Special Feature

Tiny House Workshop
starts Feb. 28
Learn technology – build.
Eight days.
Four weekends.

Tiny House Movement comes to Arnaudville

Tiny House by Art Cormier

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective offers the opportunity to join the Tiny House Movement through participation in a special February-March, eight-day (four weekends) La Vie Simple workshop during which participants construct the first of two Tiny Houses for use in an international artists residence exchange program.

Learn about Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) construction, composing toilets, solar panel functions and installations. Intent is to offer to people with creative ideas relating to social, economic and environmental sustainability the information and hands on experience required for application to their own building uses.

Classes will be taught by Art Cormier, who constructed and lives in his own Lafayette located Tiny House. Cormier has conducted tiny house workshops across the country since 2013.

This eight-day workshop is offered at a 78% saving and includes limited hands on construction. Due to NUNU Arts and Culture Collective’s non-profit status and because of materials cost funding through sponsors Winifred and Kevin Reilly, participants pay $350 for the full eight days including lunch, snacks, refreshments and education materials.

Workshop participation is limited to 12 students. Register now to assure your place. Once all weekends are spoken for – registration closes. No refunds.

NUNU’s will keep a short waiting list for people who missed registering prior to registration closure. Should someone need to cancel they will be provided with that waiting list.

The tiny house movement began in the late 1990s, as a countermovement toward smaller houses, less than 1,000 square feet, and a simpler means of living. Most tiny houses are constructed onto trailer frames, which also allows for mobility.

Upon completion, this first NUNU International Artist Residency Exchange Program Tiny House travels to Baton Rouge for the 2015 Louisiana Culture Connection and opening of Semaine Française d’Arnaudville. It leads French Week participants back to Arnaudville on Friday, April 17, where a Pot Luck social welcomes guests to summit activities that conclude on April 20.

For more information email NUNU Arts and Culture Collective Communications Director Jacqui Cochran at [email protected], or call 337-484-9190.

Events Schedule


Every Thursday – 1:30 p.m., Les Coudre Points, quilting “en français.” Si vous êtes débutant ou si vous souhaitez faire fonctionner à nouveau, rejoignez-nous.
If you are just starting or wish to get working again, join us. No cost. For more information call Loretta Bourque at 337-754-7115.

Third Friday – 7 p.m., Dec. 19, Potluck social.  À la bonne franquette. Join us for our Christmas Potluck gathering. We will deck the halls and join in songs of traditional carols. Visit with friends, make new ones. Cost is contribution to communal dinner. Non-alcohol refreshments available for purchase. Dining begins 7:30 p.m.

Fourth Thursday –  Cinéma Français, a monthly French language (with English subtitles) movie night returns Jan. 23.

Last Saturday – 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 27, La Table Française. Popular Francophone gathering. Coffee and homemade treats served alongside fun topics encouraging group conversation. A true cultural immersion experience. No cost.

January preview

First Weekend – Artist Retreat, an open two-day monthly work time, returns in February.

First Wednesday – 9:30 a.m., Jan. 7, Demi Tasse short story
club discusses Charles East’s “Sky Watch.” Join members for discussion. Demi Tasse short story club is a Bouki Books sponsored event. Open membership.

Corridor des Arts galleries give back

In the spirit of Christmas giving – Arnaudville, Sunset and Henderson businesses pool resources in appreciation for your support of arts.

Stop, shop and sign up for gift certificate giveaways at participating galleries: NUNU Arts and Culture Collective, Jerilyn’s Fuse Glass Gallery and Studio, and Louisiana Markshops at the 115.

Then join us 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective for its monthly Potluck social for drawings. You need not be present to win – though we certainly would love to have your company that night.

NUNU collective, Arnaudville
11 am-6 pm, everyday through Dec. 28

All participating galleries closed Christmas and New Year days.

Corridor des Arts thanks member Little Big  Cup/Bayou Warehouse for gift certificate giveaway contributions. While in Arnaudville visit the Little Big Cup/Bayou Warehouse, dine and see new works by Deux Bayous Gallery artists.