The Art Station is an art school for adults eighteen and older located in Ponchatoula, LA, since 2007. The Art Station specializes in classes in Painting, Drawing, Pottery Wheel, Handbuilt Clay, and Encaustic. Its goal of Lifelong Learning in the Arts has kept The Art Station thriving as over 750 students have registered for 2050 classes there since the doors opened four years ago thanks to a faculty of five certified instructors and one passionate director: Kim Zabbia.
The real beauty of the Art Station lies in people.
All of the students in your class are adults, so it's a great place to get away from the kids for a couple of hours, to make new friends, to learn from teachers who are passionate about their art, and best of all... to make some art of your own.
The Art Station classes are made even richer when you take a class
with someone you love. We've had father/daughters, sisters, mother/daughters, married couples, best friends, neighbors, diva buddies and entire office staffs. But even if you register alone, you will become a part of a bigger family, the Art Station family.
The campus has two main buildings:
1) The Art Station, the home of the 2-D classes and Handbuilt Clay classes, is the larger structure of the two. A third of the building is divided into a store for retail art supplies and a gallery for works by students and local artists.
2) The Clay Station, the smaller of the two buildings, houses the wheel classes, glazing and firing areas.
Local Art Links
The Oak Street Gallery
in downtown Hammond features changing exhibits of contemporary artists. Owned by artist Pat Macaluso, the gallery is an asset to Hammond's thriving cultural scene.
The Red Dot Gallery
in downtown Ponchatoula is owned by artist Nancy Perilloux and represents twenty local and regional artists including the paintings of The Art Station's director, Kim Zabbia.
Wed., Thurs, Friday--10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday--noon to 5:00
Sunday--noon to 4:00
Who told you you couldn't Draw?
Talent is NOT a quirk of birth. The ability to draw is not reserved for the chosen few deemed worthy. It's a learned skill. Were you born knowing how to read? Were you born speaking a language? No, you were taught, and art is something you can learn.
Can you tell this concept is a PASSION with us at The Art Station? That person who told you that you couldn't draw probably told you that you couldn't do a lot of things, right? And now, that criticizing voice in your head is starting to sound like your own. It's time to find a new support system...one that will encourage you to lose that FEAR that keeps you from being creative. (And, in case you didn't know, you're not born with that fear either.)
All of the classes are reserved for Adults (18 & older), and we will provide all of the materials and equipment you'll need to learn. We will teach you how to draw, paint, sculpt and take photos with the same skill as the so-called Masters (who, by the way, just had a good agent.) More importantly, we will become your support system and help you turn down that inner voice that won't leave you alone.
WHERE ARE WE?
Located in quaint downtown Ponchatoula, Louisiana, The Art Station is just a half block west of the railroad track and one block south of Pine Street, Ponchatoula's main street.
The 2,300 sq.' facility, built in 2007, offers 1,200 sq.' of open classroom space and 400 sq.' devoted to retail art materials. It is equipped with a warming kitchen, floor outlets below every table, two built-in ironing boards, handicapped accessible restrooms, a huge kiln, slab roller and extruder, and all the art supplies you could ever need. We have an open deck in the back yard for an even more restful escape to create, to munch or just to nap.
The Art Station is in downtown Ponchatoula, LA
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