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CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

Spring 2015 Classes

Presented by Watkins College Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

November 25, 2014 - April 18, 2015

Here at Watkins Community Education, we offer non-credit classes, workshops and camps in art, design and film for people of all ages, skill-levels, and backgrounds. This spring we will offer classes for adults and we will also offer a three-day Spring Intercession Multi-Arts Camp. Whether you're a "first-time artist" interested in trying something new or a professional looking to go deeper in your ...more


The First Tennessee African American Legislators

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

April 19, 2015

Kathy Lauder, a retired researcher from the Tennessee Library and Archives, will be the speaker for a program entitled “The First Tennessee African American Legislators.” Ms....more

Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments: Nashville Cats Flair

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

April 19, 2015

The Nashville Cats studio musicians featured in the new exhibit Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City played for an array of artists throughout their recording careers. Check out...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Monday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

March 23 - April 20, 2015

Discovering Tennessee Writers
Mondays, March 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Dennis Loyd, Retired Professor of English at Lipscomb University

From the Smoky Mountains to...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Tuesday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Longview Mansion, Nashville

March 24 - April 21, 2015

Spiritual Road Trips: Seven Churches of Asia
Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21
Instructor: Scott Sager, Vice President of Church Services at Lipscomb University

Exile....more

The Secondary Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling: Imagination and Reality

Presented by Belmont University at Belmont University - Neely Hall, Nashville

April 21, 2015

Colin Duriez is a British scholar whose books include "Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings;" "J.R.R. Tolkien: the Making of a Legend;" "C.S. Lewis: The Gift of...more

How Fashion Influences Events: A Follow-Up to Nashville Fashion Week

Presented by Nashville NACE

April 21, 2015

Colors, Textures & the Look! How Does Fashion Influence Events?

As a Nashville Fashion Week follow-up, we'll be gathering to discuss how design and fashion affects the catering and...more

Single & Parenting Class

Presented by Brentwood United Methodist Church at Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood

January 28 - April 22, 2015

Are you a single parent? Trying to be both Mom and Dad? It is HARD WORK, yet there is REAL HOPE! Learn new ways to face the difficult task of being a single parent in today's world. Discover...more

Lifelong Learning Lunch & Learn: Field Trip to Historic Glen Leven Farm

Presented by Lipscomb University

April 22, 2015

Meet us for a tour of historic Glen Leven Farm led by Mr. Ridley Wills. Glen Leven is a part of the Land Trust for Tennessee and is not regularly open to the public, but as a group we will enjoy a...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Wednesday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

March 25 - April 22, 2015

Developing Global Mindset
Wednesdays, March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22
Instructor: Mike Kendrick, Associate Professor of Management at Lipscomb University

“Travel is fatal...more

Level 2 – Intermediate Improvisational Theater

Presented by LOL Nashville and Music City Improv at Eastwood Christian Church, Nashville

March 18 - April 22, 2015

This course is for the actor with some improvisational experience and knowledge of the fundamentals. For six weeks, students will learn different kinds of short form improvisations. The idea is to...more

Cultural Impact of Race, Religion, & Language on Disability Seminar

Presented by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville

April 22, 2015

Cultural Impact of Race, Religion, & Language on Disability Seminar

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss the roles race, religion, and language differences play in the lives of...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Thursday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

March 26 - April 23, 2015

Creation Care: God, Man and Environment
Thursdays, March 26 and April 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Kent Gallaher, professor and chair in the Department of Biology at Lipscomb...more

Wellness Workshop: Indoor Air Quality

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Hope Lodge, Nashville

April 23, 2015

Lightning 100's Team Green Adventures is committed to helping you live a longer, healthier, and more active life... which is why we've introduced our Wellness Workshop Series in 2015. On...more

Create It in Donelson: Coffee Cup

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

April 23, 2015

Join us as we paint this splendid cup and saucer, filled with your favorite morning pick-me-up. As always, choose your preferred color scheme. Bring a favorite beverage and your creative...more

"now that you ask..." with guest Rob O'Neill

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University- Swang Business Center, Nashville

April 23, 2015

The Institute for Civic Leadership presents the Spring 2015 "now that you ask…" forum featuring guest Rob O’Neill, former Navy Seal. From...more

Four Day Event: Basic Restorative Practices

Presented by International Institute for Restorative Practices at STARS Nashville, Nashville

