Summer Art Studios Summer Show

18 August 2018 To 18 August 2018

Saturday, Aug 18 -- 4-5 PM

Juried by Instructors and Camp Staff of River Oaks' 2018 Summer Arts Studio Program, works form over 150 students will be on display in River Oaks Bolton-Davis and Stokes Harris Galleries.
Come One, come all! Parents and campers are enouraged to invite family and friends to this free event.

Following the reception, parents can take home thier child's signature pieces.

Check out all the pictures and art from #SAS18 on Facebook and instagram.

Dive In

25 August 2018 To 25 August 2018

Beginner Water Color Workshop - Instructor: Bridie Rollins

Saturday, August 25 - 8:30am to 5:00 pm

$140 per person includes lunch and supplies.
Bring own prefered brushes/paint/pallete/paper if disered.
This is a beginner's workshop so no experience is necessary.  There is a fun and positive vibe to the day that will encourage youto explore and experiment with the colorful world of watercolor.  You will learn through demostrations and hands on experience with ten or more watercolor techniques. During the last two hours of the workshop students will learn techniques for getting your ideas down on your watercolor paper so you can get right into the fun.

The Layered Surface

29 August 2018 To 30 August 2018


Ceramics - Instructor: Renee LoPresti 

Wednesday August 29 & Thursday August 30 - 10:00 -4:00 (Break for Lunch) Cost is $95 per student.
Skill Level : Intermediate to Advanced - Class Size is Limited.
In this two day workshop, students will focus on developing surface composition by layering underglaze directly onto leather hard clay. Custom paper and reusable die-cut vinyl stencils will be used to create layered patterns, shapes and detailed imagery. Students will have the option to explore these techniques directly on their own wheel thrown or hand-built surfaces. The techniques and materials used during this workshop have the flexibility to be fired to any temperature / atmosphere. Technique based workshop. Supply list upon registration.

Opening Reception

31 August 2018 To 31 August 2018

Opening Reception 5-7 pm

New Exhibitions by:

Renee LoPresti, Krista Redmond & Bridie Rollins

Studio Spotlight - Jasmine Washington (Studio 205)

This event is free & open to the public

Sponsored by:
La. Division of the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority


01 September 2018 To 29 September 2018


Ceramics - Instructor: Carole Steele

$35 per student/ per class session
Skill Level - Beginner - Class Size Limited.
Ever wanted to throw on the potter's wheel? Here's your chance! From a lump of clay will introduce the curious novice on how pottery is created on the wheel. In this technique oriented "try it" class, students will experience the basics of making a vessel. No finished pieces from this session as this is a technique based workshop helping students hone in on their wheel throwing abilities. Take a single class or attend all .....think of this time as an introduction to a whole new passion.


01 September 2018 To 01 September 2018


Acrylics -- Instructor: Leah Morace

Sat. - Sept 1 
Cost $125 per student - Skill level : Beginner to Intermediate
This class will focus on Morace's ever popular Louisiana themed imagery, exploring the timeless, magnificent magnolia. Using acrylic and mixed media techniques, students will leave with a completed 
6 x 20" stretched canvas work. Brilliant tones and elaborate backgrounds will set the stage for this Fall Session, exploring the artist's evolving contemporary motifs.


12 October 2018 To 12 October 2018


Oils -- Demonstration - by Artist, Becky Fos 
Cost - $25 per person -- Open to all/ Limited Seating/Call to Register.  
As a precursor to the evening's opening reception, NOLA based gallery owner and artist Becky Fos, will provide a demonstration for guests of the art center. A study of the Oyster will set the stage for this rare opportunity to see the artist in action! Fos' popularity has been growing, not only in the Big Easy, but worldwide. Her impasto technique, applying wet, undiluted oil paint with her palette knife, is unapologetically bold and energetic. She uses color as a forefront in her pieces that allow them to come to life, evoking an instant sense of happiness.

Van Gogh Gala

27 October 2018 To 27 October 2018

The Date Is set for the 29th Annual Van Gogh Gala.  
  Saturday, October 27, 2018 
This years theme will be announced soon.
If you love to don festive costumes, attend live art auctions, and immerse yourself in the culture of a community
This event is for you! 
   $65 per person  $750 reserved tables

Sponsors:  Rapides Regional Medical Center &  Red River Bank 

  OLPS Silent Auction Sponsor: Alexandria Pediatric Dentistry



Porch Sale

01 December 2018 To 01 December 2018


 The Annual Porch Sale is located in the historic Bolton Home which also houses the Center’s Gallery Gift Shop. The Annual Porch Sale is held on a major shopping weekend so guests have the opportunity to purchase unique, original works of art just in time for the gift giving season.  Works may range from pottery, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, mobiles, jewelry, photographs, mixed media etc.  Every year the Sale expands to feature new artists from across the state.  River Oaks is also home to a sales gallery which features exclusive works by the Louisiana Crafts Guild. Numerous artists are on-site during the event with sales tables and demonstration features.  

The Annual Porch Sale Shopping Event on Saturday, December 1st from 9am - 3pm in the Bolton Home & Studio Annex Building featuring Original works of art just in time for the gift giving season!



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