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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
THURSDAY SESSION: July 9, 16, 23, 30
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. ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION!

Introduction to Acrylics
DATE: Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29
TIME: 10am - 12pm
AGES: 16 thru adult
FEE: $110 | $100 STAA members, Supply list available

Learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. With individual instruction and hands on support, artist Jane Hill will help new painters explore basic color palettes, brushwork, color theory and acrylic glazing techniques. A supportive environment and group and individual discussions of studio work will aid everyone in deepening their skills and finding their artistic voice. Come learn how to paint with us this summer! Supply list available

Learn To Draw The Head
DATES: Wednesdays July 8,15,22,29
FEE: $110 | $100 STAA members, Supply list available
AGES: 16 – adult

In this four day immersion course, artist Jane Hill will help students improve observation and correct common errors. She will help you see proportion, placement and form. See skills jump and obstacles melt as we master one of the most important aspects of figure drawing-the head. Supply list available

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop
An Intensive Full Day Lettering Workshop for Beginners
DATE: Saturday, September 5
TIME: 10am - 4pm
FEE: $85 (includes supplies)
INSTRUCTOR: Roxanne Beard

So many weddings!  So many parties!  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. Please bring a name and address of someone you would like to send a note to. Supplies included: pen holder, nib, ink, paper, study packets & project)

Roxanne Beard, who has studied Calligraphy since 1992, will be the instructor. There will be numerous handouts and guide sheets, many examples of wedding invitations she's done, demonstrations of techniques and “Tools of the Trade” as well as a completed project to take home!  Class size will be limited to ensure individual attention.


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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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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