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Get Involved

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Kid's CampVolunteer

Interested in volunteering with Watkins Community Education? Contact us at community@watkins.edu for more information!

Internships

Check back for more information regarding our Internship opportunities! 

 

To Apply: Contact community@watkins.edu with any questions.

 

Sponsor

Each year talented and motivated local youth apply for scholarships to cover the costs of our camps. Limited scholarship funds prevent many students from attending our programs. Please consider helping by becoming a sponsor or community partner.

Download our 2016 Sponsorship Packet for more information on how you can help a creative child today!

Visiting Artists Series

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Visiting Artists Series

Open Houses

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Open Houses

Teacher Programs

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Our teacher programs provide professional development opportunities for K-12 art educators to engage in hands-on artmaking activities and develop strategies for incorporating thematic and contemporary ideas, projects, and techniques into curricula. These programs are a chance for educators to rejuvenate their creative juices in a community of peers while developing new skills for themselves and ideas for the classroom.

TeacherIn-ServiceUpcoming Programs:

“Quilting” with Unconventional Materials
Friday, December 9, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Free, with lunch provided.
Quilting is a medium that has provided comfort, craft, and storytelling throughout American history. In this workshop, participants will learn about the quilting process and will create quilts from a variety of mediums including paint, pencil, paper, and from digital applications. The morning will begin with a brief history of quilting and how it has evolved from necessity to fine craft. Participants will then experiment with creating quilts from unconventional mediums that capture the storytelling elements of traditional quilting. Register online!

Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors: Creating Experimental Video
In Collaboration with Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Friday, January 20, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free, parking validation and lunch included
The Frist Center and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film are co-hosting a one-day teacher workshop highlighting the Frist Center contemporary artist exhibition: The Visitors. Spend the first half of the day touring the exhibition at the Frist Center; then, finish the day at Watkins, creating an experimental and collaborative video of your own! Registration for this workshop opens December 1, 2016.

Mixed-Media Sculptures
In Collaboration with Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Friday, March 10, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free, parking validation and lunch included
The Frist Center and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film are co-hosting a one-day teacher workshop highlighting the Frist Center contemporary artist exhibition: Stop Me Feeling by Claire Morgan. Spend the first half of the day touring the exhibition at the Frist Center; then, finish the day at Watkins, creating a mixed-media hanging sculpture inspired by Claire Morgan’s work! Registration for this workshop opens December 1, 2016.

Botanical Watercolor
In Collaboration with Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
TBA
Free, parking validation and lunch included
Explore the historic techniques used by artists who portrayed, in accurate detail, the flora and fauna of our world. Learn to capture the intricate details of nature through pencil under-drawings, dry brush watercolor techniques and color mixing. Spend the day touring Cheekwood Botanical Garden touring the gardens and learning botanical watercolor techniques. This workshop is perfect for teachers interested in incorporating science into the art classroom. Registration for this workshop opens December 1, 2016.

Stop Motion Animation
Friday, April 7, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free, with lunch provided.
Stop Motion Animation is a fun and increasingly accessible filmmaking medium for people of all ages! Educators will learn how to turn a simple story into a stop-motion mini film using apps found on ipads, phones, and computers. Registration for this workshop opens December 1, 2016.

Please register through our new event registration page. If you experience any issues, please email community@watkins.edu

What Teachers are Saying About Us!

“Thank you for all that you have provided!  I love these opportunities at Watkins.  I always feel so welcomed and warm, and the programs are always really wonderful.”
“Interactive, fun, thought-provoking!”
“Very applicable to my classroom and school.  Very inspirational!”
“Love this program!  Very well done — cannot wait to attend again.”

Handmade & Bound Nashville

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

HANDMADE & BOUND NASHVILLEH&B_SaveTheDate

Handmade & Bound Nashville is a festival celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, mini-comics and prints. This is an event for publishers and artists (as well as zine distros) to come together to sell and/or trade their handmade and affordable publications and creations. Admission is free and open for all ages.

Make sure to check out the Handmade & Bound Nashville blog and Facebook page to stay updated on all festival news! Save the Date: Handmade & Bound, 6th edition, will be held October 1, 2016! To register as a vendor at the Handmade & Bound Nashville festival you can fill out our application form on our website at handmadeboundnashville.com. The deadline for vendor registration is August 30, 2016.

The Brownlee O. Curry, Jr. Gallery space will feature prints, poems, and artist books created by local artists as well as books created through Stitches + Stories, a series of partnership workshops between Watkins Community Education and local community organizations. Stitches + Stories will showcase handmade books inspired by the healing power of art and storytelling. All workshops will take place in August and September of 2016. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Watkins Community Education at community@watkins.edu.

