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Designed for ACT score bump on Saturday, August 27, 2022 or Saturday, December 3, 2022
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ADULT LEISURE LEARNING

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Pie Dough 101 Class

Teaching you the simple tricks to making homemade pie dough easy and successful just in time for Thanksgiving

You will work hands on with Chef J.P. Daigle, the former pastry chef at Commander’s Palace Restaurant to learn how to make simple pie dough from scratch and use it in many different ways. All the dos and don’ts as well as how to use this technique to be more creative and help use up left-overs in your fridge while saving money. We will prepare as a class, cook, eat, learn, but most of all have a lot of fun doing it.

Menu

 Tomato Salad Tart

Peppery arugula and red onions salad tossed in a cane vinaigrette over a room temperature tomato tart, with Burrata cheese and pistou

 Crawfish Pie

Turn your favorite etouffee recipe into delicious hand pies perfect for an appetizer or main course

 Apple Pie

Classic apple pie to teach you the methods to make almost any fruit pie, pecan or pumpkin pie

Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022; 9 AM – 1 PM

Fee:  $130.00 (includes supply fee)

Instructor: Chef Jean Paul Daigle

Location:  Culinary Demo Kitchen, Ledet Building 

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Crayola Lettering Classes: Youth (Ages 11-17 & Adult (18+)

Get creative with Crayola markers and learn a new way of hand-lettering! If you love drawing letters and color, this class is for you! Using Crayola markers, you will be guided through learning the lowercase alphabet, uppercase alphabet, the fundamentals of Crayola calligraphy including writing basic strokes and connecting letters to form words. You’ll leave this class with your own pack of Crayola markers, practice worksheets, and the knowledge and inspiration to continue practicing at home and beyond! This workshop is designed for total beginners, so no experience is necessary! Both Righties and Lefties are welcome!

Classes will be capped at 16 participants (class minimum is 12 participants)

  • You may bring a small snack and a drink. 

By the end of the Beginner Crayola Lettering Workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the foundations of Crayola calligraphy, including the mechanics of your Crayola marker and how to use it to create modern script lettering;
  • Become proficient in basic calligraphy strokes—the building blocks of all calligraphic letters
  • Be able to script a lowercase alphabet and uppercase using Crayola markers
  • Leave with the confidence and skills to continue your practice at home!

By the end of the Intermediate Crayola Lettering Workshop, participants will:

  • How to apply the basic strokes of flourishes (ovals, spirals, and extensions) to modern script lettering
  • Flourishing do’s and don’ts
  • How to create balanced letterforms when using flourishes in whole words and short phrases 
  • Where to apply flourishes properly and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Leave with the confidence and skills to continue your practice at home!

This workshop package includes:

  • 2.5 hours of professional Crayola calligraphy instruction
  • Lots of opportunities for getting feedback on your progress 
  • Practice handouts and guide sheets created specifically for this workshop
  • Supply kit with a 10 pack of Crayola Broad Line Markers
  • Folder filled with lots of paper to practice your new skills

Beginner Adult (Ages 18+)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

$75.00

(Registration Deadline – September 29, 2022) 

Beginner Youth (Ages 11 – 17)

Saturday, October 8, 2022

9:30 AM – Noon

$65.00

(Registration Deadline: October 1, 2022)

Intermediate Adult (Ages 18+)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

$85.00

(Registration Deadline: October 13, 2022)

Intermediate Youth (Ages 11 – 17)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9;30 AM – Noon

$75.00

(Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022)

All classes will be held in Talbot Hall Room 200

Modern Brush Lettering:

Do you swoon over pretty letters? Do time-lapse videos of modern calligraphy make you go weak in the knees? Don’t you wish you could join in on the fun? Join Trisha Rabalais, Professor of Art in this Introduction to Modern Brush Calligraphy to learn how to transform your lettering skills into Instagram-worthy masterpieces. You’ll leave this class with 2 Tombow Brush Pens, practice worksheets, and the knowledge and inspiration to continue practicing at home and beyond! This workshop is designed for total beginners, so no experience is necessary! Both Righties and Lefties are welcome!

