Opporutnities / Events

Join Our Book Group !

Open to all.  Informal discussions.  Our last book was Kandisnky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art. 

Please email saskia@practicepreservation.org to reserve a place.

First meeting, 12:30 pm, Wednesday April 19th. Bring your opinions and let’s talk art !

Viewing a painting of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun in the Collection of NOMA

Seminar: New Orleans Museums, Art Collections and Artists

The seminar explores the contributions, impact, and diversity of the visual arts within the city of New Orleans. Few cities have played as significant a role in the history of American culture as New Orleans, which has long been home to one of the nation’s most diverse cultural communities. The subject matter of this course will revolve around a series of institutions/collections/working artist’s studios, active local ateliers and vary based on the season.   (Saskia Ozols)  May 16th-19th, 2023. 10am-12 pm 

Drawing the Antique with Saskia Ozols


Class: Drawing the Antique at NOMA 

This on-site museum workshop builds on an existing familiarity with sketching and rendering. It is ideal for igniting inspiration for artists of all levels and backgrounds. The group will be guided through drawing exercises in direct observation of original works at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The session is based on the traditional method of cast drawing or drawing the antique figure. A vital part of artistic training dating back to the earliest Roman Academies, this process occupies an important step between the drawing of inanimate objects and serious study of the human figure. Tools and techniques incorporated include looking for relative proportional ratios, anatomy, gesture, value, and distance rendering through a combination of atmospheric and linear perspective. Proportion and gesture of the human body are also introduced. (Saskia Ozols) June 12th-16th, 10am-12pm

Drawing the Antique with Saskia Ozols at the New Orleans Museum of Art