Middle TN Spring Conference

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Cost: $35 for students, $40 for TAEA Members, $50 for Non-Members, 


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Keynote Speaker

Melody Weintraub has over 30 years experience in community art instruction and adult art instruction and over 15 years of K-12 classroom art instruction experience in both private and public schools. She has presented at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Tennessee Art Education (TAEA) Conferences on several occasions. Recently she lead a sold-out studio workshop (“Aminah’s Memory Box”) at NAEA18 Convention in Seattle. She received her Masters of Art Teaching in Secondary Art Education from The University of Memphis, where she also served as a full-time appointed art education instructor for two years. In 2014, she was named TAEA Middle School Art Educator of the Year. In 2015, Weintraub was elected to the Board of TAEA as West Tennessee Regional Chair. Currently she serves as TAEA President-Elect. She is a regular contributor to, SchoolArts Magazine. Her most recent article, Steampunk Bugs, was featured in the March 2018 issue that was distributed at the NAEA18 Convention in Seattle. She also wrote and illustrated the children’s book, The Little Bluebird (2001) and illustrated, ABC’s for Teachers by Billie McDonald Jeffries (1993). Her professional work as an artist focuses on drawing and painting, collage and small metal assemblage. In 2015, her solo art exhibition, “Les Fleurs” was presented on South Main and is currently on display in Midtown Memphis. She maintains a YouTube Channel where she posts instructional “Tips for Teachers.” Her website, gallery and blog can be found at www.melodyweintraub.com 

Melody also enjoys acting. She can be seen in several television commercials and also appeared as the history teacher in the film, The Blind Side.  

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

9:00am to 4:00pm 

WHERE: Frist Art Museum,

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


PARKING AND ADMISSION: Parking and Gallery Admission is free  for workshop participants. You will receive a voucher to cover parking costs. 

Workshop Presenters:

Dean Shelton (Tennessee Watercolor Society)

Enjoying Watercolor: Learn about what has made this watercolorist so successful as well as popular with his students. You will learn how to take steps and have them explained for the most successful paintings possible!

Margaret Brown (MLBrownStudio)

Intuitive Abstract Art: Learn to unblock your creativity and your students' as well! This workshop will give you tools for using the senses and create space for inspiration and confidence by creating experimental intuitive abstract art.

Beth Affolter (working artist/teacher Summit High)

Realism & Texture: Learn to paint from a photo and apply different textures using acrylic! Explore working from your own photo (a regular color copy is best so you can draw on it- any subject ok! Beth has some extras to choose from as well.) While you will use acrylic in the workshop, water-based oils will be demonstrated as well.

COST: $40 members, $50 non members $35 students

FOOD: Indicate your choice of 3 boxed lunches:  Turkey & Cheese · Veggie Wrap · Chicken Salad · all come with chips, a cookie and bottled water

DETAILS: Goodies! Door Prizes! Free Gallery Admission!


Browse the workshop details and descriptions by clicking on the images below. All registrants MUST select ONE workshop for the day.

A follow-up email will be sent to you from a member of the Middle Tennessee Art Education Association Staff the week before the workshop to confirm.


Questions? Send an email to Michelle Vinci at michellev@wcs.edu.


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