Art Demonstration & Children's Program

Art Demonstration & Children's Program
Posted on 03/11/2024

Artists in School, Craft Stories at Scott County Elementary

Nashville, TN - March 12, 2024 — Tennessee Craft is excited to announce the expansion of its
"Artists in School, Craft Stories" program to include Scott County Elementary Schools, in
Tennessee, featuring a special engagement with Tennessee Craft member, artist Barbara Cara from Jonesborough, TN.

On March 18, 2024, this event will see over 100 fifth graders participate in an interactive ceramic session led by Cara, who will share her process and provide instruction emphasizing the role of craft in preserving cultural heritage and fostering creativity.

In the spring of 2024, Scott County Elementary is one of four county schools in Tennessee selected for this enriching program, alongside Hancock, Bledsoe, and Grundy counties.

We are excited to engage with Scott County Schools where our goal is to bring the transformative power of craft to local students," said Kim Waag, Executive Director of Tennessee Craft. "Through 'Artists in School, Craft Stories,' we hope to inspire a new generation of craft artists and foster a deeper appreciation for the role of craft art in our lives and culture."

"This initiative underscores our commitment to fostering a deep appreciation for the value of craft among students," said Trish Tallon-Blanchard, Director of Programs and Community Engagement Tennessee Craft. "'Artists in School' program exemplifies arts education, critical thinking advocating for the arts as an essential component of a well-rounded education and a vibrant community to students from a variety of backgrounds."

"Artists in School, Craft Stories" is part of Tennessee Craft's broader mission to promote and support fine craft artists throughout the state of Tennessee. Through its programs and initiatives, Tennessee Craft works to provide artists with the resources, training, and opportunities they need to succeed and thrive.

For additional information on the "Artists in School" program and other Tennessee Craft initiatives, please visit http://www.tennesseecraft.org

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!
Tennessee Craft Artist in Schools Sponsors and Partners

Tennessee Craft is being supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Art Demonstration & Children's Program