To expand upon River Oaks' educational mission, the Center also features high caliber demonstrations, lectures, and workshops. Considered an educational extension to the featured artist's exhibition, the Center has showcased Internationally and Nationally renowned artists through these ongoing series'. 



Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please call the Art Center 318.473.2760 to register.


Ceramics with Masa Sasaki

GAEDA Education Series

Ceramics with Masa Sasaki

Update: Due to Hurricane Laura this workshop has been moved to September 3 & 4.

•  10:30am to 4:00pm [1-hour lunch break included]
• Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
• Cost: $75 per student
Day One: Wheel throwing & jar trimming with a recessed lid, along with various handle options.
Day Two: Surface design using simple shapes & various under-glaze colors along with colored slip.This two-day workshop will focus on working with dark stoneware clay. This is a technique-based
workshop where pieces will be worked on but not completed/fired.
Masks are required to attend. We are monitoring local & state mandates & will issue full refunds should the class be canceled.

Workshop: Portrait Through The Eyes

GAEDA Education Series

Workshop: Portrait Through The Eyes

October 1st & 2nd

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Cost: $50 per student


Call 318.473.2670 to register

Space Limited

*Mask Required

In this two-day workshop, we will blend traditional glazing methods with modern image making.  Using printed images to guide the development of our acrylic paintings, we will loosely follow a grid using 4 basic pigments to achieve all the colors we need within the painting. Step by step, from drawing our grids, to loosely laying out our compositions, to gradually building up multiple layers of transparent pigments, we will develop our paintings much in the same way Renaissance artist used oil glazing.

Texture & Message : Intro to Letterpress Printing

GAEDA Education Series

Workshop: Texture & Message : Intro to Letterpress Printing

Instructor: Virginia Rougon Chavis

When: November 12 & 13 - 10:30am to 4:00pm (1hour break for lunch)

Skill Level:  Beginner to Advanced

Cost: $50 per student


Letterpress has been experiencing a full-blown revival.  The workshop will introduce attendees to the process of printing through the terms, tools and mechanics of printing, and will move forward to create expressive compositions on a Line-O-Scribe sign press.  We will use wood type, P22 bloc and relief imagery to create works with a message.  Attendees will be introduced to each process and create an edition of inspirational prints, with the goal of exchanging prints with other attendees.  Each attendee will design and print an edition of thought-provoking prints using wood type and a custom created relief image.  They will also create an edition of cards and envelopes.






Exhibition Dates:

November 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2021

Opening Reception/Awards Announcement November 13, 5-7PM

Mask Required to Attend


Bolton Davis Gallery:

The 5th Annual 5x5x5 Annual Miniature Exhibition 

Guest Juror Virginia Rougon Chavis


Stokes-Harris Gallery:

Ceramics Outreach Project’s Recent Works

With Carole Stelle and Rapides ARC Students


Galerie de Amis: 

Fifty Shades

JoAnne Thompson




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