Information regarding upcoming programs, exhibits and events are detailed on this page.
During this three class workshop we will be exploring the “Line and Wash” technique. As the name implies, it is a combination of drawing (pencil/ink/marker) and watercolor washes. Usually considered a sketching technique, Line and Wash is also a wonderful introduction to pure watercolor painting. Historically, artists have used Line and Wash as an expressive and immediate way to record their surroundings and to compose and plan future paintings.
Each day there will be a talk/demonstration at the beginning. Topics will cover materials, drawing, perspective, tonal value, composition, techniques, and color.
Students will then choose to work in the classroom from photographic references, on the grounds of the BK House, or a combination of both.
This workshop is open to all skill levels. Whether you want to get started in watercolor, practice drawing, learn new techniques, or practice urban sketching this workshop is for you!
All students will receive personal instruction. Classes will be conducted in a friendly and positive environment.
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 are small and take place from 10:30am to 1:30pm (3 hours) on:
Saturday, July 24
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, August 21
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. Since each class session for this series is longer than our typical time frame (3 hours instead of 2 hours), the price of the series reflects this change.
About the Instructor:
Diego Larguia is an established New Orleans artist and educator. He’s a multifaceted artist, proficient in drawing, oil, acrylic and watercolor. He’s had numerous solo exhibitions and has been an active participant in the New Orleans art scene for the last 20+years.
Mr. Larguia trained at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and has been a teaching at this institution for the last 15 years.
You can see a sample of Mr. Larguia's work here or visit his website at .
POSTPONED to Saturday, July 31, 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 few months highlighting trades such as plasterwork, ironwork, masonry, and carpentry.
On Saturday, July 31 at 11:00AM, our series returns for our third event featuring Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves. Mr. Reeves, a third generation metal worker, is owner of Andrew’s Welding and Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward. Regarded as a natural, Reeves is well known for his creative contemporary steel and brass staircase railings and furniture, and is revered for his historic restorations of antique iron work at historic sites.
His public commissions include the restoration of the ornate fence at the Presbytère in Jackson Square in the French Quarter, fabrication of a new identical fence (using old techniques) for its sister building, “The Cabildo,” and the disassembly and reconstruction of the massive gate at the Chalmette National Cemetery which dates to 1872. He is also responsible for restoring and maintaining the beautiful ironwork you see throughout the Beauregard-Keyes House.
The lecture portion of this event 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.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Join us on Sunday, August 15, for our next concert featuring Clarinetist Tim Laughlin!
Laughlin was born and raised in New Orleans. He began playing clarinet at age nine. Shortly after, discovered jazz on the radio, thus starting his early record collections. His influences are many: Irving Fazola, Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, Connie Jones, Jack Maheu.
After graduating Holy Cross High School, Tim joined the Musicians Union and began working steady at what he likes to call “The Conservatory of Bourbon St.” A few years later, he began an extended stint with The Dukes of Dixieland in the late 80's and played Carnegie Hall with them in 1992. In 1993, he left and kept his own band together, touring over 20 countries. To this day, Laughlin is one of the most in-demand clarinetists in New Orleans and is a favorite at French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest.
Tim has played with jazz legends such as Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, and Danny Barker.
Laughlin has a dozen solo recordings. In 2003, "The Isle of Orleans" was an award- winning CD, consisting of all-originals in the New Orleans jazz style and has been featured in TV and movies. In 2016, two of his songs were featured in an Eddie Murphy movie, “Mr. Church.” His latest CD, “New Standards” is another all-originals album, once again bringing New Orleans Jazz to the 21st century.
Recently, Tim received national and international attention as he performed nightly on his balcony on Royal St. for his neighbors, to put music back in a quiet French Quarter during the Covid-19 shutdown. He’s a former board member of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and is celebrating 40 years as a professional musician.
Joining Tim tonight are Nahum Zdybel and Taylor Kent. Nahum is a talented improvisor and composer based in New Orleans. He leads and tours with his own talented group and is a first- call guitarist on many jobs in New Orleans. Taylor is an established bass player with several bands and performs at times with the LPO.
Doors open at 6pm, with the concert beginning at 6:30pm. Seating is open on a first come, first serve basis in the air conditioned Salle À Manger, or dining room, of the BK House.
This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event! We suggest bringing extra cups and bottle openers with you.