April 21 - April 24, 2015

Learn effective ways to reduce violence, increase student & family engagement. Practical knowledge & skills to use immediately by those in education, criminal justice, social services,...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Friday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

March 27 - April 24, 2015

Rethinking Prisons: Justice, Punishment, and Incarceration in America
Fridays, March 27 and Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Michael McRay, adjunct professor in Conflict Resolution and...more

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 6 - April 24, 2015

Discovery Center’s new music program that explores the world of percussion instruments! Visitors will learn about different percussion instruments, make their own, and participate in making...more

Seasons of Joy (Just Organize Yourself)

Presented by Soul Sisters (Independent Speakers) at Shoney's - Bellevue, Nashville

April 25, 2015

Women need connection! Our one day workshops are tailored to meet that need. Beth and Judy take you on a journey exploring your roles as a woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother,...more

Structural Oppression Workshop

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

April 25, 2015

This workshop is an introduction to confronting privilege and oppression. Join us as we learn about the various forms of oppression in our society and how they intersect with race, gender, and...more

Level 1 – Intro to Improvisation

Presented by LOL Nashville and Music City Improv at Eastwood Christian Church, Nashville

March 21 - April 25, 2015

This course is open to people of all skill levels and no prior experience is needed.. Learn the fundamentals of improvisation with this fast-paced introduction. We’ll cover the power of...more

"Come Burn Through Your Story" Writing and Performance Retreat with Minton Sparks

Presented by Scarritt Bennett Center at Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville

April 25, 2015

Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back.  Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating...more

Workshop: Creative Crowns: Head Dressing and Hat Making

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

April 25, 2015

Join Nashville artist Mark Sloniker as he leads a one-day millinery course devoted to the tastes of eighteenth-century aristocrats and the unconventional hats and fascinators favored by their...more

Create It in Donelson: Frog

Presented by Robin's Gallery at Robin's Gallery, Nashville

April 25, 2015

Join us as we paint this adorable frog on his lilypad. As always, choose your preferred color scheme and layout.


Rachel Brathen

Presented by Cannery Ballroom at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville

April 26, 2015

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is an author, motivational speaker and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here...more

Walk Bike University | City Cycling

Presented by Walk/Bike Nashville at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

April 26, 2015

City Cycling is a free community course focusing on bicycling in traffic, hosted by Walk/Bike Nashville. The course is designed to give your the skills and confidence to ride in traffic and on a...more

Seasons of Joy (Just Organize Yourself)

Presented by Soul Sisters (Independent Speakers & Authors) at Shoney's - Donelson, Nashville

April 28, 2015

Join us for four – 1 hour workshops with a break for lunch.

1) Practical Priority Planning Design, organize and prioritize your personal time using a planner that...more

Science A la Cart

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 3 - April 28, 2015

It is easy to see that science is all around us. Everyone can be a scientist as we experiment and foster your child’s curiosity. Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

March 3:...more

Walk Bike University | Bicycling 123

Presented by Walk/Bike Nashville at Cleveland Community Center, Nashville

April 28, 2015

Bicycling 123 is a classroom based course to get you ready to help you brush up on your bicycle knowledge and skills. Topics will include:

Types of Bikes and selecting the best for you...more

Spark!

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 2 - April 28, 2015

Sparking Bright Futures for our smallest visitors! Join us to learn all about our newest program! Discovery Center’s spark! is for children ages 1-6 and their...more

Stress, Posture & Back Pain: Breaking the Cycle

Presented by Foundation for Wellness Professionals at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

April 28, 2015

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a national non-profit presents this free workshop, Stress, Posture, and Back Pain - Breaking the Cycle.  The workshop will be led by Dr. Michael D....more

Attachment Parenting Through Infancy Class

Presented by Nashville Birth and Babies at Maryland Farms Pediatrics, Brentwood

April 15 - April 29, 2015

Attachment Parenting Through Infancy is a class designed for expecting parents and parents of infants. Parents will learn about the history and science behind attachment parenting, about the 8...more

Animal Antics

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 4 - April 29, 2015

Meet one of the DC animals! Appropriate for all ages.

