Educator workshops are a great way to learn more about select Frist Center exhibitions. Whether you are preparing for a field trip or just attending for personal interest, these programs provide relevant connections and applications for almost any classroom or learning opportunity. During the workshop, educators will examine original works of art, participate in gallery discussions and studio activities, and develop teaching materials. Frist Center educator workshops are open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12.


Upcoming Workshop

Monday, July 20–Wednesday, July 22
Summer Educator Institute

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Frist Center and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
$75 Frist Center or Cheekwood members; $85 not-yet-members. Cost includes all materials, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch. Advance registration is required. Download the educator workshop registration form. Completed forms and payment are due on or before Monday, July 13.

The Frist Center and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art 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 and the Frist Center’s Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 and Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte, and meet with Cheekwood’s Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Soo Sunny Park, as she creates her newest installation. Lunch and materials will be provided.

The workshop will take place at the Frist Center and at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.


Space is limited to 20 participants; please register early by completing the EDUCATOR WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM. Return the form with payment at least three weeks in advance of the workshop date.

For more information about Educator Workshops, call 615.744.3355 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 



  • Presenting Sponsor: Gaylord Entertainment Foundation
  • Supporting Sponsor: Southwest Airlines
  • The Teacher and School Programs are generously funded by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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