Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
Handmade & Broken: Exploring Japanese Art & Craft
Friday, October 7
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Spend the day at Cheekwood delving into Japanese art, craft, and culture by exploring themes of imagination and the beauty in brokenness. Participants will get a behind the scenes look at Kensuke Yamada’s Diving through the Clouds exhibition and residency, learn the Zen in gardening, and master the ancient craft of Kintsugi. Those who register for the workshop by September 28 will receive a free pass to attend Cheekwood’s Japaneses Moon Viewing Festival on October 16.
***Registration fee includes all materials, lunch, parking validation, and a ticket to Cheekwood’s Moon Viewing Festival on October 16.
Street Stories: Urban Art in Mexico and Nashville
Friday, October 21
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Cheekwood and the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University for an exploration of Murals in Mexico and Nashville. Dr. Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art at Vanderbilt University, will explore Mexican muralism, and the creator of the Nashville Walls Project, Brian Greif, will delve into the murals found on the walls all around Nashville. Teachers will engage in an interactive art acticity, as well as practical classroom application to a variety of grades and subject areas. You won’t want to miss this exciting workshop to learn about street art in Nashville and abroad!
***Registration fee includes all materials, lunch, parking validation, and a ticket to Cheekwood’s Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 29.
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 Programs Manager