RRAA offers fun learning activities for this summer

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Registration continues to be open for the River Region Summer Art Camp 2013 by River Region Art Association. Held in 4 weekly sessions at the St. Amant Park Recreation Center located at 45404 Stringer Bridge Road in St. Amant, the camp is designed to be fun, interesting, and educational. Cost is $60 per session and is open for youth, ages 6-15. Supplies are provided.

Camp hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day. Sessions are June 3 – 7, June 10 – 14, July 8 – 12, and July 15 – 19.

Small classes, divided by age level and art interest, emphasize fine art materials and instruction led by experienced teacher/artists. The curriculum, listed below, varies each session, so students may take multiple sessions and explore new learning each week.

• PAINTING & DRAWING: Art fundamentals using a wide variety of media such as tempera, watercolors, pastels, pencil, charcoal, and acrylics.

• MIXED MEDIA & PRINTMAKING: Creation of in-depth art projects using a combination of art methods such as printing, painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage.

• SCULPTURE & DECORATIVE ART: Creation of sculpture and decorative objects using a wide variety of media such as Paper Mache, modeling clay, wire, found objects, and wood.

River Region Art Association, 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales and phone (225) 644-8496

Advanced registration suggested by Friday, May 16, as the sessions are filling up quickly. Registration forms may be printed from the Association’s web page at or picked up at their office at 1835 N. Magnolia St., Gonzales. For more information, call JoAnn Eiswirth at (225) 235-0070 or email at

The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area’s leading regional art organization. Its mission is to bring artists and arts advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students, and the general public.

River Region Art Association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and area businesses, and the Recreation Department of the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from Houmas House Plantation and the City of Gonzales. It is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.