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Education Events

Open Studio

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5 – 7 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

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 session. This month, the studio will be set up for monoprinting techniques. A monoprinting demonstration will be given at the beginning of class.Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William...

Homeschool Day: Teaching Fellows Tour, “Seeing Sound”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2 - 2:45 PM

Teaching Fellows are full-time students at Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, or Tougaloo College who were chosen for their academic rigor and interest in teaching and museums. Coming from a breadth of disciplinary interests, they are extensively trained on the museum’s permanent collection on an ongoing basis. The Teaching Fellows Program is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about our Teaching Fellow program, click here. ...

The Magnificent Masterpiece Showcase: A MAC Whole Schools Pop-Up Exhibition

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Museum Corridor

The Magnificent Masterpiece Showcase features student artwork from schools taking part in the Whole Schools Initiative, an arts-integrated teaching program sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission. This one-night pop-up exhibition showcases art from 26 schools across the state of Mississippi. Lesson plans which prompted the student work will be displayed alongside each class and also available by request for attending educators. Cost: Free to the public.

Homeschool Day: Teaching Fellows Tour, “Mediums of Memory”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2 – 2:45 PM

Teaching Fellows are full-time students at Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, or Tougaloo College who were chosen for their academic rigor and interest in teaching and museums. Coming from a breadth of disciplinary interests, they are extensively trained on the museum’s permanent collection on an ongoing basis. The Teaching Fellows Program is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about our Teaching Fellow program, click 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. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in Engagement and Learning at the Mississippi...

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. Click here to register. Art supplies will be provided. Please bring plenty of water, sunglasses, and sun protection. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual...

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. Click here to register. Art supplies will be provided. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven,...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: daniel johnson is the Director...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth...

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....

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. Click here to register. Teacher: daniel johnson is the Director...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) C

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, 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. 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. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) D

Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, 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. 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. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...