Learning to Sketch from Museum Masters



Learning to Sketch from Museum Masters:

Art novices are welcome!
2 Day Workshop: Saturday and Sunday afternoon
June 27 and 28, 2015
2:30-5:30 p.m.
$30 per participant, fee includes materials
Online Registration available at http://museum.olemiss.edu/
or by cash or check at the Museum Front Desk.
Space is Limited!

So many artists have learned by paraphrasing the works of earlier masters. Manet paraphrased Delacroix, Van Gogh, in his idiosyncratic style, copied El Greco and Cezanne’s influence flooded Picasso’s work. In the 20th century, Jackson Pollock filled his early sketchbooks with studies of master drawings and the young Grace Hartigan painted her way through Rubens and Velasquez.

Have you ever wished you could learn to sketch by studying master works?
Here is your chance to explore an exciting approach to doing that in a weekend afternoon workshop in the Museum’s studio and galleries. This two step process is especially useful for museum sketching because the wet medium is utilized before and after the dry sketching that is required in galleries and museums.

Part I: Saturday ~ In the Museum’s Art Studio
You will learn to prepare your sketchbook pages in advance by creating delicate watercolor monotypes. We will then practice “paraphrase” sketching of master artists’ drawings while experimenting with water color pencils and wash.

Part II: Sunday ~ Sketching in the Museum galleries
We will use the watercolor pages created the prior afternoon to gesturally sketch over them while viewing works on site in the museum galleries. A surprising synchronicity often emerges as the sketches combine with the background colors. To complete the afternoon, we return to the studio to add final accents with wash.

Instructor Bio: Constance Pearce

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The instructor has twice exhibited her sketchbooks at the National Musuem of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC among other venues. She also served as professor of drawing, painting and art journals at St. Bonaventure University in New York and was prior visiting artist with Millsaps College in Jackson. Her sketchbooks are in the collection of the National Gallery of Art Rare Book Library (DC) and the Yale Center for British Art, sketchbook archives (CT) among others. Her work is seen locally at Oxford Treehouse Gallery and she is exhibiting in Japan in June.
Email: esdean@olemiss.edu
www.museum.olemiss.edu

ArtZone • Fall 2014

COST: $70 (semester fee) per family
for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$150 (semester fee) per family
for non-members

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 3:00 – 5:05 p.m.

Sept. 9–Dec. 4, 2014 | 12 weeks | GRADES K–6

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Register your children for fun-filled sessions of art activities!
The twelve weeks of ArtZone will revolve around the exhibits from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. Students will be inspired by ancient civilizations, folk art, and special exhibits.

Space is limited! The deadline to register is Sept. 1, 2014.
No refunds will be issued after this date.

A limited number of need-based ArtZone scholarships are available.
Email esdean@olemiss.edu for an application.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

REGISTER TODAY!

  • Complete and return the registration form
    (available at the Museum or download here)
    and payment (by cash or check) to the front desk.
  • Registration deadline is Sept. 1, 2014;
    no refunds will be issued after this date.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email.

Parent/Guardian Agreement:
By registering your child for ArtZone, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Children must be dressed in clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Students cannot change their ArtZone day during the semester.
  • Students must be picked up by 5:10 P.M.
  • Children must adhere to the rules and discipline policy set by the UM Museum. After 3 notes home a child will be asked not to return to the program.

 

Questions? Call or email Emily Dean: esdean@olemiss.edu, 662.915.7073

Summer Camps 2018

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The University Museum is excited to announce its 2018 schedule of fun-filled summer camps for children.
Children will encounter mythological creatures, explore the Museum, and experiment with new art materials
in these exciting and educational camps inspired by the Museum’s collections and special exhibits.
Returning camper? —we will have new projects, so join us again!

Cost of each weeklong camp:

$65 per participant for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$85 per participant for non-members

All supplies and snacks are included in the cost.

Space is very limited, and camps will fill up quickly, so sign up today! This year, registration is ONLINE ONLY.

Register Online

 

Let us know if you are unable to register online. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Contact Emily McCauley, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7205 or esdean@olemiss.edu if you have any questions or to request a scholarship application.

 

For Children Entering Grades 1–5:

Art from the South
June 4—7, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
We will learn about the historical and modern artists who make our region unique, creating art inspired by artists from the American South.

People, Places, and Things in Art 
June 11–15, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
We will take a look at art from the Museum’s collection and beyond experimenting with painting, sculpture, and more, and learning about nouns—people, places, things, and ideas—in art!

Art Discovery: Science and Animals [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu to be added to the waitlist] 
June 18–22, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
Art and Science will be combined as we start each day with a science experiment and create art inspired by chemistry, biology, space, and more!

Myths, Monsters, and Faraway Lands [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu to be added to the waitlist] 
July 9-13, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
Inspired by the Museum’s collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, we will explore ancient civilizations, mythology, and tales from cultures around the world.

