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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.

READING FAT BOOKS FOR FUN: Dante Alighieri, The Inferno
DATE: Mondays, February 2, 9 & 23
TIME: 6:30 - 8:00pm
FEE: $40 per person
FACILITATOR: Dr. Susan Blalock

All Fat Books are not thick: This one is short, but DEEP. Hell is an infinitely amusing place to put your enemies. Join Dr. Susan Blalock for another session of "Reading Fat Books are Fun".

TEXT: Dante Alighieri, The Inferno, Barnes & Noble Classic 2003. (Available at Barnes & Noble, Mandeville or free online.) Use any edition that is a POETRY translation and has the Canto numbers.

Reading Schedule:                            
Feb. 9: Cantos I-X                                                      
Feb. 16: Cantos XI - XVII                                                         
Feb. 26: Cantos XVIII – end                            

TO REGISTER CONTACT: Susan Blalock at (985) 966-5291 or

Calligraphy 101: An Intensive One-Day Lettering Workshop for Beginners 
DATE: Saturday, February 28, 2015
TIME: 9am - 4pm (with a break for lunch)
FEE: $85 (includes all supplies)
AGES: Adults ages 18 and up
INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Beard

Kick Start Your Study of Calligraphy! It takes practice, practice, practice!
This class will teach you to practice correctly instead of reinforcing incorrect strokes, thereby putting your study on the fast track by instantly seeing where you’re “off”. Once you understand the elements that make a hand (style) beautiful, you can duplicate it.

Learn the “Rules”, the exceptions and explore variations that will help you develop your own style.

Instructor, Roxanne Beard, has studied Calligraphy since 1992 and is a member of the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association. Numerous handouts, guide sheets galore, demonstrations of both techniques and “Tools of the Trade” as well as a complete project to take home will be provided!  Class size will be limited to ensure individual attention. Fee includes supplies: pens, study packets & project)

Explorations in Texture & Color with Anne Cicero
DATES: Tuesdays & Wednesday, March 4 and 5
TIME: 9am - 3pm
FEE: $180 | $190 non-members (supplies not included)

Create unique and exciting Acrylic surfaces, add interest and inspiration to your painting process with Texture and Color!

Covington artist and New Orleans Academy of Art Instructor, Anne Cicero, is offering an exciting two-day workshop exploring the use of Acrylic gels, paste, mediums and gold leaf with non-traditional painting techniques.  Artists will create a series of experiments with absorbent and gloss textures, vibrant color washes, pours and metallic effects. Come enjoy an informative introduction to Basic Color Theory and helpful techniques to unravel
some of the Mystery of Color Mixing.  Supply list available at STAA and Mo's Art Supply.

Pottery Wheel Throwing
Four Week Courses
THURSDAY SESSION: February 5, 12, 19, 26
THURSDAY SESSION: March 5, 12, 19, 26
MONDAY SESSION: April 6, 13, 20, 26
TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm
FEE: $95 | $105 non-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.Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction based on their skill level. This four-class 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-ON WINTER BREAK, WILL BE BACK IN MARCH 2015

No Instructor, Group gathering
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.

Open Ceramics Studio

Artists who wish to work on a pottery wheel, a slab roller, or need to kiln-fire work, but don’t need class instruction, call 892-8650 and ask about Open Studio in STAA’s ceramics studio. Daily and monthly rates are available. 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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