All necessary supplies are included)
Registration is open through August 10, 2018
Class limit: 20
Welcome to encaustics, where the medium is provided by bees and traces back to ancient Egypt! This is THE class for creatives and texture lovers of all kinds. The translucent nature of heated wax flows easily and allows us to build intricate layers of color and texture. When you paint with warm beeswax, the pigmented wax acts as both paint and glue, creating the ideal medium for incorporating multi-media elements.
In this class you will use encaustic painting to create your own exciting 2D or 3D (on a panel or free standing) project. This workshop will focus on creative explorations with an emphasis on fibers and textiles infused to wax. Mary Frances will do several small demos, as well as assist while you create your own unique artwork!
While all materials will be provided, an optional list a goodies you may wish to bring from home to personalize your experience will be sent to you at register.
Handouts will be provided and setup and safety of using encaustics will be covered. When you leave, you will have more than a great work of art to show your friends-you will have a new process and special techniques for expanding your own creative practice.
This class is for you if:
- You are stuck in your current process and you need a fresh infusion of creative energy.
- You are looking for a new way to connect exotic fibers and textures.
- You are curious about encaustics and would like to see how it might add to your own practice.
- You love to experiment!
Space is limited. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.
Surface Design on ….Copper! taught by Dale Jenssen July 9, 2018
Approx. 12:30 – 3:30 July 9, after the FASA general meeting… SATX Botanical Center
Sign-up through July 4
Class limit: 15
Have fun making a unique art piece on copper by employing some of the surface design methods commonly used on fabric or paper. Dale will show you how to stencil and stamp metal patina formulas on copper. Once that process is done, we will further texture our work with a variety of hammering and punching techniques. After that, it’s time to embellish! Bring beads, buttons, or whatever fun items you think you’d like to incorporate into your work… Dale will help you figure out how to attach them.
Once you are finished we will glue a block to the back of your piece, and your artwork will be ready to hang!
NOTE! Everyone will be given a piece of copper @ 1’ square. Please let Dale know by July 6 whether you would like it to be square, rectangular (and if so, the measurements), or a random shape like the one in the example.
What Dale will provide:
- A piece of copper @ 12” square for each participant
- The patinas and everything needed to apply them, and rinse them off
- Texturing tools
- Drills and bits
- All the hammers she has
- Misc. wire, head pins, etc. for attaching and/or hanging beads and the like
- A selection of sharpie pens
- A selection of stencils
What to bring:
- Beads, doodads… or whatever you think might be fun to use
- Your favorite stencils and/or stamps
- An old towel
- A piece of plastic to protect your work on the way home.. a grocery bag cut open should suffice.
- Your own hammer
- Colored sharpies and/or alcohol inks if you have them and want to try them out.
- Foam pouncers
land line 210-733-7557
Mixed Media Fiber Art by Alejandrina Cue of Havana, Cuba
Alejandrina Cue was invited to come to San Antonio by the Fiber Artists of San Antonio, F.A.S.A. she is well known for producing whimsical art with a mix of textiles, paint, writing, and found objects. She creates incredibly imaginative examples of mixed media fiber art that fascinates and amuses the viewer. She often uses the female figure as her subject, exhibiting characteristics of strength as well as delicacy with a heavy dose of symbolism. Growing up in a household of women who sewed, she began to experiment with fabric scraps as a child. Because there is a scarcity of art materials in Cuba, she uses a potpourri of unusual materials, sometimes discarded, and includes them in her work with fabric. This combination adds depth, emotion, and mystery to her work. She specializes in free hand needle techniques, and includes poetry and words.
She has been recognized by art critics in the Cuban culture as the Precursor of Patchwork, influencing the use of patchwork and stitchery, and is one of Cuba’s most outstanding visual artists. She received first prize in “The Hundred Feeders” competition sponsored by The Vatican. Cue was in the top ten competition for the UNESCO Prize for Latin American Artists. She has exhibited in Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Columbia Venezuela, Tokyo, the United States, France and Cuba, and was part of the Havana Biennial. Her art was published in The Magical Art of Cuba. After her education in Cuba, she studied extensively at the Bihl Haus in Dessao, Germany and received a Masters in Industrial Design Scientific Center for Design VTK in Meissen, Germany.
