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SATURDAY FREE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Would you like to teach a class? Please email info@theskydive.org

“Saturday Free School for the Arts offers a range of skill shares, lectures, and workshops. It is a fluid structure where teachers become students and pupils can become teachers. Members of the community will be invited to teach and may also propose seminars. In the tradition of free schools, the Saturday Free School is an ever shifting and open collective of artists and participants, who gather together at the Skydive, a contemporary arts space in Houston.

Saturday Free School for the Arts remains responsive to the interests of its participants. Through a community of artists Saturday Free School offers freedom from expensive and immutable educational institutions. Saturday Free School for the Arts provides workshops, classes and skill-shares at no cost to it’s participants.

 

 


Leonardo da Vinci, silverpoint drawing

 

 

 





 

How to Make a Silverpoint Drawing
Silverpoint: The History, Science and Technique of Silverpoint Drawing

Saturday,June 19, 2010: 2 PM

Students of the Silverpoint course will cover the history and science of the technique. After making the drawing tools and preparing paper, students will have the opportunity to draw in class from observation and become familiar with the possibilities of the medium.

Leonardo da Vinci and other old masters often used silverpoint, a technique popular in the renaissance but seldom used today. The technique involves drawing on prepared paper with a stylus of silver, although many other metals may be used, including gold, platinum, and copper.  This course will familiarize students with traditional methods of making silverpoint drawing tools and preparing drawing surfaces.

About the Instructor:  David Young received a BA in Art from Trinity University, and an MFA in drawing and painting from The University of Georgia. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has also taught drawing and painting at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at the University of Georgia. He is represented in a number of permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Fruitlands Museum, Trinity University, The Galveston Arts Center, and The Houston Chronicle.participants to customize their residency experience.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2-4pm
In conjunction with 'Sunday Soup: Houston', members from InCUBATE will talk more about their projects during this Saturday Free School session.

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In conjunction with SKYDIVE ’s current exhibition OPEN HOUSE by artists Sarah Wagner and Jon Brumit SFSA will focus on home related issues:

February 28, 2009: 2 - 4PM
First SATURDAY FREE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (SFSA)
Building a Green Home in Houston
Take a tour with designer John Smith through his new house currently under construction. (1614 Ovid St)
He will highlight the sustainable aspects of the design and will discuss residential development from an architect’s perspective.
Tour will first congregate at =SKYDIVE=
3400 Montrose, Suite 907
Maps to location will be available.

Saturday, March 7, 2009 4-6pm
Build your own house!

On March 7th come and see a slideshow of a visionary project begun by two local artists Greg Donner and David Krueger. The project, initiated in 2006 in far West Texas, involves the construction of a straw bale building and ultimately several studios that will be available for artists and others to work or use as a retreat for spiritual reflection.
Class will be held at =SKYDIVE=.

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Saturday Free School for the Arts will offer a range of skill shares, lectures, and workshops. It is a fluid structure where teachers become students and pupils can become teachers. Members of the community will be invited to teach and may also propose seminars. In the tradition of free schools, the Saturday Free School is an ever shifting and open collective of artists and participants, who gather together at the Skydive, a contemporary arts space in Houston.
Saturday Free School for the Arts remains responsive to the interests of its participants.  Through a community of artists Saturday Free School offers freedom from expensive and immutable educational institutions. Saturday Free School for the Arts provides workshops, classes and skill-shares at no cost to it’s participants.