Teacher Programs

Teacher ProgramOur 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.

Upcoming Programs:

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Jaume Plensa, SELF-PORTRAIT (detail), 2013. Stainless Steel. 128 x 138 x 138 inches. Installation view: Cheekwood, Nashville, TN. Photo: Dean Dixon. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

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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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.”