Music, Visualized

NCLAC is excited to partner with Louisiana Tech’s MFA program on a new series of Arts Academy classes. These classes will be taught by 3rd year MFA candidates, promoted by 2nd year candidates, and assisted by 1st year candidates. This is a wonderful opportunity for these Masters students to work with a nonprofit in the community, to continue their teaching experience, and to create unique class opportunities for both children and adults.  The series will kick off with Matthew Knopps’ class titled Visual Rhythm, as described below by Mary Dunn. The class requires pre-registration and class size is very limited due to the nature of the process.

Come be a part of Ruston’s arts and culture community! NCLAC is partnering with Louisiana Tech’s MFA program to present Visual Rhythm, a workshop combining public, collaborative art with music. Led by MFA candidate Matthew Knopps, workshop participants will create an original art installation to be displayed in the new Percussive Arts Institute of Ruston (PAIR) just in time for this fall’s Holiday Arts Tour. The workshop will take place on November 9, 2013, from 9am–4pm at the Dixie Center for the Arts, and will focus on principles like variety, unity and repetition.

Teams of one adult and one child age 10–16 are encouraged to sign up soon, because space is limited! The fee ($20 for non-NCLAC members; $15 for members) covers all materials and a snack, but bring a sack lunch. Register now by calling (318) 255-1450 or emailing

This is a wonderful opportunity for creative parents and kids to work together to make an art piece that will be on exhibit during NCLAC’s 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour in downtown Ruston. The dates for the Tour are November 21-24.


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