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.
Thursday, October 22, or Saturday, October 24
Art of the Islamic World
One-day workshop: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on the selected day
Frist Center Ingram Gallery and Studios
$25 Frist Center members; $30 not-yet-members
All materials, teacher resources, color reproductions, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included.
Advance registration is required by October 19.
This workshop engages participants in an exploration of Islamic art, spanning the eighth to the twenty-first centuries. Educators will learn about artistic traditions originating from across the vast expanse of the Islamic world during a curator-led tour of Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Educators will also take part in hands-on calligraphy and textile printing activities. Ink, Silk, and Gold is on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 9, 2015, through January 10, 2016.
Friday, November 6
Beyond the Body: Exploring the Human Spirit through Art and Forensics
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Frist Center and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
$30 Frist Center or Cheekwood members; $35 not-yet-members | All materials, teacher resources, color reproductions, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included.
Advance registration is required by November 2.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has partnered with Cheekwood and the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt to introduce workshop participants to art and cultural celebrations associated with themes of loss and the human spirit. Educators will tour Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art at the Frist Center in the morning, and will participate in a discussion with Tiffiny Tung, bioarcheologist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University, at Cheekwood in the afternoon. Teachers who register for the workshop by October 19 will receive a free pass to Cheekwood’s El Día de los Muertos festival on October 24. During the workshop, the significance of this festival will be explored and related hands-on art activities offered.
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.
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.