COMMUNITY EDUCATION

OUTREACH & Events

Community Education Upcoming Events:

Teacher Workshop
Memoir & Documentation
In collaboration with The Porch Writer’s Collective
Friday, January 29, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free, breakfast and lunch included

Watkins Community Education, in partnership with the Porch Writer’s Collective, is excited to present this multi-media workshop that will give educators a chance to learn creative writing and filming techniques for documenting short memoirs. Educators will learn the basic skills and concepts of turning memory into memoir and will then learn how to set up an interesting shot to film their fellow educators as they share their personal narratives. Film concepts including composition, lighting, and camera techniques will be covered as well as how to use easily accessible technology such as smart phones to take this project back into the classroom. Space is limited.  Register now!

Watkins Teacher Programs are funded in part by the Memorial Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Handmade&BoundHANDMADE & BOUND NASHVILLE

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!

The Brownlee O. Curry, Jr. Gallery space will feature local artists’ poems, prints and art books as well as books created through Stitches + Stories, a series of partnership workshops between Watkins Community Education and local community organizations like: The Looby Community Center, Casa Azafran, FiftyForward Bordeaux, Oasis Center, and Catholic Charities Elder Refugees. Stitches + Stories showcases handmade books inspired by the stories that we share as a community and the common thread that binds us together. 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.

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: 

Teacher Workshop for Art Educators

Memoir & Documentation
In collaboration with The Porch Writer’s Collective
Friday, January 29, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free, breakfast and lunch included

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Watkins Community Education, in partnership with the Porch Writer’s Collective, is excited to present this multi-media workshop that will give educators a chance to learn creative writing and filming techniques for documenting short memoirs. Educators will learn the basic skills and concepts of turning memory into memoir and will then learn how to set up an interesting shot to film their fellow educators as they share their personal narratives. Film concepts including composition, lighting, and camera techniques will be covered as well as how to use easily accessible technology such as smart phones to take this project back into the classroom. Space is limited.  Register now!

Watkins Teacher Programs are funded in part by the Memorial Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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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.”

Kid's CampVolunteer

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

Internships

Now Accepting Internship Applications for our Spring Intersession Camp, March 16 -18, 2016 & Summer Art Camps!

Deadline for Intersession Internship: February 10, 2016

Deadline for Summer Internship: May 1, 2016

To Apply: Please complete the following form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact community@watkins.edu with any questions.

2016 Spring Intersession Internship Application

2016 Summer Camp Internship 

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!