Community School for the Arts

The Community Arts & Outreach program is proud to announce the Spring and Summer 2015 classs and workshops for toddlers through seniors! The Community Arts & Outreach takes pride in offering quality, different, FUN classes taught by professional artists. Over the past few years our Arts Blast has grown to be a holiday and summer art tradition and our school year offerings bring the same fun and professionalism. Classes are ongoing for 4-6 weeks and workshops are fun, one day ventures. The selection and mediums are varied and scheduled for family convenience. So join us this spring and experience one of the best kept art secrets in town!

Click Here to Register for our Spring 2015 Programs
Click Here to Register for our Summer 2015 Programs
For Information about Tuition Assistance Please call Robin at 344-8558

COMMUNITY ARTS & OUTREACH SPRING 2015 PROGRAMS
Click HERE To Sing Up For These Fantastic Spring Programs

FUN ARTS
Classes and workshops for kids ages 4 and older FUN ARTS

Once Upon a Picture
Story time followed by art
Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Ages 4, 5, 6
Teaching Artist: Annette Bernardi

Favorite storybook characters from authors and illustrators will inspire your littlest artist! These adventures in imagination will include a variety of mediums as the children draw, paint, collage and sculpt unique interpretations of the stories.

1 session = $65 + $15 registration fee
2 sessions = $65 + $10 registration fee per session
3 sessions = $195

Spring Semester:

Session II: February 21, 28, March 7, 14
Session III: March 21, 28, April 18, 25
Art is Elementary
Drawing class for elementary age
Ages 7 & older
Teaching Artist: Annette Bernardi

This class will teach children how to think like artists! Each week students will practice drawing from life, explore a new technique and apply what they have learned to create a finished painting or collage.

10:00 AM -12:00 PM
1 session = $85 + $15 registration fee
2 sessions = $85 + $10 registration fee per session
3 sessions = $255

Spring Semester:
Session I: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Session II: February 21, 28, March 7, 14
Session III: March 21, 28, April 18, 25

CA&O on the GO!

Community Arts & Outreach is on the move! We are offering classes and workshops for kids and adults at various venues throughout the Baton Rouge area. Painting? Poetry? Journaling? See if we are stARTing a class or workshop near you!

Art Works!
Painting out of the box!
Painting class for adults
Teaching Artist: Marita Gentry

Fun with color, fun with composition, fun with technique. Exploring the process of painting is fun! Artist Marita Gentry will offer a different subject matter each week to create a starting point for new paintings. She will introduce her favorite techniques and creative processes to give students different perspectives on painting, drawing, and sketching. This class is a great fit for both beginners and advanced painters. Marita has been painting for over 25 years and teaching for 15. She loves to teach and paint!

Classes held at Create Greenwell Springs Library (11300 Greenwell Springs Rd, 70814)

Wednesday, 10:30-noon
Session I: January 14, 21, 28, February 4
Session II: February 25, March 4, 11, 18

Fee:
1 session = $75 + $15 registration fee
2 sessions = $65 + $10 registration fee per session

Pages Transformed!
The art of altered books

Cut, tear, glue, fold, paint, stamp and embellish the pages of new or recycled books to create a journal, a funky scrapbook or even a fine work of art!. Receive step-by-step guidance on how to prep the book for alteration, how to prepare the pages, and how to embellish and finish the book. We will create a technique book and a personal book. Lots of tips and techniques will get you started, and make your journey into altered books easy and fun! Facilitated by Tanya Ruffin, local artist.

Tuesday Evenings
6:30 – 8:30
March 3, 11, 18, 25
Held at the Red Shoes
2303 Government St 70806
$60 (includes all supplies)

Poetry Essentials
Learning the art of poetry
Ages 16 and older
Teaching Artist: Cynthia Toups

These workshops offer an overview of poetry’s fundamentals through the exploration of two questions: What is poetry? Why do we write it? Sessions will focus on how to read poetry and how to start writing poetry by understanding the importance of subject, tone, and narrative in poetry; becoming more sensitive to tools of the craft (language, music, and rhythm); as well as introductions to traditional and open forms.

