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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

FALL 2015

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.

A ______ Is Worth A Thousand ______ : Working with Text as Image

Friday, October 16
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Nashville artist, Noah Saterstrom, for a workshop inspired by Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape. 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. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, and support through Watkins College has been provided by the Memorial Foundation.

Registration for this workshop is through Watkins College and will open August 3.
To register:

Beyond the Body: Exploring the Human Spirit through Art and Forensics
Friday, November 6
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $35 ($30/Cheekwood or Frist Center members)

Cheekwood, The Frist Center for Visual Arts, and Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt have partnered to offer a workshop that introduces participants to art and cultural celebrations associated with themes of loss and the human spirit. Educators will tour Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at the Frist Center in the morning, and will participate in a discussion with Tiffiny Tung, bioarcheologist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University, at Cheekwood in the afternoon. Teachers that register for the workshop by October 19 will receive a free pass to attend Cheekwood’s El Día de los Muertos festival on October 24. The significance of this festival and related hands-on art activities will also be explored.

Registration for this workshop is through the Frist Center.
To register, contact


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
(615) 353-6973

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