209 FRANKLIN STREET NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
Stop by our fabulous location to see our studio classrooms. We have two large, light filled spaces dedicated to creative learning. 209 Franklin St has been a creative location in Natchez for over a decade, housing the pottery studios of Conner Burns. The new Burns Pottery is currently being constructed on the property, adding to the overall creative atmosphere on Franklin Street. Mississippi School of Folk Arts also provides artist studios for local artists to rent. These are located at 101 Clifton Ave along the Mississippi River. To inquire about renting one of these incredible studios, please contact us. If you have questions about any of our classes or events, please call 601-493-4242 so we can help you.
Traditional Arts in Mississippi
Mississippi School of Folk Arts is a 501c3 non-profit organization bringing together like minded creative thinking people in an environment where the traditional arts are celebrated. Mississippi has a rich heritage of craftsmen and artisans and we are celebrating that history with hands on workshops, team building events, exhibitions and studio space for artists. We provide an environment where everyone can have the opportunity to touch the past by using the tools and materials of generations of artists and craftsmen, preserving the arts in the process.
We are located in beautiful Natchez, Mississippi, on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Our classes are held in several locations throughout the area. Our central location, 209 Franklin St. in downtown Natchez, offers most of our courses. The Pottery Studios of Mississippi School of Folk Arts is located at 101 Clifton Avenue. This facility houses a complete clay studio, two classrooms, private pottery and other art studios and full equipment for pottery studio member use.
Currently, classes are offered in oil painting, acrylic painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, dyeing and textile arts, pottery and clay arts, and jewelry making. To learn more and stay up to date with our schedule, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be on our mailing list. We also list all of our classes on our Class page.
MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF FOLK ARTS WELCOMES YOU
What is a Folk School?
Art is everywhere you look. From the beauty of a turned railing on a porch to an old master oil painting, we're surrounded by beautiful things. Mississippi School of Folk Arts encourages people to take a closer look at those beautiful things around us and think a bit about how they were made. We encourage curiosity.
Located in beautiful downtown Natchez, MSFA has two main classrooms located in a wonderfully light filled space at 209 Franklin Street. This location also houses the pottery studios of Conner Burns and Crafted Gallery and Art Supply. It is a location fueled by creativity.
MSFA also provides artist studios for rent. These are located at 101 Clifton Ave, in a mid-century building which houses an architectural firm and The Mississippi School of Folk Arts Pottery Studios.
Classes are held for several hours for those visiting Natchez or the local residents who would like to come in for a short creative evening up to several days for those who wish to immerse themselves in a new skill. Courses are offered in painting, textiles, pottery, dyeing, jewelry, woodworking, basketry and more traditional art forms. Our hope is that you leave Natchez with a renewed sense of excitement for those little bits of beauty around you.
Education is the core of Mississippi School of Folk Arts. We believe that by placing tools in your hands, you can change your world.
We offer intensive workshops as well as ongoing classes which meet both monthly and weekly.
We reach out to the residents and visitors of Natchez through outreach programs and demonstrations during local events.
Mississippi School of Folk Arts depends on the community volunteers who help us in everything from accounting to helping hands on at events.
Bring your gifts and help us make a difference in the lives of those who want to expand their worlds through creative experiences.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARTWORK
Postcard Art, Tempera and Ink on Cardboard, Paul Sullivan, Natchez MS
Activities Painting, Pottery and Fabric, Sarah Freeman, Natchez