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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Friday Pottery Wheel Throwing for Kids
4-Week On-going Sessions
DATES: July 10, 17, 24, 31
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30pm
FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members, supplies included
AGES: 12 yrs old and up
Instructor, Vanessa Hock, will guide students 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 begin learning about the glazing and firing process as well. (Price includes limited amount of firings, glazes and clay)
SUMMER FINGERPRINTS ART CAMPS
Session 1: June 1 - 5
Session 2: June 8 - 12
Session 3: June 22 - 26 FULL
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
FEE: $220 | $200 STAA members
AGES: 6-12 yrs old
Professional artists and instructors will work with young artists in a hands-on exploration of drawing, painting sculpture and more! Students will be guided through creative activities and with technical instruction in a fun and encourging environment. All supplies included. Bring a morning snack and a bag lunch. ALL FINGERPRINTS ART CAMPS WILL BE HELD AT STAA'S ARTHOUSE LOCATED AT 320 N. COLUMBIA ST. COVINGTON, LA.
SUMMER YOUNG ARTISTS' STUDIO CLASSES
COVINGTON & MANDEVILLE
AGES: 12 - 17 yrs old
FEE: $170 | $160 STAA members
MANDEVILLE: Mandeville Trailhead 675 Lafitte St.
DRAWING SESSION: June 1 - 5
PAINTING SESSION: June 8 - 12
TIME: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
COVINGTON: STAA Arthouse 320 N. Columbia St.
DATES: June 15 - 19
MORNING SESSION (Drawing or Sculpture): 9:30am - 12:00pm
AFTERNOON SESSION (Drawing or Sculpture): 1pm - 3:30pm
An in depth focus on 2-D and 3-D subject matter. For young artists interested in a more serious exploration of developing skills and concepts. All classes are instructed by professional artists and teachers. Call for course schedule or email email@example.com
SUMMER CHILDREN'S THEATER CAMP: Br'er Rabbit
DATES: July 6 - 10
TIME: 9:30am - 2:30pm
FEE: $185 | $175 STAA members
AGES: 6-12 yrs old
LOCATION: Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte St.
Join us for our production of Br'er Rabbit and the Anansi Tales. Children will learn the basics of theater production in a fun, creative environment through acting and dancing. Once again, Director Frank Levy, Choreographer Caree Angelle Llewelyn and crew will work with young actors to put together a complete production within one week. The camp will take place at the Mandeville Trailhead, located at 675 Lafitte St. The final performance will take place on Friday evening. Details will be announced soon. Bring a morning snack and bag lunch.
Ceramic Hand Building Class
DATES: Tuesdays, July 7, 14. 21, & 27
TIME: 10am - 12am
FEE: $135 | $125 STAA members
AGES: 8-12 yrs old
INSTRUCTOR: Brooke Bonura
Students will make garden houses and pendants in this 4 week ceramic class for kids. With an imaginative approach, students will be taught basic hand-building techniques, creating their own personalized abode inspired by nature. They will learn how using texture, interesting architectural forms and playful additions that intrigue them will help develop their own self-expression and skill level. The pendants will emphasize texture, stamping and color.