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May 2018

Saturday Salon with Artist Jim Blanchard

/// May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join artist Jim Blanchard for an afternoon of art and conversation inspired by A Precise Vision: The Architectural Archival Watercolors of Jim Blanchard, an exhibition celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial. The event will begin with a presentation from the artist examining his painting methods, followed by an informal gallery talk. Free and open to the public!

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Artist Workshop SLR Photography for All Levels with Aubrey Edwards

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

Pulling inspiration and reflection from One Place Understood: Photographs from The Do Good Fund Collection, this color photography workshop will teach participants how to make aesthetic choices to create visual themes, convey emotions and tell stories within their images. This workshop will cover composition, introduction to semi-manual and manual exposure settings, depth of field, movement and over/under exposure. DSLRs or SLRs are recommended for this course.  Image Credit: Mike Smith, Tilson Mountain, NC, 2002, Archival Pigment Print, © Mike Smith, The…

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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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June 2018

Artist Workshop Abstract Painting with Bonnie Maygarden

/// June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Explore The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction with exhibiting artist Bonnie Maygarden and create your own abstract composition.  Informed by her use of trompe l'oeil illusions created with traditional materials and a variety of nontraditional techniques, Maygarden will lead participants in a workshop to make works of art that appear to have been made using technology, but actually employ purely hand processes. Registration link to come. Image Credit: Bonnie Maygarden, Virtuous Reality I, 2013, Enamel on pleather, Collection of the…

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Figure Drawing in the Round

/// June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a lively afternoon of drawing inspired by Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish New Orleans, 1785 – 1802, celebrating the New Orleans Tricentennial with artist and educator Mikhayla Anderson. A curated experience linking the exhibition to an immersive drawing exercise, this workshop will explore the elements that create a striking portrait, discuss the socio-cultural implications of why portraits were/are painted and practice the basic techniques of figure drawing with a live model. The workshop will take place…

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