Adult Studio Workshops

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Please call, 662-915-7205, or email Emily McCauley,, to be placed on the wait list.



Painting the Light with Philip Jackson

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 5–7:00 P.M.
(Gallery talk and sketching)
and SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 9:30 A.M.–NOON and 1–3:00 P.M.
(Still life painting studio sessions)

COST: $35 (includes materials and all sessions)

Open to adults with all levels of experience, University of Mississippi Associate Professor of Art Philip Jackson will lead a two-day workshop on still life painting. Space is limited for this workshop, and pre-registration is required.

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Philip JacksonPhilip Jackson is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi in Oxford where he currently teaches and heads the painting program. His work is part of the permanent collections of art museums in Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana, Huntsville, Alabama and most recently the Mississippi Arts Commission in Jackson, Mississippi.

His paintings have been featured in a number of premiere magazines, including, Art in America, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and American Artist Magazine. He has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal, Canada, a two-time recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, numerous scholarly research grants from The University of Mississippi and most recently was named this year’s fellow of the $15,000 Jane Crater Hiatt Fellowship.

He received his BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and his MFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and studied abroad at (SACI) Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy.

Working in the established genre of still life, Philip R. Jackson takes a traditional subject and invigorates it with a fresh contemporary vision. Jackson’s paintings are seen through the eyes of another world. Overlooked and commonplace, objects are suspended in a single moment. However, it is in the intimate act of seeing that one can observe an unveiling universe. Bathed in light, the mystery of each object is revealed. The haunting silence of what has happened or the inevitable finish of what is yet to come fills the air with anticipation.

Adult Studio Workshops


Photography with Brooke White

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 5:30–7:30 P.M. and
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 8:00 A.M.–NOON and 2–5:00 P.M.

Class is FULL

Please email Emily McCauley at to be added to the wait list.

Art novices are welcome!

COST: $35 (includes all sessions)

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This 2-day workshop focuses on the building blocks of Photography including; composition, lighting and basic digital editing techniques. The William Eggleston exhibition will serve as a source of inspiration for the creation of new work and be a learning tool for all. The workshop will begin at the museum by looking at the Eggleston exhibition, followed by photographing throughout Oxford and finish on campus with learning about digital editing.

Materials/Skill Level: This workshop is designed for novices. Participants do need to have some working knowledge of their camera and familiarity with basic computer skills such as offloading and saving digital images. All digital camera types are welcome and the Museum can loan point-and-shoot digital cameras as requested.

Adult Studio Workshops

Woodcut Printmaking Workshop

Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, and Nov 8. Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Tina Lutz

Cost: $95 for members and $115 for non-members

Printmaker Tina Lutz will lead a five-night workshop on woodcut prints for adults. For beginning printmakers to full-time studio artists, this workshop will explore the printmaking process of woodcut with discussions on cutting tools and wood, papers and inks, printing techniques, supplemented by historic and contemporary print examples. Each participant will contribute a print to the print exchange, taking home a portfolio of art at the end of the workshop. Printmaking tools will be available for use at the museum. If you would like information on how to buy your own, please email the museum’s education staff at


Tuesday, October 11 , 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Introduction to relief printing: safety, tools, papers, inks. Create and transfer woodcut design

Tuesday, October 18 , 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Studio work: carving and proofing
Begin registration and printing

Tuesday, October 25 , 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Studio work: printing an edition

Tuesday, November 1 , 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Studio work: printing an edition

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Critique, Wine Reception, and Print Exchange


Watercolor Workshop

Oct. 29th. Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. lunch included

Instructor: Melanie Munns

Cost: $60 for members and $75 for non-members

Painter Melanie Munns will lead a four-hour workshop on watercolor for adults. For beginning painters to full-time studio artists, the class will explore still life and portrait painting techniques. Materials will be provided at the museum.


  • Complete a registration form available at the Museum or download here.
  • Return the completed registration form along with payment to the reception desk at the museum.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from the museum’s education staff