EDUCATOR RESOURCE TOOLS
Artober TV will air every Monday at 10AM 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 #ArtoberNashville Featured Artist + FirstBank First Saturday Galleries
Let’s kick off #ArtoberNashville’s 10th Anniversary on Artober TV. Our special guests will include this year’s featured artist – Tammy Gentuso at The Clay Lady’s Campus, and FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Galleries Blue Fig Editions & Blue Fig Gallery and Chauvet Arts.
Featuring Nashville Ballet
Erin Holcomb sat down with Artistic Director Paul Vasterling and Company Dancer Imani Sailers about the upcoming Peter Pan show on October 8th through the 10th at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Featuring Persona Contemporary
On this week’s #ArtoberNashville TV, we are spotlighting Andrés Bustamante with Persona Contemporary for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Featuring Buchanan Arts
On this week’s #ArtoberNashville TV, we are spotlighting Buchanan Arts. Erin Holcomb attended Walk Bike Nashville’s Open Streets on Buchanan Street yesterday to learn more about this new organization located in the heart of Nashville’s Buchanan Street.
Featuring Gordon JCC
Erin Holcomb got to talk to several Gordon JCC Artober Artists and learn all about the five galleries from Curator Carrie Mills.
Artober Learning Labs air every Tuesday or Thursday at 10AM 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.
Artober REWIND w/Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
[Age Groups: Elementary & Middle School]
Explore the art of songwriting with Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum educators, Britt and Adam. Take a virtual peek at the exhibit We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, make your own pocket-sized songwriting journal, then learn how to write a song using your journal and museum resources.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum exists to preserve, celebrate, and share the important cultural asset that is country music. To learn more about Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, visit their www.countrymusichalloffame.org/family.
Words & Music At Home: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/education/words-music-at-home/
By using the resources on this page, you can learn how to write your own original song lyric, and get tips on putting those ideas to music.
Artober REWIND w/Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee
[Age Groups: Pre-K & Elementary School]
Let’s join Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee for a Reading Club story. 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.
Artober REWIND w/OZ Arts STEAM Fusion: Artober Special
[Age Groups: High School or All Ages]
Join OZ Arts Nashville teaching artists for two hands-on activities that explore the power of storytelling through performance. This special edition of OZ Arts STEAM Fusion is designed for high school students, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Performing a Picture Book:
You’re never too old for story time! Did you know that a picture book can be the perfect tool to practice your public speaking skills, poise, and character building techniques? Maddie Hicks presents the power of a good story, well told. Sharpen those storyteller skills, and wow any audience, big or small.
Dancing a Dialogue:
Love to express yourself through dance and movement? Step into the choreographer’s shoes. Design your own dance that articulates the relationship and conversation between two characters. Professional dancer Joi Ware leads this creative exploration that’s sure to keep you on your toes.
OZ Arts STEAM Fusion is an ongoing series of curriculum developed in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools STEAM Initiative. Discover more video lessons at https://www.ozartsnashville.org/steam-fusion/.
Featuring Appalachian Center for Craft
[Age Groups: High School or All Ages]
We’ll take a Studio Tour of Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft and visit its galleries. The Appalachian Center for Craft hosts multiple exhibitions annually featuring functional and sculptural works of traditional and contemporary fine craft and mixed media by international, national and regional artists including artists from the Appalachian Center for Craft.
The Appalachian Center for Craft’s Artist in Residence Program (AIR) allows emerging professional artists to live and work in its immersive studio environment. The AIR program is a one-year appointment, renewable for up to an additional year. Each studio (clay, fibers, glass, metals, wood, and exhibitions) has an Artist in Residence with a BFA, MFA or professional equivalent. AIRs are integral to the educational programs of the Craft Center, providing additional artistic perspectives, expertise and experiences to our students. View this year’s Artist in Residence.
The Craft Center offers hands on workshops throughout the year in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood for a variety of skill levels. Learn something new or refresh and expand your techniques! View a complete schedule and information on the website.
Featuring Writing Mysterious Fiction w/ The Porch
[Age Groups: Elementary, Middle & High School]
Create your own short story with The Porch and writer Joe Kane. We’ll activate our imaginations, explore our senses, and introduce a mystery that will spark the rest of your story. Whether you’re new to writing or a seasoned pro, this is a fun way to dive into the spooky season and get your story started.
To find more writing workshops and events from emerging writers, check out: https://www.porchtn.org/programs/youth.
The Porch partners with Nashville area schools, after-school programs, libraries, and community centers to provide creative writing workshops in many genres. Due to COVID-19, all of the in-person workshops are currently suspended. Check out the list of online workshops available for elementary, middle, and high school writers.
w/Beth Inglish: Create & Feel Art Competition (LIVE)
Watch this LIVE #ArtoberNashville Talks segment as Erin Holcomb and Beth Inglish discuss the Create & Feel Art Competition.
In uncertain times, artists give the world hope through their work, which has the power to be transformational for both the artist and their community.
The Create & Feel Art Competition wants to celebrate that experience. The competition is open during Artober to all visual artists including painting, mixed media, drawing, photography, digital collage, including 2D/3D work. Deadline to submit artwork is October 31st and winners will be announced November 20th. In lieu of a submission fee, artists must complete a survey to capture the emotional experience of creating the work submitted.
The winner will be featured as “Artist of the Week” on the Nashville Sign, spotlighted on NowPlayingNashville.com, featured on the Nashville Creative Group, and receive a $100 cash prize.
Building Your Brand Beyond the Classroom w/ CMA Foundation
Eric Jimenez and Justin McLean from The Score Podcast: An Urban Music Education Podcast, dive into what it takes to pursue a brand beyond your classroom. They will share helpful tips for music teachers on creating a podcast, promoting your program and amplifying your voice in an organic and meaningful way.
To learn more about the CMA Foundation: https://cmafoundation.org/
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.