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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers


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.

Exploring Original Ideas: A Workshop for Upper Level Art Teachers
Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2015
9:00am – 3:00pm
In collaboration with the Frist Center for Visual Arts, middle and high school art teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop that focuses on engaging students in meaningful art-making experiences. During the workshop, educators will participate in an idea forum sharing lessons and methods, tour and discuss successful works in Cheekwood’s Scholastic Art Exhibition and the Frist Center’s Young Tennessee Artists: 2014 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art, and participate in art-making activities with local artists.

Friday will take place at Cheekwood; and Saturday will take place at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Registration for this workshop is through the Frist Center. To register, contact

Project Learning Tree

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00am – 3:00pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an environmental education program that uses the outdoors as a classroom. Through interactive lessons, teachers will gain awareness and knowledge of the natural world, using our native forests as a foundation. Activities focus on engaging students in hands-on experiences that develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Click here for the Registration form.

Summer Teacher Institute
July 20 – 22
9:00am – 3:00pm
$85 ($75 for Cheekwood or Frist Center members)
Cheekwood and the Frist Center for Visual Arts have collaborated to offer a three day professional development institute that will highlight lessons and activities related to our upcoming exhibitions. Educators will explore the sculpture of Spanish artist, Jaume Plensa; the Frist Center’s Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 and Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte; and work with Cheekwood’s Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Soo Sunny Park as she creates her newest installation. Lunch and materials will be provided.

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




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