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Saint  Joseph Abbey, Covington, LA.

We paint to let our souls know that we are listening.

75376 River Road St. Benedict, La. 70457


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Leonardo's Legacy
New Vision

Enrollment Opening Soon
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Understanding Drawing & Painting

Lyn Taylor
One Day Workshop
Third Saturdays

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Alan Flattmann  Classes & Workshops

To Register: contact Alan

Call 985-809-6332
Email at
Pay online at on workshop page.
Mail a check payable to Alan Flattmann, 822 Heather Hollow, Covington, La.70435

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Drawing   Painting   Etching   Art History   Realism   Abstraction   Printmaking   Oil Painting  Still Life
Oil  Watercolor  Acrylics   Manuscript Illumination   Landscape   Still life   Portraiture 

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Phillip Sage
Classical Copperplate Etching

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Chryl Corizzo
Basic Drawing
Call Chryl  985-264-0964 or
email at


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Our Location
75376 River Road
Covington, La. 70457

Office  985-327-1021   Cell 985-789-6889

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Jason Berry, Author, speaker at 2019 Arts at the Abbey.

Exhibit by Nancy Tigert of her paintings of Fontainebleau Part shown at Arts at the Abbey Day 2019.

Nancy Tigert, artist exhibitor at 2019 Arts at the Abbey Day. Started at AAW as a beginner.

Phillip Sage, acknowledged Master Printmaker, instructs Br. Leo Franca, O.S.B. in the rudiments of the etching process.

Open Studio Mondays

An opportunity for self-directed students to work in our studio without instruction.

St. Luke's Day 2017

On October 18, the feast day of St. Luke, of each year we celebrate the arts with Lecture & Luncheon.

Learn to Let go & Open Up

Leonardo's Legacy Introduction Class student, Laura Robert, showed great courage and confidence in her first painting. The exercise was to use one set of complementary colors and show a light source.

Abbot Justin Brown, O.S.B.

Steadfast supporter of the arts and friend to all at Abbey Art Works.

Painting As Symbolic Narrative

Lyn Hill Taylor, AAW Artist is working on a series of charcoal, graphite, and etched images.

Leonardo's Legacy

.."I shall not refrain....from offering a new form of contemplation." wrote Leonardo da Vinci in his 'Treatise on Painting'.

Color Your World

Finally a class where the truth about color is told! The nature, history, and use by painters of the colors we thought we understood. Mixing paint will never be difficult again. Legacy Plus Module 4 Starts May 16

Benedictine Monk

Theophilis Presbyter, ( first half of 12th century) Benedictine monk who wrote thr first important treatise on painting, glass-making, and metalwork. Theophilus was probably the pseudonym of the goldsmith monk Roger of Helmarshausen. ...credited with inventing oil painting. From: Theophilus Presbyter in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages »

AAW Students at Their Easels

AAW is for those who always wanted 'to give painting a try'. Perhaps now - as an avocation or a retirement activity, is the time/

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Carolyn LeBlanc, Wildlife Art

Award winning pastellist teaches the details of representing wildlife and domestic animals.

Working primarily in acrylic paint, the student explores mark making.

Alan Flattmann, Instructor

Nationally recognized Master Pastelist offfers Landscape and Portrait Instruction year round.

Phillip Sage is known worldwide for his depictions of life in the city of New Orleans. teaches etching in AAW Printmaking Studio.

Robert Labranche, Instructor

Drawing From the Soul

The AAW Pioneers

Some of the first students at AAW- dedicated, successful and appreciated!

AAW Rose Window

Designed by Lyn Taylor with Abbot Justin's approval to use the Abbey's rose window and arch format to literally 'reflect' how the arts and the contemplative live compliment one another.

Beginners are a specialty!

We are on hand to greet and help you>

Students at work.

Our home on campus.

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