Time to register for Spring Art Classes

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
vonne Bayham works on her collage during the 2013 Fall Session II “Cutting Up With Kathy” class of the River Region Community Art Classes.


Want to challenge yourself by improving your art techniques or by learning a new one? Want to meet new people with similar interests? Then, check out the spring line up of art classes offered by River Region Art Association.

Beginning February 15, the 2014 Spring Session I of the River Region Community Art Classes includes a wide array of classes from which to choose. The classes are held once a week for six weeks and are offered for both adults and youth. Four sessions are held each year, two in the spring and two in the fall.

The list of classes to be held February 15 – March 28 are:

· "Still Life in Oil or Acrylic" - Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Jan Hebert, for ages 16 and up

· "Watercolor for the Beginner" - Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Darlene Morris, for ages 16 and up

· "Cutting Up With Kathy" - Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon or Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with Kathy Bourgeois, for ages 16 and up

· "Where to Start & Where to Go with Photography" - Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Tom Walker, for all ages

· "Introduction to Drawing and Composition" - Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Chris Melton, for ages 14 and up

· "Beginning Painting for Youth" - Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon with Janice Carter, for ages 8 and up

Classes are held at the RRAA Depot Gallery located at 1008 Hwy. 30 in Gonzales, LA. Fees are $75 for association members and $85 for non-members. Supplies not included.

Registration forms and detailed class descriptions are online at or may be picked up at the Depot Gallery. For more information, contact the association at 225-644-8496 or JoAnn Eiswirth at 225-235-0070 or

About RRAA: 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 the City of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation. 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.