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October 1st  - 25th, 2018


Be a beginner again! Meet new people and find a new passion at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge this October. We are offering courses designed for adults of all backgrounds to expand their horizons and add a little fun into their lives. Join us to see where something new can take you! 

 Gaelin Craighead

Gaelin Craighead


Expressions through Watercolors

Instructor: Gaelin Craighead
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Ages 18 and up
Price: $100 – 4 session package

6:00 - 7:30 pm ● Firehouse Gallery

Explore basic watercolor painting techniques and color mixing in this fun, accessible class. We will also experiment with using watercolor pencils in conjunction with brushwork. Students of any level experience will benefit from our exploration of this medium. 

Instructor information:

Gaelin Craighead is a mixed media fiber artist living in Baton Rouge, LA. Craighead received her BFA from Louisiana Tech University and her MFA from Florida State University in 2016. Craighead's artwork explores her personal history and spirituality and the act of meditation using repetitive and domestic sewing and weaving techniques. 



Improv 101

Instructors: Betty Mujica and T.C. Matherne of the Leather Apron Theatre Company

Thursday evenings at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Ages 18 and up

6:00 - 8:00 pm ● Firehouse Gallery

LATCo. will host a series of classes introducing new improvisers to the basic tenets of improv comedy. Each 2-hour class will consist of group exercises focused on listening, support, and character development.  We’ll end each class with 30 minutes of improvised scene work in order to practice and integrate the tools learned around each theme. The series will culminate in a performance for family and friends to show off these very cool new skills!

Each class in the series will have a theme including  Agreement or “Yes And,” Emotional Life, Object and Environment Work, and Ensemble Building.

Register for this class by emailing Betty Mujica at

 T.C. Matherne

T.C. Matherne

Instructor Information:

The founder of Leather Apron Theatre Co., T.C. has performed and taught improv nationwide for over 6 years. He trained in Chicago at The Second City, iO, and Annoyance theaters. After moving back to Baton Rouge in 2015, he felt like something was missing from the performance community and started a small improv group in the back room of Whole Foods. In October 2016, LATCo began putting on monthly performances, featuring guest monologists, local stand-up comics, and performance artists. Since then, LATCo has created a loyal following, drawing business to the local bars where they perform and exposing new people to improv.

 Betty Mujica

Betty Mujica

The creative director of LATCo, Betty has trained at Station Theater in Houston, TX, iO in Chicago, and The New Movement in New Orleans. After moving back to Baton Rouge in June 2016, she was looking for a creative outlet and was connected with T.C. After joining LATCo, she saw the growth potential of the group and their audience’s interest in wanting to perform. As someone who had to leave Baton Rouge to discover improv, she feels passionate about creating a space in our community for people to learn this art form without having to move.

For questions about our Fall Classes, call or email Leea Russell, Director of Education and Community Engagement at or (225) 344-8558.227