Mini Masters

SPRING 2012: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

$30 (semester fee) per child for members at the family level and above

$40 (semester fee) per child for non-members

1. February 8:

Create a Greek vase using crayon and tempera paint.

2. February 22

Create a folk art sculpture out of clay.

3. March 7:

Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe and create your own 3-D flowers.

4. March 21:

Design and decorate your own kite.

5. April 11:

Learn how to write your name in Chinese characters with ink and a bamboo brush.

6. April 25:

Make your own folk art painting on plexiglass.

7. May 2:

Explore On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese ceramics, culture, and
commerce and create a dragon puppet.

8. May 16:

Collect leaves in Bailey’s Woods and create leaf prints.

Click here to download the registration form.

Art Zone Class Exhibition Reception

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011

5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

The University of Mississippi Museum

Bring your family for a reception honoring the Fall 2011 ArtZone students. Student work will be exhibited in the museum. Refreshments will be served.

Questions should be sent to Sarah Story at sestory@olemiss.edu.com or telephone the museum education department at 662.915.7205.

Snowflake Bentley Activity Day!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$8 per child for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$12 per participant for non-members

Drop off your kids for a fun-filled session of holiday gift-making! We will learn about the artist Snowflake Bentley and visit the Ford Center gingerbread house display.

Questions: email or call Sarah Story at sestory@olemiss.edu.com/662.915.7205.

Click here to download the registration form.

Art Zone class schedule • Spring 2012

Register your child(ren) for a fun-filled session of gift-making and art activities for kids ages 5-12. Reservations are required. Each week children will learn a new way to make art pertaining to exhibits at the museum.

Also, every other week children will learn how to make creative, healthy snacks! Fifteen children per class.

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 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

12 weeks | Feb. 7 – May 3

The University of Mississippi Museum

 

Chinese Calligraphy

Children will experience the art and culture of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese ink painting through watercolor painting and Chinese instrumental music.

Life in Ancient Greece

Children will gain insight into Greek culture by creating and painting mythological characters.

Chinese Shadow Puppets

Children will learn how to make Chinese puppets. The older group will present a puppet show to the younger group.

Chinese instruments

Children will learn about Chinese instruments and make their own Chinese rattle drum.

Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing

Students will learn about Japanese culture through this printmaking tradition. 

Tomb figure of a Horse

Students study the importance of horses in ancient cultures. They will learn how to write a five-sense poem and make their own horse figurine.

African Art

Children will look at the Senufo carvings on doors in our exhibit and design their own door.

Folk Art from the Ferris collection

Children will study the Folk Art exhibit and make their own collage on wood inspired by Sulton Rogers.

Folk Art from the Ferris collection

Children will study the Folk Art exhibit and Make their own soap carving with Popsicle sticks inspired by Luster Willis.

Decorative Fans

Children will learn about the decorative fans in our collection and create their own. 

African Mask

Children will learn about the African Art Exhibit and make an African Mask collage with seeds, construction paper, and beads.

Egypt

Children will learn how to draw Egyptian figures.

REGISTER TODAY!

  • Complete and return the registration form (available at the Museum or download here) and pay a registration fee by cash or check.
  • Registration deadline is December 9th
  • You will receive a confirmation by email

Questions? Contact Sarah Story at 662.915.7205 or sestory@olemiss.edu.

John Alexander Family Activity Day!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011

10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon.

$8 per child to Museum Members at the Family level and above

$12 per participant for non-members

Drop off your kids at 10:00 a.m. to create a gulf coast animal painting inspired by John Alexander! Join them from 11:30- noon and bring comfortable clothes for a family yoga session led by Betsey Banner of Blue Laurel Yoga. Space is limited so come by the museum and sign up at the front desk today!

Questions: email or call Sarah Story at sestory@olemiss.edu.com/662.915.7205.

Click here to download the registration form.

Summer Camps 2012

SummerCamp Graphic

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 Sarah Story 662.915.7073 or sestory@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.

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Bring Your Class to the Museum


Schedule your class for a tour of the exhibits

Customized for your grade level

Bring your class for a tour and activity at the University Museum
and discover the upcoming exhibitions for Fall 2017.

In addition to the permanent collections on display of Greek and Roman Antiquities, 19th Century Scientific Instruments, Theora Hamblett Paintings and American Art, the Museum will feature several new free special exhibitions this fall.

Unwritten Memoir
August 22–December 9, 2017

Fault Lines
October 3, 2017–February 3, 2018

The Museum Education Staff will be happy to work with you to create a tour that provides a meaningful experience and matches with your curriculum frameworks.

Follow your museum visit with an art activity in the museum classroom, led by our education staff (cost: $1 per student), available for grades K-6 for groups of 30 or less. Activities for grades 7-12 can be customized through consultation with our Curator of Education. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Further activities can be coordinated with the loan of a free Traveling Trunk from the Museum.

The University of Mississippi Museum is located at the corner of University Avenue and 5th Street in Oxford and is open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.

To get started, complete a tour request today!

Tour Request

 

Art Zone class schedule • Fall 2011

Register your child(ren) for a fun-filled session of gift-making and art activities for kids ages 5-12. Reservations are required. Each week children will learn a new way to make art pertaining to exhibits at the museum.
Also, every other week children will learn how to make creative, healthy snacks! Fifteen children per class.

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 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
13 weeks | Aug. 30 – Dec. 1

The University of Mississippi Museum 

John Alexander: Animal as Self Portrait

Children will create a self-portrait of themselves as animals inspired by John Alexander’s Sasquatch painting and write about why they picked that animal.

Egyptian art

Students will make a cartouch by carving hieroglyphs into plaster.

Ethnographic Exhibit: African instruments

Learn about different African instruments and make your own drum!

Baileys woods

Collect leaves and learn how to compose colorful leaf rubbings.

Walter Anderson: Pen and Ink

Explore the Walter Anderson Exhibit and learn how to use
Ink and quill pens to make drawings of the natural world.

Walter Anderson: Patterns

Learn about the Patterns and Rhythms in his motifs.
Make your own print block on a fabric wall hanging.

Walter Anderson: Illustrations

Read the Robinson cat story and illustrate a story based in the style of Walter Anderson. Children will visit the J.D. Williams Library to see more of Walter Anderson’s illustrations.

Greek mosaic

Study the mosaics in our Greek collection of the floors from
houses in the city-state of Olynthus, make your own mosaic
with plaster and remnant tiles.

Faulkner’s Geographies

Document your own Oxford story as you ride the
Double Decker bus around town.

Halloween week

Write a ghost story at Walton Young House around Halloween. Make Halloween decorations.

Vegetable printing

Farmers will talk about growing food and children
will learn how to make prints with vegetables.

Folk Art

Students will study Hex signs from the Pennsylvania
Dutch Country and design their own.

Japanese printing

Learn how to do fish printing and make fish wind socks.

REGISTER TODAY!

  • Complete and return the registration form (available at the Museum or download here) and pay a registration fee by cash or check.
  • Registration deadline is August 15th
  • You will receive a confirmation by email

Questions? Contact Sarah Story at 662.915.7205 or sestory@olemiss.edu.