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
Introduction to Portrait Sculpting
Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29
TIME: 10am - 2pm
FEE: $70 |4 day session, plus $25 supply fee
Introduction to portrait sculpting by Robert Maxwell is a course for beginners that starts with creating a portrait in clay then making a mold out of the clay portrait. We will then pour the mold with plaster and release the finished piece. Robert Maxwell is a professional artist with a Masters degree in sculpture and works in clay, bronze, and stone. His work is in private and public collections in the United states and beyond. He maintains a studio in Folsom and is very active in working on public commissions. This course will challenge you in many ways and will bring your art to the next level and should be a lot of fun too.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 | TBA
AGE: Adult/older teen
FEE: $50 | $55 non-members
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
One pen and a 3-1/2-inch square of paper is all anyone needs to create a work of art and transform their state of mind. Instructed by Certified Zentangle Teachers: MICKEY WEITSEN, CZT* & HOWARD WEITSEN, CZT*
Plein Air Landscape Painting
Three day Workshop with Phil Sandusky
DATE: October 25-27, 2013
FEE: $300 | $330 non-members
DEPOSIT of $150 due by September 15th
Phil coaches students to see their patterns and simplify their work to make a stronger statement and avoid pitfalls of trying to improve their work through adding more detail and polish. Each day there is a three hour session in the morning, a break for lunch, and a three hour session in the afternoon. There will be a great deal of demonstration as well as criticism throughout the workshop. Classes will be on location at one or two sites in close proximity to each other in historic old Covington. In case of rain, we will move indoors for portrait painting. The St. Tammany Art Association will have portrait models on standby. Don’t see this as a deterrent. Many students enjoy the impromptu rainy day portrait painting as much as the landscape painting. Phil’s approach applies equally to any subject.
Phil Sandusky is a plein-air artist known for his cityscapes. Often he is seen painting in the neighborhoods of New Orleans, where he lives and teaches at the New Orleans Fine Art Academy. Other cities such as Atlanta and his native Jacksonville are also favorite locations where he sets up his paintbox and easel.His works are included in many prominent collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Louisiana State Museum.He is the author of three books and several articles in American Artist Magazine.
Life Drawing Group: Figure Drawing - BACK IN SESSION!
No Instructor, Group gathering
2nd and 4th 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 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.