Feb
9
to Mar 30

Michel Varisco: Just Below the Surface

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Just Below the Surface

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The spaces in between Michel Varisco’s work force moments of meditative stillness amidst installations that rhythmically engulf the viewer, placing you “Just Below the Surface”.


As a native New Orleanian, Varisco’s work is centered around the human relationship and interaction with the environment, specifically water, and the effects that one has on the other.

After experiencing the destruction of the failed levees during Hurricane Katrina, much of Varisco’s work has focused on the fact that water not only sustains, but also has the ability to devastate communities and their beloved land.    

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In “Just Below the Surface” Varisco takes the seriousness of environmental and personal themes and creates a whimsical experience she calls “magical realism”. “We’re losing our heritage land. In a desperation to communicate the fix we’re in, I just took everybody under water with me; fast-forwarding into a modern-day Atlantis,” explains Varisco.

The rhythmic repetition of her work is seamlessly presented in polyptychs and installations to parallel the natural patterns of water. The photographs, silk installments, and assemblage of objects come together to reflect the pack-and-go mindset that is so normalized to those living in an evacuation environment.

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Drawing -Continued

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Fridays March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Guided by instructor Robert Labranche, Intermediate Drawing will expand upon your basic drawing skills. The course will include and explore both wet and dry drawing media including pencil, charcoal and ink. The student will learn about line quality, value, shape and structure.  Works created will have a high emphasis on intention, energy and freedom of expression.

Supply list available.

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing - Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays March 16, 23, 30, and April 6 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk with Michel Varisco

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Artist Q & A

with Michel Varisco

Sunday, March 24th, 4PM


Michel Varisco has been a working artist for over two decades. While known primarily as a photographer, Varisco redefines the medium by creating photo-based assemblages, and site-specific installations that function in accordance with her still photographs.

In “Just Below the Surface” Varisco takes the seriousness of environmental and personal themes and creates a whimsical experience she calls “magical realism”. “We’re losing our heritage land. In a desperation to communicate the fix we’re in, I just took everybody under water with me; fast-forwarding into a modern-day Atlantis,” explains Varisco.

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, and 16 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Watercolor -Continued

 

Exploring Watercolor

Tuesdays March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Denise Hopkins

Watercolor requires giving up a fair amount of control over the paint, making it the perfect medium for artists who want to trade perfectionism for loose, expressive works of art. This 4-week beginner’s workshop will equip students with a variety of medium-specific strategies that will allow them to experiment and play with the paint rather than force it into one end-all technique or outcome. Instruction includes demonstration, exercises in core artistic concepts, and guided discussions. Students will create original paintings based on still life, photographs, and their own imaginations.

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Figure Drawing (Continued)

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Intermediate Drawing: Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*Must have a basic understanding of drawing prior to taking this course.

*This course may also be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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Apr
4
to Apr 25

Introduction to Pastels

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Exploring Pastels for Beginners

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-8PM.

Pastels have such vivid colors, and a fast and forgiving nature making them the perfect medium for creative expression. In this beginner level course, instructor Caroline Poehler will introduce you to both oil and chalk pastels. You will deepen your understanding of color blending, color mixing, composition, and texture with still life, famous artist inspiration (focusing on Degas, and Mary Cassatt!), landscapes, and more. Learn to experiment and have fun with color while working with a medium that gives art a tactile quality unlike any other.

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Landscape with Rocks,  Edgar Degas

Landscape with Rocks, Edgar Degas

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Spring for Art

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April 13, 2019 | 6-9 pm 
Historic Downtown Covington   


Art, Community, Shopping, Fine Dining & more!   

 


St. Tammany Art Association presents Spring for Art April 13, 6-9pm   


There are few better ways to spring forward than with a celebration of music, art and performing arts, and few better places to celebrate such than historic downtown Covington. Spring for Art is a free festival held in the streets of the city’s historic downtown district. Produced by St. Tammany Art Association, the annual event draws thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the live music, art demonstrations, performances and dining in 32 Spring for Art locations.


Live music for the event will include Crispin Schroeder Band, A Coastal Gentleman: David Broadbridge, Bobby Ohler and the Harbor Band, Amedee Frederick and JS Full Circle.


Entertainment will include aerial sling with Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio, Pandorium Belly Dance Company, pottery demonstrations with Vanessa Hock, and glass blowing with Zachary LeBlanc of New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio. Children will enjoy hands on art making with Ruth Ostarly.

The popular Mix Masters’ Competition also returns, with local bartenders dazzling crowds with their innovative cocktails. Audiences will vote on their favorites, and a new Mix Masters’ Champion will be crowned, with the top mixers taking home cash prizes.




Click HERE to access the updated Spring for Art brochure
which includes participating merchants, restaurants, music, demonstrations, artists, children's activities and so much more! 

Special thanks to our 2018 Season of Arts Sponsors.

 

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making

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Introduction to Jewelry Making

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Saturdays April 20, 27, and May 4, 11 from 11AM - 1PM.

