Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
2013 - 2014
Professional Development Workshop Registration Form
Registration by mail, fax or email is required for these workshops (no registrations will be taken over the phone). Space is limited. Payment must be received with the completed registration form to reserve your space.
Tapetes, Sugar Skulls and Barriletes: Exploring the Symbolism of Día de los Muertos
Workshop is FULL - Friday, October 4 OR Saturday, October 5
9:00am – 3:00pm
$25/ $20 (Cheekwood member)
Cheekwood and Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies have partnered to offer a workshop which focuses on the art and history of the Día de los Muertos, a holiday which celebrates death as part of the human experience. During the workshop, teachers will learn about this celebration and symbolism of tapete, sugar skulls and barriletes. Educators will take part in hands-on activities and curriculum materials will be provided.
More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the 1990s
Tuesday, September 24
4:30 – 7:00pm
$15/ $12 (Cheekwood member)
The artists in this exhibition use new and traditional media to comment on relationships and preconceived ideas of love – with each other, ourselves, and the community. Educators will take an evening tour of More Love with exhibition guest curator, Claire Schneider, and will learn about several contemporary art projects created by artists in the exhibition that can be adapted for the classroom.
The Art of Landscape: A Workshop for Upper Level Art Teachers
Friday, February 28 AND Saturday, March 1
9:00am – 3:00pm
$50/ $40 (Cheekwood or TAEA members)
In collaboration with The Renaissance Center, middle and high school art teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop that focuses on the art of landscape. Educators will explore both traditional and contemporary landscapes with artists Wes Sherman and Angelique Rabus. A variety of hands-on art making techniques and lessons will be explored, as well as a chance for participants to share successful landscape projects from their own classrooms.
Looking East: Exploring the Allure of Japanese Art and Gardens
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm
Presented in collaboration with The Frist Center for Visual Arts, teachers are invited to spend the day learning about Japan’s influence on western art and culture. Educators will begin the day at the Frist Center learning about Japan’s cultural impact on art of the West with a tour of Looking East: Western Art and the Allure of Japan. In the afternoon, participants will travel to Cheekwood to explore Japanese customs with a guided tour of the Japanese Garden. Classroom activities and educator resources will be provided.
*Registration for this workshop is done through the Frist Center. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Construct, Combine and Carve: Art Made from Wood
Thursday, April 24, 4:30 – 7:30pm AND Friday, April 25, 9:00am – 3:00pm
$35/ $25 (Cheekwood or TAEA members)
Cheekwood and The Renaissance Center have partnered to offer a workshop that will take a look at three exciting and dynamic exhibitions where the featured artists utilize wood as their primary art form. The Thursday evening session will take place at Cheekwood as educators tour Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture in the garden and Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art in the museum. On Friday, educators will spend the day at The Renaissance Center looking at an exhibition by artist Emily Holt, and taking part in related hands-on art making activities.
Workshop registration fees are non-refundable. If your cancellation is received two weeks in advance, you will receive a credit for a future teacher workshop within the same calendar year.
For more information, please contact:
School and Outreach Coordinator