Class will be capped at 18 participants (class minimum is 12 participants)

You may bring a small snack and a drink. 

 

By the end of the Beginner Brush Lettering Workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the foundations of modern brush calligraphy, including the mechanics of your Tombow marker and how to use it
  • Become proficient in basic calligraphy strokes—the building blocks of all calligraphic letters
  • Be able to script a lowercase alphabet and uppercase using Tombow brush pen
  • A hand written-to-drawn final piece that will be ready to post to your social media platform of your choice
  • Leave with the confidence and skills to continue your practice at home!

 

By the end of the Intermediate Modern Brush Lettering Workshop, you will be able to:

  • How to apply the basic strokes of flourishes with your brush pen (ovals, spirals, and extensions) to modern script lettering
  • Flourishing do’s and don’ts
  • How to create balanced letterforms when using flourishes in whole words and short phrases 
  • Where to apply flourishes properly and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Leave with the confidence and skills to continue your practice at home!


This workshop package includes:

  • 2.5 hours of professional modern brush calligraphy instruction
  • Small group reviews and discussions as well as one-on-one feedback
  • A practice handout and guidesheet created specifically for this workshop
  • (2) Tombow Markers
  • Tracing Paper pad
  • Folder filled with lots of paper to practice your new skills
  • Bonus: Tips and tricks for shooting your final piece with your smart phone, editing your photograph and getting it Instagram ready

Beginner Adult (Ages 18+)

Thursday, November 3, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

$85.00/ $75.00 for Nicholls Students

(Registration Deadline – October 27, 2022) 

Beginner Youth (Ages 11 – 17)

Saturday, November 5, 2022

9:30 AM – Noon

$75.00

(Registration Deadline: October 29, 2022)

Intermediate Adult (Ages 18+)

Tuesday November 15, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

$95.00/$85.00 for Nicholls Students

(Registration Deadline: November 10, 2022)

Intermediate Youth (Ages 11 – 17)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

9;30 AM – Noon

$85.00

(Registration Deadline: November 12, 2022)

All classes will be held in Talbot Hall Room 200

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Pottery Wheel and Hand Building:

Pottery Wheel and Hand building for all levels Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel and use hand building techniques to create functional and sculptural objects. We will decorate and glaze our work. Anyone 15 or older is welcome to be a part of this class. Student cost is $200; it includes a $175 class fee and a $25 studio fee which covers materials for clay and glazes. There will be 5 classes total. Classes are in the evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

5 classes – Monday evenings

Dates: September 12, 19, 26 and Oct 3, 10

Fee:  $200.00 (includes supply fee)

Instructor: Ashley Tabor – Nicholls Department of Art graduate

Location:  Talbot 108

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Chess – Adult Leisure Class

Come learn the art of chess with an instructor who earned the title of National Master from the United States Chess Federation in 1985 and has written two books on chess. Mike Papa teaches at several local elementary schools and gives private lessons to people at all ages. In these camps, he will teach all beginners how to play and help others improve their games by instruction and holding tournaments. For those interested in a chess book, there is one that can be purchased for an extra $25, but it is not mandatory. If you are a chess enthusiast and loved the newest hit movie about the game, come further your skills and knowledge!

 

Dates:  TBA

Fee:
  $150.00 

Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Chess is even more popular now with the new Netflix hit movie.  Here is your opportunity to learn or improve your chess game!  Opened to all interested in chess at any level, including tournaments, online play or casual playing. You may purchase a  chess book for additional $25 on the first day of class with our knowledgeable chess instructor, but it is not mandatory. 

Chess helps with memory skills, logic thinking and problem solving skills. 

About our instructor:  Mike Papa is a National Chess Master starting at the age of 7, he has mastered the chess game.  He enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge about chess and has done so for many years.

Photography

Basics in Photography is designed for the learner to gain a basic and practical understanding of how to capture the moment. The key objectives of the course are:

What is photography?
Parts of the Camera
Controls
Aperture
F-Stops
Shutter
ISO

What is your style?

Practical application by capturing moments with models and landscapes.