October 19, 2017 – 9:00 am

One-Day Educator Workshop: WORLD WAR I AND AMERICAN ART

Thursday, October 19, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
(workshop on Saturday, October 21 has been canceled)

$25 Frist Center members; $30 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included) | Open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12


Space is limited to 20 participants each day. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.

“Art is science made clear.” —Wilson Mizner

World War I and American Art is the first major exhibition to examine how American artists reacted to the First World War. Images made during the war reveal American artists in transition: they used more experimental forms to capture the apocalyptic tenor of the conflict, but also drew on straightforward realism to make the human experience accessible to their audience. George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent are among the more than seventy artists whose response to the Great War is explored.

During this workshop, educators will examine original works of art, participate in gallery discussions and studio activities, and develop teaching materials.

To support STEAM lesson planning, there will be special attention paid to the printing process, STEAM connections will be applied to a hands-on printing activity that challenges creators to think both spatially and sequentially.


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