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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Mailing Address: 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, Louisiana 70433.
How the Chair Came to Be
DATE: Thursday, August 27
TIME: 7pm - 8:30pm
Free and open to the public
Please take your seats and join us! In conjunction with our exhibition, "Other Voices, Other Rooms", curator and owner of History Antiques & Interiors, Lisa Wilson, will host a presentation on the topic of how the chair came to be. How did ancient civilizations design seating? When did style trump function? Thrones for rulers, high chairs for babies, the "La-Z-Boy" for modern home dwellers...all designs, fitting time and place.
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, 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
Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (985) 892-8650.