In this fun 4-week course, instructor Christa Chautin will guide you through the art of jewelry making. This course is designed with the beginner in mind. Each week you will be taught the basics of jewelry making and leave with not only a new skill set, but also new jewelry that’s ready to wear!

Week 1: Basic Jewelry Practice 101

Week 2: Charming: Basic Beading and Basic Wire Work

Week 3: Beading a Bracelet and/or Starting a Necklace

Week 4: Beading and Completing a Necklace or Free Project Day

Get to know your instructor: Christa F. Chautin is an artist and has been a jewelry designer for the past 11 years. She has sold her art and jewelry at the St. Tammany Art Association for the past 7 years.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Acrylic Painting -Continued

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Thursday Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Acrylic 102 with Rob Fairburn:
Acrylic Painting through a print-maker's eyes.

Over this 4 week course, students will explore value, color theory, the importance of experimenting, and methods of acrylic painting through an emphasis on process.


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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing - Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Thursdays March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Figure Drawing (Continued)

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Intermediate Drawing: Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*Must have a basic understanding of drawing prior to taking this course.

*This course may also be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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Life Drawing Studio Group
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Life Drawing Studio Group

Drawing is the foundation of the arts, the basis of all eventual understanding of every form of painting, including abstract, figure, landscape, etc. Drawing classes stress the comprehension of value, proportion and scale.

Bring your own drawing utensils and paper/newsprint or whatever you wish to draw on. This is a laid back group of art enthusiasts that gather to learn from each other and draw. All levels of experience welcome. Adults only; under 18 with parent permission.


No Instructor, Group gathering

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FEE: $25; includes rental facility, live model, wine and cheese. 

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Please contact Bill Badon at 504-812-0973 or LTHRART@hotmail.com.

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 12, 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Watercolor -Continued

 

Exploring Watercolor

Tuesdays March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Denise Hopkins

Watercolor requires giving up a fair amount of control over the paint, making it the perfect medium for artists who want to trade perfectionism for loose, expressive works of art. This 4-week beginner’s workshop will equip students with a variety of medium-specific strategies that will allow them to experiment and play with the paint rather than force it into one end-all technique or outcome. Instruction includes demonstration, exercises in core artistic concepts, and guided discussions. Students will create original paintings based on still life, photographs, and their own imaginations.

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Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Mondays February 18, 25, and March 11, 18 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays March 16, 23, 30, and April 6 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Drawing -Continued

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Fridays March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Guided by instructor Robert Labranche, Intermediate Drawing will expand upon your basic drawing skills. The course will include and explore both wet and dry drawing media including pencil, charcoal and ink. The student will learn about line quality, value, shape and structure.  Works created will have a high emphasis on intention, energy and freedom of expression.

Supply list available.

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Acrylic Painting -Continued

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Thursday Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Acrylic 102 with Rob Fairburn:
Acrylic Painting through a print-maker's eyes.

Over this 4 week course, students will explore value, color theory, the importance of experimenting, and methods of acrylic painting through an emphasis on process.


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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Thursdays March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*Must have a basic understanding of drawing prior to taking this course.

*This course may also be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 12, 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Watercolor

 
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Exploring Watercolor

Tuesdays March 12, 19, 26, and April 2 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Denise Hopkins

Watercolor requires giving up a fair amount of control over the paint, making it the perfect medium for artists who want to trade perfectionism for loose, expressive works of art. This 4-week beginner’s workshop will equip students with a variety of medium-specific strategies that will allow them to experiment and play with the paint rather than force it into one end-all technique or outcome. Instruction includes demonstration, exercises in core artistic concepts, and guided discussions. Students will create original paintings based on still life, photographs, and their own imaginations.

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Mondays February 18, 25, and March 11, 18 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Mondays February 18, 25, and March 11, 18 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Drawing

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Fridays March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Guided by instructor Robert Labranche, Intermediate Drawing will expand upon your basic drawing skills. The course will include and explore both wet and dry drawing media including pencil, charcoal and ink. The student will learn about line quality, value, shape and structure.  Works created will have a high emphasis on intention, energy and freedom of expression.

Supply list available.

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Fridays February 15, 22, and March 1, 8 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Acrylic Painting -Continued

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Thursday Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Acrylic 102 with Rob Fairburn:
Acrylic Painting through a print-maker's eyes.

Over this 4 week course, students will explore value, color theory, the importance of experimenting, and methods of acrylic painting through an emphasis on process.


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Mardi Gras Kids' Camp
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Mardi Gras Kids' Camp

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Mardi Gras Camp 2019
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Mardi Gras Kids’ Camp

St Tammany Art Association

Dates: March 6th, 7th, 8th

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $175.00| $125.00 STAA members

INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Loyacono

Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to join us for Mardi Gras Kids’ Camp, to be held during the school holiday break. Led by acclaimed artist, Rachel Loyacono, children will use individual creativity to create drawings, paintings, 3D and mixed media projects.  Students will be engaged in hands-on projects and class conversations relating to the lesson, games, and even stories that help to ignite their imaginations. Art history is incorporated into each lesson.  The goal of each lesson is to be fun, playful and memorable.

