Just Say YAYA
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Just Say YAYA

Join us on Friday, November 15 as we celebrate ARTrepreneurship, YAYA’s unique blend of visual arts training and entrepreneurial development. Just Say YAYA supports YAYA’s tuition-free arts and entrepreneurship training programs for local youth. YAYA is training the next generation of New Orleans culture-bearers, while also offering life skills and career development to benefit creative young people on their individual paths to success. Please help us celebrate YAYA’s ARTrepreneurs!

Ticket and sponsorship details are available online here.

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Brass 'N Glass
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Brass 'N Glass

Keep the party going after Jazz Fest at Brass 'N Glass, YAYA's spring fundraiser! Join us for music by the Treme Brass Brand, food by Cafe Reconcile, and entertainment by the YAYA team as they will be making blown glass instruments in the Entergy Hot Shop! Support YAYA artists by buying artwork and glassware made here at the Arts Center. Lastly, participate in our Goblet Grab by purchasing a handmade glass and drink for free all night! Special thanks to NOLA Brewing. 

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.

Brass 'N Glass supports free arts programming for New Orleans area youth ages 5-25.

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Make Your Own Glass Marathon: Kids Ages 10-16
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Make Your Own Glass Marathon: Kids Ages 10-16

Sat. May 11 | 9am-12pm 
$175 per session | Class Size: 6 students

On your mark, get set, GO! This glass marathon is an opportunity to see how many glass pieces you can make in just three hours! This class will teach you the basic skills of glass making while you make up to four handmade pieces with a skilled professional guiding you through every step of the process.

Glass pieces include: Ornament, Tumbler, Vase, Paperweight, Bowl, Goblet, Heart, Flower, and Hand.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

Click here to register.

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Give NOLA Day
May
7
12:00 AM00:00

Give NOLA Day

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour online giving opportunity to support the programming of local non-profits, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation on Tuesday, May 7. 

Your contribution on GiveNOLA Day will allow us to provide summer camp scholarships to youth in our neighborhood to participate in our four-week summer arts camp, with workshops in glass, ceramics, painting, and more!

The official day is May 7, but you can schedule your gift now by clicking here!

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Intro to Sculpting Hot Glass
Apr
30
to May 9

Intro to Sculpting Hot Glass

Tue. & Thu. Apr. 30 - May 9 | 6-9pm
Ages 16+ | $500* for four sessions
Class Size: 6-8 students

What if you had the chance to sculpt everyday objects out of hot glass? This workshop will give you a step-by-step lesson on sculpting pieces like flowers, a heart, birds, and even hands! Students will begin to understand the fluid nature of hot glass by working directly with the molten material. Students will learn to apply color and shape the material with specialized hand tools. This class will also provide the students with a basic understanding of how to work with the material so that they can begin to create their own designs with their skills.

*Scholarships are available.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

Advance registration is preferred. 
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Make Your Own Glass Cup
Apr
27
to Jun 9

Make Your Own Glass Cup

$40 | Ages 12+

Make your own glass cup! In this workshop, one of our skilled instructors will guide you through the steps to create your very own goblet/cup! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 20 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

Advance registration is preferred. 
Click here to register.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

FREE | All ages

Rain or shine! Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the YAYA Arts Center! Get your face painted, dye eggs, build your basket, and join the egghunt starting at 12pm. We will also have opportunities to create your very own glass egg for only $10 (must pre-register)! Also, come out and experience NOMA's new mobile museum. This event is open to all ages and lunch will be provided!

Space and supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance registration is required for this event. Click here to register.

YAYA's Family Arts Program is supported by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Make Your Own Glass Marathon: Adults
Apr
13
to May 11

Make Your Own Glass Marathon: Adults

Sat. Apr. 13 | 9am-12pm 
Sat. May 11 | 1-4pm 
$175 per session | Class Size: 6 students

On your mark, get set, GO! This glass marathon is an opportunity to see how many glass pieces you can make in just three hours! This class will teach you the basic skills of glass making while you make up to four handmade pieces with a skilled professional guiding you through every step of the process.

Glass pieces include: Ornament, Tumbler, Vase, Paperweight, Bowl, Goblet, Heart, Flower, and Hand.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

Click here to register.

