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Southwest School of Art & Craft
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US$65.00*
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Half Day San Antonio Morning Grand Historic Tour
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Owner description: An art school with an art gallery, lectures and concerts which are open to the public.
Bossier City, Louisiana
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253 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Will have to go back”
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 was quality work. Loved the old chapel and grounds next to the river. A group of school children were picnicking on the grounds during our visit, so I am sure that adults could do the same

Visited May 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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101 reviews
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“Great adult classes!”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Excellent tour”
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 Antonio, I would be taking some classes here, maybe even teaching. What a wonderful asset for a city to have.

Visited March 2014
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Shamrock, Texas
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285 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Southwest School of Art”
Reviewed 20 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 stroll. Across the street is a gallery and the tour of the exhibits at the art gallery is done on your cell phone. I really enjoyed finding this quiet and charming museum.

Visited October 2013
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“Great school”
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.

Visited February 2013
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