Community Education Upcoming Events:
Handmade & Bound Nashville, 5th Edition
October 2 & 3
Handmade & Bound Nashville, now in its fifth year, is an annual festival celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, and mini-comics. Come learn about independent publishing, book arts, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, zines, mini-comics, and all things book! Vendors will be selling affordable artwork. The Brownlee O. Curry, Jr. Gallery space will feature local artists’ books as well as books created through Bound Together, a series of partnership workshops between Watkins Community Education and local community organizations.
Bound Together is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 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.
Teacher Workshop for Art Educators
A ________ Is Worth A Thousand ________: Working with Text as Image
Offered in collaboration with Cheekwood
Friday, October 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Free, breakfast and lunch included.
Join Nashville artist, Noah Saterstrom, for a workshop inspired by Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape, an exhibition currently on view at Cheekwood. Using Plensa’s work as a point of departure, educators will use the instruments of text – letters, words, and phrases – in a way that frees text from its associations and explores these instruments as physical objects. How do you make a work of art without using pictures? How do you make a work of writing without using type and handwriting? Participants will use nontraditional materials to create works inspired by music, literature, and art. Space is limited. REGISTER NOW!
Our teacher programs are funded in part by the Memorial Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Tournées Film Festival
In conjunction with the Watkins Film Student Council
Free and low-cost admissions
Watkins has been selected as a participant in the 20th edition of Tournées Film Festival, which offers a wide variety of films representing the best of French cinema distributed in the U.S., from the popular to the experimental. Showcasing established and emerging talents, Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens. Join us for six film screenings running mid-October through mid-November. More information, including screening times, movie descriptions and ticket information will be updated here as soon as possible.