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Tuesdays for Tots

Tuesdays, January-May and September-December
Stop by the studios anytime between 10 am - 12 pm to participate!

Art adventures abound as toddlers take over Cheekwood every Tuesday morning! Stop by our studio in the Learning Center to craft an original artwork with your tot. Drop-in activities change weekly so that your budding young artist will be introduced to the wide world of art. Tuesdays for Tots is sure to be a memory-making routine for you and your toddler, so make plans to attend a class today!

Don’t forget to bring your imagination and dress for mess!


December 23 Snowglobes!

Create a fun and festive paper snowglobe inspired by the season!

December 30 Ring in the New Year

We’re counting down soon, but first stop by the studio to make firework-inspired art to welcome 2015!

January 6 2015 Sparkly Snowflakes

This week, we will be creating sparkly snowflakes out of found objects and dried pasta. Dress for mess, because we will have plenty of paint and glitter!

January 13 2015 Silly Snowmen

Enjoy creating your own silly snowman out of air dry clay, mixed media materials and paint! Choose a multi-colored background or wintery blues to create your snowman scene.

January 20 2015 Mini Masters: ‘Starry Night’

Draw inspiration from a Mini Masters’ favorite, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night! Enjoy painting and more with this dreamy project.

January 27 2015 Look in a Book: Dr. Seuss

So much inspiration can be found in our favorite book! Enjoy reading Dr. Seuss books on your own on the 2nd floor and create a ‘Seussical’ art project in the studios!

February 3 2015 TREEmendous Celebration

In honor of Tu B’Shevat and Cheekwood’s Family Day on Saturday, February 8th, we will create our own tree-inspired craft to celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees!

February 10 2015 Sweet Treats & Hearts

Wayne Thiebaud is an artist who creates sweet treats on his paper or canvas! In honor of Valentine’s Day, join us to create our own sweet art projects with printmaking!

February 17 2015 Mardi Gras Masks

It’s Mardi Gras in the studios this week, so stop by to create your own feathery, sparkly and colorful mask!

February 24 2015 Beautiful Birdies!

Cheekwood is home to many varieties of birds. Join us in the studios to create your own puffed-up birdie!

March 3 2015 TREEmendous Art

Join us to make a totally tree-mendous decoration in celebration of Tennessee’s Arbor Day on March 6.

March 10 2015 Look in a Book: ‘Elmer’

So much inspiration can be found in our favorite book! Enjoy reading Elmer by David McKee on your own on the 2nd and create your own elephant project in the studios!

March 17 2015 Happy St. Pat’s!

Don’t get pinch this St. Patrick’s Day with this green art project!

March 24 2015 Cheekwood in BLOOM!

Enjoy Cheekwood Blooms programming with your family on the weekends, but stop by on Tuesday to create a fantastic flower growth chart!

March 31 2015 Bunny Hop!

Transform yourself into a fluffy spring bunny with this art activity! We hope to see you hopping around Cheekwood for our annual Spring Art Hop on Saturday, April 4th!

April 7 2015 Cheekwood Adventures: Japanese Garden

Have you been to Cheekwood’s Shomu-en Japanese Garden recently? Experience the garden, and then drop by the studios to create your own Japanese-inspired craft!

April 14 2015 Beautiful Butterflies

Cheekwood’s blooms attract beautiful butterflies! Join us in the studios to create your own 3D and color butterfly.

April 21 2015 Celebrate Earth Day!

In preparation for Earth Day, learn how to make your own seed paper/tape with step-by-step instructions!

April 28 2015 Critter Creations

Enjoy creating with a variety of mixed media materials to assemble your critter creation!

May 5 2015 Cinco de Mayo!

Don’t miss this colorful and international art project on Cinco de Mayo! Be sure to dress for mess for this painterly project.

May 12 2015 Picnic in the Garden, Anyone?

Learn about Henri Matisse’s love for gardens and ponds through this art activity! We will create our own painterly collages and practice cutting.

May 19 2015 Art & Gardens

Learn about Wassily Kandinksy’s Circles and incorporate those color and shapes into a unique tree painting! Enjoy working with a variety of materials and stamping.

May 26 2015 Until Next Fall!

For our last art project until September, we will create our own art studio…out of a paper bag! Enjoy creating and reminiscing on your favorite art projects at Cheekwood, while creating a pop-up building, house and/or studio.

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