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Art Thrives: Ceramics (Ages 55 and Up)

Thu, January 26th at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, February 2nd, 2023

NOMA’s Art Thrives program creates opportunities exclusively for adults ages 55 and up to learn new skills while building community and having fun in the process. In conjunction with Katherine Choy: Radical Potter in 1950s New Orleans, on view through April 16, we invite you to join us for an eight-session ceramics course.

Over four weeks, participants will work with professional teaching artist Lauren Rouatt and museum staff to learn about the history of ceramics over the past 200 years while exploring hand-building techniques.

No ceramics experience or prior knowledge is necessary to participate. Space is limited and advanced registration is required

$160 for the entire course | $120 for members

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Please contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4140 for more information or to inquire about future Art Thrives programs

Financial Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please complete a brief form requesting financial assistance, and a staff member will reach out to you soon.

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Program Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Week 1: January 10 and 12, 2–4 pm

Week 2: January 17 and 19, 2–4 pm

Week 3: January 24 and 26, 2–4 pm

Week 4: January 31 and February 2, 2–4 pm

Participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions of this workshop.

Additional Program Information

What You’ll Need

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting messy. Aprons will be provided.

What You’ll Get

Registration includes writing utensils, sketch books for recording observations, and the finished ceramic pieces you’ll make throughout the course.

Please contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4140 with any questions.

About Lauren Rouatt

Lauren Rouatt (she/they) is an artist and educator in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lauren holds a BFA from Tulane University and a Masters of Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently the Managing Director of Byrdie’s Pottery, a community ceramics studio located in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. She takes a process-oriented approach to her ceramic work—crafting utilitarian vessels that are simultaneously works of art and that create conversation with ongoing inquiries into the natural world. Rouatt is interested in growth, decay, branching, cycles, and metamorphosis, as well as the textures and shapes that emerge when looking at the world both up close and from a distance. Rouatt has facilitated arts and nature education programming at numerous spaces throughout New Orleans, including NOLA Nature School, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Green Project, Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and others.

NOMA’s Art Thrives programs are supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.


Thu, January 26th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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