In 2011, I purchased a historic farmhouse built in 1890. The downstairs of the house was renovated as a 900 square-foot studio designed with color studies, critique, writing, and meditation classes in mind. It is equipped with internet, projection screens, pin-up boards, and large white boards in each of the three studios.
The kitchen was restored and outfitted to encourage class meals on site. The shady screened porch is perfect for outdoor lunches and informal gatherings.
The 1200 square-foot wet studio was completed in May 2013. Fully air-conditioned, the studio includes washer and dryer, multiple sinks, a 16’ printing table and opens onto a spacious deck with a large restaurant sink for outdoor dyeing and other projects.
We will feature the work of visiting artists on an irregular basis. Sharon Rowley’s prayer flags kicked off our program with her installation, On the Path.
This space was conceived as a retreat center and personal studio. Our calendar provides a listing of the latest offerings.
The studio is located in historic San Antonio, only three miles from our famous Riverwalk.There are numerous lodging choices near the studio, and I am happy to make recommendations. The studio is on a major bus line going directly to and from downtown and the bus stops every fifteen minutes. Taxis are also available, as are great rates on car rentals.
We want your visit to be memorable in every way.
It’s the San Antonio vibe to be welcoming, and my top priority!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the studio located?
The studio address is 1803 West Woodlawn, San Antonio Texas 78201.
Is there parking on site?
There is parking on the property and on the street.
Is the accessible public transportation near the studio?
The studio address is on the #90 bus line from downtown San Antonio. The bus stop is one block from the studio.
Can you recommend nearby lodging?
I have one apartment on site that has two bedrooms. During a class week it is reserved for students on a first come, first served basis. There are a number of inexpensive motels within three miles of the studio. If you use booking.com look for hotels near Vance Jackson Road and Interstate I-10.
Is there a place to store snacks and beverages in the studio? How are meals handled while taking workshops and classes onsite?
We make coffee, tea and fruit available all day. A refrigerator is provided for anything you may wish to bring yourself. Lunch is eaten in the dining room, or on the porch. Bring a sack lunch if the class is only one or two days. Participants in five day workshops prepare lunch in the studio kitchen as a group. Participants in week long classes often arrange dinners together, but your privacy is also respected, should you prefer to have quiet time!
I'd like a roommate!
A list of participants can be provided prior to your arrival if you would like to share a room with another student.
Will I be able to access wifi while in the studio? Is there a phone/landline I can use?
Wireless internet is available throughout the wet and dry studios. No phone is available on site, but you are welcome to use your cell phone when not in class.
Is the studio handicap accessible?
The studio is not handicapped accessible, although it is on one floor; with three steps to navigate into the buildings. Check with Jane if you have concerns about accessibility.
Are there any parks or activities within walking distance of the studio?
During summer months the public swimming pool is open free of charge and is just two blocks from the studios at Woodlawn Lake Park. Bring a suit if you want to swim. Walking is also encouraged. The park features a great walking/jogging path around the lake and outdoor exercise equipment.
Also Worth Knowing:
Our studios are environmentally sensitive. We recycle paper, metal, plastic and glass in appropriate bins.
We encourage participants to take ownership of the spaces while here. We wash our own dishes, use linen instead of paper, and assist others, in an effort to create an atmosphere of support and camaraderie.