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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.

The Art of Landscape: A Workshop for Upper Level Art Teachers

Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1
9:00am – 3:00pm

$50 ($40 for Cheekwood members)
Middle and high school art educators are invited to explore traditional and contemporary landscapes with artists Wes Sherman and Angelique Rabus. A variety of hands-on art making lessons will be explored, as well as a chance for participants to share successful landscape projects from their own classroom.
Workshop is FULL

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.
Workshop is FULL

Construct, Combine and Carve: Art Made from Wood
Thursday, April 24, 4:30pm-6:30pm and Friday, April 25, 9:00am-3:00pm
$35 ($25 for Cheekwood members)
Educators are invited to explore the intriguing ways that wood can be transformed into sculpture! Thursday evening will take place at the Shimai Gallery, with a discussion led by artist Emily Holt. On Friday, teachers will spend the day at Cheekwood touring a sculpture in the garden by Patrick Dougherty and Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art in the galleries. Emily will return Friday afternoon to lead an engaging art making session.


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:
Karen Kwarciak
School and Outreach Coordinator
(615) 353-6973

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