Fine Arts Building

UT Martin hosts workshops in art, dance, theatre

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts will host its third-annual in-service workshops for K-12 art, dance and theatre teachers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29, in the Fine Arts Building on the main campus. The workshop has 60 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to attend.

Interested teachers of K-12 art, dance and theatre must reserve a seat by Sept. 24 and indicate first and second-choice workshops in each session. Placements are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attendees will sign in beginning at 9 a.m. Workshop session A begins at 9:30 and includes discussions on best practices in the K-5 classroom; monoprints and drawing; online instructional technology in art teaching, grades 6-12; voice and movement methods in theatre; abstraction; and printmaking on clay.

Session B will begin at 11 a.m. and features workshops on best practices in the 6-12 classroom; new Tennessee dance standard domains; monoprints and drawing; kente cloth for elementary students; basket weaving; and clay sculpture.

Lunch will start at 12:20 p.m. with session C workshops following at 1. This session includes discussions of digital images, devices and opportunities; basket weaving; abstraction; and group movement and rhythm-based dance in theatre.

Interested educators must send their names and contact information, along with workshop preferences, to Dr. Carol Eckert, professor of art, at For more information on individual sessions, contact the UT Martin Office of Visual and Theatre Arts at 731-881-7400.


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