Saturdays at Todd

Saturdays at Todd is a faculty led initiative 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, and community artists participate and lead demonstrations. They answer questions and offer insight into context, technique, and concept. We host exhibit openings in our main gallery that are also scheduled on Saturdays to encourage community and alumni attendance while providing greater access to our facilities and programs! All activities include all ages in interactive workshops, lectures, and exhibits. Through open discussion about artwork and the role of the artist in communities, we can demonstrate the importance of arts education while fostering a culture of support for the Arts in Tennessee. TBA information will be updated as events are finalized throughout the semester.

Want to see our past Saturday's at Todd events? Check out what we have offered before to gain an idea of what we host at the Department of Art and Design! If you have a suggestion or a workshop idea or would even like to host a workshop yourself, email with your proposal!

Thanks to the Tennessee Arts Commission for funding in support of our Saturdays at Todd Workshops!

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Notice: All Fall 2020 Saturdays at Todd (S@T) Workshops are Virtual via Zoom. 

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Saturday's@Todd (S@T) Events List:

September 19 – Sisavanh Houghton –  with a focus on Maya Angelou – 12–3 p.m.

September 26 – Kathleen O’Connell – The Process of Design and Printing a Letterpress Poster with Q&A – 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
October 3 – Kory Wells – From Impulse to Impact Poetry Workshop: Writing What Matters to You in a Way That Speaks to Others – 12:30–3 p.m.
October 17 – Sheri Selph - Promoting Your Studio or Design Practice with an Email Newsletter with Q&A – 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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October 24 – Nick Satinover – Printing a Stone Lithograph with Q&A – 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

October 24 – Kelsey Duncan – Clay Sculpture Demo with Q&A – 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.


October 31 – Kara Jill Kemp - The Stories We Tell – 12–2 p.m. | A virtual, 2-hour workshop exploring ways to craft personal narratives through writing exercises, off the shelf approaches to creative thinking and working the elements of engaging storytelling. This workshop will continue to build upon narrative topics of identity, shared memories, longing for home and sense of belonging that resonate with the collaborative exhibits curated by Dr. Barbara and Leroy Hodges at MTSU this autumn. Our goal will be to find new paths into sharing stories that could be useful for everything from corporate presentations, to sharing a story at a dinner party, or perhaps entering a storytelling competition.
Register at:The Stories We Tell
Signup for The Stories We Tell opens for registrations, 12 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2020


November 7 – Mark Mcleod – Mixed-Media Sculpture Demo
November 14 – Douglas Dabbs – Comics Illustration - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November 21 – Tony Rodriguez – Digital Illustration - 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.



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