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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.

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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Portfolio Prep - held at Mandeville Trailhead
DATES: Thursdays - Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5
TIME: 3pm - 5pm
FEE: $120 | $110 STAA members
AGES: Jr. High & High School

This course is designed to augment current art courses for high school students. After review of individual portfolios and requirements for individual art schools an action plan of assignments will be created. Students will be expected to perform at a high level to help bring portfolio to acceptable standards for admissions review to high school and university programs. The instructor, Robin Games, has over 16 years as a classroom art instructor with a strong classical background in the arts working with middle school through college level students. Classes held at Mandeville Trailhead - 675 Lafitte St.

Big Head Drawing - held at Mandeville Trailhead
DATES: Tuesdays - Oct 13, 20, 27 & Nov 3
TIME: 3pm - 5pm
FEE: $120 | $110 STAA members
AGES: 7th - 9th Grade

Join us for creative exploration after school. This class presents portrait basics on a 3-D surface! This four week long course will include construction of form and drawing. You’ll learn how to set up portraits and draw basic features on large paper mache forms. Work will be created using colored pencil. Characters welcome. Classes held at Mandeville Trailhead - 675 Lafitte St.

Observational Drawing for Intermediate & Advanced
DATES: Wednesdays - Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, Dec 2, 9, 16
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
FEE: $160 | $150 STAA members
DATE: Adolescent to Adult
INSTRUCTOR: Ralph Townsend

This class is for students with drawing experience who want to further pursue drawing and explore new media.  Ralph will provide individual review, guidance and projects to help students working on developing their skills and personal concepts. It will focus on various shading techniques, lighting and the use of value range. Supply list available.

Holdiay Art Camps for Ages 6 - 12 yrs old
Details coming soon!


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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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