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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Friday, June 16, 2017

10 AM - 3:30 PM

Come explore the intersection of economics and the visual arts at the Museum! K-12 educators will learn how to deeply engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of works in the MMA permanent collection. Works of art can be viewed as primary source documents showing the historic impact of economics. The professional development will include discussions by experts in economics and art, interactive gallery discussions, and small working groups. Teachers will also learn...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

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

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, 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 in the Museum’s collection. In this Young Artists class, each lesson is based on works from the permanent collection that lead us to find how nature effects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Cost: $250. Register...

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 11-14)

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, 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. 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...

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. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

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