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Pottery Hand-building
Feb
18
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Pottery Hand-building

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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
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing

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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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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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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.

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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
13
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Drawing: Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Intermediate Drawing: Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27, and April 3 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.

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Pottery Hand-building
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Hand-building

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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
14
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.


ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued

Digital Photography 101

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.

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

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Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

Tuesdays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12 from 6:00-8:30 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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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
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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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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Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued

Digital Photography 101

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.

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

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Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

Tuesdays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12 from 6:00-8:30 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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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

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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.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

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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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Jan
31
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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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras Mask Making - Beginners Pottery & Sculpture Painting

Image shows an Adrienne Walker mask that you will be working with, approximately 8x10inches in size. *this mask shows an example of how you can decorate and embellish the piece to make it your own.

Image shows an Adrienne Walker mask that you will be working with, approximately 8x10inches in size. *this mask shows an example of how you can decorate and embellish the piece to make it your own.


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Gets hands-on and creative this Mardi Gras season! Wednesdays Jan 30 & Feb 6 from 6:00-8:00PM

Local ceramicist Adrienne Walker introduces hand-building sculpture and glazing to guide you through creating Mardi Gras masks. These masks can hang alone as ceramic art and are the perfect decorative pieces to impress all of your Mardi Gras guests.

This 2 week class will be an introduction to clay and the many different forms that can be created with hand-building techniques. Students will be given a pre-made mask made by Adrienne Walker to glaze, decorate and embellish as he/she chooses.

A demonstration on how to prepare clay and techniques on forming a mask will be covered, as well as the planning and laying out a successful project.

These classes  are formatted to build on technique and develop skills for the emerging potter that wants to pursue the creative freedom of ceramic hand-building.

*Price includes a one-of-a-kind Adrienne Walker bisque fired mask, variety of glazes, and all decorative supplies.

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Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Digital Photography -Continued

Digital Photography 101

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.

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

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Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

Tuesdays, January 22, 29 & February 5, 12 from 6:00-8:30 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.

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing -Continued

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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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Jan
24
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.

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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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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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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   

SUPPLIES INCLUDED 

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


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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
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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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