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Fair Field Trip

Fair Field Trip

At each Spring and Fall Fair, community partners offer educational programming in our Kids’ Tent. We invite you to visit our partners, virtually or in person:

 


Chinese Arts Alliance
Programs for Families
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Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville offers remote “Culture & Arts Making” monthly learnings.
The first three are already published at the Chinese Arts Alliance’s Youtube Channel:
1. “Dragon Boat Festival and Fragrant Sachet Making”
2. “Chinese Valentine Story and a Paper Cutting Workshop”
3. “Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Folk Tale & a Paper Lantern Making Workshop”
4. In October, we are planning to talk about kite stories and offer a simple kite making workshop.
These programs are asynchronous online educational and arts programs designed for students, teachers and families. We hope these can be beneficial during this extraordinary time.

 


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Programs for Families
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October 3: Designing Doodles Zentangle Workshop, 10:30-11:15am
October 10: Songwriting 101: Halloween Style, 10:30-11:30am
October 17: Introduction to GarageBand, 10:30-11:30am
October 24: Beginning Acoustic Guitar: Jimmie Rodgers Style, 10:30-11:30am
October 31: Spooky Storytime and Creepy Castanets (or maybe we call it Halloween Hoe-down), 10:30-11:00am

 


Frist Art Museum
Programs for Families
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Monthly story time currently online
Family Mondays
Monday, October 12, 10:30am-12:00pm | Presented on Zoom.

Martin ArtQuest (not currently open)

 


Hatch Show Print
Programs for Families
Established in 1879, Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. In our monthly family programs, kids can get hands-on with block printing. Guided by Hatch Show Print staff, participants learn a little bit about letterpress printing, and then create their very own hand-printed designs using carved wood, and linoleum, and metal line art printing blocks featuring all sorts of imagery from the print shop’s working collection. Seasonal paper craft programs are also offered jointly with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, as part of their Drop-In programming. While we’re all practicing social distancing, you can find informative and entertaining videos on our website that are sure to inspire audiences of all ages.

 


Metro Parks Visual Arts
Programs for Families
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We are currently creating virtual workshop videos for either a single child or family participation. These are promoted on our social media platforms. Our Bellevue visual arts studios, in the new Bellevue Community Center, housed our 10 week homeschool and 4 week afterschool pottery and drawing/painting classes in the Spring 2020. We hope to continue with in-person youth and family opportunities as soon as possible!

 


Poverty and the Arts
Programs for Families
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We host monthly, family-friendly rotating art shows at our Studio & Gallery with artwork featured by the artists impacted by homelessness in our Artist Collective. We also have an interactive virtual gallery that audiences of all ages can explore. We change the artwork quarterly, so stay tuned for this fall and holiday season! To continue keeping our artists and staff safe, we are offering private gallery showings rather than re-opening our gallery to the public at this time. If you would like to schedule a private gallery showing at POVA with CDC guidelines for COVID-19 in place, email our Program Coordinator, Emily.


Puppet Truck
Programs for Families
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“Open Sesame!” Enter the magical Cave of Wonders and behold Wishing Chair Productions’ colorful adaptation from the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Classic storytelling with a cast of exotic marionettes, clever sets, and props, and exciting original music are sure to enchant the entire family.

 


Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft
Programs for Families
Our gallery represents Tennessee Craft artists, who often provide demonstrations and engage with the public.

 


Tennessee State Museum
Programs for Families
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This past August we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. We will be reading The Voice that Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History. This story is about Feb Burn and her impact on her son, Harry T. Burn, who cast the deciding vote for the 19th Amendment. After our story, you can make your own Suffrage banner.

 


Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Programs for Families
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Our current public programs for children and families include our virtual library on our website, which has multiple programs for every level, and our partnership with the Nashville Public Library. Nashville Public Library has a YouTube channel that we contribute to by making videos about how to craft and make art through reuse materials! Additionally, we are now available for scheduling programs for small groups or a virtual program which can be inquired through our Program Manager, Erin Boddy.

 


Watkins Community Education
Programs for Families
All Watkins Summer Camps are weeklong, full-day camps. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with real materials, in real studios, so we encourage dressing for a mess to fully enjoy the creative process. After all the making, campers will display their work alongside their peers in an art show open to all our artists’ families and friends.

Our camps:
R.O.Y.G.B.I.V – ages 6-8 and ages 9-11
These weeklong, multi-arts camps for ages 6-8 and 9-11 give young artists the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums and techniques under the guidance of talented, expert educators. Devoting half the day to creating 2D- and the other half to 3D-art, campers will spend their whole week fully immersed in age-appropriate projects inspired by weekly themes. From drawing and painting to clay and sculpture, this camp creates a dynamic and engaging experience for budding and enthusiastic artists alike.

Studio Series – Ages 12-14
For more experienced artists, ages 12-14, our Studio Series delves into a specific media, project, or theme each week, introducing basic principles and elements while exploring advanced techniques for further practice. Themes could include comic illustration, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, or graphic design.”


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