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The Tougaloo Art Colony is a weeklong series of art classes led by professional artists July 11-16.

Tougaloo Art Colony returns for its 15th year this July.

Accomplished artists and curious amateurs are all accepted for the intensive experience, space permitting. The object at this retreat is to create works depicting multiculturalism.

From July 17 through 22, guest-artist instructors who work in a variety of media will lead studio classes. At daily workshops and evening sessions, artists and instructors will discuss their work, compare techniques and art theories.

"The close associations formed through a week of intensive study provide a network for ongoing relationships between artists and celebration through the arts, the common denominator of the human spirit and its relationship to our contemporary world," the colony's website says.

Robert Carter will lead "Drawing Tips from the Masters." Kristin Ford Byrd will instruct a workshop called "More Than a Square Box." Ann Johnson instructs "The Transferred Image." Lionel Lofton and Andrew Thomas oversee the "Mega Painting Work Shop Team." Mario Robinson teaches the pastel painting workshop.

The week ends with the exhibit "Hot Art."

Class size is limited and is filled on a first-come basis. Tuition is $400, and an additional registration fee is $25.

For information, contact Minnie Watson at 601-977-7839 or [e-mail missing], or Johnnie Mae Gilbert at 601-977-7743 or [e-mail missing].

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