Learn Something New
We are adding workshops and classes to our website all of the time! If you see a class which interests you and you have a group together, please let us know, we regularly schedule private lessons, small group classes and are able to work with students to create a creative experience.
Classes, Workshops and Camps
Mississippi School of Folk Arts Clay Center is a full service studio available to Pottery Members 24/7 to create both in hand building and on our pottery wheels. A service clay center, we offer classes and workshops taught by both local potters and traveling instructors.
Children's weekly classes, weekend fun sessions and camps are all a part of creativity in our studios. Beginning with age PreK 4 through high school, we aim to introduce children to a variety of art forms, artists, and techniques through our hands' on art programming.
finding yourself short on time or wanting to be introduced to something new without a big time commitment? We offer a wide selection of one day classes, evening classes, and daytime classes from two to six hours for you to try something new.
We offer both intensive weekend workshops with traveling instructors to broaden your skills and open your eyes to new techniques and weekly classes for those wishing to learn more about different media as well as short two hour sessions both guided and simply open studio times for those interested in painting.
For those interested in DIY home projects, we offer classes in furniture painting techniques that can be used on cabinets, walls and other surfaces as well. We use high quality Jolie Home paint to teach these techniques. Custom furniture painting is also available through our instructors.
We work with corporate groups, wedding parties, children's birthday parties, family reunions, conventions, tours, and other groups to create a memorable meaningful way to spend time together.
Our pottery studios are fully equipped for both hand building and wheel throwing. We offer monthly memberships for those wishing to be more involved than during one of our weekly classes or intensive workshops. We offer classes for the complete beginner to the advanced potter wishing to expand their knowledge of clay.
Whether you are new to painting or are a master, we bring in artists to teach a broad range of painting techniques and styles. Weekly classes and intensive workshops are offered as well as drop in sessions where you can try out a new technique for a fun evening or afternoon out.
Do you have a piece of furniture that could use some refreshing? Join us in our studios for one and two day workshops to transform everything furniture into something new and fresh for your house or office. After much trial and error, we have found that Jolie Home paints are our favorite and use these in our workshops.
If you've been looking for a way to learn something new but aren't quite sure about how much time you have to commit to a new hobby, join us for a short course. Designed to introduce students to something new, these classes and workshops meet from two hours to a full day and are offered in many different techniques for the creatively curious!
Do you have a milestone event to celebrate? A child's birthday, wedding or a family reunion and wish to make it special? We will work with you to create a day of fun for everyone involved! We also offer team building and corporate events. Many of the class and workshop offerings we have can be customized for private groups and events. Contact us to arrange your event.
We are currently building our printmaking studios. Beginning with offering courses in woodcarving, linoleum printing, stamp making we hope to expand our printmaking studio to comprise screen printing and a large press for more options for a wider range of printmaking.
Health and safety are important to Mississippi School of Folk Arts.
At this time, we require masks for all those participating in workshops, classes and other studio events. We have made investments in equipment to help create a safe healthy environment to allow for adequate social distancing during classes. We ask that those who have recently been exposed to Covid-19 or who are not feeling healthy to not participate in our workshops and events. We will work with you in order to provide the safest environment for our students, instructors, volunteers and administrative workers. Thank you for following this protocol.
Cancellations prior to two weeks before start date of workshop can either have tuition transferred fully to another course offered by MSFA or a refund of 90% of tuition will be granted to registrants. For cancellations within two weeks of beginning of course, 50% of tuition may either be transferred to another MSFA course or refunded. For cancellations within a week of course, tuition will not be refunded nor transferred to another course.
Photos above with maskless students were taken prior to March of 2020.