Take arts classes for adults at our Summer Studio: June-July 2017

The NOCCA Institute presents
SUMMER STUDIO
Two months of amazing arts classes for adults
June-July 2017

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking lesson from acclaimed Chef Frank Brigtsen? Or study writing with author Lara Naughton? This June and July, you can do all that and more at The NOCCA Institute’s Summer Studio.

Summer Studio is two months of classes and workshops for adults, and they’re taught by NOCCA’s outstanding faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. Whether you want to brush up on your tap skills with choreographer Heidi Malnar, perfect your drawing technique with Gary Oaks, get the skinny on movie-making with Isaac Webb, or learn how to copyright your work from attorney Ashlye Keaton, we’ve got you covered.

As kids across Louisiana celebrate the end of another school year, it’s the grown-ups’ turn to get back in the classroom. Check out the list of Summer Studio offerings below or at SummerStudioNOLA.eventbrite.com, then click the links to register today!

For additional information, please call 504-940-2808 or email Richard at rread@noccainstitute.com.


Beginner Tap for Adults

Time: Tuesdays in June (6, 13, 20, 27) from 6pm-7pm
Instructor: Heidi Malnar
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street (tap studio)
Tuition: $100
Click here to register today!

In a fun and relaxed environment, students will learn to shift weight and dance in time, proper placement and weight distribution in their tap shoes, how to accurately articulate all parts of the foot, and of course the ABCs of tap vocabulary (i.e. “the steps”). Once we establish the basics, we learn to build on them, and individual steps will become exercises, progressions, longer combinations, and eventually fully realized choreography! Dancers will also develop an appreciation and understanding of basic music theory, as they will experience first-hand the deep connection between tap dancing and music.

Photography for Nerds (or Nerd Wannabes!)

Time: Tuesdays in June (June 6, 13, 20) from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Russell Wolfe
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street
Tuition: $90
Click here to register today!

This is a science class with a photography problem. The course will focus on basics of photography through the lens of physics, geometry, and a dash of algebra. (For example, think about the ratios and math that go into making an ideal composition!) In each class, students will learn a science-based process or concept that they can use to develop or apply to their photographic style and techniques.

Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects

Time: Saturday, June 10 from 9am-4pm
Instructor: Kourtney Keller
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street (Media Arts studio)
Tuition: $150
Click here to register today!

This is an intensive workshop for people interested in exploring and creating digitally animated graphics, text, drawings, and photos for artistic or promotional purposes. Participants will be provided with Mac laptops equipped with the entire Adobe Creative Suite, though Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects will be the primary focus.

Copyright and Trademarking for Artists

Time: Saturday, June 10 from 10am-12pm
Instructor: Ashlye Keaton
Location: The NOCCA Institute annex, 2832 Royal Street
Tuition: $30
Click here to register today!

Anyone who wants to have a successful career in the arts needs to be able to protect and distribute their work. Join Ella Project Co-Founder and Supervising Attorney Ashlye Keaton as she discusses:

  • What copyright does for you
  • How to register your copyrights
  • What is (and isn’t) copyrightable
  • Do you need a trademark?
  • What’s the difference between copyright and trademark?

This is a multi-disciplinary workshop, covering musicians, visual artists, performing artists, filmmakers, writers, and all other creatives.

How to Produce a Movie (For Yourself, Friends, Family, and Community)

Time: Saturday, June 17 from 9am-4pm
Instructor: Isaac Webb
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street (Media Arts studio)
Tuition: $150
Click here to register today!

This class will give aspiring directors and producers the tools they need to make their first movie. NOCCA faculty member Isaac Webb will demystify the film process and leave students with an understanding of the various steps needed to take a film from an idea to the screen. Some of the topics covered include:

  • What a producer does
  • How and why movies are made
  • How to write, develop, or option a script
  • How to make a budget and schedule.
  • How to assemble a crew
  • How to survive production
  • The basics of post-production
  • Getting your films distributed

Creole & Acadian Cuisine with Chef Frank Brigtsen (Class #1)

Times: Saturday, July 8, 11am-4pm (Class #2 available on Saturday, July 15, 11am – 4pm)
Instructor: Chef Frank Brigtsen
Location: NOCCA, 5 Press Street (Emeril Lagasse Culinary Arts Studio)
Tuition: $165 per class
Click here to register today!

