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November 2016

Artist Workshop Reverse Glass Painting

/// November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New Orleans native and Xavier University graduate, Jennifer Jrenee Johnson, will host a discussion on the history and contemporary practice of reverse glass painting, illustrating her own process for developing works of art.

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January 2017

Artist Workshop The Beauty of Swamp (Human, Landscape and the Creative Process)

/// January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Artist Workshop: The Beauty of Swamp (Human, Landscape and the Creative Process) Referencing her painting "From the Vine to the Vein" featured in the exhibition Profligate Beauty, as well as other works in the museum’s collection, artist Jacqueline Bishop will present a conversation and workshop investigating the long tradition of landscape painting, the beauty of the Louisiana landscape and the misuse of the word swamp. Topics discussed will include the physical role of swamps, their history in art and their…

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May 2017

Artist Workshop Drawing New Orleans

/// May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

After exploring Waltzing the Muse: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos, artist Jose Torres-Tama will lead a pastel workshop, creating colorful drawings inspired by the distinctive architecture found throughout New Orleans. Sponsored by the Susan J. Landry Education Fund. Image Credit: James Michalopoulos, Into the Wild Blue, 2014, Oil on Canvas, Collection of Michelle Gallagher

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September 2017

Photography Workshop Inspired by Troubled Waters and The Colourful South

/// September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Because we were not able to accommodate all those who wished to participate, we are offering this workshop a second time. Pulling inspiration and reflection from the exhibitions Troubled Waters and The Colourful South, this color photography workshop will teach participants how to make aesthetic choices to create visual themes, convey emotions, and tell stories within their images. Photographer and teaching artist, Aubrey Edwards, will cover color palettes, composition 101, introduction to semi-manual and manual exposure settings, depth of field,…

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December 2017

Artist Workshop with Horton Humble Inspired by Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, Presented by The Helis Foundation

/// December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Using Norman Lewis’ Afternoon as inspiration, artist Horton Humble will lead participants in several exercises aimed at finding their own abstraction through the intuitive use of color. Ultimately, each participant will craft a final abstract composition of their own design. Born in New Orleans, Horton Humble is a self-taught American painter. In 2007, Humble’s debut show, entitled Debris, presented a series of paintings using wood from the Hurricane Katrina wreckage centered on themes of a lost city and water as…

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April 2018

Artist Workshop SLR Photography for Absolute Beginners with Aubrey Edwards

/// April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In conjunction with One Place Understood: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection and intended for absolute beginners, this black and white workshop for adults will cover a brief history of photography, the mechanics of the SLR camera, all automatic settings and composition 101. $30 member / $35 non-member   Image: Brandon Thibodeaux, Christmas Tree; Alligator, MS, 2012, © Brandon Thibodeaux, The Do Good Fund, Inc., 2014-05

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Saturday Studio Exploring Watercolor

/// April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Working with artist and educator Miki Glasser, students will explore the watercolor paintings in A Precise Vision: The Architectural Archival Watercolors of Jim Blanchard, an exhibition celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial, and create their own works. For students in grades 2nd - 5th. $30 member / $35 non-member

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Teen Artist Encounter Clay Forms

/// April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teens are invited to explore the exhibition the Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction with educator and exhibiting artist MaPo Kinnord, who will lead a contemplative clay workshop investigating the aesthetics of improvisation and its role in connecting oneself with ancestry. Free but advance registration required.  

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May 2018

Artist Workshop Abstract Painting with Artist Shawn Hall

/// May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

After a tour of The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, artist and educator Shawn Hall will guide participants through self-exploration of ideas and approaches to abstract painting. Abstract painting is grounded in conceptual thinking, self-determined parameters, decision making and risk taking. It occupies the liminal space between thought and action, i.e. intuition, and requires deft paint handling, trust and vision. Working with acrylics on canvas, this workshop will give participants a window into the world of abstraction.…

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