Museum School

The Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to offer The Museum School, an educational program offering a variety of art opportunities for young children, teens, and adults during the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Be inspired to create in our unique environment! The Museum School draws inspiration from our exhibitions and permanent installations. Revitalize your creativity and join a class today!

Members receive 15% off class registrations.

Museum School Classes

New Stage Theatre presents Oh Freedom!

April 29, 2017

3 PM

Yates Room

The greatest collaboration against racism in American history, before the Civil Rights Movement, was the Underground Railroad. People of all ethnic backgrounds, of both sexes, and from North and South

Homeschool Days

May 4, 2017

9:30 AM – noon

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 6-12 Enjoy a morning at the Museum specially designed for homeschool families. Students will closely investigate art through a guided tour of The Mississippi Story and create artworks in

Re:Workshop

May 11, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 14+ Reply to the world! Revise our history! Rewrite the narrative! The Re:Workshop is a reoccurring monthly art-making and discussion workshop about the intersection of art and social justice.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

May 14, 2017

2 – 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: Families with children 6-10 Each second Sunday, families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month.

Look and Learn with Hoot

May 19, 2017

10:30 AM – noon

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5 and under. This educational opportunity for children up to five years of age with their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time.

The Community Critiques

May 20, 2017

noon – 2 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 18+ The Community Critiques is a seasonal critique group that meets in the Museum to give constructive feedback on participating artists’ artworks. Participation is free and open to anyone 18 years

Open Studio

May 23, 2017

5 – 7 PM

Bancorp South Classroom

All ages. Come to Open Studio and work on your own artwork! During Open Studio sessions the studios will be open for people of all ages to create independent artworks.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) A

May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017

9am – noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction.

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 8-10)

June 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students will learn what exactly “printmaking” is and why it may be an artist’s medium of choice. Three basic printmaking techniques will be introduced, including monoprints, linocuts, and collagraphs.

Young Artists: Color Expressions (ages 8 – 10)

June 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures. Each lesson is based on artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection.

The Sound of Color: Watercolor Landscapes (ages 14 – 17)

June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Rhythm, tone, contrast, vibrancy, color. These words describe both music and painting. An immersive, five-day workshop will explore the landscapes of the Mississippi Story. The workshop will focus on color,

Young Artists: Picturing Home (ages 8 – 10)

June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating the idea of home through drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and printmaking. In this Young Artists class, students discover the meanings in artworks in the

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) B

June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017

9 AM - noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction.

The Portrait: Realistic to Abstract Watercolor (ages 14 – 17)

June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

An immersive five-day workshop will explore the portraiture of the Mississippi Story. Artists will begin the week by exploration of realistic proportion and aesthetics. Through the discussion of color, texture,

From the Earth: Impermanence & Ceramics (ages 14 – 17)

June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

For this themed course, students will spend a week investigating ideas of temporality through ceramics, installation art, and drawing. Each lesson will begin with the close viewing of artworks in

Studio I (ages 11-14) Ceramics and Hand Building

June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with clay to learn coil and slab hand building techniques. Students create both small and more involved sculptural pieces, spanning multiple days. Projects include making vessels as well

Young Artists: Art & People (ages 8 – 10)

July 3, 2017 to July 7, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating how they can use drawing, collage, painting, and sculpture to represent the human form. In this Young Artists class, each lesson starts with a close

Studio II (ages 14 - 17) Ceramics and Hand Building

July 3, 2017 to July 7, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with clay to learn coil and slab hand building techniques. Students create both small and more involved sculptural pieces, spanning multiple days. Projects include making vessels as well

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) C

July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017

9 AM - noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction.

Internal Narratives: Printmaking & Painting (ages 11 – 14)

July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

For this themed course, students will spend a week investigating emotions and narrative story-telling through drawing, collage, painting, and printmaking. Each lesson will begin with the close viewing of artworks

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 11-14)

July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students will learn what exactly “printmaking” is and why it may be an artist’s medium of choice. Three basic printmaking techniques will be introduced, including monoprints, linocuts, and collagraphs.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) D

July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017

9 AM - noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction.

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