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Art Thrives Ring-Making Workshop

Tue, September 26th, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until Wed, September 27th, 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. Join us at the YAYA Art Center for our two-day ring-making workshop where teaching artist Kyra Hodes will guide you in learning the basics of metalsmithing. You’ll use copper, fire, stones, and various hand tools to make a beautiful ring designed and hand-crafted by you! Please note that if fine motor skills are challenging for you, assistance will be available to help you complete each step towards crafting your ring. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection at NOMA. 

$160 for the entire course | $120 for NOMA members


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. 


The Art Thrives Ring-Making Workshop will be held at:

YAYA Arts Center

3322 LaSalle Street

New Orleans, LA, 70115

Class time is 10 am–2 pm on these dates:

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Participants are expected to attend both sessions of this course.


What You’ll Need

Wear clothing and close-toed shoes that you are comfortable working in. This workshop involves some fine motor skills and keen eyesight. Make sure to bring your glasses if you need them. All other materials are included with registration.

What You’ll Get

You’ll receive pencils and notebooks for note-taking, as well as the ring you create during the workshop. Water and lunch will be provided each day.

Please contact jrjohnson@noma.org with any questions.


Kyra Hodes is an artist and metalsmith from St. Louis, Missouri, and based in New Orleans, Louisiana. While working toward her BFA in Fine Arts with a focus in metalwork, she found her love for making jewelry. Her inspiration is derived from the elements. Metalsmithing provides the perfect outlet for her passions: using fire and organically derived materials to create artifacts that embody the environment from which they came. Her work revolves around nature and organic elements—embodying them, isolating them, accentuating them.

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


Tue, September 26th, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Yaya Arts Center
3322 LaSalle Street
New Orleans, LA 70115 United States
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