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

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.

Art & Coffee

June 3, 2017

10 – 11:30 AM

Art & Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions

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.

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

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,

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,

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.

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

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

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.

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

July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating the connections between art and nature through the mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art as well as through the close interpretation of works

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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