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Visual Art Sessions

The two visual art areas of the Tennessee Arts Academy explores art from the perspective of production, history, criticism, and aesthetics.  Instructors, whose work has influenced current educational practice and theory, come from around the country to provide stimulating and practical instruction. In addition to the visual art sessions, all participants attend performances, musings, special events and other activities, with plenty of time built in for networking and reflection.

Tennessee Arts Academy 2023 Visual Art Core Classes
Elementary/Lower Middle Visual Art
Focus Areas: Arts Integration, Creative Drama, and Movement
Arts Integration, Creative Drama, and Movement is the focus area for the K – 6 elementary/lower middle theatre sessions. Each day participants will take classes in three areas of study that are especially designed for classroom generalist teachers, librarians, special education, physical education and gifted teachers. Arts Integration will help facilitate the learning process in traditional subject areas. Creative drama will focus on improvisational and non-performance aspects of theatre. A final daily class in movement and dance will be offered. All elementary theatre participants will attend all three classes.

Daily Core Classes

Participants will attend each workshop listed below for two consecutive days and a summary workshop for both sessions on Friday morning.
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2023 Tennessee Arts Academy.
Upper Middle/Secondary Visual Art
The upper middle/secondary theatre sessions (7 – 12) include unique sessions each year in at least three of the following areas: acting, directing, improvisation, criticism, movement, playwriting and technical theatre. Instructors from around the country provide stimulating class sessions that reflect a mix of stage and performance techniques coupled with current trends and the latest research in arts education.

Daily Core Classes

Participants will attend each workshop listed below for two consecutive days and a summary workshop for both sessions on Friday morning.
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2023 Tennessee Arts Academy.
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2023 Tennessee Arts Academy.
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