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Education : Adult Classes & Workshops
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STAA is committed to providing an ambitious, multi-media educational program for artists of all ages. STAA’s faculty is comprised of working artists, current or former art educators at the high school or university level, and visiting Artists-in-Residence from around the U.S.A. Instructors are rigorously vetted to ensure students receive the highest quality art instruction in the classical tradition of mentorship, providing guidance in studio art production and critique.

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The registration form can be printed and mailed or emailed to us to register for any of our classes. For more information, email us or call (985) 892-8650.
Mailing Address: 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, Louisiana 70433.

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop
DATE: Saturday, September 5
TIME: 10am - 4pm
FEE: $85 per person (supplies included)
INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Beard

So many weddings!  So many parties!  Learn to address Invitations yourself and set the tone for your lovely affair! It takes practice, practice, practice! This class will teach you to practice correctly instead of reinforcing incorrect strokes, thereby putting your study of this elegant hand on the fast track. This beautiful hand has only a few rules, an undeniable rhythm and style that can be manipulated to varying degrees of formality. Please bring a name and address of someone you would like to send a note to. Supplies included: pen holder, nib, ink, paper, study packets & project)

Roxanne Beard, who has studied Calligraphy since 1992, will be the instructor. There will be numerous handouts and guide sheets, many examples of wedding invitations she's done, demonstrations of techniques and “Tools of the Trade” as well as a completed project to take home!  Class size will be limited to ensure individual attention.

Hand Building Ceramic Vessels
DATES: Tuesdays September 8, 15, 22, 29
TIME: 10am – 12pm
FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members, Supply list available
AGES: 18 and up
INSTRUCTOR: Richard LoPiccolo

This is a four session class for both beginner and intermediate adults. Artist, Richard LoPiccolo will explore different hand building techniques, textures and tool making. One of the primary clay hand building techniques, slab construction, will be taught. Using textured slabs students will learn to make tiles and functional ware. He will also explore glazing and alternative sources of texturing tools.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Classes - 4 Week Sessions
Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct 1
Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm
FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members, supplies included
INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Hock

In these four-week sessions, students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction based on their skill level. Each session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases, add handles or lids and learn the glazing and firing process as well. ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION!

Divergent Views
Carol Hallock & Mary Monk
DATE: Thursday, September 24
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
FEE: $10 per person, reservations encouraged

Join us for a dual lecture by Carol Hallock and Mary Monk. Two great painting friends, who both work from life. However, they have totally opposite approaches, views, thoughts on how to see, what inspires them and different ways of creating their paintings. We are all unique in our approach.  There is no one right way. Questions welcome. Paintings of their work will be displayed

Covington at Night: Long Exposure Photography
DATE: Thursday, October 1
TIME: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
FEE: $90

This hands-on photography workshop is the only class you will need to get started shooting in beautiful low light settings. Zack Smith will teach you how to get the most out of your camera whether you are a beginner or advanced looking to gain more knowledge. Zack will take you to the best locations while always offering a helping hand and creative suggestions

Observational Drawing for Intermediate & Advanced
DATES: Wednesdays - Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, Dec 2, 9, 16
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
DATE: Adolescent to Adult
INSTRUCTOR: Ralph Townsend

This class is for students with drawing experience who want to further pursue drawing and explore new media.  Ralph will provide individual review, guidance and projects to help students working on developing their skills and personal concepts. It will focus on various shading techniques, lighting and the use of value range. Supply list available.

Collage Crash Course
DATES: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 29 & 30
TIME: 1pm - 5pm
FEE: $190 | $180 STAA members

Anne Cicero is offering a fun 2-day intensive workshop exploring the use of collage and digital image transfers in acrylic paintings. Learn the basics of combining collage and layered mediums to add excitement and originality to your compositions. Explore ways to make your work unique and expressive through the use of acrylic paints, stencils, and digital image transfers. All levels of experience are welcome. Supply list available.

Drawing: Feats of Strength and Beauty
All Levels
DATES: Wednesdays - Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11
TIME: 10am - 12pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
INSTRUCTOR: Inga Clough Falterman

This six week course offers instruction in the power, beauty and value of line. Classes enhance any level of artist’s communication through drawing by focusing on the effects of pressure, weight, and value. Such an emphasis on gestural drawing makes for an active and invigorating program. Supply list available.

Watercolor Explorations
DATES: Tuesdays - Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1, 8
TIME: 10am - 12pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
INSTRUCTOR: Joleen L. Arthur Schiller

Experience the wonderfully satisfying media of watercolor. Joleen will present fundamental watercolor techniques, color mixing, brushwork, and ways to achieve light, depth and volume. Various subject matter will be demonstrated. She will engage the beginner and encourage and inspire those with watercolor experience. Come paint, explore the magic of watercolor, and exercise your creative spirit. Supply list available


Life Drawing Group: Figure Drawing

No Instructor, Group gathering
Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FEE: $25 / $20 STAA members; includes rental facility, life model, wine and cheese.
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. For information please contact and to reserve your space call Bill Badon at 504-812-0973 or

St. Tammany Photographic Society

Second Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm

Open to all interested professional and amateur photographers, meeting on a regular basis to engage in activities intended to enhance creativity and technical skills and to promote the understanding of photography as an art.

Ceramics Studio

Artists who wish to work on a pottery wheel, slab roller, or hand building but don’t need class instruction, call 892-8650 and ask about studio time for non-instructor sessions in STAA’s ceramics studio. Previous experience required. Limited hours available. Monthly rates. Suppllies not included. For more information, email
or call (985) 892-8650.


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Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm

St. Tammany Art Association
, 320 North Columbia Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone (985) 892-8650 | Fax (985) 898-0976 |


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