Cue will be teaching a workshop titled Mascaras del Corazon (Masks of the Heart) for F.A.S.A. at the Southwest School of Art on June 9th and 10th. On June 11th she will give a presentation of her work, titled La Vida a Mano (Life by Hand) at the San Antonio Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave. 78209, at 10:00 p.m. The public is invited as guests of FASA.
Parking is free on Tuesday evenings in many locations nearby after 6 p.m.. Enter by the side gate on Villita Street. Please join us at the Marisol Deluna Foundation to meet Alejandrina Cue and enjoy a delightful evening of artistic surprises from Cuba.
To download a parking map for the June 12 event, please click here: Parking Map Alejandrina Cue
If you want to download and share the press release, click here: Press Release June 12 Alejandrina Cue
For more information on the artist, visit her website: http://www.alejandrinacue.com
Fiber Artists of San Antonio
International Artist Workshop with Alejandrina Cue
Masks of the Heart-Mascara del Corazon
Date: Saturday & Sunday – June 9 & 10, 2018
Time: 9:30a to 4:00p each day
Location: Southwest School of Art – Droste Design Studio 300 Augusta, San Antonio, 78205
Parking: Parking is available only on the Ursuline Campus and on a first-come first serve basis. There are several parking spaces for the disabled.
Lunch: Please bring your own lunch.
Course fee: $120.00 – check or money order
Send Payment to FASA: Mail to Phyllis Jordan, 248 Wray St., Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Payment due by May 26, 2018
Materials: Supply list will be provided to registrants.
Course description: Masks of the Heart – Mascara del Corazon
Masks have been around since ancient times. Some have been used as ceremonial objects, others are part of theatrical costumes and yet others are worn for festive events.
As an art form, they can be two or three-dimensional representing human and animal traits or fantasy creations. Whether covering the entire face or part of it, they can be created with a multitude of materials and techniques.
Filled with symbolism and creative fantasy they represent the dreams, joys, hopes and history of civilization.
The purpose of this workshop is to create personal masks that show our emotions, reflect our feelings, aspirations and desires in a way that is creative and fun. Students will create a mask that reflects their own lives using their senses and their heart.
Day One: briefly explore masks, the artful form, history and culture; sketch and plan your work; begin the basic design structure
Day Two: execute and finalize your work; sharing and discussing
About the artist, Alejandrina Cue
I was born in Cardenas, Cuba, a city of bikes, carriages and crabs.
My home town is surrounded and bathed by the divine Bay of Cardenas.
I come from humble origins. And I am unique in that I have three mothers, my biological mother and her twin sisters, who had no children of their own.
All three loved to sew, they were magicians at making clothes. They delighted in updating anything that came their way.
From a very young age, my life was submerged in textile trimmings and threads that covered the floor I crawled on. I experienced colors and textures sprawled-out like a painter’s palette.
Happiness, sadness, success, failure, nostalgia, fear, sweet and bitter, ugly and beautiful, everything leaves a mark…holes, seams, borders, unions, rips and finally patches. Patches symbolize improved and restored lives.
My work uses this symbolism, remaking oneself day after day.
Textiles are an inseparable part of humanity. Their restorative nature softens and warms our daily lives and protect us.
I use fiber materials because they resemble human feelings, soft, subtle, transparent, shiny and rustic. I write and illustrate my words to further express myself and I deeply enjoy artisan techniques because they balance me. I am transported to that marvelous world where mind, body and spirit are profoundly connected.
Alejandrina Cue Curriculum Vitae:
You can view more details about the artist in her own words, and view her art by visiting Alejandrina on Facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/AlejandrinaArtes/
View Alejandrina en Youtube: Restaurando la Felicidad by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1QeDxHVgoA
To register, please click here and print page.