The River Region Art Association will host art workshops at the association’s Depot Gallery in Gonzales, and a student art show March 11-18, a news release said.

Folk artist Mary Crochet’s four-session workshop will include lessons on how to paint angels with acrylic paints at River Region Art Association’s Depot Gallery, 1008 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

Students will learn how to use different media, such as poured paints and modeling paste, to create 3-D art, class organizers said.

Crochet has been painting for more than 50 years and said she hopes to not only “teach the methods” to her students “but also share the sense of relaxation, peace and joy of the process of painting your own piece of art.”

The adult class is being offered in four sessions and meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday through March 26.

The class fee is $50 and can be paid to the River Region Art Association. A $25 supply fee will be due at the first session. Students may use nonconsumable supplies, such as brushes, easels and plastic palettes, which can be found in the art association classroom.

Also, artist Louise Hanson will be teaching a two-day outdoor workshop on watercolor at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens on March 25-26. Participants will be working with landscapes, outdoor still life and introducing birds and animals, for example, into their paintings.

Hanson will help painters create texture and show them how to move paint around on their paper to enhance design, and how to use color to create depth and interest, a news release said.

The cost is $150 for both days and includes lunch at Cafe Burnside at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. The class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required. Register at the Depot Gallery, 1008 W. La. 30, Gonzales, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, or register online at Contact Diane Tygier at or (225) 257-4533.

A member artist, Loveday Funck, will be participating in the new group art exhibition at Chez Fab: Urban Art House, which promises a “fresh and new atmosphere to experience art, culture, community and belonging,” a news release from the art association said. The exhibition opens and a reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at 3993 Iroquis St., Baton Rouge.

Local art winners from the “Duplessis Meets the Masters” Duplessis Primary School Art Competition will be on display March 11-18 at the Depot Gallery.