Brushstrokes and Bellinis

Brushstrokes and Bellinis

3/4/2017 3:00 PM

$48 per person

Saturday , March 4th 3 pm to 6 pm

This is a three hour guided art class where students are provided a lined canvas and all creative materials needed to complete a personal painting. Compositions will be pre-determined for each event hosted. Students will be introduced to some of the principles of painting in an experimental and fun way. One may learn to harness basic components of painting such as the fundamentals of color mixing, paint application, and brush work. The guided class is for those who wish to explore their creativity through painting, whether they are a beginner or an intermediate. Participants will learn to paint while using one of Walter Anderson’s own masterpieces as inspiration! The image to the left is what we created in January's class.

 Batik and Block Printing - Fusing Art Forms and Linking Artists

Batik and Block Printing - Fusing Art Forms and Linking Artists

3/10/2017 7:00 AM

The Grand Bay NERR & the Walter Anderson Museum Present: $125 per Person | Registration ends March 6th The instructor for the batik class is Grand Bay NERR, Director, Dr. Ayesha Gray. In addition to being the manager of the Reserve, Ayesha is also an artist and has a website called Her objective is to make "art with inspiration from the natural world" and to inspire artists to do the same. Block printing will be taught by Heather Rumfelt, Education Director from the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Heather is a professional artist and teacher, instructing students ranging in age and demographic. She specializes in the art of block printing, jewelry making, and painting.

We will explore the Grand Bay NERR landscape and habitats, find inspiration, and create images inspired by nature. The workshop will focus on these two different, but complimentary, art techniques. Artists have the option of immersing themselves in the surroundings by staying two nights in the Grand Bay NERR dorms ($15/night, cost not included in workshop fee). Art results may consist of block prints or batiks, or students may be inspired to combine the two into their final pieces. All supplies will be provided. We will ask artists to consider donating a piece of art to the Grand Bay NERR for public display.

Friday, March 10th
7:30 am – 8:00 am Check in for Dorm Attendees
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast/ Introduction and Greetings (Continental provided by WAMA)/ Check in non/dorm attendees
8:30 am – 10:30 am Optional Kayaking tour/ those that don’t participate may choose to walk around the grounds and sketch
10:30 am - noon Inspirational walk/tour through the pine savannah
Noon – 1:00 pm Brown bag lunch (bring your own)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Block Printing Class
5:30 until 7:00 pm Dinner (community cookout, bring an item to throw on the grill or heat up in the oven)

Saturday, March 11th
8:00 am – 9:00 am Working, continental breakfast (Provided by WAMA)
What is batik? How will we fuse Batik and Block Printing?
9:00 am – 11:00 am Sketching session/ morning walk
11:00 am - noon Lunch provided by WAMA
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Finish sketches, mount fabric over finished sketch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Wax design
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Paint designs (add stamps if desired)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Rest, relax, or finish work for the day
6:00 pm until We will take a 15 passenger van to “Jacks on the Tracks” for a dutch dinner.

Sunday, March 12th
8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast (Continental provided by WAMA)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Painting touch ups, MINOR DETAILS ONLY!
9:00 am – 11:00 am Wax over painted portions of design
11:00 am – noon Choose color, prepare dye bath, add pieces to dye bath
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch (Provided by WAMA)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Finish dye process, rinse, iron, (add stamps if desired at this stage), and hang completed pieces Photograph pieces and group photo

Things you will need to bring:
If you spend the night:
• Linens for an extra-long twin bed or a sleeping bag
• Pillow
• Towel
• Toiletries
Lunch for Friday and Saturday
Contribution for Friday night Potluck
Weather appropriate clothing for outdoors and closed toed shoes
Hats and sunglasses
Bug repellant and sunscreen
Water bottle
Things you may want to bring:
Your own drawing materials
Snacks to share in the evening
A libation other than water, sweet/unsweet tea, juice or coffee (alcohol may not be consumed at the NERR until after 5 pm)
We will be cooking out and sharing a meal on Friday evening. Please let me know ahead of time what you will be bringing to contribute.

