Glass | Metal Fabrication
Screen Printing | Smithing


2019 Workshops Coming Soon!

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SAW's workshops provide the necessary training and support for students to work safely on their own while building their technical abilities, honing their ideas, and expanding their understanding of contemporary art practices through interacting with their instructors and artists in residence.

Each department offers beginner to intermediate level workshops open to anyone. Workshops are taught by practicing artists dedicated to sharing their knowledge and craft. To accommodate students unique schedules and learning styles, we offer both weekend and weekday workshops.

Weekend workshops meet for 6 hours per day one to three consecutive days. Weekly workshops meet for 3 hours once a week during weekdays for 8 consecutive weeks. Students who utilize studio time will acquire and develop their skills more quickly through practice. Each workshop includes one complimentary 4 hour monitored studio time slot. More time is available for an additional fee.

Weekend Workshops

The weekend workshop sequence is designed to empower students to eventually work independently in SAW's facilities. Your workshop fee includes 12 hours of instruction plus a complimentary 4 hour monitored studio rental with each workshop to achieve this goal. We recommend taking at least two beginner workshops before moving on to an intermediate level workshop. Each workshop in the series, is designed to build on skills you gained from previous workshops.

Participants who sign up for 2 workshops in the series, will get 10% off the total cost, while students who sign up for 4 workshops in the series will get 15% off the total cost.

art 201 Weekly Workshops

Our new summer youth program, offers beginner level workshops open to participants 14 to 18 as well as parents and teachers. Students choose from Blacksmithing, Clay, Glass Blowing, Metal Casting, Metal Fabrication, and Silk Screen Printing scheduled during summer break; late June through mid August. Workshops meet once a week for eight consecutive 3-hour sessions. 

Art 201 Weekly Workshops provide participants an opportunity to explore a medium over time, focusing on skills the first four weeks and moving on to pursue student's individual projects the last four weeks. Classes are limited to 3-6 people to increase the exchange of dialogue and techniques between instructor and students for rapid skill development. Studio time also allows for practice.

Students ages 14 to 18 qualify for a subsidized rate. Parents and Teachers may also participate for the full workshop fee. For full details and our 2018 schedule for Art 201, click here.

Monitored Studio Time

Each workshop includes one complimentary 4-hour monitored studio time to give participants an opportunity to practice. More studio time is available for an additional fee, rates vary per discipline.

Monitored studio time is available by appointment only.