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Tougaloo Art Colony Hot Arts

From our friends at Tougaloo Art Colony.


Drawing Tips from the Masters • Robert Carter – New York, NY

Learn rendering and modeling techniques used by Renaissance Masters. The ultimate intent is to infuse master techniques into your own personal style and creativity. Live model will be included in at least one session.

More Than a Square Box • Kristin Ford Byrd – Ocean Springs, MS

Fun! Whimsical! Hand building boxes, but not your ordinary square shape. Explore stacked, cut and paddled shapes to make new forms. Lots of texture and carving will be emphasized. Bring your creative mind and explore new ideas. Demos packed with information! Take home bisque fired pieces.

The Transferred Image • Ann Johnson – TX

The transferred Image is a mixed media workshop emphasizing experimental transfer and printmaking techniques, such as: intaglio relief, intaglio a la poupee (ink over ink), encaustic image and gel transfers. Students will end the session with a handmade book/portfolio of unique experimental prints.

Mega Painting Workshop Team • Lionel Lofton/Andrew Thompson – TX

Create textural variety with a range of mixed media techniques. Acrylic paint will be used as the foundation and other media will be combined to create varied surface qualities and contrasting layers. Techniques will include impasto, sgraffito, wax resist, granular materials, dried acrylic paint, and etcetera to create many mixed media paintings

Pastel Painting • Mario Robinson – NY

Step by step process of creating professional portraits using soft pastels. Bring photos and reference of a person (preferably drawn prior to class)

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Tougaloo College, P.O. Box 578, Tougaloo, MS 39174

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.