OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum is launching a new after-school program for students in grades 6-12. One Friday a month, the museum will offer a workshop featuring a mashup of two different artists or styles into one fun project that allows students to explore new media, techniques and forms of art.
These workshops are led by a team of university students eager to work with younger students as they explore their creativity. To add to the fun, museum workers will play music and make milkshakes as a delicious after-school treat as participants create their own works of art.
“We know as kids reach the middle school and teen years their schedules get packed with different activities and commitments, so we wanted to offer an easy, registration-free opportunity for teens to explore their artistic voices and experience the museum in new ways,” said Emily Dean, the museum’s curator of education.
The workshops will be held this semester from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21. The cost for each workshop is $10 per participant, which includes milkshakes and art materials for the projects. Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited, so participants are encouraged to contact Dean at email@example.com to reserve a space.
The University Museum, which is celebrating 75 years of exhibition and service to the community, is at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. For more information, visit http://museum.olemiss.edu or contact Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-915-7073.