Fantastical Beasts: Drawing Animals with Kaitlyn Amanor

Posted on: April 27th, 2023

June 1, 2023 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
3 hour workshop
Ages 5+
Members $10 / Non-Members $20

Come join us for a 3 hour family fun drawing class where we will explore a variety of drawing materials such as chalk and oil pastels, watercolor pencils and more! Our inspiration for our artwork is Biloxi native Dusti Bonge’s Fantastic Beast watercolor painting. Create your own Fantastical Beast through guided drawing strategies for every age of learner, no art experience required!

Handbuilt Clay Plate with Decorative Carving With Lana Hall

Posted on: April 27th, 2023

June 1 & 2
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Members: $10/Non-members: $20
Ages 6+

Come join us for a fun two-day project class on the method of sgraffito. Instructor and ceramic artist Lana Hall will guide you through the process of hand-building functional plates, application of underglaze and glazes, creating effective composition, all while mastering the best mark-making, and exploring your creativity. The class could be a wonderful opportunity for spending quality time and creating a memory for families with children ages 6+, so no prior experience is needed.

Mirror, Mirror, Monoprinting with Kaitlyn Amanor

Posted on: April 27th, 2023

June 29, 2023 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 5+
Members $10 / Non-Members $20



Join us for a 3 hour family fun printmaking class! We will study the artistic process of monoprinting by creating a series of abstract, nature, self-portraits, and animal prints. Monoprints are great ways for artists to create unique pieces of art. Using mirrors, gel plates, paint and more we will explore the art of monoprinting in a variety of ways leaving you several pieces of unique artwork to take home.


Family Art

Posted on: August 1st, 2022

Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27 & May 25
1 – 3 pm
$5 members per child per session | $10 non-members per child per session

This class is for families to create together. Each month will feature a different art medium with a project tied to the MMofA collection. Parents are encouraged to stay and create with their families. Suitable for homeschool families.

January: Painting
February: Clay
March: Weaving
April: Drawing
May: Batik


Some seats will be open for walk-ins, but those are available on a first come, first serve basis.

This class was originally promoted as Homeschool Art.

Summer Art Camps

Posted on: March 8th, 2023

MMofA’s art camps offer in-depth art knowledge with fun hands-on art activities for ages 5 – 16. Taught by trained art professionals, each class is customized by age group to explore concepts relating to the elements and principles of art, famous artists, and the MMofA museum collection. Tours in the galleries — including FOR CHILDREN: The Elements of Art & Design and Fantastical Forest — enhance students’ understanding and allow for fun interactive experiences.

All camps will run Monday through Friday with the exception of June 20-23, which falls on Juneteenth. To fit into your busy summer schedule, campers can register for the morning session (9 a.m. – noon), the afternoon session (1 – 4 p.m.), or the full-day session (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

Ages 5 – 7
WEEK 1: June 5 – 9
AM session:
Learning the Elements of Art
with Terri Baker
PM session:
All Things Wild and Wonderful
with Katie Mattingly

WEEK 2: July 10 – 14
AM session:
Little Critters
with Svetlana Hall
PM session:
Led by Monica Beasley

Ages 8 – 11
WEEK 1: June 12 – 16
AM session:
Fiber Arts: Weaving & Felt Sewing
with Chloe Crosby
PM session:
Elements of Art with Stephanie Bromley

WEEK 2: July 17 – 21
AM session:
Meet the Masters
with Carren Quinn
PM session:
Mixed Media Art with Collage & Origami with Chloe Crosby

Ages 12+
WEEK 1: June 20 – 23*
AM session:
Fun with Crochet
with Chloe Crosby
PM session:
Batik + Encaustic
with Angie King and Kaitlyn Amanor

WEEK 2: July 24 – 28
AM session:
The Many Arts of Asia
with Carol Wiggins
PM session:
Fun in Clay and Mixed Media
with Anne Carr

MMofA MEMBERS:** $125 half-day   |   $250 full-day
** – To receive the member rate, membership must be Family Membership level or higher
NON-MEMBERS: $175 half-day   |   $350 full-day

* – Due to the shortened schedule of this week’s camp, this class will have a reduced rate of
MMofA MEMBERS:** $100 half-day   |   $200 full-day

** – To receive the member rate, membership must be Family Membership level or higher

NON-MEMBERS: $140 half-day   |   $280 full-day


While we welcome the opportunity to accommodate students with special needs, we reserve the right to make decisions on whether or not we can reasonably accommodate any student’s needs. For more information about our rules, please consult our handbook.

To stay informed about MMofA’s upcoming kids classes, please sign up for our mailing list.

Teen Painting

Posted on: February 7th, 2023

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11  (6-week course) 

$100 members | $115 non-members
4-6 p.m.
Ages 12+

This class introduces students to watercolor painting, acrylic painting and oil painting basics. We will dive into color theory, portraiture, landscape art and still life with a variety of painting materials. Students will explore grisaille painting, glazing, and resist techniques as well as different approaches to painting, such as Alla Prima and en Plein Air. Students will learn how to build a canvas frame, and stretch and prime their own canvases for their artwork.

Students should bring a photo reference of something they would like to paint. In this course, students will learn to paint from life, from a reference, and explore conceptual versus perceptual art.

*All supplies are included