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

• August 27 & 28 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.

Exploration of Form 

Exploration of Form 
2020 Dirty South Cup Call Guest Juror Deborah Schwartzkopf
December 19 - 20   ✦  10 am - 4 pm     (Mid-day break for lunch)
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced (Students need to be able to throw a cylinder)
$95 per person (Two day class)  
Class is Limited - FCFSB


Shape clay in new ways! This workshop is about the exploration of form. A technique based course, students will develop a dinnerware set blending wheel-throwing and hand-building. This two day class will explore bisque fired clay molds for shaping slabs, template making, and constructing functional vessels from multiple parts. Demonstrations will offer ways to make functional forms with altered, wheel-thrown and slab-built sections. With the ultimate goal of creating a set, the class aims to create a large plate, smaller tray, bowl, dessert dish, and a cup – staples for any potter. Deb will demonstrate creative ways to blend visual relationships between varied forms!  Students will also explore how expressive shapes spring from sketches, patterns, our environment, and the process of making itself. Ignite your studio practice with new tips and tricks! Come ready to push the limits of what you know and build your clay working skills.



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