Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guest Blogger: Angie King

At The Museum: Jump into Fall Classes at the Museum


In September, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will start fall off right with some great art classes for everyone in the family. Beginning on September 8, After School Art Lessons will be offered every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. through November 10 in the Museum Annex. This ten-week class will introduce children in K5 through sixth grade to different kinds of artistic media, from paint to clay to metal embossing. Each child will take home a new project each week. The class costs $90 for Museum members and $120 for non-members. Call the Museum now to reserve your child’s spot at (601) 649.6374.

If your child wants to get messy and have fun, sign them up for our Kids’ Pottery Class on Tuesdays in September. The class will meet in the Carriage House Studio on Seventh Street beginning Tuesday, September 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Children in K5 through sixth grade will learn to create beautiful works of art in clay with hand building techniques and on the potter’s wheel. This class costs $35 for Museum members and $45 for non-members. Reservations are required so call today as this class fills up quickly!

Home School Fridays have begun again for the fall. This is a free, drop-in class that takes place in the Museum annex from 1 - 4 p.m. Once a month for home-schooled students in any grade. Each month participants can make a different art project and take it home. Come and create great artwork while meeting new friends. Fall dates for Home School Fridays will be September 24, October 22, and November 19. Reservations are not required - just come and have fun.

For adults, we offer an opportunity to make a unique piece of jewelry in Jennifer Myrick’s Precious Metal Clay Jewelry Class. The class will be held Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. Until 2 p.m. In the Carriage House Studio. Ms. Myrick is a local jewelry artist who makes her own creations from scratch. She will teach participants how to use precious metal clay to make totally unique pieces. Each participant will walk away with at least one finished piece. A light lunch will be provided with the class. The cost is $50 for Museum members and $60 for non-members. Call to reserve your space. For more information on this class, or on any of our great educational programs, please check out the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art website at or call the Museum at (601) 649.6374.

Angie King is the Education Outreach Coordinator at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

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