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Pottery Wheel Throwing continued
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing continued

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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members   

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AGES: 18 & up


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Beginner  Pottery Wheel Throwing
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing

Tuesdays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12 from 600-830 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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


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AGES: 18 & up


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Introduction to Digital Photography
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Digital Photography

Digital Photography 101

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January 23, 30, February 6, 13

Members: $150 | Non-Members: $200

Instructed by Steve Randon, this 4 week course will teach you the basics of using your digital camera and creating images. We will start by identifying your camera and its basic functions.  You will then learn how to properly expose an image using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO as well as the characteristics of these controls and how they translate visually. We will examine and practice the elements of composition as they pertain to photography, and learn to create compelling and aesthetically pleasing images.

Supplies:
Camera - needs to be a digital camera (no film!), SLR is encouraged, but not necessary. Cell phone cameras are not sufficient for this class. Having RAW capability is nice but not essential.

Laptop/tablet – photo editing software is ideal. We will discuss options for Photoshop. iPhoto can be used if Photoshop is not an option. All work will be shared digitally with the exception of the final project.

Digital Storage – an external hard drive, thumb drive, or online storage. Wifi is available.

BRING THESE TOOLS EVERY WEEK!

Photography is learned best by doing. Practice practice practice. Shoot 100 pictures or more per week. Come with questions often.

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Pottery Wheel Throwing
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members   

SUPPLIES INCLUDED 

AGES: 18 & up


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Mardi Gras Mask Makers -  Beginners Pottery & Sculpture
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras Mask Makers - Beginners Pottery & Sculpture

Mardi Gras is an excellent time to begin a creative, hands on class.

Introducing hand building sculpture for the novice potter lead by local artist Adrienne Walker.

This 2 week class will be an introduction to clay and the many different forms that can be created other than by using the pottery wheel. Each potter will complete a beautiful face that can hang alone or be used as a  Mardi Gras decoration.

Students will be given a pre-made mask made by Adrienne to glaze, decorate and embellish.

A demonstration on how to prepare clay and techniques on forming a mysterious mask will be covered.

The proper planning and laying out of a completed project's outcome

Choice of glazes and glazing application

Decoration and embellishment  of the completed project

These classes  are formatted to build on technique and develop skills for the emerging potter that wants to pursue the creativity of  hand building and sculpting in clay.

(Price includes limited amount of firings, glazes, clay and all associated materials)


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Pottery Wheel Throwing
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members   

SUPPLIES INCLUDED 

AGES: 18 & up


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Introduction to Acrylics continued
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Acrylics continued

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting

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.

Week 1. Process is everything. 

“There is no cheating in art. It’s all method.”
—A Very Wise Man (Rob Fairburn)

Today we will talk about sculpting shape with value, and the importance of an under painting as a roadmap. We will make a blue and white value painting of a still life. 

Week 2. Value adds value. Color adds flavor.

If a good value painting is a steak dinner, good color is the garlic butter sauce. 

Today we will experiment with color and discuss the basics of color theory, and how to use that to make exciting compositions. We will create two still life paintings that explore this idea. 

Week 3. Define art... 

“Art is why i get up in the morning.”
—Ani Difranco

This week we will discuss “what is art.” Redefining “good art and bad art” as “successful and unsuccessful art,” and why both are ok.

This week will will experiment with abstract art concepts and methods. We will create a cityscape in beautiful downtown Covington.

Week 4. Self portrait. Endless opportunity for learning.

This week we will combine all of the knowledge we have learned so far, painting a self portrait using a method i have built based on layering techniques commonly used in printmaking. 

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing

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
9
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing

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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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing

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.


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AGES: 18 & up

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Introduction to Acrylics
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Acrylics

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Basic Acrylic Painting

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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Week 1. Process is everything. 

“There is no cheating in art. It’s all method.”
—A Very Wise Man (Rob Fairburn)

Today we will talk about sculpting shape with value, and the importance of an under painting as a roadmap. We will make a blue and white value painting of a still life. 

Week 2. Value adds value. Color adds flavor.

If a good value painting is a steak dinner, good color is the garlic butter sauce. 

Today we will experiment with color and discuss the basics of color theory, and how to use that to make exciting compositions. We will create two still life paintings that explore this idea. 

Week 3. Define art... 

“Art is why i get up in the morning.”
—Ani Difranco

This week we will discuss “what is art.” Redefining “good art and bad art” as “successful and unsuccessful art,” and why both are ok.

This week will will experiment with abstract art concepts and methods. We will create a cityscape in beautiful downtown Covington.

Week 4. Self portrait. Endless opportunity for learning.

This week we will combine all of the knowledge we have learned so far, painting a self portrait using a method i have built based on layering techniques commonly used in printmaking. 

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Pottery Wheel Throwing
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


 SUPPLIES INCLUDED 

AGES: 18 & up


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Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing (Saturdays)
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing (Saturdays)


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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

THIS IS A SOLD OUT CLASS





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Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing (Thursdays)
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing (Thursdays)

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 their skill level.

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

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION


AGES: 18 & up.
FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members
SUPPLIES INCLUDED


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Introduction to Oil Painting
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Oil Painting

STAA Beginners Oil Painting Workshop Syllabus/Lesson

This course will introduce students to classical and some contemporary painting, techniques and concepts. Even though previous painting experience is not required, the training will prepare students to develop skills in producing fine art by establishing foundations to grow upon. Painting from still-life will be geared towards realism, and color theory, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Oil will be the medium of choice for the class.

Although this may seem to be a lot to absorb, the emphasis will be to encourage and nourish individuality and creativity.