Wednesday, March 6th: Wayne Thiebaud’s Cakes
On this day of creative confections, we will be studying the work of artist Wayne Thiebaud. We will begin by making a cardboard “cake slice” sculpture which we will decorate using the impasto technique to mimic cake icing. We will then make a corresponding cake painting during which students will focus on modeling and shading so that the cakes appear to have 3 dimensional form.

Thursday, March 7th: Gelli printing/ Mask inspired Collages

To begin this project, students will experiment with Gelli plate printing to make patterned paper. Students will use plants as stencils, cut paper stencils, and texture making tools during this process. As the patterned paper is drying, we will learn about and discuss masks throughout many countries and cultures and the artist who were inspired by them such as Picasso and Sandra Silberzweig. Students will use the patterned paper they created to make a mask themed collage.

Friday, March 8th: Henri Rousseau inspired Batiks

Students will learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and will create their own jungle scenes using acrylic and tempera paint. We will then use a batik method with india ink creating a striking black ground and interesting texture. While the batiks are drying, students will create a jungle animal sculpture from air dry clay to accompany their painting.




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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

British Invasion at the Art House

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Do you love the Pop and rock groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks ,the Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, and the Animals ?

Join us on Sunday March 3rd as we talk about how these British rockers influenced American culture and its impact on popular music, internationalizing the production of rock and roll, establishing the British popular music industry as a viable centre of musical creativity throughout the 60s, and opening the door for subsequent British performers to achieve international success.

Special performance of “When I’m Sixty Four” by members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Snacks generously provided by the English Tea Room.

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Art Market at Covington Trailhead

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Art Market at Covington Trailhead

St. Tammany Art Association, in partnership with the City of Covington, presents the Covington Art Market, a juried market of visual arts and crafts held the first Saturday of the month at the Trailhead in Covington. The event features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, photography, paintings, woodworking, fiber art and more.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturday, February 9, 23, March 2 from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Instructor Vanessa Hock will guide you to further your prior knowledge of the basics of wheel throwing in this advanced class. Students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance to their skill level. *Must be able to center clay on the wheel without supervision.

This three-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga in the Arts

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Yoga in the Arts

Led by Brandy Manguno of YOGA SANGA in Mandeville

Yoga and the arts are wonderfully complementary, intuitive disciples rich in creativity and rooted in self-expression. Each pose often tells a story; asana sequences and kriyas can be perceived as choreographed flows; and the deep experiences many have on the mat can be as evocative of feeling as witnessing a wondrous piece of art.

$5.00 donation

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Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Fridays February 15, 22, and March 1, 8 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Acrylic Painting

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Thursday Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Acrylic 102 with Rob Fairburn:

Using technology to improve your painting

Over the next 4 weeks, we will take a look at how technology has helped artists improve their work throughout history, and we will explore ways modern technology can help us improve our painting.



Week 1. Supercomputer in our pocket

“Since the technology of electronics has become such an important part of modern life, it is inevitable that it be employed in the creation of art.”

—Ben Laposky, 1969

Today we will look at several basic functions of all smart phones that can help us look at our work in a different light. We will create compositions of a single item still life.

-Using the led to light subjects.

-using the black and white function to help determine values

-taking a step back and looking at composition as a whole, in pictures.

Week 2. Projectors. Working small to work big

“A bit of advice, don't copy nature too closely. Art is an abstraction; as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it, and concentrate on what you will create as a result.”

—Paul Gauguin

Vermeer used a whole host of technological aids to make paintings that would have been impossible at the time to make without them.

Today we will discuss the importance of carrying a sketch pad, and make small drawings. We will transfer those drawings to larger canvases with a projector, and paint them using techniques we learned last week.

Week 3. Photo editing apps

“In my mind, the creative aspects of science and art involve many of the same 'how, why, and what' questions. Both disciplines deal with theories, set up problems, experiment with possibilities and help us understand the world we live in.”

—Karen Guzak

This week we will bring in poor source photos and edit them into better source material with basic photo apps. We will paint from our phones and make small studies of our edited work.

Homework: find some source materials... take some pictures. Use the previous info that we have learned, light them, edit them, and print them. Use those as source material to make study drawings. Bring in the prints and the drawings.

Week 4.

“What is possible in art becomes thinkable in life.”

—Brian Eno

This week we will combine all of the knowledge we have learned so far, painting an original composition, put together by you.


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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Tuesdays, February 19, 26, March 12, 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Feb
25
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Hand-building -Continued

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Mondays February 18, 25, and March 11, 18 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM.

Explore the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo. Choose from sketches of concepts you want to create, or let your imagination run wild with free form creations.  

Four-session workshops provide an opportunity to advance skills of combining slab and extruded clay constructions. In addition, students will learn beginning kiln loading and firing operations. 

Richard has an extensive background in clay, jewelry, bronze and glass from his early days in Illinois and later at Loyola and Tulane. 

*All supplies provided.


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Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturday, February 9, 23, March 2 from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Instructor Vanessa Hock will guide you to further your prior knowledge of the basics of wheel throwing in this advanced class. Students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance to their skill level. *Must be able to center clay on the wheel without supervision.

This three-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


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