“FESTIVAL OF FABRICS”
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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:
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.
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What to bring:
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
The Hill Country Arts Foundation Juried Members Show runs from 23 FEB- 30 MAR 2-18. This year the theme was “Myths and Muses.” Works by FASA members J’cil Horn and Caryl Gaubatz are included in the exhibit. Caryl received an Honorable Mention for her vest “Legend of the Ghost Camel.”