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Glass Demo & Open House
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Glass Demo & Open House

Join us for our monthly glass making demonstrations at the YAYA Arts Center featuring a new glass artist each month. April will feature Mark Morris and you can read about him here. Help support our free, community arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup made in house for starting at $25 and enjoy FREE drinks for the night! (Sponsored by NOLA Brewing)

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.

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Fundamentals of Glassblowing
Apr
9
to Apr 25

Fundamentals of Glassblowing

Tue. & Thu. Apr. 9-25 | 6-9pm
Ages 16+ | $500* for six sessions
Class Size: 6-8 students

Dive straight into learning the fundamentals of glass! Students will learn the basic skills for making simple blown vessels and sculptures gaining a strong foundation for hot glassblowing. With one-on-one instruction, as well as live demonstrations, students will understand the importance of teamwork and the basics of creating their own designs with this molten material. No experience necessary!

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

*Scholarships are available.

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Make Your Own Glass Flower
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Make Your Own Glass Flower

$40 | Ages 12+

Make your own glass flower! In this workshop, one of our skilled instructors will guide you through the steps to create your very own flower out of hot glass. Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 10 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Advance registration is preferred. For tickets, click here or call 504.529.3306.

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Open House & Glass Demo
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Open House & Glass Demo

Join us for the next glass demo at the Arts Center on Friday, March 15 featuring glass artist & YAYA teaching artist, Solange Ledwith! Solange will be using traditional Venetian glass blowing techniques, and with the assistance of our YAYA expert glass makers, she'll be creating a blown sculpture that combines encalmo techniques, solid sculpting, and glass inclusions while incorporating her signature 'Balance' series blown design.

Also, help support our free, arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom handmade glass or ceramic cup and enjoy FREE drinks for the night (Special thanks to NOLA Brewing)!

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink. 


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Mosaic Wall Panels
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mosaic Wall Panels

Mosaic Wall Panels
Saturday, Mar. 9
10am-1pm
$45 | Ages 8+

Take a beginner-friendly mosaic class at the YAYA Arts Center with local mosaic artist, Christine Ledoux! In this class, you will learn basic mosaic techniques to create your own personal wall panel using a wide variety of glass. All materials will be provided and included in the class fee.

Advance registration is preferred. Click here to purchase tickets or call 504.529.3306.

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Make Your Own Doubloon
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Make Your Own Doubloon

Make your very own Mardi Gras glass doubloon! Choose a color, then stamp your favorite festive design into molten glass. Make 1 glass doubloon for $10 or 3 for $25.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 5 minutes to create their doubloon, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

$10-25 | All ages
Register here.

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Mardi Gras Family Day
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Mardi Gras Family Day

Laissez les bons temps rouler and happy almost Mardi Gras! Bring the family to celebrate carnival season at the YAYA Arts Center. Decorate masks, create funky bead mosaics, get your face painted, and remember to bring a cereal box or shoebox to make a parade float! We will also have opportunities to make your very own Mardi Gras glass doubloon for ONLY $10!

Space and supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is required. For any additional questions, email mari@yayainc.org

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Summer Camp Registration Opens
Feb
11
to Feb 28

Summer Camp Registration Opens

Discover your inner artist at You Can YAYA too! Summer Arts Enrichment Camp! Spend four weeks creating artistic masterpieces in glass, mosaics, ceramics, printmaking, paint, and more while building confidence and team-building skills.

Who: Artists between the ages of 5-12

When: Registration opens Monday, Feb 11; Camp runs Monday-Friday, June 3-28

Cost: $300 for four weeks; siblings offered $50 discount; need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis

Click here for more information, or to register!

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Mardi Glass Demo
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Glass Demo

Join us on Friday, February 8, for a Mardi Glass Demo! Come wearing your beads, masks, or boas and watch our young artists + glass instructors create a bead dog out of hot glass! We’ll also have king cake and our Goblet Grab: Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup and enjoy FREE drinks for the night (special thanks to NOLA Brewing).

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Must be 21+ to drink.

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YAYA Family Arts: Clay Vessels
Jan
19
11:00 AM11:00

YAYA Family Arts: Clay Vessels

Happy New Year! Drop by the YAYA Arts Center between 11am-1pm on Saturday, January 19 to explore basic hand building techniques to create your own functional vessel. This is a FREE event open to all ages! Please note that this is an indoor event and will be held RAIN OR SHINE.

