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Art Thrives: Drawing on Sculpture (Ages 55 and up)

Sat, September 23rd, 2023 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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One event on Sat, September 30th, 2023 at 9:00 AM

One event on Sat, October 7th, 2023 at 9:00 AM

NOMA’s Art Thrives program creates opportunities exclusively for adults ages 55 and up to learn new skills while building community and having fun. Drawing on Sculpture is a workshop that will guide you from sketching in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden to creating sculpture in our art studio as you learn how to think and work in three dimensions. This workshop will be taught over three Saturdays on September 23, September 30, and October 7 by teaching artist Chicory Miles. Using a variety of materials, you will learn to understand the lines, shapes, and forms in space.

$90 for the entire course | $65 for members

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Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

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


Class time is 9 am–12 pm on these dates:

Saturday Sep 23, 2023

Saturday Sep 30, 2023

Saturday Oct 7, 2023

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions of this course.

What You’ll Need

Wear clothing and shoes that you are comfortable being outdoors in. Protection from the sun is advised (e.g. sunscreen, hats, etc.) All materials are included with registration.

What You’ll Get

You’ll receive pencils and notebooks for sketching, as well as the sculpture you create throughout the workshop. Water will be provided daily.

Please contact jrjohnson@noma.org with any questions.

Financial Assistance

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.



Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Chicory Miles moved to New Orleans at the age of fourteen. After receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicory was awarded an internship in the Kohler Arts/Industry residency program. She then moved to San Francisco and began working at the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art, and human perception as a manager in the Center for Public Exhibition. She received her MFA in Sculpture from California College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including Ireland, Italy, Austria, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Berkeley, Mobile, and New Orleans. She has also curated exhibitions including Fictional Science, in SoHo, New York and most recently Towards a New Paradigm in Galway, Ireland. Chicory is Co-Director of the LSU Art in Ireland Summer Program.

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


Sat, September 23rd, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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