Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
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.
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
November 17 or November 19
9:00 a.m–3:00 p.m.
$25 Frist Center members
$30 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included)
Join the Frist and Cheekwood for a day exploring the Frist’s Samurai: The Way of the Warrior exhibition learning about the role of samurai in Japanese politics and society. Go on a curator-led tour of Samurai: The Way of the Warrior and take part in writing and art-making activities related to the exhibition. Participants will also learn about and spend time in Cheekwood’s Japanese Garden. Educators who register before October 2nd will receive a pass to Cheekwood’s Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration on October 16, 4:00–9:00 p.m.
Registration required by November 14. Select either November 17 or November 19
Space is limited to 20 participants each day. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.
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