Direction to Grand Bay NERR:

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A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

3/23/2017 6:00 PM

Inspired by the 1902 Sci-fi Classic “A Trip to the Moon” The Walter Anderson Museum of Art will be hosting a pop-up art exhibition of the same name. The museum has been hosting these themed pop-up shows three years with the goals of growing museum membership, new faces into the museum as-well-as giving local artists the opportunity to show their work in our beautiful museum. “A Trip to the Moon” will feature art from all media. Local artists will enter pieces including film, sculpture, paintings, and photographs based on themes and characters from the early years of both the sci-fi and fantasy genres. The event will feature themed appetizers and cocktails, as well as a silent auction featuring items inspired by works from the era.

Cost will be $10 for non-members, $5 for current members, and free to new members.


Tickets can be purchased at the Museum or by calling 228-875-3164

Advanced Block Printing Workshop

Advanced Block Printing Workshop

4/15/2017 10:00 AM

Cost is $75 | Ages 18+ | BYOB

Saturday, April 15th 10 am - 4 pm

Due to popular demand, we are now offering an advanced block printing class. Join us for a day of fun, creating, and socializing in our beautiful galleries! Although beginners are always welcome, I encourage those interested to do a little research before signing up. We will create two separate blocks using the same image. Each block will be cut to print different colors of that particular image. It is very important that you have an idea and sketches of the image you would like to work with. We will carve and print the first block before breaking for lunch. After lunch we will return to carve our second block and print on top of our previous prints. Each participant will pull 5 prints using a variety of papers and inks. Participants may bring their breakfast/brunch to eat while working.

Our classes sell out months in advance, so be sure to book your spot early! Because class size is limited, spots must be paid for at time of reservation.

Call 872-3164 or email to reserve your spot

The Very Hungry Art Show

The Very Hungry Art Show

4/16/2017 12:00 PM

April 16th, 2017
Noon - 3pm
All artist under the age of 18
All work must be inspired by the work of Eric Carle
$5 suggested donation
Costumes Strongly Encouraged

Horn Island Expedition

Horn Island Expedition

4/29/2017 7:00 AM

$245 per Person |April 29th, 30th, & May 1st| Registration ends April 25th

Horn Island is a beautiful wilderness area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. On it, Walter Anderson sought refuge from the world, wrote, and made paintings and drawings of the fantastic plants and animals he found there. WAMA is preparing another trip to take 18 people on an exclusive 3 day, 2 night retreat to this beautiful and inspiring place. We had such a wonderful experience last May that we have decided to do it again. Grab your fishing poles, tents, and art supplies and join us!!

-The "Skipper" at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor will board us at 7:00 am on April 29th.

-WAMA will provide sandwiches, potato chips, and tea upon arrival to the island and once all of the gear is in place. (around 11:30)
-John Anderson (Walter's son) will be there to guide us, giving us a more personal experience.

-Saturday will be wide open for island fun and production of art work.

-Participants will need to pack their own camping gear, art supplies, and food (Lunch for Sat. and Sun. and dinner for Fri. and Sat.).

-Wama will provide water for the entire trip (you must carry your portion), coffee in the mornings, and a goody bag packed full of breakfast and snack items.

-The "Skipper" will pick us up from the island on Sunday around 1 pm.

-Wama, with the help of Bayview Gourmet, will provide a late lunch on the return excursion.

We will be sending out specific emails to registrants regarding what to expect and pack, with plenty of tips and tricks.

Please contact Heather Rumfelt at (228) 872-3164 ext.110 or to reserve your spot.

Second Annual Performance of Luther Dickinson's Music Inspired by Walter Anderson's

Second Annual Performance of Luther Dickinson's Music Inspired by Walter Anderson's "Seven Climates of Ocean Springs"

5/7/2017 6:00 PM

Sunday, May 7th, 6:30 pm

WAMA is proud to welcome back Luther Dickinson for his second annual performance! Last year's event was truly a "you had to be there moment" and this year promises to be even better. Luther will again be joined by iconic New Orleans drummer Johnny "V" Vidacovich as well as renowned jazz keyboardist John Medski of Martin Medeski and Wood.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 20th. We will have a limited amount of seated tickets available for $60 and standing only tickets will be $50.

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