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 most 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.
Cost per one-day workshop is $20 for Frist Center members, $25 for non-members. Cost per two-day workshop is $40 for Frist Center members, $50 for non-members. Required registration fees include all materials, teacher resources with color reproductions, gallery admission, parking validation in Frist Center lots, and lunch.
Space is limited to 20 participants; please register early by completing the TEACHER WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM (requires Adobe® Acrobat). Complete and return the form with payment at least three weeks in advance of the workshop date.
2013 EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS
Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles—A Two-Day STEAM Workshop
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Lane Motor Museum and Frist Center Studios
Presented in collaboration with the Lane Motor Museum, teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop that focuses on engaging students in meaningful experiences within the framework of STEAM,Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics. Participants can explore the Lane Motor Museum’s collection and the Frist Center for Visual Arts exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, which features twenty vehicles that convey the breadth, diversity, and stunning beauty of the Art Deco style. Participants learn about the evolution of automotive design, as well as the Art Deco movement and its significant influence on the arts. Day one workshop activities take place at Lane Motor Museum; day two workshop activities take place at the Frist Center. Frist Center educator workshops are open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12.
“‘What does it mean to be an American?’ The Art of 30 Americans and Norman Rockwell”
Thursday, November 14 or Saturday, November 16
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios
Investigate varied perspectives on American identity presented in the exhibitions 30 Americans andAmerican Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. Participants confront the themes of 30 Americans, which focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture, while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. In addition, participants learn about the emotionally appealing, idealized scenes of early twentieth-century American life by Norman Rockwell. Teachers can explore the themes of identity, power, and society through the lenses of these two exhibitions and examine ways to shape a discussion around the question, “What does it mean to be an American?” Frist Center educator workshops are open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12.
TEACHER AND SCHOOL PROGRAM SPONSORS
- 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.