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.
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
TO REGISTER OR GET INFO ON UPCOMING FAT BOOKS SESSIONS, CONTACT: Susan Blalock at (985) 966-5291 or AbitaBlalock@gmail.com
Calligraphy 101: An Intensive One-Day Lettering Workshop for Beginners FULL!
DATE: Saturday, February 28, 2015
TIME: 9am - 4pm
INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Beard
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)
INSTRUCTOR: Anne Cicero
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.
Watercolor Painting Demonstration
DATES: Thursday, March 19
TIME: 11am - 12noon
FEE: FREE and open to the public
INSTRUCTOR: John Goodwyne
Artist, John Goodwyne, takes an unorthodox approach to sky and water as will be seen in this demonstration. His style is loose, fluid and he works very quickly. In contrast, his underlying drawings are very controlled. John respects his chosen media, watercolor, by allowing it to move as it is inclined to do. It is a fresh approach that he avoids overworking.
John is also known for his nautical themes painted directly onto navigation charts. Here he focuses on the inherent transparency of watercolors to allow his imagery to show through.
Lumen Print Workshop
DATE: Saturday, March 21
TIME: 11am - 3pm
FEE: $95, supplies included
INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Sanchez
This class will introduce students to the lumen print process, a camera-less techique that dates back to the origins of photography in the 19th century. Organic & man-made objects are used as subjects and the sun as developer. Objects are placed onto black and white photographic paper under glass and then placed in the sun. The sun imprints the image onto the paper, creating a colorful image. Various factors, including emulsion and exposure time, determine the outcome of the print.
The class will cover the printing process, composition, paper, fixing,toning, and scanning options. All paper will be provided as well as some possible lumen materials, prints. Participants will take home three completed lumen prints. We will take a short break for lunch.
Tintype Print Workshop
DATE: Saturday, March 28
TIME: 1pm -5pm
FEE: $195, supplies included
INSTRUCTOR: David Armentor
In this workshop, David Armentor of St. Veronica's Photographic Gallery will walk participants through basic techniques of the tintype process. This includes preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing as well as chemical mixing and safety. You will leave with a completed tintype. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring their own large format cameras.
Gulf coast native, David Armentor is a graduate of LSU and currently works as the Digital Imaging Specialist for Tulane's School of Architecture and as Programming Chair for the New Orleans Photo Alliance.
Digital SLR Photography Workshop
DATE: Saturday, April 4
FEE: $85, supplies included
INSTRUCTOR: David Armentor
This One-Day photography workshop will teach you the basics of your digital SLR camera as well as resolution, ISO, exposure, white balance, focus, metering, and how to set them properly. We will also spend time learning the fundamentals of photography and composition using Zack Smith’s colorful and intuitive slide presentations and engaging lecture topics!
This course will also show you proper file storage, archiving and editing using the Photoshop Creative Cloud package. Zack will demonstrate helpful applications for your phone or pad that can improve your photography instantly! Each participant will receive Zack Smith’s, ‘Setting Yourself Up for Success’, powerpoint file and notes. There will also have a Q&A with Zack Smith after the class, where you can bring a jump drive of 10 of your photographs to have him critique your work live in class!
Prerequisite: Students must have a digital SLR camera and know how to use their home computer.
Pottery Wheel Throwing
MONDAY SESSION: April 6, 13, 20, 27
THURSDAY SESSION: April 9, 16, 23, 30
TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm
FEE: $125 | $135 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! (Price includes limited amount of firings, glazes and clay)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
or call (985) 892-8650.