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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.

Introduction to Picture Book Writing 
DATE: Saturday, January 17, 2015
TIME: 11am - 4pm (with a break for lunch)
FEE: $60.00 | $70.00 non members
AGES: Adults ages 18 and up
INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Staub

If you’ve ever been interested in writing or illustrating picture books for children please join published author/ illustrator Leslie Staub for Introduction to Picture Book Writing. Almost everyone has experienced the magic and power of picture books, to comfort, to move, to enthrall.  What makes them so powerful? What makes a great picture book manuscript great? This class will provide an overview of the very exacting requirements of picture book writing, the basics of how the business works, and most importantly, will provide hands on tools to help you develop your ideas.  During the workshop, students will  create, the essential tool, a storyboard for picture book writers and illustrators; as well as a blank picture book “dummy”.

Whether you’ve only dreamed of writing or are in the process of trying to get your stories published, this workshop was designed to inform, support, and inspire you on your way to creating your own picture book magic. Introduction to Picture Book Writing will serve as the groundwork for further in-depth classes on the art of the picture book with a concentration on the development of individual manuscripts.

Reading Fat Books for Fun
One Hundred Years of Solitude
When: Mondays, November 17 - December 8, 2014
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Facilitator: Dr. Susan Blalock
Price: $50 per person

Join in reading this modern novel that has influenced fiction writing since its publication in 1967. Humanities Blog claims: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize-winning author, is considered one of the finest works of 20th-century literature.  Marquez died in April of this year. 

Text:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York: Harper Perennial/Modern Classics, 2006. (Available Barnes & Noble, Mandeville.) See cover above, there are no chapter numbers,so it's important to get the same text in order to all stay on the correct page! To register, contact: Susan Blalock or 985-966-5291 

Explorations in Texture & Color 2-Day Workshop with Anne Cicero
DATES: Wed & Thurs, Dec 3 & 4
TIME: 9am - 3pm
FEE: $180 | $190 non-members
Supply List available at STAA & Mo's Art Supply
AGES: Adults, 18 and up

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 2-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.

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


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

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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