From pre-school to K-12, college to general community education, San Antonio's art and design schools are alive and active! Along these lines, various institutions are also incorporating an art and design educational component into their experience when you visit their park, museum, etc. Some of the programs in San Antonio that promote art and design are exceptional, and we plan to highlight them here; including educational institutions, teachers, programs, and events. Learn about them here and how you can support them financially! Keep the arts alive in SA!
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In a year filled with heartache, obstacles and challenges, The Texas A&M University-San Antonio and PBK were able to provide the community with inspiration and a glimpse of future progress. During the recent pandemic, the University was fortunate to complete its latest milestone of opening the sixth building on the San Antonio campus. The Texas A&M San Antonio Classroom Hall, which opened to the public on August 18, 2020, is a hub for learning and discovery.
BexarFest is a multimedia festival for high school students in Bexar County and surrounding areas. Started in 2017, BexarFest is the only film festival of its kind. With 2021 being a pandemic year, the BexarFest awards ceremony will be live-streamed for free on Facebook Live and YouTube on Monday, March 15th at 7:00pm for the Premiere Night where they will showcase all of this year's entries.
In November 2019, our M!SA Advisory Panel spoke with local students about their career choices in professions like architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, culinary arts, contemporary art, and film. Click the image below to watch and pass this video along to those you know who want to pursue a career in the visual arts!
Taeg Nishimoto is a graduate professor in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at UTSA. Originally from Japan, his interests span from all methods of architectural design from the theoretical to the technical. Professor Nishimoto is an impressive resource for UTSA students. As stated on his biography on the UTSA website:
CAST TECH is a high school within a high school. Located on the campus of Fox Tech in downtown San Antonio, they offer the typical fundamental classes you would find in a standard high school plus a focus on coding, cybersecurity, gaming, entrepreneurship, business & design.
Local artist, educator, designer, Analy Diego will soon have an exhibition of her wonderful art illustrations where 100% of the proceeds of the artwork sold will go toward scholarships for students earning degrees in the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning (or CACP).
The year was 2008. A business owner of a co-working space in New York City by the name of Tina Roth Eisenberg began to see the economy struggling, and as a result, her friends that were in creative careers began struggling too. She started to wonder if there was a way that she could gather her creative community together once a month to hear an inspirational speaker and include free coffee and breakfast. CreativeMornings was born!
One of San Antonio's newest public parks, Confluence Park, opened in early 2018 with a flood of praise and news coverage spanning across the globe. This praise also extended into a prestigious design award. In January 2019, Confluence Park won an A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects) 2019 Institute Honor Award for Architecture.