Art Colony 2013


Download the Brochure for Tougaloo Hot Art Colony 2010

This year is Tougaloo College’s 14th Summer Art Colony and we are ready for more HOT ART!

The dates are July 11-16, 2010.

This year the line up includes:

printmaking class

Relief Printmaking • Sam Burston – Georgia

Participants in this workshop will experience the exciting, versatile and astounding capabilities of linoleum block printing.


oil painting class

Oil Painting • Pat Walker Fields – Mississippi

Problem solving in painting from life will be addressed in this workshop. Great emphasis will be placed on proper observations and accurate values. Lecture, critiques and demonstrations will be daily. Pat explores the importance of design, value control, color control, edges, and paint quality.


mural making class

Mural Painting for Teens • Rik Freeman – Georgia

Teens of all ages (13 – 90teen) can learn the art of creating murals with Rik Freeman.Participants in this workshop will discover what it takes to create a mural from start to finish with the expert guidance of narrative painter Rik Freeman.


business of art class

Designing & Creating an Artist’s Web Site • Sarajane Helm – Colorado

A versatile and creative artist, Sarajane will help you design and publish a web-site that best reflects you and your gifts.
Bring your own lap-top, air card, and digital file of your works (visual artists, literary artists, musicians, etc). You will soon be in the business of promoting what you do. This class will also utilize the book The Business of Professional Art by Sarajane Helm.


pottery class

Pottery Winnie’s Way • Winnie Owens Hart – Virginia

When does a vessel become a comfort zone?
Participants will not only learn the answer to that question in this workshop, they will also create their own vessel sanctuaries under the expert guidance and demonstrations of Winnie Owens Hart.


digital art class

More Digital Dreams: The Layers • Carmen Hathaway – Canada

Delve deeper still into your dream…come explore layering and myriad techniques to illustrate depth, dimension and pure magic of your personal vision. Working knowledge of computer functions necessary — the intuitive interface of the imaging software used will excite your imagination.


Click here to download the brochure


The line up of classes for Tougaloo College Summer Art Colony 2009 has been announced and you can now download the brochure and sign up!

Participants will create one-time impressions monotypes using a variety of
methods, which will include Plexiglas transfers as well as other surfaces.
Under the expert guidance of Davila, the participants will develop a series
of prints.

Art in the Surreal • frank robinson jr.
Robinson transforms the lowest of objects; soda can tabs, broken mirrors,
buttons, lost jewelry, and many other tossed-aside objects and elevates
them to urban artifacts. Participant will be intrigued and completely
amazed at the recyclable potential of objects as they become a part of
the surreal world of art

Classey Classic Clay • Charles Smith
Participants in this workshop will explore technical aspects of clay, glazes,
and surface treatment while manipulating the clay and employing
“unimaginable possibilities”. Smith will demonstrate the techniques that
helped to contribute to his exhibit “Uncommon Beauty in Common

FROM THE SPIRIT II • Arlington Weithers
Returns by popular demand to ignite new fires in the creative spirit.
New York Artist Arlington Weithers’ personal faith and faith in the
transformative possibilities of art will have participants in this workshop
experiencing a new understanding of the acrylic medium as a connection
is made between form, structure, and painterly freedom.


Owens Health and Wellness Center
An exciting children’s art camp led by Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson
RAW KIDS goal is to nurture creative minds by allowing children
to produce cool and exciting art projects. Three days of art making
and an exhibit on the Fourth Day.

Ms. Minnie Watson • Tougaloo Art Colony • P.O. Box 578 • Jackson, MS 39174
601-977-7839 or 601-977-7743 • FAX 601-977-4504

Brochure design by Marie Owen, Owen Advertising Studio.
Art Colony photograpy by Lynnette Gilbert, artist/art educator South Wind High School.

Hot Art 2008!

Tougaloo Summer Art Colony 2008

Founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association, Tougaloo College was chartered on the principles that it “be accessible to all irrespective of their religious tenets, and conducted on the most liberal principles for the benefit of our citizens in general.” Now in its  the twelfth year at historic Tougaloo College in Jackson Mississippi, this annual summertime Art Colony event features six very  talented instructors from diverse media and backgrounds.

2008’s Summer Art Colony at Tougaloo College is the twelfth annual occurance of this fabulous event. This year’s lineup of instructors included:

Digital Dreams: How Do I Get There From Here
(Digital Imaging) Carmen Hathaway

Creative Realism With Abstract Connection
(Mixed Media) Charles Crossley

Polymer Clay: Icons, Dolls, Puppets & Masks
(Polymer Clay and Textiles) Sarajane Helm

Creating Icons and Ancestral Memory
(Welding), Allen Uzikee Nelson

From the Spirit
(Acrylic Painting) Arlington Weithers

Life Drawing
(Mixed Media Life Drawing) William “Bill” Henderson, Carl E. Moore

(For more information on upcoming Art Colony Events, contact: art@tougaloo.edu )