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 eric.snyder@mtsu.edu 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 Spring 2021 Saturdays at Todd (S@T) Workshops are Virtual via Zoom. 


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10 a.m.–12 p.m. | April 17 - Kara Jill Kemp - Life Mapping

Co-sponsored by Rutherford Arts Alliance and MTSU Department of Art and Design
Everyone possesses the ability to design a meaningful life, but not everyone knows how. In this interactive Life Mapping Workshop, Kara Kemp will guide you through the life mapping process to gain the insight needed to live an authentic life and tackle your most ambitious goals. Utilizing Qnity’s revolutionary methodology and proven principles of success, the interactive and inspiring approaches to mind mapping will help you make dynamic and enduring connections between your head and your heart, allowing you to reach your full potential, achieve your goals and live a more intentional life. Participants will be encouraged to share reflections with the group.

More Info/SignupKara Kemp Life Mapping AboutRutherford Arts Alliance

1 p.m.–4 p.m. | April 17 - Michael Baggarly - Aluminum Medallion Casting

Associate Professor Michael Baggarly will lead an aluminum casting workshop allowing participants to create commemorative alumni or sculptural art medallions celebrating their S@T participation and the 2021 MTSU Spring Showcase presented by the MTSU Alumni Association.

More Info/Signup Medallions: Metal Pour

10 a.m.–12 p.m. | June 12 - 3D Laser Cutting & Engraving a Wooden Purse with Sylvane Roh

Learn to create a wooden 3D laser cut living hinge (flexible wood) purse where you can carry all your essentials including cell phone, face masks, and more.

Signup coming soon!


 Fall 2020 Saturdays at Todd

September 19 – Sisavanh Houghton –  Watercolor with a focus on the image of Maya Angelou
September 26 – Kathleen O’Connell – The Process of Design and Printing a Letterpress Poster with Q&A
October 3 – Kory Wells – From Impulse to Impact Poetry Workshop: Writing What Matters to You in a Way That Speaks to Others 

October 10 – Link to Asynchronous YouTube Demonstration Video:Mold Making and Casting

October 17 – Sheri Selph - Promoting Your Studio or Design Practice with an Email Newsletter with Q&A 
October 24 – Nick Satinover – Printing a Stone Lithograph with Q&A 
October 24 – Kelsey Duncan – Clay Sculpture Demo with Q&A 
October 31 – Kara Jill Kemp - The Stories We Tell 
November 7 – Mark Mcleod – Mixed-Media Sculpture Demo
November 14 – Douglas Dabbs – Illustrating the Comic Book Page! 
November 21 – Tony Rodriguez – Digital Illustration 
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