March 4: Meet the Cockroaches
March 11: Meet the Birds
March 18: Meet the Corn Snake
March 25: Meet the Blue Tongued...more

Daily Creation Station Art Activities

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 1 - April 30, 2015

Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Daily Projects: Self-guided daily projects rotate on a two week basis and are available during museum...more

Creation Station Art Activities: Thursdays

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 5 - April 30, 2015

Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Daily self-guided art projects are available everyday during your visit! Appropriate for ages 5 & up. Join our staff artists and special...more

Nature Nuts

Presented by Discovery Center at Murfree Spring at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

March 5 - April 30, 2015

Explore and uncover the many mysteries of our Murfree Spring wetland! Join Ms. Courtney & Mr. Leif for programs that encourage visitors to engage with nature through fun and interactive...more

Alzheimer's Caregiver Training

Presented by FiftyForward Donelson Station and FiftyForward at FiftyForward Donelson Station, Nashville

May 1, 2015

Join FiftyForward for one of two special training sessions geared for family and prprofessional caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Content will be the...more

Workshop - Ekphrasis: Conversations in Art and Poetry

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

May 2, 2015

In this workshop, local writer and teacher Kyle Martindale will guide participants through conversations between visual artwork and poetry, examining the tradition of ekphrasis as an empowering...more

Livingston Exchange Home & Garden Show

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Overton County Fairgrounds, Livingston

May 2 - May 3, 2015

Fund Raiser for The Livingston Exchange Club.  Exhibitors will be showing and selling various spring plants and other items, plus a yard sale and demonstrations throughout the 2 day event....more

Nature Fest 2015

Presented by Nature Fest Committee at Tennessee Tech - Pennebaker Hall, Cookeville

May 1 - May 4, 2015

Nature Fest is a four-day celebration of nature’s treasures in and around the Upper Cumberland. It includes hikes, lectures, workshops, presentations and activities focused on land, water,...more

Seasons of Joy (Just Organize Yourself)

Presented by Soul Sisters (Independent Speakers) at Shoney's - Donelson, Nashville

May 5, 2015

Women need connection! Our one day workshops are tailored to meet that need. Beth and Judy take you on a journey exploring your roles as a woman, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother,...more

RCC 2015 - International RCC Dam Seminar and Duck River Reservoir Project Study Tour

Presented by Schnabel Engineering + ASI Constructors

May 4 - May 6, 2015

Schnabel Engineering and ASI Constructors, Inc. are proud to announce that registration has started for the RCC 2015 – International RCC Dam Seminar and Duck River Reservoir Project Study...more

Ongoing Art Classes with Olga Alexeeva

Presented by Studio and "O " Gallery at Studio "O" , Nashville

December 4, 2014 - May 7, 2015

This is a fun and educational experience for both the beginners and advanced artists.

Olga Alexeeva, the self-taught artist and the owner of the "O"Gallery, will lead you to...more

Farm Safety Day Camp

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Overton County Fairgrounds, Livingston

May 8, 2015

Come join us as we learn more about farm safety!


Eight O'Five Jive

Presented by Eight O'Five Jive at National Dance Clubs of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro

May 8, 2015

Take a lesson and then dance the rest of the night to Eight O'Five Jive!

Eight O’Five...more

Registration for Summer Adult Studio Art Classes

Presented by Sarratt Art Studios at Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Student Center, Nashville

April 20 - May 8, 2015

Sarratt Art Studios is pleased to offer a selection of our most popular classes for summer 2015 - Beginning Pottery, Fused Glass, Introduction to Studios, Experimental Photography, Intermediate...more

Fitness Workshop: Bendy Boot Camp

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Centennial Sportsplex and Tennis Center , Nashville

May 10, 2015

Are you interested in getting fit and trying a new workout? You've come to the right place! Team Green's Fitness Boot Camp series with Centennial Sportplex will introduce you to new...more

8th Annual Bridge to Excellence Nonprofit Conference

Presented by Center for Nonprofit Management at Belmont University - Curb Event Center, Nashville

May 12, 2015

For the eight year, Bridge to Excellence returns to provide nonprofit leaders in Middle Tennessee with a day of learning through breakout sessions and speakers. Join us in 2015 and gain valuable...more

Accelerated 5-Day Chinese Course (Part 1)

Presented by Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition (CALA) and Middle Tennessee State University at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

May 11 - May 15, 2015

CALA has spent years researching how the brain learns language best with the experts in the field of psychology and brain research. The research shows that the best way to learn a language is the...more

Little Labs at ASC: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

May 13 - May 16, 2015

You and your young scientist (age 3-5) are invited to participate in age-appropriate lab activities, science craft, a movement activity and story time - all designed to strengthen emerging skills...more

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