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
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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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
9
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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Open House & Glass Demo Featuring YAYA Artists!
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Open House & Glass Demo Featuring YAYA Artists!

YAYA regularly hosts open houses and glass making demonstrations at the YAYA Arts Center. Join us for a very special demo featuring our YAYA Artists. Come out and watch as our young artists wield hot glass. We will also have YAYA artwork for sale! Complete your holiday shopping at the YAYA Arts Center. You get to buy local, support young people, and get one-of-a-kind handmade work all in one.

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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Join the YAYA Teen Guild!
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Join the YAYA Teen Guild!

Calling all artists ages 13-16! YAYA is now accepting applications for its signature program, the YAYA Guild! 

YAYA offers free arts, entrepreneurship, and leadership training to New Orleans youth. Refine your artistic skills and develop new ones in painting, drawing, ceramics, glass arts, and more! Take advantage of opportunities in leadership, travel, and making your voice heard. 

Click here to learn more about the program. 

The application deadline is Friday, December 8th. Spaces are limited. Apply today!

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Make Your Own Glass Ornament
Dec
2
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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Orenda: An Exhibition of YAYA Alumni Artwork
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Orenda: An Exhibition of YAYA Alumni Artwork

We're delighted to present an exhibition of YAYA Alumni Artwork as a satellite of Propsect New Orleans. Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, November 18 from 6-9pm at the YAYA Arts Center.

The YAYA Arts Center will be open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, and
Saturday, 12-4pm from November 16-February 25.

Orenda is made possible through support from the National Performance Network and Ana & Adeline Foundation.

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Just Say YAYA
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Just Say YAYA

Please join us for Just Say YAYA, the annual benefit that supports YAYA’s free arts and entrepreneurship training for local youth. For nearly 30 years, YAYA has provided tuition-free arts enrichment for young people in New Orleans. YAYA trains the next generation of local culture-bearers, while also offering life skills and career development to benefit creative young people on their individual paths to success.

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Family Arts Day
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Family Arts Day

YAYA's Family Arts Day for October is Fall Festival. Saturday, October 28 from 11am-2pm at the YAYA Arts Center. There will be pumpkin crafts, treats, a costume contest, face painting, and more! This event is FREE and open to ALL AGES! The costume contest will begin at 12:30pm and special goody bags will be given out while supplies last. 

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