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.
LECTURE: How the Art of Art Therapists Informs Their Practice
DATE: Saturday, August 30
TIME: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
FEE: $10, plus $5 for couselors seeking CEU's
Presented by Becky Olivera, ATR-BC, LPC-S, this lecture will explore "the art therapist's intimate relationship with art and the creative process as a vital and dynamic presence in their professional work", and will "address the five ways in which the art of art therapists influences their practice."
WORKSHOP: Creating a Space of Resilience
DATE: Saturday, September 6
TIME: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presented by Christina Vasquez, MS ATR-BC, CT, this workshop will focus on creating a safe space for self-nurturance and resilience. Attendees will "discuss the importance of containment as it relates to self-care, emotional regulation, grief and bereavement, as well as many other facets of creative expression". Registration in advance is required to participate in this workshop. All supplies are included.
Pottery Wheel Throwing-CLASS IS FULL!
DATES/TIME: August 14, 21, 28 & Sept 4
TIME: Thursdays, 6pm-8:30pm
FEE: $95|$105 non-members
Instructor Vanessa Hock will guide beginner students 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 FIVE SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION!
Life Drawing Group
DATE: 3rd Tuesday of each Month
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
FEE: $20 |$25 non-members
No instructor, Group gathering
Fee includes rental facility, life model, wine and cheese. Bring your own drawing utensils and paper/newsprint or whatever you wish to draw on. The session will include a few short warm up poses, then usually 15 to 30 minute poses with a break for food and beverage. All levels of experience are welcome. This is a great opportunity to work with fellow art enthusiasts and keep your skills sharp while working from a live model and even learn from each other. Adults only; under 18 with parent permission. For information please and to reserve your space, contact Bill Badon at 504-812-0973 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Fat Books for Fun: Middlemarch by George Eliot
DATES: Mondays, September 8 - October 27
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Facilitated by: Dr. Susan Blalock
Read in 8 sections as originally published. "One of the things that makes Middlemarch a book for grown-ups is Eliot's insistence upon taking moral questions seriously and considering them in their complexity."-Rebecca Mead
Text: George Eliot, Middlemarch. PLEASE GET THIS EDITION: Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed Edited by Bert G. Hornback. TO REGISTER CONTACT: 985-966-5291 or AbitaBlalock@gmail.com
Life Drawing Group: Figure Drawing
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (985) 892-8650.