SAQA Seminar

Member Benefit

SAQA Seminar is a project offered through the Education Committee just for SAQA members. We wanted to provide members with opportunities to learn more about a particular topic, share their expertise, ask questions, have conversations, and meet new people.

Offered once a year, SAQA Seminar is a multi-media collection of content that includes articles, video conversations, and more! All the offerings are accessible online and participants are sent weekly emails for each unit. We have also scheduled weekly Zoom chats to discuss the content.

2023 Seminar: Material Matters
January 23 – March 17, 2023

Enjoy our exploration into the materials we use, from those we commonly think of, to more futuristic substances that are being developed. Over the course of eight weeks, you can enjoy video conversations, articles, optional activities and dive into the deep well of resources that will accompany each unit. This program is brought to SAQA members by the Education Committee and is completely free.

Registration will open in January 11.

Questions? Please contact us at seminar@saqa.com.

SAQA Seminars
Member Program

SAQA has presented five annual online SAQA Seminars from 2016. SAQA has many new members and some of us may have forgotten some of the content. So to (re)introduce you to the wonderful content we have compiled over the years...

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Many will say that color is the most important element in art. So, as textile artists, do we really know what color is? How is it used? How is it different by medium, by culture? Why does color matter?
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The first SAQA Seminar launched in 2016 with Stitching as the primary topic. Each of the five units offered Informative Articles as well as Video Conversations, Pinterest Boards, weekly Stitch Chats, and Member Challenges.
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This year's theme was all about SURFACE DESIGN and covers four topics: Print, Paint, Dye and Other Techniques. It includes articles, tutorials, video conversations, and more!
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This year's theme was all about VISUAL DESIGN and covers four topics: Elements of Design, Principles of Design, Design Processes, and Evaluation of Design.
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This edition of SAQA Seminar focuses on Your Professional Toolkit and includes topics such as Exhibiting, Marketing, Selling, and Elevating your art career. There are recorded video conversations with accomplished artists, resource links, written interviews with SAQA artists, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAQA Seminar?

Launched in 2016, SAQA Seminar is an annual project offered through the Education Committee just for SAQA members. We wanted to provide members with opportunities to learn more about a particular topic, share their expertise, ask questions, have conversations, and meet new people.

SAQA Seminar is a multi-media collection of content that will be released weekly over a 6 week period. It will include articles, resources, video conversations, and more. All the offerings are accessible online. (It’s not a traditional retreat, workshop, class or conference. It’s all virtual.)

When do I have to be at my computer for SAQA Seminar?

SAQA Seminar content is delivered each Monday afternoon via email and will also be available online. So you can review everything on your own schedule, even if you join late.

Each unit will include a video, an article and/or exercise, a related gallery, and some resource links. We do encourage you to join us for our weekly Live Chat sessions where you can talk about each unit with other participants and/or participate in the special SAQA Seminar Facebook group.