Tuesday Evenings
10:30 – noon
Held at The Red Shoes
$20 per workshop or $100 for all

Spring Semester
February 10 March 24
February 24 April 7
March 10 April 21

Spectral Spaces: The Imaginative Reality of Poetry
Expanding the art of poetry
Ages 16 and older
Teaching Artist: Cynthia Toups

These classes explore the imaginative reality shared between poet and reader, a space where multiple meanings exist beyond the physicality of the poem. By looking at the works of poets and other artists, sessions will focus on how color, sound, and dreams influence this shared experience. During the class, participants will develop their own techniques for using these elements through a variety of writing exercises.

Thursday Mornings
10:30 – 12:30
Held at The Red Shoes
$25 per class or $130 for all

Spring Semester

  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
Cynthia Toups is a teaching artist with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. She is the former Managing Editor and Senior Poetry Editor for the now retired online literary journal, Rose & Thorn, and has had the good fortune to study poetry under the direction of Louisiana State Poet Laureate, Ava Haymon. She is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and is currently working on her first chapbook entitled, High Fidelity.

Viz-Po
Visual Art combined with Poetic Prose
Ages 16 and older
Teaching Artist: Angie Ledbetter

These classes will combine visual art and poetic verse through creative and imaginative exercises. Participants will experience the visual concept of writing a poem or the poetic process of creating something visual! Join us for this creative gathering with coffee and pastries provided by Beauregard Gallery and Bistro. What a fun and innovative way to spend your morning! The artist says:

To experience a word visually is to think of it in a different way.
To think of a drawing verbally is to think of it in a different way.
To do both simultaneously: that's Viz-Po!

Tuesday Mornings
10:00 – 11:30
Held at Beauregard Gallery and Bistro
715 Europe St. 70812
$60 for all four classes per session or
$20 per class
Coffee and Pastries included

Session I: Feb 11, 25, March 11, 25
Session II: April 8, 22, May 6, 20

Angie Ledbetter was a co-publishing editor of Rose & Thorn Journal for 10 years and an avid student of State Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon. She is an author, writer, poet, doodler, dabbler, and napper.

Private Art Lessons

Community Arts & Outreach is now offering PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE art lessons! Acrylic, water-color, portraits, landscapes…you decide! For ages 4 through adult. All skill levels are welcome. To schedule or for more information contact Robin at robin@acgbr.com or 225-344-8558.

Two Options:

2 hour class
$100 private
$75 semi-private (no more than 4 students)

4 hour class
$175 private
$150 semi-private (no more than 4 students)

ARTY ON!

*Birthday Arties!
Community Arts & Outreach is now offering Birthday Arties for ages 6-12. Host your “arty” in our community gallery and have your child’s guest leave with a memorable work of art or a great art memory! Each two hour “arty” will include an hour session led by an Arts Council teaching artist followed by an hour of cake, ice cream and presents (or activity of choice)! Choose your own theme and select from visual arts, theatre or music. As an additional option the we will provide a personalized cake and ice cream to make the birthday experience all the easier! Contact Robin at 225-344-8558 or robin@acgbr.com to schedule.

Ages 6-12
Saturday or Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Held at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Option I – Party Room, Artist
$225 for up to 10 party participants/$8 for each additional party participant
Maximum of 15 party participants
($100 deposit required)

Option II – Party Room, Artist, and Personalized Cake & Ice Cream
$285 for up to 10 party participants/$10 for each additional party participant
Maximum of 15 party participants
($100 deposit required)

*Arties can be schedule for any groups or special occasion!

Sip & Spin!

Looking for a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon or evening? Why not Sip & Spin?! Guests will meet for three hours to learn basic clay techniques and try their hand(s) at the potter’s wheel all while enjoying the company of others and a glass(es) of wine. This fun and different class is a great way to unwind, try something new, and make new friends! Both individual and group reservations, as well as all ages (but no wine sipping for those under 21!) are welcome. To schedule your group or party or for more information contact Robin at 225-344-8558 or robin@acgbr.com.

Held at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
$45 per person for 8-14 people – includes supplies
$35 per person for 15-20 people – includes supplies
Groups with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 may be scheduled

Happy Hour Art!

What a unique and fun way to spend an afternoon or evening! One of our artists will lead your group in a one of a kind, unique and fun painting class. Each participant will complete their own work of art and leave with a canvas worthy of any exhibit! Paints, canvases and brushes are provided and wine and hors d’oeurves are encouraged. Great for a Girls Night Out, After Work Get Togethers, Bridal Parties, Corporate Team Building or any other group that enjoys art and a good time! To schedule your group or party or for more information contact Robin at 225-344-8558 or robin@acgbr.com.

