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Upcoming Programs

 

Information regarding upcoming programs, exhibits and events are detailed on this page.

 

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Join us as local artist Larisa Clevenger teaches the finer skills of acrylic painting. Students will work through the concepts associated with plein air painting and will be encouraged to express their creativity through what they see around them. These classes are meant to accomodate students of any skill level and will take place in the picturesque gardens and courtyard of the Beauregard-Keyes House.

The instructor will give individual critiques at the easel, demonstrations, and visual aides to further illustrate the concepts. Throughout the class, informal discussions will be encouraged, with the goal of providing a safe, inspirational environment, in which the student will feel challenged. It is the goal of the instructor and the class that the student develop a greater facility, ease and understanding of the tools, techniques, and procedures that will make the painting experience a life-long challenge and pleasure.

Students are encouraged to participate in the complete series to gain a full hands-on experience; however, individual classes can be attended as well. Class sizes will be kept small with social distancing in place. All participants must wear a face mask.

Classes will take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm on:

Saturday, April 17

Saturday, May 1

Saturday, May 15

The registration fee does not include materials. Students will receive a supply list after registering with items necessary for the course. These supplies will last for all class sessions.

In this three-session course students will be introduced to the beautiful tool of self-expression that is calligraphy. The class will be led by master calligrapher, Patti Adams, who is a signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association. Students will focus on the copperplate hand, study the art of copperplate flourishing, and receive invaluable guidance in their practice. The class will cover correct body posture, position, and placement of the pen, as well as the use of the proper tools.

All levels of students are welcome to join this class, including those just beginning their study of calligraphy.

Students are encouraged to participate in the complete series to gain a full hands-on experience; however, individual classes can be attended as well. Class sizes will be kept small with social distancing in place. All participants must wear a face mask.

Classes will take place from 10:30am to 12:30pm on:

Saturday, May 29

Saturday, June 12

Saturday, June 26

The registration fee does not include materials. Students will receive a supply list after registering with items necessary for the course. These supplies will last for all class sessions.​​

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Join the Beauregard-Keyes house as we celebrate the craftsmanship and artistry of the master builders responsible for the architecture of New Orleans. We will be hosting a series of lectures and demonstrations over the course of the next six months highlighting trades such as plasterwork, ironwork, masonry, and carpentry.

For the second event in our series we welcome Master Plasterer Jeff Porée. Having primarily learned the trade from his father and grandfather, and following an intensive 3 year apprenticeship, Mr. Porée expanded upon the Porée name in founding Porée Plastering in 1973. With over 50 years of experience in the craft, Mr. Porée has established himself as the preeminent specialty plastering contractor in the city of New Orleans.

His notable works include, but are not limited to, our very own Beauregard-Keyes House, the famous Gallier Hall, the Cabildo and the Presbytere, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Saenger Theatres, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the world famous Monteleone Hotel, Jackson Brewery, 1 Lee Circle, the New Orleans Convention Center, and the Lakefront Private Airport. His works are featured in numerous famous private family residences as well that include the Fisk-Hopkins House and the Huey P. Long Mansion.

Mr. Porée and his works have frequently been profiled in publications and architectural books. He has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, including being honored by the Governor’s office with the State of Louisiana’s Folk Art Award, signifying him as a “Louisiana Tradition Bearer” in recognition of his numerous contributions to the canon of architectural treasures in the City of New Orleans.

Attendees for this lecture and demonstration must register in advance through Eventbrite. If you register, but are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket so others may join. Guests will be asked to remain socially distanced and are required to wear a mask.

The lecture will also be live-streamed to our Facebook page. If you are unable to attend in person, watch from home! (View Here)

Presented in partnership with Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents, and Associates.

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This week-long summer camp will explore the past and present day architecture of New Orleans through a variety of fun and engaging, hands-on activities that include games, art, building, and more!

Camp will take place at the Beauregard-Keyes Historic House, a home that was built almost 200 years ago and serves as an architectural marvel of the 19th century. While learning about the master craftsmen responsible for building this house and others, campers will participate in live demonstrations and take numerous field trips around the French Quarter.

This camp is for students ages 8-13 and will be during the week of July 12 - July 16. An additional session will be added to the last week of July if necessary. Before and after care will be available.
 

After registering through Eventbrite, parents will be sent a camper information form.

For more information email chris@bkhouse.org or call (504) 523-7257.

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