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.
Three youth art camps are held throughout the year: Easter Art Camp each spring, Summer Art Camp in June, Theater Camp in July, and special workshops throughout the year. We also host Talented Art Exhibitions to showcase the talent of the region and teach young artists about the many facets of exhibiting and selling their work.
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NEW!! Introduction to Acrylic Painting
DATE/TIME: Thursdays, May 2nd through May 23rd. 7pm-9:30pm
AGE: Adult/older teen
Learn how to paint with acrylics! In a series of structured studio exercises, artist Jane Hill will lead beginning painting students in exploring basic color palettes, brushwork, color theory and acrylic glazing techniques. A supportive environment and group and individual critiques of studio work will aid students in a deepening their painting skills. Students will need to purchase specific supplies for the course. Come learn how to paint with us this spring in this fun and challenging course.
NEW!! Teen Drawing Jam: Focus on the Figure
DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 4th 10am-4 pm
AGE: Teenagers: 13-18
Teenagers! Improve your skill in drawing the human figure while strengthening your portfolio and training your eye. In a one day drawing marathon geared towards teens interested in drawing, artist Jane Hill will lead students in a series of wide ranging drawing practices geared towards radically jumpstarting their ability to draw and observe the figure. Whether it's thirty second timed drawings, making "hairspray prints of the figure" or extended studies in charcoal, this course will extend student skills, and help overcome proportion and observation hurdles-all while making new friends and having a great day drawing. Please bring drawing supplies with you from the provided list, and a bag lunch. Dress to get messy and wear comfortable shoes.
NEW!!! Mud! Masks! Monsters!
DATE/TIME: Monday May 27th to Friday May 31st 9:30 am-12:00pm
AGES: 6-11 years old
FEE: $100.00 members, $110 non members
Jumpstart your child's summer with an introduction to the wonderful world of clay. Mud! Masks! Monsters! will introduce your child to basic hand building skills through an array of clay creations that definitely walk on the wild side. Artist and teacher Jane Hill will teach campers all they need to express their creativity in clay. All materials provided-Please note-some fired work may need to be picked up after the course's completion.
NEW!!! Clay for Teens
DATE/TIME: Monday May 27th to Friday May 31st 1:00pm-3:30pm
FEE: $100.00/$110.00 non members
Teenagers need art too! Our new class "Clay for Teens", helps older students get their creative juices going while learning a ton of fun ceramic art projects. From musical instruments to monsters to cups, this course will stretch both imagination and skill and provide teens with a wonderful exposure to clay artwork of all types. Open to all levels of experience and skill. All materials provided. Please note: some fired work may need to be picked up after the course's completion.
After School Art Studio!! with Jodie Flowers
Wednesdays at 4:30pm-5:30pm
FEE: $15/class-PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Our art studio classes are full of creative projects to teach your child various techniques and explore different mediums. Activities will include such projects as painting, drawing, bookmaking, printmaking, fiber art and more! Pre-registration is required to reserve your space. Ages 6-9 years old. ON-GOING
Download the registration form above or call the St. Tammany Art Association in Covington for more information, 985-892-8650. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Summer Fingerprints Art Camp
Session I: June 3-7
Session II: June 10-14
Session III: 17-21
Session IV: 24-28
Session I: June 3-7
Session II: June 10-14
FEE: $200 | $220 non-members, Daily 9am-3pm
More creative fun during the holiday break! Join us for five full days of exploring clay, painting, drawing and more! All projects based on an Art History curriculum, teaching students elements of design, technique, styles and famous artists! Students will be taught my professional artists and teachers along with experienced volunteers to ensure each camper has a full creative experience. Bring a morning snack and a bagged lunch, we will provide all supplies. Don't wait till the last minute! Pre-registration is required.
IF YOU ARE AN ART INSTRUCTOR AND INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR STAA, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT INFO@STTAMMANYARTASSOCIATION.ORG
Summer Childrens Theater Camp
July 8-12, Peter Pan
FEE: $175 | $185 non-members, Daily 9:30am-2:30pm
Week long camp held at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte Street. Directed by Frank Levy and Caree Angelle Llewlyn. Children will learn the ins and outs of putting on a profession theatrical performance. Performance to be held Friday evening. More details coming soon.