Community Education Upcoming Events

February 7, 2014

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.

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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.

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Tournées Film Festival
In conjunction with the Watkins Film Student Council
Screenings every Thursday, 6-9pm
October 15—November 19
Watkins Theater
Free and open to the public!

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 the following six film screenings (warning: some films may contain adult content, viewer discretion is advised):

Tournees Film Festival PosterGirlhood, October 15
Abuse of Weakness, October 22
Mood Indigo, October 29
Timbuktu, November 5
The King and The Mockingbird, November 12
Mr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax, November 19

Tournées Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée CNC), and SACE M’s French American Cultural Fund.