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Little Masters: Book Making and Storytelling

Monday, July 16, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5-7
Cost: $175
Class limit: 15

Be inspired by your favorite books and create your own! In this week’s Little Masters, students will learn fundamental skills of color, line, and shape, as well as learning how characters are drawn to express feelings and emotions. From flip books, to narrative books and picture books, this will be a great way to get any artist thinking about how to tell a story. Bring your imagination and dress for mess!

About the Instructor: Emily Simmons is a graduate of Millsaps College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies and a minor in Studio Art. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Art Education with a concentration on Museum Education from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Emily served as the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Arts Educator from 2015 to 2017. Prior to becoming MCM Arts Educator, Emily served as MCM Volunteer Coordinator, as well as an intern for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, La.) and an intern for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson, Miss.). She has more than five years of experience working in art galleries, including Brown’s Fine Art and Framing. As an artist, Emily’s exhibitions and publications include the Mississippi Light Festival; Editor’s choice in Stylus, the Millsaps College Literature and Arts Publication; Wells Fest Art Night; Ko’ox Boon Art Auction; as well as Best in Show and Honorable Mention in Millsaps College Student Art Show. After volunteering with the Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition (IBC) for many years, Emily currently serves as Junior Membership Coordinator on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the USA IBC, and is serving as the Participant Coordinator for the 2018 competition.