Fundamentals of Glassblowing (Ages 18+)
Oct
15
to Oct 31

Fundamentals of Glassblowing (Ages 18+)

Tue. & Thu. Oct. 15-31
6-9pm | Ages 18+ | $500* for six sessions
Class Size: 6-8 students

Dive 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!


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

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Family Arts: Fall Festival
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Family Arts: Fall Festival

Join us for our annual Fall Festival at the YAYA Arts Center. Pumpkin crafts, treats, costume contest, face painting, and more! Lunch will be provided and special goody bags will be given out while supplies last.

This is a FREE event, but does require advance registration (space and supplies are limited).

Registration opens on Friday, October 4! Click here for more information or call 504.529.3306.

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Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin

$40 | Ages 12+

Goodbye summer, hello fall! Join us on Saturday, October 26 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. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

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

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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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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

$30 | Ages 12+ (8-11 accompanied by an adult)

'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! 

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

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Family Arts: Ceramic Holiday Ornaments
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Family Arts: Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

The holidays are right around the corner! Drop in at the YAYA Arts Center between 11am-1pm on Saturday, December 8 to make your own ceramic ornament. Please note that this is an indoor event and will be held RAIN OR SHINE.

This is a FREE event, but does require advance registration (space and supplies are limited).

Registration opens on Friday, November 29! Mark your calendars and check back on our website or call 504.529.3306.

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Open House + Glass Demo
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Open House + Glass Demo

YAYA regularly hosts glass making demonstrations at the YAYA Arts Center. JJoin us on Friday, December 13 for a glass demo featuring YAYA's very own, Charity Poskitt! Help support our free, arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup made in house 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.

Stay tuned for more details closer to the event!

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

$30 | Ages 12+ (8-11 accompanied by an adult)

'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! 

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

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Hot Glass Sculpting w/ Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen
Jan
6
to Jan 10

Hot Glass Sculpting w/ Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen

January 6-10, 2020 | Class Fee: $900
Experience Level: 2+ years recommended
Class Size: 9 participants max

CLASS DESCRIPTION: This workshop will cover a variety of hot-sculpting techniques during the five-day session. The artists will delve into inside sculpting, surface textures, color applications, assembly of components, and other glass-working techniques. This workshop will be split between demonstrations and student work. Students will also practice the techniques covered in the class and work out thematic ideas while working as a team. Karen & Jasen have over 50 years of combined experience in hot glass sculpting. These accomplished artists have shown their work internationally, and have taught extensively, worldwide.

MATERIALS PROVIDED: shop tools, specific color, pipes & punties, ranger torches, and fluffy torches. Any additional tools or color will need to be provided by students.

Disclosure: Additional tools, food, transportation and lodging are not included.

Register here, or give us a call at 504.529.3306 to avoid transaction fees.

Cancellation Policy: Fifty percent (50%) of the workshop fee will be forfeited should the attendee cancel within two weeks prior to the scheduled date of the class. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the workshop fee will be forfeited should the attendee cancel one week prior to the class. Should the attendee cancel within twenty-four (24) hours of the class, one hundred percent (100%) of the workshop fee will be forfeited.

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Fundamentals of Glassblowing (Kids 10-16)
Jan
14
to Jan 31

Fundamentals of Glassblowing (Kids 10-16)

Tue. & Thu., Jan. 14-30
6-9pm | Kids, 10-16 | $500* for six sessions
Class Size: 6-8 students

Dive 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 neccessary!


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

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Open House + Glass Demo ft. Ridgewalker Glass
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Open House + Glass Demo ft. Ridgewalker Glass

Join us on Friday, October 11 for a glass demonstration with a spooky twist! Watch Teri Walker & Chad Ridgeway create a witch out of hot glass inspired by Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, WICKED! We’ll also have food by Cafe Reconcile and help support our free, arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup made in house 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.

For additional questions, please call 504.529.3306 or email mari@yayainc.org.

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Make Your Own Glass Cup
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Cup

Spark a new skill and try your hand at glass!
$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 your very own glass cup! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes. The glass studio can be quite hot; please wear comfortable clothing.

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

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Hot Glass, Cold Cocktail
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Glass, Cold Cocktail

$50 | Ages 21+

Bring a friend or a date but leave the kids at home! Drop by the Arts Center for a fun night in our hot shop and make your very own glass! We’ll provide the drinks and you’ll also have a chance to purchase custom glassware inspired by the specialty cocktail!

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

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Glass Demo feat. Christian Stock
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Glass Demo feat. Christian Stock

YAYA regularly hosts glass making demonstrations at the YAYA Arts Center. Join us on Friday, September 13 for our season opener! Help support our free, arts programming by participating in our Goblet Grab! Take home a custom glass or ceramic cup made in house starting at $25 and enjoy FREE drinks for the night! (Sponsored by NOLA Brewing)

Our season opener will feature glass artist, Christian Stock. Originally from Bristol, England, Stock received a B.A. in Design from Staffordshire University and an M.F.A. in Glass from Tulane University, where he was the recipient of the the Eleanor B. Kohlmeyer Award for Graduate Studies in Studio Art. In 2018, he joined the faculty at Tulane as Professor of Practice in Glass. Stock previously taught sculpture at Loyola University and glass casting at YAYA Arts Center in New Orleans.  His studio practice reflects his interest in structural forms and mechanical systems, especially architectural and organic frameworks, suspension bridges, medieval contraptions, and primitive supporting structures. Stock’s sculptures often combine glass with steel and concrete, today's three main building materials.  Utilizing glass' strength under tension and compression, and playing with its apparent unsuitability has been an integral part of his transformation of ideas about structure and space into sculpture.

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

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Family Arts: Mosaic Picture Frames
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Family Arts: Mosaic Picture Frames

This Family Arts workshop has reached capacity. Please check back for more details about Family Arts: Clay with Carla Santiago on Sept. 21!

Create your own shimmering glass mosaic picture frame with the family! We will provide all of the materials, tools, and complimentary lunch.

This is a FREE event, but does require registration (space and supplies are limited).

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Teen Guild Fall 2019 Application
Jul
9
to Aug 16

Teen Guild Fall 2019 Application

YAYA is accepting applications for the Teen Guild Fall 2019 programming!

What: Tuition-free after-school arts & entrepreneurship training for New Orleans teens.

Who: Talented visual artists between 13-16 may apply. Teens 17 and 18 years of age are considered on a case-by-case basis. Admitted teens may remain in the program until they reach 25 years of age.

When:
Glass & Ceramics, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30 – 7:30pm
Mixed Media Arts, Thursdays & Fridays 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Open Studio, Saturdays 12pm – 4pm

Program Start Date: Tuesday, September 3

Application Deadline: Friday, August 16

Click here to fill out the online application.

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Community Arts Fall 2019 Application
Jul
9
to Aug 9

Community Arts Fall 2019 Application

YAYA is accepting applications for Community Arts Fall 2019 programming!

Who: Central City youth between the ages of 5-12

What: Tuition-free After-school Visual Arts Program
($25 Annual Registration Fee)

When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays; 3:30-5:30pm

Where: YAYA Arts Center at 3322 LaSalle St, NOLA 70115

Program Start Date: Tuesday, August 20

Final Day to Apply: Friday, September 13

Registration Processing Fee: $25

Click here to fill out the online application.

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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. 
Click here to register.

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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.

Click here to register


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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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