Photography and Storytelling in Art [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu to be added to the waitlist] 
July 16–20, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
Art and photography are used to tell stories. In this new camp, we will explore the art of storytelling in a variety of forms including book illustration, photography, and painting.

 

camp 15For Children in Preschool and Entering Kindergarten:

Mini Masters Explorer Camp  [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu to be added to the waitlist] 
June 25–29, 2018, 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
For Ages 3–5 and a Grown-up*
Get the young ones ready to head back to preschool or kindergarten by making art with their new friends inspired by toddler stories and art from the Museum’s collections!
*Due to UM policies, all mini masters must be accompanied by an adult (can be one guardian for multiple children). Coffee and snacks will be provided for grown ups!

 


For Children Entering Grades 6–8

All About Art: Middle School Edition
July 23–27, 2018, 9 a.m.–noon
Experiment with drawing, illustrating, painting, sculpture, and mixed media in this fun-filled week of art inspired by Museum collections and exhibitions. All levels of experience are welcome and all activities will be new.

Express Yourself! Family Activity Day

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EY_FAD_2SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – noon
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: Free for UM Museum Members
$5 per child for non-members

Join us to create mud paintings and folk art sculptures inspired by the newest exhibit of self-taught artists at the UM Museum!
This workshop is designed for families
with children ages 3 and up.

Space is limited.

Click here to download the registration form.

ArtZone • Fall 2018

 

 

Save the date: FALL 2018 ARTZONE registration is online and will begin on August 1st at 6:00 a.m.

The registration link will not be active before that time.

 

Register Here

 

Interested in a spot on the ArtZone van?
(from Oxford School District)

A very limited number of spaces are available. Add the van to your cart at chekout.

The cost of the shuttle is $30 per child (semester fee).

COST: $70 (semester fee) per family
for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$150 (semester fee) per family
for non-members

Pick one day per week:
Tuesday or Wednesday 3:00 – 5:05 p.m.

August 28–November 14, 2018
12 weeks | GRADES K–6
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Register your children for fun-filled sessions of art activities!
The twelve weeks of ArtZone will revolve around the exhibits from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. Students will be inspired by ancient civilizations, modern masterpieces, guest artists, and more.

Space is limited!

 

Email Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu with questions or to apply for a need-based scholarship.

Parent/Guardian Agreement:
By registering your child for ArtZone, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Children must be dressed in clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Students cannot change their ArtZone day during the semester.
  • Students must be picked up by 5:10 P.M.
  • Children must adhere to the rules and discipline policy set by the UM Museum. After 3 notes home, a child will be asked not to return to the program.

African Origins of Basket Weaving Family Activity Day

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012

10:00 A.M. – NOON
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: Free for UM Museum Members
$5 per child for non-members

This fun-filled family workshop (ages 3+) will explore the art of basket weaving
from the new exhibit, Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art. 

Space is limited.

Call the Museum at 662-915-7073 or email esdean@olemiss.edu
to reserve your spot today!

Click here to download the registration form.

Art Zone • Fall 2012

COST: $50 (semester fee) per family
for Museum Members at Family level and above

$130 (semester fee) per family for non-members


Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
| 12 weeks

SEPT. 4 – NOV. 29, 2012
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Each day we will offer two different ArtZone
classes to suit different age groups:
Grades (as of Fall 2012) K-2 or 3-6

Register your children for fun filled sessions of art activities! The twelve weeks of ArtZone will revolve around the exhibits from our permanent collection and traveling exhibitions. Students will be inspired by baskets, photography, paintings, pottery, and folk art. The class schedule of specific lessons will be available in late July. Space is limited! The deadline to register is August 25, 2012.
No refunds will be issued after that date.

Art Zone Fall 2012 lesson plans

Rolland Golden

Be inspired by our Rolland Golden exhibit to paint outdoor scenes

Clementine Hunter

Paint everyday activities like Hunter

Parchman Photos

Learn about taking photographs of everyday life.

Theora Hamblett

Create a seasonal tree collage inspired by Hamblett trees

Marie Hull

Learn about Mississippi artist Marie Hull and experiment with new painting techniques

Grassroots

Learn about African basket weaving techniques from this traveling exhibit

Grassroots (continued)

Learn a second weaving technique inspired by the grassroots exhibit

Leonard Baskin

Be inspired by charcoal drawings of Baskin

Morris Graves

Learn how to create a mixed media piece like Graves

Estelle Faulkner

Learn about William Faulkner’s wife Estelle and create your own painting on canvas

African Adinkra Stamps

Create your own design and print on fabric cloth

Roman Coins

Design your own Roman coins with clay

REGISTER TODAY!

  • Complete and return the registration form
    (available at the Museum or download here)
    and payment (by cash or check) to the front desk.
  • Registration deadline is August 25, 2012;
    no refunds will be issued after this date.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email.

