Pastel Demo by Alan Flattmann, Degas Pastel Society Biennial
    Dates: December 12, 2020
    Time: 2-4 pm, advance registration only. Regular gallery Hours Fri-Sat 11am-4pm.
    Price: Free
    Address: 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, LA 70433
    Phone: (985) 892-8650

The St. Tammany Art Association presents a pastel demo led by internationally renown pastel painter Alan Flattmann on Saturday, December 12 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Admission to all events is free; however, due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, guests are required to register in advance for to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Click here to register.

The demo is held in conjunction with the Degas Pastel Society's 18th Biennial National Exhibition, on view at STAA from December 5 through January 30, 2021. See separate event listing for more information.

will begin his demo by discussing the various materials used for pastel painting and the unique qualities of pastel that makes it such an appealing medium. His demo will show how he uses broken color and loose pastel strokes to paint an impressionistic landscape. Alan will stress the importance of painting in a well planned and organized way.

Alan Flattmann is a Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame Honoree and Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He is best known for his work in pastel. In 1987, Watson Guptill published his book The Art of Pastel Painting. The popular art book was revised in 2007 (Pelican Publishing). His work is also the subject of three additional books: An Artist’s Vision of New Orleans (2014, Pelican Publishing), Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions (2002, Pelican Publishing) and The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann (1981, A.C.M. Publishing).

The artist is a founder and current president of the Degas Pastel Society. His work is represented by Dee Dee Martin Gallery in New Orleans. He teaches painting classes at Abbey Art Works, on the grounds of Saint Joseph's Abbey in St. Benedict. For more information about Alan, go to


The Degas Pastel Society exhibitions showcase some of the best pastel paintings throughout the United States and abroad. The 18th Biennial National Exhibition was juried by Lyn Asselta, whose landscapes have been included in invitational exhibitions in France, China and across the U.S. Lyn recently achieved Eminent Pastelist status with the IAPS, among many other achievements.

Awards in the exhibition were presented and judged by Don MarshallExecutive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Director of the Cultural Resource Management Program at SLU and Director of the Arts Administration Program at UNO. A former director of the St. Tammany Art Association, Marshall is credited with starting such popular community events as Spring and Fall for Art in Covington, and numerous landmark art-related activities in New Orleans.

Learn more about Asselta and Marshall in the separate event listing for the Biennial Exhibition.

The St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) is a community-and member-supported arts organization located at 320 N. Columbia St. in Covington, Louisiana's historic St. John District.
Regular gallery hours at the St. Tammany Art Association are Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. All activities are open to the public.

The STAA has been at the center of cultural activities since 1958, in Covington and the Northshore, and an anchor to arts activities in the town since 2004, when it moved into and restored much of the historic building next door to H.J. Smith's Son Hardware. For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or visit

320 N. Columbia St.
Tel: (985) 892-8650
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Pastel Demo by Alan Flattmann, Degas Pastel Society Biennial