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Southwest School of Art & Craft

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Address: 300 Augusta Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-224-1848
09:00 - 17:00
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An art school with an art gallery, lectures and concerts which are open to...

An art school with an art gallery, lectures and concerts which are open to the public.

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I came in from California, for two classes back to back in Faux Bois Ferro cement sculpture and Advanced; 8 days altogether. The school is well equipped and the staff great. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I came in from California, for two classes back to back in Faux Bois Ferro cement sculpture and Advanced; 8 days altogether. The school is well equipped and the staff great. The visiting instructor was great. A juried exhibit of student work had interesting work in it. I have taken classes at several other schools of art and this is... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The Southwest School of Art is easily accessible from the River Walk and is close to the San Antonio Central Library, which is also worth a visit. While there are not a huge number of works on display, they are interesting. So are the rooms where classes are being conducted; they make one want to enrol!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

The grounds and historic buildings of the SSA have such unique charm. To visit the museum, to have lunch at the Copper Kitchen, to discover an art class that interests you or to appreciate the new opportunity to earn a BFA, the SSA is a gem in central San Antonio.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

I went to both galleries of art that were on display by featured artists. The docent was such a pleasant and kind lady! There were also a few campus cats that were just as friendly. I enjoyed a quick stop here and look forward to future exhibitions.

2 Thank pnkgirl27
Bossier City, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

This was a quick stop in, so let me begin by saying the restaurant smelled amazing, but didn't get to eat there. This school is in an old convent which has been repurposed. Yeah for saving old buildings. We toured the grounds in addition to visiting the galleries. Most work of the young artists is available for sale. And it... More 

1 Thank deacondawn
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Very diverse selection of adult classes, with really knowledgeable instructors and great facilities. The ceramics clay department is wonderful with great clay and glaze labs.

2 Thank MOETX12
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I were given a tour of the facilities by my cousin's husband (Steve)who works here. One could spend hours here heading into various galleries. If you want to see looms, this is the place to visit. The restaurant meal was also excellent. It certainly made our day complete. As a photographer teacher, if I lived in San... More 

2 Thank klepper-geocaching
Shamrock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

This school was founded in the 1800s by Catholic nuns. A video, which is shown in the welcome center room of the museum, is well done and very informative. The grounds are quiet and charming. There is also a very nice little restaurant. I enjoyed the walk from the RiverWalk to the museum. It was about a half hour leisurely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

First of all, it's called Southwest School of Art. Period. No craft any more. They are going to become an accredited art school in 2014. They have classes in almost any medium, 2D, ceramics, photography, fabrics, paper making, metals, more. The gift shop has closed. The Copper Kitchen restaurant is very good.

2 Thank Leslie N
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

We were in town the day of the marathon and fond several of the museums closed. This onw was on a map and we decided to head out that way. They have a small, free museum telling the history of the convent, girls school and how it became an art museum. Across the street is the gallery which has one... More 

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