September 27 2022
Last week, UTSA announced its intention to grow its community art programming, along with an open house for those interested in joining. This is in part due to the university’s merger with the Southwest School of Art. UTSA hopes to continue expanding these art education classes to residents all over the Alamo City.
Editor Rossi here 👋 — I happened to take one of those classes over the summer and absolutely loved it. (You might remember me sharing my weaving + fiber arts journey through our Wrap section of the newsletter.)
Whether you want to learn a new skill or pick up an artistic hobby, we’re sharing what you need to know to register for a class.
The Southwest School of Art boasts the largest teaching collection of looms in the US. | 📸: @SATXtoday
- Registration will open for Friends of Southwest Community Art on Tues., Aug. 9 and general enrollment begins Tues., Aug. 16.
Sessions are available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer for adults ages 18+.
- Classes range from one to 10 sessions. Pro tip: tuition assistance is available for select courses.
🎨 Adult classes offered
- Books Arts & Papermaking | Learn the art of papermaking, bookbinding, decorative paper techniques, and letterpress printing.
Ceramics | The ceramics program offers classes on hand-building, wheel-throwing, raku, glazing, and digital embellishments.
Drawing & Painting | Students will understand the basic foundations of drawing, painting + experimenting with style, form, and structure.
Fibers & Weaving | Jump into the world of textiles + fiber arts and learn weaving techniques, embroidery, and basic felt making.
- Jewelry & Metals | Make your own jewelry by learning metal making skills, wax casting + enameling basics.
- Photography & Digital Media | Get creative with a camera and learn how to use software like Adobe, dark photography rooms, and cyanotype on fabric.
Printing & Mixed Media | Learn the basics of printmaking, letterpress skills + holiday cards.
- Sculpture & Other | Work with welding + learn the skills of stained glass.
Bonus: If your children are interested in art, they can also sign up for one of the youth classes + events happening this fall.
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Virtual Embroidery | Mon., Aug. 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this zoom meet-up + chat with others while working on needlework projects. 🪡
Community Drum Circle | Tues., Aug. 9 | 7-8 p.m. | San Pedro Creek Culture Park | Free | Enjoy the spirit and magic of rhythm expressed through this community drum circle. 🥁
Comadres y Compas | Wed., Aug. 10 | 6:15 p.m. | San Pedro Springs Pool | Free | Join Zumba instructors Mimi + Lola and move in the water at this Aqua Zumba class. 💧
Speed Dating | Thurs., Aug. 11 | 7:30 pm. | Artisan Distillery & Craft Bar, 402 Austin St. | $12.50 | Meet new people at this local singles mixer. ❤️
Boyz ll Men | Fri., Aug. 12 | 8 p.m. | Tech Port Center | $59+ | Experience the group that redefined popular R&B + continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. 🎶
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Mondays are a great start for something new + fresh. To celebrate the start of a new week, San Antonio Parks and Recreation shared a list of new workout classes for the month of August. Monday Motivation anyone?
Aqua Zumba happens every Wednesday at Woodlawn Lake Park. | 📸: @SATXtoday
Fitness in the Park is a free initiative for San Antonio residents to get out and get their bodies moving. This month’s classes will feature bike boot camp, core training + mobile fitness opportunities. Here are five classes we’re looking forward to:
Intro to Parkour | Mondays | 6:00 p.m. | Outdoor San Pedro Springs Park | Meet at The Public Theater of San Antonio and learn the fundamentals of Parkour.
- Qigong | Mondays | 9 a.m. | Denman Estate Park | Meet at the open field by the Korean monument and get ready to optimize energy within the body, mind + spirit.
Hula | 6 p.m. | Wednesdays | Hamilton Community Center | Perfect for ages 6+, learn the artistic dance of Hula.
Click the button below to find out more about the variety of classes offered for free.
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The City of San Antonio needs your help to develop its Smart City Roadmap. The survey will allow residents to give input in order to deliver and improve public services using data, technology + innovation. You can take the survey online or by calling 311.
According to a public filing, HTeaO is expanding its footprint with a new location in Helotes. The estimated cost for renovations to outfit the current building that housed a Golden Chick is $500,000. The project is set to break ground in September with a completion date of April next year.
The beloved Margarita Throwdown will shake things up Sun., Aug. 14. This will be the first time that the event will be featured at the new Casa Hernán Cantina opening in the fall. You can visit the website to purchase tickets now.
The Majestic Theatre announced five new shows coming this fall and early next year. “Randy Rainbow — The Pink Glasses Tour” + “The Beach Boys — Sixty Years of the Sound of Summer” are both coming in October. While “The R-Rated Show” and “Potted Potter” are set to take the stage in November.
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