Adult Education & Programs

Adult Education & Programs

Design your own floral arrangement, sculpt a ceramic mug, or take a yoga class! Our wide variety of adult education programs encourage lifelong learning and a deeper connection to horticulture, art, and wellness. From hands-on workshops and classes to educational talks, there are always unique opportunities to develop new skills and get inspired!

Learn more about our program policies by clicking the button below. For questions, please contact education@cheekwood.org.

Programs and Policies

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SOLD OUT - Shibori Dyeing with Stony Creek Colors

Shibori Dyeing with Stony Creek Colors

Saturday, May 21
2 PM 3:30 PM

Join Stony Creek Colors for a hands-on shibori workshop using natural indigo grown by middle-Tennessee farmers. Learn traditional shibori techniques, a Japanese tie-dyeing method originating almost 2,000 years ago. Attendees of this event will receive a clothing item and tote bag to hand dye with natural indigo vats prepared by the Stony Creek Colors team.

Stony Creek Colors manufactures traceable, plant-based dyes that enrich farm ecosystems, help fight climate change, and empower people with safer, cleaner color.  Participants will be dyeing with IndiGold™, the world’s first pre-reduced 100% bio-based indigo liquid dye designed for dyers of all skill and knowledge levels. Be one of the first to experience the gold standard and future of indigo dyeing.

Non-members: $62

Members: $49.60

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Become a Docent

Are you an avid gardener, an admirer of the arts, or intrigued by Nashville’s rich history? Do you enjoy sharing your interests and knowledge with your community? If so, you may be interested in Cheekwood’s Docent Program! Join the docent program and get behind-the-scenes information and training on Cheekwood’s 55 acres of gardens, historical mansion, and art exhibitions from Cheekwood staff. Cheekwood offers the opportunity to train as a Garden Docent, House and History Docent, and Exhibition Docent. As key members of our team, docents act as volunteer teachers and tour guides while sharing their passion for Cheekwood’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, gardens, and historical residence with visitors of all ages.

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