Saturdays at Todd

This faculty led initiative was designed to expand our community engagement in and around Murfreesboro. The events are free and open to the public with all materials provided as tools to build greater advocacy for the arts in middle Tennessee.  Students and faculty participate and lead demonstrations. They answer questions and offer insight into context, technique, and concept.

Exhibit openings in our main gallery and each student space are scheduled on Saturdays to encourage community and alumni attendance while providing greater access to our facilities and programs.

Activities include all ages in interactive workshops, lectures, and exhibits. Through open discussion about artwork and the role of the artist in communities, we will demonstrate  the importance of arts education while fostering a culture of support for the Arts in Tennessee.

All workshops are located in Todd Hall, Room 224A except where otherwise noted.

Screenprint Lecture and Presentation 

January 20, 2018, 2–4 p.m., Led by Nick Satinover

Contemporary Printmaking and Practice Workshop a.k.a. Basement Occupation

February 3, 2018, 3–4 p.m., Led by Nick Satinover

Figure Drawing

February 17, 2018, 12–1 p.m. or 1:30–2:30 p.m., Led by Nicole Foran

I Like Teaching Art Because...

Exploring The Meanings of Quality Art Instruction in Middle Tennessee and Beyond

Discussions and interactive activities designed specifically for art educators to share perspectives and the meaning of quality instruction.  Led by Dr. Debrah Sickler-Voigt

March 3, 2018, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Science on Screen: GET OUT

"An Arts-Based Tale: Understanding the Social Science of Racism in Jordan Peele's Get Out"* as it recasts the particulars of racism in American society as discussion led by MTSU's Dr. Gloria Wilson.  The intersections of racial identity and arts participation within institutions of fine art and popular culture will be addressed. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.*

Encaustic and Tie-Dye Demonstrations and Workshops 

March 17, 2018, 1–3 p.m.** Led by Erin Anfinson and Kimberly Dummons

Spoken Word: A Performance Event

Live Performance work from artists at all levels concerned with movement, text, and spoken word as relates to communication, education, socio-economic inequities, or literacy. 

March 31, 2018, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.***

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art

Presentations and discussion from graduating and near graduating Printmaking and Sculpture Students. Led by Michael Baggarly and Nicholas Satinover 

April 7, 2018, TALKS—12–2 p.m. | OPENING—2–4 p.m.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Graphic Design

Celebrating community and collaboration join this year's senior show for its parallels drawn from unexpected places by designers seeking to cultivate new relationships while making meaningful connections. 

April 21, 2018, OPENING—2–4 p.m.

Understanding Animal Anatomy for Design

This interpretive illustration workshop asks participants to develop imagined creatures from descriptions based on a mysterious incident. Led by Douglas Dabbs.

April 28, 2018, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


** Todd Hall, Room 233 

*** In and around Todd Hall

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