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 Ornament
Dec
15
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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Experience Glass
Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

Experience Glass

$150 | 1-2 students

Experience Glass is a private 2 hour glassblowing session scheduled at your leisure. Please disregard posted date and time. Each class can accommodate up to 2 students. Please call to schedule your blow slot or if you wish to add more students. Classes are geared for beginners and up. Your participation in YAYA classes supports free community arts programming for New Orleans youth.

To register, call 504.529.3306 or email james@yayainc.org.

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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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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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Make Your Own Glass
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass

Bring the family and celebrate Father's Day in our Make Your Own Glass class on Saturday, June 16 at the YAYA Arts Center! 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! Everyone participating in the workshop is required to wear closed toed shoes and is encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. The studio can be quite warm!

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 for tickets, or call 504.529.3306

This will be the last glass workshop this season! Stay tuned for more Make Your Own Glass classes this fall!

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Brass 'N Glass
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Brass 'N Glass

Brass 'N Glass is YAYA's annual spring benefit supporting free arts programming for New Orleans area youth. Join us for this FREE event! We will feature a glass demonstration with Juli Juneau, live music by CoolNasty Band, and an art showcase with work by YAYA teen artists. Participate in our Goblet Grab. Purchase a handmade glass or ceramic cup and receive complimentary 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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Give NOLA Day
May
1
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 1. 

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

The official day is May 1, but you can schedule your gift now by clicking here!

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Make Your Own Glass
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass

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 a bowl, cup, or vase (your piece will be available for pick-up the following Monday).

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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"Until Something Breaks" Glass Demo featuring Level Artist Collective
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Until Something Breaks" Glass Demo featuring Level Artist Collective

Whether you’re superstitious or not, please join us on Friday the 13th to explore the limits of the imagination with “Until Something Breaks," an experimental glass collaboration with the Level Artist Collective (Ana Hernandez, Horton Humble, Rontherin Ratliff, John Isiah Walton, and Carl Joe Williams).

Participate in our Goblet Grab and 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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Make Your Own Glass
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass

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 a bowl, cup, or vase (your piece will be available for pick-up the following Monday).

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Happy Hour at YAYA: Ceramic Sgraffito Cups
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour at YAYA: Ceramic Sgraffito Cups

$30 | Adults

Drop by the Arts Center for happy hour and design + carve your very own ceramic sgraffito cup! Sgraffito is a process of adding and subtracting color from stiff but not hard clay to create surface designs. Choose a wheel thrown ceramic cup, then learn how to decorate it with layers of color and a variety of mark making techniques. Each cup will then be fired and glazed by YAYA staff and ready to be picked up in two weeks. Cups are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Drinks limited to two per person (special thanks to NOLA Brewing). Must be 21+ to drink. For questions, email mari@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

Click here to register! 

 

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Family Day Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Family Day Easter Egg Hunt

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 egg hunt starting at 12pm. Don’t miss your chance to make a colorful glass egg for only $10! Refreshments will be provided.

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages!

RSVP: Timeka Junius, timeka@yayainc.org or call 504.529.3306

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Spark to a Flame with Astrid Riedel
Mar
8
to Mar 11

Spark to a Flame with Astrid Riedel

Class Fee: $980
Experience Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 10 participants max.

Join master glass artist, Astrid Riedel, for an eventful four-day class exploring the art of glass beadmaking! Participants will begin with learning the technique of blowing hollow beads off-mandrel and understanding the technicalities of working with different colors of glass and blowing beads, blow shards, pulling ultra-fine stringers and how to make three different color twisties! Students will then move into exploring the technique of enamel painting in the flame of the torch with powdered enamels and fine stringers. Also, create works of art on the beads while learning the theory of when and where to heat the glass when using stringers, how to pull hair-fine stringers, and learn how to draw straight and curved lines with stringers. Finally, students will explore the art of creating Op art beads: creating a checker board design on the bead and working with designs on the back to create a three-dimensional effect when viewing the bead from the front.

Click here to register.

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Glass Demo + Open House
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Glass Demo + Open House

Join us Friday, March 2, for a glass demo featuring world renowned glass sculptor and founder of Tulane University's glass program, Gene Koss, as he takes over the Arts Center for a hot casting extravaganza! 

Participate in our Goblet Grab and 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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Make Your Own Glass
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass

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 a bowl, cup, or vase (your piece will be available for pick-up the following Monday).

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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Mardi Gras Family Day + Make Your Own Doubloon
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Mardi Gras Family Day + Make Your Own Doubloon

Doubloons: $10-25, Crafts: FREE | All ages

Laissez les bons temps rouler and happy almost Mardi Gras! Join us for our annual Mardi Gras Family Day. 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 (pictured to the left)! Make 1 glass doubloon for $10 or 3 for $25. All other crafts are free!

Please RSVP to timeka@yayainc.org, or call 504.529.3306.

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Mardi Glass Demo + Open House
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Glass Demo + Open House

Join us this Friday, January 12, for a Mardi GlassDemo! Come wearing your beads, masks, festive hats, or boas and watch our young artists and glassinstructors create a glass king cake! Enter to win the "glass baby" by registering for one of our upcoming classes or participating in our Goblet Grab! Your contributions support our free arts programming.

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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Jazzin' Up Dat Canvas Paint Party
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Jazzin' Up Dat Canvas Paint Party

Join YAYA Alumna, Sharika Mahdi, as she leads participants on a journey through paint and canvas to create paintings that are musical, expressive and fun. Sharika will also provide insight into her painting approach and will allow participants to explore their own creativity.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own refreshments.

To view samples of Sharika's work, visit artbysharika.com.

$45 | Adults

Click here to register.

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Make Your Own Glass Ornament

'Tis the season! Join us at the YAYA Arts Center for a fun-filled day of creating holiday ornaments conducted by our skilled instructors! 

Advanced registration and the best way to contact is required when signing up. For tickets, please select a date on the top right side of this page.

Note: The class is not four hours long. There are 20 minute time slots available between the hours of 10am-2pm. Please call 504.529.3306 in advance if you have a time-slot preference or for more information.

$40-90 | Ages 12+

Click here to register.

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