 

Handmade & Bound Nashville is hosted by Watkins Community Education and the Watkins Library and is funded in part by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Community Education Upcoming Events

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Watkins Community Education Teacher Program with Lesley Patterson-Marx!

“Quilting” with Unconventional Materials
Friday, December 9, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Free, with lunch provided.

Quilting is a medium that has provided comfort, craft, and storytelling throughout American history. In this workshop, participants will learn about the quilting process and will create quilts from a variety of mediums including paint, pencil, paper, and from digital applications. The morning will begin with a brief history of quilting and how it has evolved from necessity to fine craft. Participants will then experiment with creating quilts from unconventional mediums that capture the storytelling elements of traditional quilting.

Pre-College Contact Us

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

PCStudentContact Information:

Pre-College Program
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

Phone: 615-383-4848
Fax: 615-383-4849

Email: precollege@watkins.edu
Web: www.watkins.edu/precollege
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Pre-College Application

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison


Pre-College Apply

Apply Online

 

 

Pre-College Application Check-list 

– Complete application
– 250-word personal statement of why you want to attend the Pre-College Program (included at the bottom of the application form)

– Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor
– Images of 3 original works of art
– $30 application fee

If applying for a scholarship please also provide:

– Additional brief explanation of financial need and reasons for seeking a scholarship
– 2015 income tax return
Applications will not be considered complete until all of the above information has been received. Only completed applications will be considered.

Important Deadlines

EXTENDED DEADLINE MAY 15: Application and scholarship deadlines (materials must be in our office by that date; this is NOT a post-mark date)
May 20: Acceptance notifications sent to applicants
June 3: $300 non-refundable deposit due to secure your spot
June 20: Payment-in-full due
July 11: Classes begin
July 29: Last day of class, final exhibition/screening

 

Pre-College Program Details

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

Pre-CollegeDATES: July 9 – 21, 2017. Classes are held 9:00am-4:00pm daily with additional field trips, lectures, and studio time in the evenings and on weekends.

JOIN US: If you are a high school student who has completed your sophomore, junior or senior year and you are between the ages of 15-18.

SUPPLIES: Supplies are included, but Fine Arts students should bring their own portfolio. Photography students will need their own digital camera, USB cord, and portable hard drive.

FACULTY: Our teaching staff includes local artists, professionals, educators, and college faculty.

Watkins BuildingHOUSING: Watkins does not offer an on-campus housing option at this time.

GRADES/CREDIT: Credit for 1 General Education Course (or the equivalent of 3 college credits at most colleges/universities on the semester system) will be awarded for successful completion of the program. Grades will be determined by quizzes, projects and writing assignments.

TUITION/FEES: $1400. Includes materials, T-shirt and transportation for special events.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available for the Pre-College Program through a generous grant from The Memorial Foundation. To apply for a scholarship, please provide additional brief explanation of financial need and reasons for seeking a scholarship with a 2016 income tax return with your 2017 application. No additional application is necessary. The scholarship deadline is the same as the application deadline, May 1, 2017. Applicants should contact the Community Education office for more details at (615) 383-4848.

REFUND POLICY:  Deposit is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after final payment deadline of June 20th.

Exhibition PrepEARN A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP!
If you successfully complete the Pre-College Program and decide to enroll at Watkins, you are eligible for a $4,000 tuition scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded over eight semesters if you maintain a 3.0 GPA. The annual amount will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters and is based on full-time registration of 12 or more credits per semester. If a student registers for less than 12 credits in a semester, the amount will be pro-rated accordingly.

Pre-College Film

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Steve Wilkison

PC FIlmPre-College Film Track

Film Production
Film students will learn about techniques, processes, film history, language and storytelling. Professionals with real-world experience will share insights on artistic, technical and business aspects of filmmaking. You will use digital video cameras, lighting and other professional production equipment and work with classmates to create a short-length film.

Film Editing
Explore the post-production phase of filmmaking and concentrate on the editing process. Working in Final Cut Pro, the program used by professional filmmakers, you will learn the overall workflow and fundamental techniques of editing.

During Pre-College you will:

  • Handle professional cameras and equipment
  • Use script-writing software
  • Cast live actors
  • Produce a short film that will be submitted to the Nashville Film Festival

    Movie Poster by Emma Forrest

    2013 poster for screening

  • Be introduced to the Macintosh operating system and Final Cut Pro editing software
  • Learn terminology for editing video and sound
  • Fix problems with footage through color correction and motion parameters
  • Manipulate audio and video with effects and filters
  • Customize projects by adding text and graphics
  • Export finalized projects for internet uploading and DVD burning
  • Learn tips for applying to film school.

All Film students will take Film History classes and have the chance to participate in field trips.

Congratulations to the 2014 Film students whose film “The Lonely Life of John Holloway” was accepted into the 2015 Nashville Film Festival!