Saturdays at Todd

Saturdays at Todd is a 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. 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.

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!

Printed Textiles, a Printmaking Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Todd Hall, Room  354/355
Workshop led by local visiting artist Sierra Dohanos with assistance by Nick Satinover.
Participants will learn how to create a monotype using plexiglass on a fabric printing table to work on a collaborative printed textile piece. Participants will also be silkscreening onto fabric using specific textile pigments. Workshop is free and open to the public; all supplies are provided by MTSU. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Sierra Dohanos is a MTSU alumni and has been a studio assistant for the Printed Textile workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

SIGN UP IS FULL! Keep checking for more workshops like this in the future!

The Principles of Design with the Tortoise and the Hare

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Todd Hall, TBA
Workshop led by Jean Nagy and Sheri Selph, Graphic Design Professors at MTSU.
Join Associate Professor Jean Nagy and Assistant Professor Sheri Selph for a workshop in book design and layout while visually re-interpreting Aesop's classic tale, The Tortoise and the Hare. You can participate in this fun, collaborative, mixed-media project while learning the guiding principles of design. This wholesome, teaching tale is appropriate for the whole family. And the book collaborations will be exhibited in Andrew Todd Hall's Glass Gallery after. We will be providing mixed papers and media. (No oils or chemicals.) Participants are invited to bring one natural item to incorporate into the story, if they wish. Ages 5 - 105 welcome! We would love for children and adults to attend. (Minors must have an adult stay with them.) We encourage parents to participate with their children. Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

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Experimental Sand-Casting: Creating Cast Aluminum Sculpture

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Todd Hall, Room 107
Workshop led by Michael Baggarly, sculpture professor at MTSU Dept. of Art and Design.
Come out and have a great time experiencing metal casting as an investigative platform for making art. Attendees will be exploring Experimental Petro-Bond Sand Casting incorporating found and altered materials to create low-relief assemblages that will be utilized to create cast aluminum forms. Each person will have the opportunity to watch the finished molds be cast and to participate in the finishing of their own aluminum sculpture to take home at the end of the workshop. No prior casting experience is required and the event is a safe, open, and free experience for all ages. Space is limited to twelve spots. RSVP is required for attendance.

SIGN UP IS FULL! Keep checking for more workshops like this in the future!

Studio Art BFA Candidate Presentations

Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm (noon) - 2:00 pm | Todd Art Gallery, 224A
Join us in celebrating our senior Bachelor of Fine Art, with a concentration in Studio Art, candidates as they present their amassed artworks throughout their journey at MTSU in the Department of Art and Design. Candidates will present each of their pieces and talk about their processes and inspirations behind each one. 

Nature and Realism, An Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Todd Hall, Room 236
Workshop led by local visiting artist Mark Jackson.
Join us for an acrylic painting workshop with a focus on realism and painting scenes in nature. Learn techniques to keep your acrylics from drying too quickly as well as techniques in painting realistically and capturing wildlife and nature landscapes with paint. Participants are encouraged to wear painting clothes or an apron as acrylics are permanent when on clothing. Participants may also bring their own images of landscapes or wildlife they wish to recreate. All other supplies are provided. Free and open to the public. Space is limited to 12 participants.

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Graphic Design Workshop

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | TBA | TBA



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