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.
REMAINING 2013-14 EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS
“‘What does it mean to be an American?’ The Art of 30 Americans and Norman Rockwell”
Thursday, November 14, Saturday, November 16, Thursday, December 12 (NEW DATE!)
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios
Investigate varied perspectives on American identity presented in the exhibitions 30 Americans and American 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.
30 Americans is on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 11, 2013–January 12, 2014.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell is on view in the Upper-Level Galleries from November 1, 2013–February 9, 2014.
“Looking East: Exploring the Allure of Japanese Art and Gardens”
Wednesday, March 12
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Frist Center Studios and Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Presented in collaboration with Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, teachers are invited to spend the day learning about Japan’s influence on Western art and culture. Begin the day at the Frist Center learning about Japan’s cultural impact on art of the West with a tour of Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan. In the afternoon, explore Japanese customs with a guided tour of Cheekwood’s Japanese Garden. Frist Center educator workshops are open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12.
Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan is on view in the Ingram Gallery from January 31–May 11, 2014
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.