SAA News

Sculptors association of alberta newsletter

The SAA monthly newsletters are sent to members e-mail or they can be accessed through this website. They can also be mailed to members who do not have internet access (an extra charge of $5.00/year is added to the annual membership fee to cover costs). Below are the latest downloadable PDFs:

December 2017
November 2017

October 2017⇒

September 2017⇒

June 2017

Note to members: Deadline for newsletter contributions is the end of the 3rd week of each month. We look forward to your input.
You can contact our newsletter editor, Marjorie, at this email :

Next SAA Meeting

Sculptors’ Association of Alberta Member’s Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the Month (September to June) at 7:30 PM in Harcourt House, 10211 112 St NW, Edmonton Alberta in the ANNEX Art Education Room.

Next Meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Program | TBA

Executive Meeting at 6:30 pm
All Members’ Meeting at 7:30 pm
Please ring the doorbell to be let inside.

SAA Exhibitions



Ice and Snow Events

Please contact Barb if you are interested in any of these events




INSTRUCTOR: Ivano Ongaro

WHEN: Saturday, May 5/18–10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 6/18–12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 9907 – 182 St. (780-903-6895 cell)

COST: $80.00 SAA members/$90.00 non-members

Minimum 5–Maximum 10 people

Registration deadline: April 21/18

Contact to register: Helen Rogers email: Phone: 780-458-0242 or Gerry Nason Phone 780-459-6278

Objective: To learn and experience a method for making large sculptures using metal re-enforced cement.

Goal: To make a functional ferro cement decorative structure; specifically a mushroom that can serve as a garden ornament and a stool.


Participants will:

  1. Safely handle, and shape expanded diamond mesh to create simple forms.
  2. Assemble shaped components to complete a complex form using tie wire.
  3. Learn how to proportion and mix fibreglass reinforced cement.
  4. Gain skill in applying glass fibre cement to the metal form.
  5. Experience colouring of cement.
  6. Applying finished and coloured surface to sculpture.
  7. Learn about curing and sealing cement structures.


Safety Equipment and Tools

Each participant must provide their own:

  1. Eye protection
  2. Water resistant work gloves
  3. Old clothing, especially to protect the arms from sharp edges of diamond mesh
  4. Utility pliers (some will be provided)
  5. Metal cutters if you have them


Supplied Materials and tools

  1. Cement trowel (limited number available for sale at $15.00 each)
  2. Cements
  3. Diamond mesh and ligature wire
  4. Metal cutters
  5. Pigments and modifiers
  6. Buckets



We will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please come 15-30 minutes early for registration

and payment. Coffee will be provided. We plan for 1/2 hour lunch break. Please bring

a lunch as 1/2 hour will not allow enough time to go out. Option is to order food and

have it delivered.


Gallery: Naji Matta-Portrait Workshop  2017

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Gallery: Ice Workshop 2018

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