EDUCATOR RESOURCE TOOLS
Artober TV will air every Monday at 10:15AM from September 27th – October 25th on Facebook and YouTube Live. We will feature the following things each week:
- Upcoming Things to Do to celebrate Artober Nashville
- Upcoming Learning Labs for the week
- Special guest interviews
Featuring our 2021 Artober Artist – Tammy Gentuso and FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl galleries.
Featuring Nashville Ballet
Featuring Gordon JCC galleries.
Featuring newly opened Buchanan Arts.
ARTOBER LEARNING LABS
Artober Learning Labs air every Tuesday or Thursday at 10:15AM on Facebook and YouTube Live.
Featuring Mr. Matty’s World
[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]
Edutainer and Nashvillian Mr. Matty is back with Mr. Matty’s World “Play & Learn.” Join Mr. Matty as he sings, moves, motivates and creates with the power of his creative imagination (and a few of his talented friends) in his weekly children’s show. Inspired by his own childhood edutainers (Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, Bobby McFerrin) and enjoyed by fans of StoryBots, The Wiggles, Mr. Steve The Music Man, and Raffi, Mr. Matty’s World wants to be a valuable resource in yours and your child’s life.
Here is a link to Season One of Mr. Matty’s World “Play & Learn”: http://mrmattysworld.com/playandlearn.
Featuring Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee
[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]
Let’s join Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee for two Reading Club stories. We’ll take an adventure with Groovy Joe and a dinosaur. Then we’ll meet Officer Edwards and his canine Axel, while we read “Officer Buckle and Gloria.”
Register Your Child Here: https://www.unitedwaygreaternashville.org/imagination-library/.
In partnership with the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and the Dollywood Foundation, Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee delivers an age-appropriate, high-quality book each month straight to children’s mailboxes at no cost to families. All children in Tennessee, from birth to age five, are eligible at no cost to families. Books are personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to their home, making books exciting and inspiring a love for reading at an early age. United Way raises funds to support the cost of the books and to build awareness of this important program. Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee has distributed more than 500,000 books to 45,000 children throughout the region.
[Age Groups: High School or All Ages]
Featuring the Porch Writer’s
[Age Groups: Middle & High School]
Featuring Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
[Age Groups: All Ages]
Join the Cheekwood Education team, Alma Paz-Sanmiguel from Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, and local performer Rachel Rodriguez to learn all about El Día de los Muertos. We will focus on the ofrendas, or altars, that are constructed each year to honor those that have passed. Alma will talk about the items that are placed on an altar and explain their significance and Rachel will share how music plays a role in remembering those that we have lost and will perform a song that helps her remember her grandfather. Finally, the Cheekwood Education team will walk you through how to make a mini shoebox altar so that you can celebrate at home.
The mission of Cheekwood is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. To learn more about Cheekwood, visit www.cheekwood.org.
Books to help you learn more about El Día de los Muertos:
Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Judy Goldman and Rene King Moreno
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story by Janice Levy, Loretta Lopez and Miguel Arisa
Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot and Jorge Gutierrez
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and Jeanette Winter
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown and John Parra
In Partnership w/Educator’s Cooperative (LIVE)
In Partnership w/Give Black Give Back (LIVE)
Join NowPlayingNashville for this Artober Talks featuring Randy Cohen with American for the Arts, Anne Pope with The Tennessee Arts Commission, Michael McDaniel with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and and Erin Holcomb with NowPlayingNashville as moderator.
This hour-long discussion talks about the importance of arts in urban and rural communities, the research trends across the state and country, the availability of funding due to COVID, and reasons to support the arts!
Tour a Museum Online
(Grades K-4) – Download the PDF.
(Grades 5-8) – Download the PDF.
(Grades 9-12) – Download the PDF.
Take the Artober Challenge by crossing off things you’ve done to celebrate Artober Nashville from September 27th – October 31st.
Those that participate by crossing off 10 or more things via Instagram will be entered to win tickets to. You MUST tag us @ArtoberNash and hashtag #ArtoberNashville to be entered to win.