Objectives:

Develop students’ confidence in using painting as a primary medium for artistic expression.

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Develop understanding of indirect painting techniques (like the Old Masters) with contemporary media.

Develop understanding of oil paints, painting mediums, and painting surfaces.


Content and Scope:

Color Theory: color wheel (primary/secondary, complementary), transparency/opacity, hue, value (intensity,

brightness), chroma (saturation/purity) and temperature (warm/cold).

Composition: space, movement, balance, asymmetry, rhythm, shapes, proportion and lighting.

Media Characteristics and Surfaces: Oil and canvas (primed).

Painting Techniques: indirect method (grisaille/grayscale underpainting), glazing, scumbling and blending.

Oil Mediums: Alkyd mediums, mineral spirit, varnish.

Daily Activities:

(Each day is a 3-hour lesson to insure student success.)

Day 1

Introduction to realism painting using grisaille technique like the Old Masters.

Short lesson on painting mediums and substrates.

Short lesson on filbert brushes and why they are my brush of choice.

Introduction of subject matter to be painted (photo reference).

Drawing transfer to canvas.

Demo of wipe-out (bistre) underpainting using burnt umber (or other color). Learning about light vs. shadow mass.

Student completion of bistre underpainting.

Day 2

Lesson/demo on mixing value scale using raw umber, ultramarine violet, and titanium white.

Student mixing of value scale.

Grisaille (grayscale) underpainting demo of subject matter using mixed values, with explanation of techniques

being used. This period will serve as question/answer time prior to student painting.

After demo, students will return to their respective workstations and begin their own paintings.

Instructor will walk around, answer questions, and give each student individual help as needed.

Day 3

Mix value scale again (paints will likely be dry).

Continue working on underpainting with instructor oversight/help.

Grisaille underpainting should be completed in this sitting.

Day 4

Short color theory lecture given.

Lesson on setting up color palette given with addition of painting medium.

Analysis of colors in subject matter (class participation).

Lesson/demo of mixing color using a limited palette given.

Lesson/demo of glazing given with explanation of techniques being used. This period will serve as

question/answer time prior to student glazing.

After demo, students will return to their respective workstations and begin their own glazing.

Instructor will walk around, answer questions, and give each student individual help as needed.

Day 5

Palette setup.

Lesson/demo of second glazing layer with explanation of techniques being used. This period will serve as

question/answer time prior to student glazing.

After demo, students will return to their respective workstations and begin their own glazing.

Instructor will walk around, answer questions, and give each student individual help as needed.

Day 6

Palette setup.

Lesson/demo of second glazing layer with explanation of techniques being used. This period will serve as

question/answer time prior to student glazing.

After demo, students will return to their respective workstations and begin their own glazing.

Instructor will walk around, answer questions, and give each student individual help as needed.

This is the final painting day, and paintings should be completed at this time.

Short lesson on signatures and signing the painting given.

Question and answer session.

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Pottery 101
Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery 101

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 freeform 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. 

FOUR SESSION WORKSHOP $135 | $125 STAA members 
SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
  Fees include a limited amount of clay, glazes and firing 
LOCATION: STAA | 320 N Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433  
AGES: 18 & up.

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Santa's Workshop Wheel Throwing Class continues
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Santa's Workshop Wheel Throwing Class continues

Santa’s Workshop with Vanessa Hock continues

(for intermediate to advanced potters only)

If you can center clay without assistance, this 3-day class is a great opportunity to make some personalized small gifts like coffee mugs, Santa’s cookie plates, spoon rests, etc.


Day 1: Throw

Day 2: Trim/Decorate

Day 3: Glaze

FEE: $110 | $100 STAA members   
AGES: 18 & up
SUPPLIES INCLUDED  

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Santa’s Workshop with Richard Lo Piccolo continues
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Santa’s Workshop with Richard Lo Piccolo continues

Learn to create and personalize heirloom holiday ornaments for your tree this year while exploring the world of hand building clay with instructor Richard Lo Piccolo.

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Perfect for ages 13 & up.
Fees: $110 Non Members | $100 Members

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Santa's Workshop Wheel Throwing Class with Vanessa Hock Continues
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Santa's Workshop Wheel Throwing Class with Vanessa Hock Continues

Santa’s Workshop with Vanessa Hock

(for intermediate to advanced potters only)

If you can center clay without assistance, this 3-day class is a great opportunity to make some personalized small gifts like coffee mugs, Santa’s cookie plates, spoon rests, etc.

Please note there will be no make up classes, so check your calendar before booking



Day 1: throw time
Day 2: trim/decorate
Day 3: glaze

FEE: $110 | $100 STAA members
AGES: 18 & up
SUPPLIES INCLUDED  

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Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery 101

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 freeform 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. 

SUPPLIES INCLUDED.  Fees include a limited amount of clay, glazes and firing.
LOCATION: STAA | 320 N Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433  
AGES: 18 & up
FEES: FOUR SESSION WORKSHOP $135 Non-Members | $125 STAA members

Fee includes a limited amount of clay, glazes and firings. 

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Santa's Workshop Wheel Throwing Class

Santa’s Workshop with Vanessa Hock

(for intermediate to advanced potters only)

If you can center clay without assistance, this 3-day class is a great opportunity to make some personalized small gifts like coffee mugs, Santa’s cookie plates, spoon rests, etc. Limited supply of clay


Day 1: Throw
Day 2: Trim/decorate
Day 3: Glaze

FEE: $110 | $100 STAA members
AGES: 18 & up
SUPPLIES INCLUDED

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Note: there will be no make up classes, please check your calendar before booking.

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