Educators' Week

NEW! Educators' Week - June 9-14, 2019, for 6th-12th grade educators:

The program

  • We are privileged to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to fund Educators’ Week.
  • We offer three intensive, hands-on craft workshops designed specifically for educators.
  • Workshops are discounted 50%. Each weeklong workshop is $275!!!
  • Educators will receive hands-on training
  • selecting and preparing materials for class
  • appropriate and safe use of tools and equipment
  • lesson plans project ideas and instruction
  • troubleshooting advice
  • introduction and alignment to new art curriculum standards
  • introduction to grant applications
  • kits of materials and tools to take back to the classroom.


  • Though anyone may enroll in these workshops, we offer a 50% discount on the registration fee for workshops labeled “Educators’ Week” to 6th-12th grade educators (room and board cannot be discounted).
  • Educators must enter the code 6-12 grade educator on the payment screen in the promotional code box to receive this discount.
  • Please direct questions to Gail Gentry at
  • NOTE: proof of employment at a public or private middle or high school is required at check-in.

The workshops

  • Ceramics 101 with Jessica Wilson
  • Making Paper in the Classroom with Claudia Lee
  • Introduction to Metalsmithing with Anne Bujold

Room and Board

  • Available at a discounted rate of $365 (normally $490) and includes 5 nights of lodging (double only) and 15 meals in the onsite restaurant, the Blue Water Grille on the Hill.
  • Room and board is optional.
  • Meals are available a la carte.
  • If you would like the discounted rate, select "EDUCATOR Room and Board" when you check out.

The schedule

  • Sunday
    • 1-2:25 p.m. - check-in
    • 2:30-8 p.m. - hands-on craft workshops
  • Monday-Thursday
    • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - hands-on craft workshops
    • 6:30-8:30 p.m. - two hour workshops on the new curriculum standards and finding and writing grant applications


College of Fine Arts