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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.

Pottery Wheel Throwing Classes - 4 Week Sessions
MONDAY SESSION: May 4, 11, 18 ,25 or June 1, 8, 15, 22
THURSDAY SESSION: May 7, 14, 21, 28 or June 4, 11, 18, 25
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. 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!

Explorations in Abstract Painting Class - All Levels
DATE: Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 & 20
TIME: 10am-12pm
FEE: $150 STAA members | $160 non-members

Discover the joy of expressive painting and learn innovative Acrylic/Mixed Media painting techniques with Artist and New Orleans Academy of Fine Art Instructor Anne Cicero. 
Students will learn a variety of Acrylic painting techniques and gain a basic understanding of the visual language of line, shape, color, and texture in a series of weekly painting exercises to develop abstract thinking skills and abilities.  Students will be introduced to abstract artists, basic color theory, collage, and other contemporary formats in an effort to develop personal stylistic themes. The classes work in Acrylic/mixed media on paper and other surfaces such as canvas or board. No art experience is necessary to join the Beginning & Intermediate Abstract Acrylic class with Anne Cicero. This class accommodates all levels but is suitable for the beginner and intermediate painters. SUPPLY LIST AVAILABLE..

Expressive Pastels Class
DATE: Mondays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
TIME: 6pm-8pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
INSTRUCTOR: John Carambat
SUPPLIES: Paper provided. Bring set of pastels or Nupastel "design" set of 24, a black and a white pastel pencil.

Improve your techniqe with pastel drawing and learn how to use the elements of design to clarify your compositions and direct the eye of the audience. You will be guided through the fundamentals of painting with pastels. From blocking in the masses to define the composition to the finer points of light, shadow sculptural strokes and evoking temperature and emotion.

Observational Drawing Class
How to see - Technique, Composition and Creativity
DATES: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
INSTRUCTOR: Ralph Townsend
AGES: 13 and up

This course is for beginner thru advanced students who would like to further develop their observational drawing skills, drawing from life. Ralph is an experienced drawing teacher, in the Talented Program, who has worked on an individual basis with varying skill levels for years. The course will focus on drawing skills ranging from right brain training, and the 4-step process, drawing techniques (Gesture, Volume, Space Measurement, and Finish) to shading techniques, composition, and creativity. This course was designed to develop and augment a strong foundation in observational drawing. SUPPLY LIST AVAILABLE.

Watercolor Workshop: Sky and Water
DATES: Monday & Tuesday, April 27 & 28
TIME: 9pm - 12pm & 1pm-4pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
INSTRUCTOR: Ralph Townsend
AGES: 13 and up

This John Goodwyne will guide you in his unorthodox approach to sky and water in this two day workshop. His style is loose, fluid and he encourages students to develop their own way of working. 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.

Concrete Relief Sculpture Class
DATES: Tuesdays - May 5, 12, 19, 26
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
FEE: $110, supplies inlcuded
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Eddy

This four week class is an exploration of using concrete in a decorative, multi layered, relief form. Michael will lead you through the process of creating a multi layered clay mold using linoleum stamping and pressed objects in repetitive patterns. After pouring concrete into the mold, students will create a metallic patina including color.

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop
An Intensive Full Day Lettering Workshop for Beginners
DATE: Saturday, May 23
TIME: 10am - 3pm
FEE: $85, supplies inlcuded
INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Beard

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.


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

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.

Ceramics Studio

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
or call (985) 892-8650.


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, 320 North Columbia Street, Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone (985) 892-8650 | Fax (985) 898-0976 |


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