Teacher Programs

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


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.”