Space and supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is required. For tickets, visit familyarts.eventbrite.com

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

$30 | Ages 12+

'Tis the season! Join us at the YAYA Arts Center for a fun-filled day of creating your very own blown-glass holiday ornament! You can also shop with YAYA and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from our holiday sale! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: The workshop is not four hours long. Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 5-10 minutes to create their glass ornament, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Click here to register.

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

$30 | Ages 12+

'Tis the season! Join us at the YAYA Arts Center for a fun-filled day of creating your very own blown-glass holiday ornament! You can also shop with YAYA and purchase one-of-a-kind gifts from our holiday sale! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: The workshop is not four hours long. Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 5-10 minutes to create their glass ornament, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Click here to register.

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APPLY TO JOIN THE YAYA TEEN GUILD!
Nov
27
to Dec 14

APPLY TO JOIN THE YAYA TEEN GUILD!

YAYA offers FREE arts, entrepreneurship, and leadership training and mentorship to New Orleans youth. Refine and develop new artistic skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, glass arts, and more! Take advantage of opportunities in leadership, travel, and making your voice heard. Spaces are limited. Apply today!

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14

For questions, please contact Némesis Zambrano at nemesis@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306.

Click here for more info or to apply.

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Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin

$40 | Ages 12+

Goodbye summer, hello fall! Join us on Saturday, October 20 & 27 for our Make Your Own Glass workshop at the YAYA Arts Center! Learn to make a glass pumpkin as the perfect show-stopping centerpiece for your fall decorations! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 5-10 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis within two block periods. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Advance registration is preferred. Click here to register.

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Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin

$40 | Ages 12+

Goodbye summer, hello fall! Join us on Saturday, October 20 & 27 for our Make Your Own Glass workshop at the YAYA Arts Center! Learn to make a glass pumpkin as the perfect show-stopping centerpiece for your fall decorations! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 5-10 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis within two block periods. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Advance registration is preferred. Click here to register.

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Glass-O'-Lantern Halloween Extravaganza
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Glass-O'-Lantern Halloween Extravaganza

Join us for our monthly glassblowing demo and open house with a spooky twist! Come watch the YAYA teen artists sculpt hot glass into a Glass O’ Lantern, learn about our community programs, and enjoy food by Café Reconcile.

Participate in our Goblet Grab — Purchase a handmade cup and drink for FREE all night, thanks to NOLA Brewing.

This event is FREE & open to ALL AGES. Costumes are encouraged!

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Make Your Own Glass
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass

Spark a new skill and try your hand at glass!

Make Your Own Glass
10am-2pm | September 29
$40 | Ages 12+

Make your own glass! In each of our classes, our skilled instructors will guide you through the steps to create your own functional piece of art. Learn to blow a bowl, cup, or vase (your piece will be available for pick-up the following Monday). Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 20 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis within 10am-12pm and 12-2pm. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Advance registration is preferred. Click here or call 504.529.3306

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Make Your Own Glass
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Make Your Own Glass

Spark a new skill and try your hand at glass!

Make Your Own Glass
11am-1pm | September 22
$40 | Ages 12+

Make your own glass! In each of our classes, our skilled instructors will guide you through the steps to create your own functional piece of art. Learn to blow a bowl, cup, or vase (your piece will be available for pick-up the following Monday). Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. Since the studio is on the warm side, please wear comfortable clothing.

Note: Each participant will work individually with an instructor for approximately 20 minutes to create their glass piece, and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis within 11am-12pm and 12-1pm. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Advance registration is preferred. Click here or call 504.529.3306

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Glass Demo + Open House
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Glass Demo + Open House

Join us as we kick off the fall season with a glass demonstration featuring special guest, Carlos Zervigon where he will be using different techniques to create a YAYA sculpture! During the week, Carlos will also be working with our teen artists and giving them an insight on his style of work. Enjoy food by Cafe Reconcile and participate in our Goblet Grab - purchase a handmade cup and receive FREE drinks all night (special thanks to NOLA Brewing)!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Must be 21+ to drink.

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