Held at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
$45 per person for 8-14 people – includes supplies
$35 per person for 15-20 people – includes supplies
Groups with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 may be scheduled

Holiday Arts Blasts 2015

Children ages 6-12 will enjoy experiencing both visual and performing arts in these fun filled Holiday sessions. Classes are taught by professional teaching artists and mediums range from watercolor and sculpting to dance and theatre. Our Holiday Arts Blasts are a perfect way to introduce children to a variety of arts and lead them to a lifetime of art appreciation. Sign up soon as sessions fill quickly!

Drop off for all sessions will begin at 8:00 am and options include a 3:30 pick up or an extended day stay until 5:30. Each registration for each session will include an additional non-refundable $15 registration fee.

Spring
April 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Held at The Dufrocq School
$190/$240 (plus $15 registration fee)

COMMUNITY ARTS & OUTREACH SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS
Click HERE To Sing Up For These Fantastic Summer Programs

This summer there are BIG changes for our Arts Education’s Community Arts & Outreach department (formally Community School for the Arts)! Two sessions of Jump Start to Art, a fun and creative two weeks of Arts Blast and brand new this summer: Art Block Intensives! Each of these programs is designed to give your young artist the best creative experience possible. Our accomplished team of professional and emerging artists and experienced Arts Education staff have worked together to create innovative, art-centric, FUN summer programs for ages 5 and older. This summer, it’s all about art!

Jump Start to Art
Ages 5, 6 & 7

This half day program will introduce students to the basic principles of fine art through fun activities including storytelling, games, collage, mixed media and dance. Our teaching artists specialize in pre-school art education and parents will be amazed at what these young artists can create!

Session I: May 26 – 29, 2015 at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Session II: June 29 – July 2 at the Dufrocq School

8:00 AM drop off
Classes 8:30-11:30 AM
11:30 AM -12:00 PM pick up
$125 + $15 registration fee
Snacks included!

Call to register to receive sibling discounts.

  • 10% discount for one sibling (+ $10 registration fee)
  • 20% discount for two or more siblings (no registration fee)

Arts Blast
Ages 6-12

This well established program is a two week immersion into the arts that will expand the knowledge of both the beginner and the seasoned artist. Clay, music, collage, painting, dance and paper mache are all part of this session’s creative fun! Many of our campers return year after year, have joined our staff and/or have grown to be successful artists. Join us and find out why so many have become an Arts Blast “lifer”!

May 26 – June 5, 2015

8:00 AM -3:30 PM
Extended Day available until 5:30
$380/ $480 extended day + $15 registration fee
Lunch and Snacks included!

Call to register to receive sibling discounts.

  • 10% discount for one sibling (+ $10 registration fee)
  • 20% discount for two or more siblings (no registration fee)

Art Block Intensives!
Ages 8 & older
Snacks included!
MAX OF 12 per block!


Our newest addition to the Community Art & Outreach line-up is an Art a la Carte offering that will focus on a specific discipline of art. These specialized classes are taught by professional artists who have been selected for their knowledge and expertise as well as their passion for teaching their art form. The classes are designed so that participants gain in depth exposure of their chosen art through fun, meaningful projects and exercises. They will also learn how and what informs their creative process. These classes are INTENSE but FUN! It’s Art a la Carte, y’all!

June 8 - 12
Art Block I: Music & Jazz Art Block II: Watercolor
8:30 – 11:30 AM 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Teaching Artist: John Gray Teaching Artist: Marita Gentry
Location: The Dufrocq School Location: The Dufrocq School
 
June 15 – 19
Art Block III: Drawing & Painting Art Block IV: Dance
8:30 – 11:30 AM 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Cat Murphy Teaching Artist: Lauren Lambert-Tompkins
Location: The Dufrocq School Location: The Dufrocq School
 
June 22 – 26
Art Block V: Photography Art Block VI: Clay
8:30 – 11:30 AM 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Teaching Artist: Amber Goodwin Teaching Artist: Rocky Broome
Location: The Dufrocq School Location: The Dufrocq School
    • 1 Intensive Block = $125
    • 2 or 3 Intensive blocks = $100 each
    • 4, 5, or 6 Intensive Blocks = $75 each

Sign up for one or sign up for all! Participants have a choice of half or whole day options. Early drop off and/or extended stay until 5:30 will cost an additional $10 per day. Lunch and snacks are included.