Date(s) - 04/07
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
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!
January 20 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 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 TREEmendous Celebration
In honor of Tu B’Shevat and Cheekwood’s Family Day on Sunday, February 22nd, we will create our own tree-inspired craft to celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees!
February 10 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 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 Beautiful Birdies!
Cheekwood is home to many varieties of birds. Join us in the studios to create your own puffed-up birdie!
March 3 TREEmendous Art
Join us to make a totally tree-mendous decoration in celebration of Tennessee’s Arbor Day on March 6.
March 10 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 Happy St. Pat’s!
Don’t get pinch this St. Patrick’s Day with this green art project!
March 24 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 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 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 Beautiful Butterflies
Cheekwood’s blooms attract beautiful butterflies! Join us in the studios to create your own 3D and color butterfly.
April 21 Celebrate Earth Day!
In preparation for Earth Day, learn how to make your own seed paper/tape with step-by-step instructions!
April 28 Critter Creations
Enjoy creating with a variety of mixed media materials to assemble your critter creation!
May 5 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 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 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 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.