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
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
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.
Kathy Furukawa Legacy Fund
Shannon Weber 2 Day Workshop – February 10 & 11, 2018
You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to work with Shannon Weber, nationally known contemporary mixed media artist whose main focus is on vessel development utilizing multi-layer surface design. From her full-time studio in Cottage Grove, OR, Shannon creates woven objects and sculptures from various fibers.
Shannon’s works have been broadly exhibited, awarded and collected nationally in places such as the Lancaster Museum of Art where she won the “Fiber Art National Award of Excellence,” and her works are part of the permanent collection of the Mulvane Art Museum. Shannon also held a three-month residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 2009. Her work has been seen and featured in publications about fine crafts and fiber such as the National Association of Women Artists in New York Surface Design, Encaustic Art Magazine, Fiber Art Now, American Style, Fiberarts, American Museum and NW Artisan.
Shannon will present at the February 12th, 2018 FASA meeting. She will teach a two-day workshop at the Southwest School of Art on February 10th and 11th. This will sell out quickly.
Workshop: Approaching Woven Objects and Vessels in Innovative Ways
This workshop is for those who want to push the boundaries of basket weaving concepts and processes with the use of reclaimed materials and found objects in conjunction with nature’s organic materials. Think of this class as a “Candy Box Sampler”. The workshop explores the use of many interesting materials in a “small vessel and object” format providing an opportunity to mix materials and play with techniques.
As part of the workshop materials kit, Shannon provides each attendee an array of surprising, eclectic and usually-not-thought-of organic and inorganic materials to demonstrate basketry skills such as random weave, coiling and rib construction. She will also show how to use repetitive layers of basic stitching and cold connections to create inviting textured surfaces that invoke visual movement as the layers blend together.
This is a process oriented workshop with a self-described fast-paced task-master.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
Registration opens: November 13, 2017
Registration: email Lynn Luukinen – email@example.com –intent to participate
Workshop Fee: $135.00 – see flyer for specific instructions – payment due by January 8, 2018
Materials Kit Fee: $70.00 – supplied by instructor – paid at opening of workshop
Supply List: Minimal – see attached
Location: Southwest School of Art – Droste Design Studio
Full details and registration information here: Shannon Weber Workshop Flyer Feb-2018
Workshop materials list here: Shannon Weber Workshop Supply List Feb-2018
Authored by Lynn Luukinen