In this five-hour crash course on Creole and Acadian cuisine, James Beard Award-winning Chef Frank Brigtsen covers some of Louisiana’s most popular dishes. This course is hands-on. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and knives, if possible. The class will conclude with a family-style meal. Participants will leave with recipes for all dishes. The class #1 menu includes:

  • Seafood Okra Gumbo with Popcorn Rice
  • Shrimp Remoulade with Guacamole and Deviled Eggs
  • Broiled Fish with Crab Crust and Lemon Crab Sauce
  • Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dirty Rice and Pepper Jelly Glaze
  • Banana Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce
  • Blueberry Shortcake

 

Self-Compassion and Personal Narrative: Writing Your Life with Greater Compassion

Time: Saturday, July 15 from 10am – 4pm
Instructor: Lara Naughton
Location: The NOCCA Institute annex, 2832 Royal Street
Tuition: $125
Click here to register today!

This writing retreat combines a series of writing prompts with self-compassion cultivation practices in order to help you explore the stories of your life. In a relaxed and supportive environment, you will participate in exercises designed to increase your capacity for mindfulness and self-compassion, and you will have ample time to generate new writing.

Creole & Acadian Cuisine with Chef Frank Brigtsen (Class #2)

Times: Saturday, July 15, 11am – 4pm (Class #1 available on Saturday, July 8, 11am-4pm)
Instructor: Chef Frank Brigtsen
Location: NOCCA, 5 Press Street (Emeril Lagasse Culinary Arts Studio)
Tuition: $165 per class
Click here to register today!

In this five-hour crash course on Creole and Acadian cuisine, James Beard Award-winning Chef Frank Brigtsen covers some of Louisiana’s most popular dishes. This course is hands-on. Participants are encouraged to bring an apron and knives, if possible. The class will conclude with a family-style meal. Participants will leave with recipes for all dishes. The class #2 menu includes:

  • Filé Gumbo with Chicken and Andouille Sausage and Popcorn Rice
  • Baby Spinach Caesar Salad with Oysters and Bacon en Brochette and Roasted Peppers
  • Pan-Roasted Fish with Truffled Crabmeat Glaze, Asparagus and Tomato Basil Concassé
  • Roast Duck with Dirty Rice and Tart Dried Cherry Sauce
  • Pecan Pie with Caramel Sauce
  • Strawberry Shortcake

Summer Fiction Intensive

Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 18-August 10, 7pm – 9pm
Instructor: Tom Andes
Location: The NOCCA Institute annex, 2832 Royal Street
Tuition: $325
Click here to register today!

While we may be tempted to hibernate during the long New Orleans summers, the season can be a great time to challenge ourselves through new projects, or to make progress on ones we’ve already started. This class will stimulate beginning and advanced writers alike to produce new work through generative exercises, as well as the chance to receive supportive, specific feedback on works-in-progress. Our discussions will center on key points of craft: dialogue, exposition (or back story), setting, and how to get closer to your characters. Writers can expect to start one or two new stories, in addition to receiving constructive feedback on one complete story or novel excerpt.

Figure Drawing with Live Models

Time: Monday-Friday, July 24-28 from 1pm – 4pm
Instructor: Gary Oaks
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street (Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio)
Tuition: $250
Click here to register today!

Whether you’re a beginner wanting to hone your skills at drawing the human form or a practicing artist hoping to enlarge your portrait portfolio, this class is for you. Over the course of five days, artist and Southern University visual arts faculty member Gary Oaks will teach you the ins and outs of figure drawing, including line, form, structure, and shadow.

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