- BFA, Sculpture, Louisiana State University, 2010
- Teaching Certification Art K-12, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2012
Stephen Blades is a graduate student in sculpture with an assistantship. He assists in 3D Design (ART 131) classes. Blades recently had work juried into the Hotter ‘N Hell National Collegiate Art Exhibition at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches; the 3rd Annual National Multi-Media Juried Exhibition, held at Wilson (NC) Art Center; and the Susan N. McCollough Fine Arts Initiative at the UA Gallery, Tuscaloosa.
Blades received a BFA degree in sculpture from Louisiana State University in 2010 and teaching certification for art, K-12, from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2012. He taught art in middle and high schools in Louisiana and Virginia for a decade before coming to graduate school. Blades was awarded Honorable Mention at the Rawls Museum Arts’ Opening Up juried exhibition in Courtland, Virginia, has demonstrated at the Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Mini Maker Faire and at blacksmithing events, art exhibitions and craft fairs around the region.