Questions? Contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7028 or esdean@olemiss.edu.

Parent/Guardian Agreement:
By registering your child for ArtZone, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Children must be dressed in clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
  • Children must be in their age-appropriate class.
  • Students cannot change their ArtZone day during the semester.
  • Students must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.

Discipline policy:

If a child is misbehaving, a note will be sent home to the parents. After two notes, the child will be asked to not return to the program.

Summer Camps 2012

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The University Museum is offering nine, week-long summer camps
for children grades 1-8 (as of Fall 2012).

Cost: $85 per week to Museum Members at the Family level and above
$95 per week, per participant for non-members

All supplies and snacks are included in the cost.

Space is limited, so sign up today! Download the form here or come by the museum to get a form. Submit the form and payment to the Museum front desk. You will receive a confirmation email for your enrollment. Contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7028 or esdean@olemiss.edu if you have any questions.

Grades 1-2 or 3-5

Session 1
Grade 1-2 or Grade 3-5
June 11–15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Natural Science, Art, and the Environment
Students will explore Bailey’s Woods, collect specimens, create a field notebook, collect leaves, and make an art journal about the experience

Session 2
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
June 18–22, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chinese Art
Join us for a week-long celebration and exploration of Chinese art. Students will be inspired by our Silk Road exhibit, which features thousands of years of Chinese ceramics. We will make shadow puppets, learn calligraphy, make beautiful paintings, create prints, experiment with clay, and so much more!

Session 3
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
June 25–June 29, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All About Art
Join us for a week-long exploration of various types of art. Students will experiment with painting, printmaking, weaving, hand building with clay, photography, and pastels.

Session 4
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 9–13, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Natural Science, Art, and the Environment
Students will explore Bailey’s Woods, collect specimens, create a field notebook, collect leaves, and make an art journal about the experience.

Session 5
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 16–20, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Chinese Art
Join us for a week-long celebration and exploration of Chinese art. Students will be inspired by our Silk Road exhibit, which features thousands of years of Chinese ceramics. We will make shadow puppets, learn calligraphy, make beautiful paintings, create prints, experiment with clay, and so much more!

Session 6
Grade 1- 2 or Grade 3-5
July 23–27, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All About Art
Join us for a week-long exploration of various types of art. Students will experiment with painting, printmaking, weaving, hand building with clay, photography, and pastels.

Grades 6-8

Session 7
Grades 6-8
June 18–22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3-D Transformations
Students will create sculptures inspired by famous works of art in the UM Museum collection and beyond! They will experiment with wire, recycled materials, clay and more!

Session 8
Grades 6-8
July 9–13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Watercolor and Acrylic Painting
Students will explore a variety of subject matter while working in the art studio and en plein air (in the open air). They will learn about color mixing, wet and dry brush techniques, shading, and composition while creating original paintings. They will experiment with a variety of techniques on paper and canvas.

Session 9
Grades 6-8
July 23–27, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drawing and Illustrating
Students will develop new drawing skills while working from photographs, still life objects, and from their imaginations. Students will explore both wet and dry media as they create a series of original works of art using pen and ink, chalk pastels, oil pastels, pencils, charcoal, and ink.

Traveling Trunks: Grades K-12

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Bring the UM Museum to your classroom today!

The University of Mississippi Museum is proud to offer a free Traveling Trunk program that brings the art, history, and culture of the museum to your classroom or organization.

Our presenters will travel within a one-hour radius of Oxford to present the trunks, or teachers may check the trunks out themselves for up to two weeks of use. Each trunk provides lessons that meet current grade-specific standards, educational objects or images, and artistic materials to enrich classroom studies.

Trunk lessons will contain the following:

  1. A Thematic Introduction
  2. Materials and Instructions for a Visual Arts Component
  3. A Language Arts Component
  4. A Social Studies or History Component

Available Trunks:

African Art

Ancient Greece

Chinese Art

Faulkner’s Rowan Oak (high school)

Folk Art
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council

Lowcountry Basket Weaving
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Arts Commission 

Native Americans of Mississippi

Theora Hamblett

Walter Anderson

Click here to learn about our Traveling Trunk policies.

To get started, complete a trunk request form today!

Trunk Request

 

Questions? Contact the Curator of Education, Emily McCauley, at 662-915-7205 or esdean@olemiss.edu

Chinese New Year Family Activity Day

February 4, 2012
Come anytime between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

COST: $8 per child for UM Museum members at the Family Level and above

$12 PER PARTICIPANT FOR NON-MEMBERS

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at our come-and-go Family Activity Day! Children and their parents will make puppets for a Chinese Lion Dance and learn about the significance of colors by making traditional Chinese snacks. There will also be tours available of our On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce exhibit.

Space is limited so you must pre-register by contacting Sarah Story
at sestory@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7205.