Past Workshops


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

September 21 – September 25

"This intensive class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training who believe that learning to draw well is only possible for lucky people with “inborn talent.” Drawing any perceived object, person or place requires five component skills: the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows and the whole or gestalt.
Global or whole skills - like reading, driving, and drawing - in time become automatic with the integration of the component skills.
The initial learning process maybe a struggle, first in learning the new component skill and then with the smooth integration of all the components. Each component skill is learned and merged with the others until you are simply drawing – just as you found yourself simply driving or reading."

The Movement: A New Urbanism Networking Event

October 20th, 2017

"Please join the Seaside Institute, Congress of New Urbanism and the American Institute of Architects for a social networking event for New Urbanist professionals and enthusiasts

We will host an afternoon educational session, followed by an evening networking reception."

Abstract: An Art Exhibit

December 2 - 7, 2017

"The Seaside Institute will host an exhibit featuring abstract artists from New Orleans.

The Artists will be painting in the Academic Village Courtyard throughout the exhibit. Attendees are encouraged to observe the painters in action, as well as walk the exhibit of completed pieces. 

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. A portion of all art sales will benefit the Seaside Institute Art Initiative. "