Each summer, the Mississippi Craft Center hosts multiple sessions of Creative Craft Camp to introduce children to the joy of making things with their hands. Expert members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi immerse your child into a fun, creative, and hands-on experience, teaching them the techniques and history of their craft through creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art to take home and cherish for years to come.
Monday, July 16- Friday, July 20 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Being young is all about exploration. At this age, children are exploring their interests in the clothes they wear, the foods they eat, and the shows they watch on TV. As any parent can tell you, one day their child may be on their way to becoming an astronaut and the next day a painter.
With our Sampler Camps, your child is free to explore his or her artistic side with the help of some of the Guild's fine craftsmen. Campers spend five days, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, creating wonderful crafts spanning our vast array of mediums all under the instruction of a specialized craftsman, diving into different mediums each day.
On the final day of camp, we give your child the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the star of their very own art show right here in our very own guild hall complete with a full reception. Parents and their children can take a stroll and admire the hard work and creativity of all of the campers. Let your child come explore with us!
Call us at 601-856-7546 (ask for Sheri) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your child's spot!
Summer Class Offerings
Children age 10+ and adults are invited to take advantage
of these class offerings. A few classes are restricted for 13 and above:
Pottery - June 11-14
Pottery Glazing - June 18-20
Blacksmithing† with Lyle Wynn- June 11-19
Enameling with Dana Finimore - June 19 & 20
Stained Glass† with Jenny Thomas- June 23-26
Blacksmithing† with Lyle Wynn- July 9 - 12
Mosaics with Corley Marsalis - July 9-13
Basic Woodturning‡ with Sammy Long- July 16-19
† - Classes marked with this symbol are for ages 13+. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
Each summer, the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi and the Mississippi Craft Center team up with Operation Shoestring, a non-profit outreach program located in Jackson, to bring inner-city children who may not have access to art supplies the opportunity to create something magnificent. We spend a week taking them through a camp experience in which they complete one or two crafts a day all under the instruction of an expert craftsman. To read more about Operation Shoestring and their wonderful mission to help educate and inspire the children of Jackson, click here to view their website.