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Education Events

New Stage Theatre presents Oh Freedom!

Saturday, 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 came together to resist the oppression of slavery by helping escaped slaves make their way to free territory in the years before the Civil War. "Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad" celebrates these alliances by combining the many stories with songs of the...

Homeschool Days

Thursday, 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 the Museum classrooms. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature. All participants will receive materials to extend the lesson at home. Program is available to homeschool families with children ages 6 through 12. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online here. Parents are welcome...

Art and Coffee with William Dunlap

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10 – 11:30 AM conversation; 11:30 AM book signing

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, we present a special edition of Art and Coffee featuring a discussion with accomplished Mississippi artist William Dunlap. The artist speaks about his flagship panoramic art installation in the Museum’s Trustmark Grand Hall; reads from his new collection of art and literature, Short Mean Fiction; and takes questions from the audience about everything...

Re:Workshop

Thursday, 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. Each session will use collaborative discussion of artworks exhibited in The Mississippi Story as a starting point for creating work in the studio. For this month’s Re:Workshop we will investigate the whole Mississippi Story exhibition and focus particularly on the painting, Arcola, by...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, 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. Families are guided in conversations around works by the selected artist followed by related studio projects in the classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per child. Questions? Contact...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, 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. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! Sponsored by Children’s Medical Group, P.A. Cost: Free to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org.

The Community Critiques

Saturday, 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 or older. Sessions are two hours long and critique lengths are time and participation dependent. A brief introduction to the critique process will precede each critique session. Accommodations can be made for most types of art, please inquire. People who have questions or would like...

Open Studio

Tuesday, 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. Specific tools and techniques will be featured at each one. Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org. Register here.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) A

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Friday, 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. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 8-10)

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, 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. Over the course of the week, students will use drawing as a tool to explore sources of inspiration and to practice effectively planning prints. At the end of the course, students will have produced a mini portfolio of prints, which demonstrates their knowledge in each...

Young Artists: Color Expressions (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, 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. In this Young Artists class, students discover the meanings in artworks, through personal and guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to the creation of their own colorful and expressive artworks in our studio! Cost: $250. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth...

Young Artists: Picturing Home (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, 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 Museum’s permanent collection, through guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to the creation of their own personal expression of home and comfort. Cost: $250. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in Engagement and Learning at the Mississippi Museum of...

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

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, 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, texture, and composition in a plein air environment. We will discuss both traditional and experimental watercolor techniques throughout the week. Cost: $250. Register here. Art supplies will be provided. Please bring plenty of water, sunglasses, and sun protection. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at...

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

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, 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, and composition, the artists will learn to compose with the figure in both a realistic and an abstract voice. Cost: $250. Register here. Art supplies will be provided. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Walters...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) B

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, 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. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

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

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, 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 as sculptural objects. Students’ works will be fired on-site in the Museum’s own kiln. Throughout the week, students also spend time in the Museum’s galleries learning about the work of Mississippi sculptors. Cost: $275. Register here. Teacher: daniel johnson is the Director of Engagement...

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

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, 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 the Museum’s permanent collection, where students will interpret their own meanings of the works. Students will create self-directed artworks in the studio that represent their thoughts on impermanence and contemporary art. Cost: $275. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in...

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

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Friday, 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 as sculptural objects. Students’ works will be fired on-site in the Museum’s own kiln. Throughout the week, students also spend time in the Museum’s galleries learning about the work of Mississippi sculptors. Cost: $275. Register here. Teacher: daniel johnson is the Director of Engagement...

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

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Friday, 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 investigation of figurative artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection, where students interpret their own meanings of the work. Students will create artworks in the studio that represent people they know from their lives as well as famous and historic figures from our past. Cost: $250....

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

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, 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 in the Museum’s permanent collection, where students will interpret their own meanings of the works. Students will create self-directed artworks in the studio that tell personal and fantastical narratives. Cost: $250. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in Engagement and...

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