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FULL: Art & Nature Workshop: Still Life

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact Sarah Buffington at 601-576-6000 or by email at



Join southern artist Ellen Langford for this special workshop where life stands still, utilizing museum specimens as models.

  • $35: includes all materials and museum admission.
  • For ages 16 and up.
  • No experience required.
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty.
  • Re-usable water bottles encouraged.

Space is limited. 




 Ellen Langford is a native Mississippian that pursued the study of art in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Italy. It was upon returning to the deep South that her work took on its recognizable narrative quality.

Though now a full-time artist, Langford also worked as a paramedic throughout central Mississippi. She is heavily influenced by the often tender narratives of her patients’ stories, as well as the simple living structures and abundant life in this mostly poor, rural world.

Langford’s painting process, when working in oil or acrylic, involves many layers of paint, often sanded away and then glazed over, searching for shape and pattern, color and texture, to build the worlds her figures inhabit.

In the past several years, Langford has been on a journey to reduce her own carbon footprint. Gouache paint, a historical medium used at least since the ancient Egyptians, has been working its way into Langford’s work over the last several years, offering the possibility to layer and push shapes and spaces, while being an environmentally responsible option for smaller work.


SOHO Artist Workshop, New York, NY, August 2012 New York Studio School, New York, NY: Drawing Marathon, June 2005 Maine College of Art, Khatadin Wilderness: Painting Workshop, October 2004 La Escuela Sevilla, la Antigua Guatemala, 1996 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1994-1995 Colby College, Waterville, ME, 1990, BA, Religion Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, spring, 1990 Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, summer 1989 University of Southern Main, Stone Coast Writers’ Workshop, August 1989 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1987-1988, Studied painting under Jere Alle.

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