Borderless Arts has a LOT of workshops that will be offered through out Teapot Diplomat program. Here is a listing. Just contact me if you want to sign up. All of them are free, but registration is required as space is limited. The Teapot Diplomats are supported by Niki and Mark Antonini

Hotel Preston
Borderless Arts will have a 3-month exhibit at the Hotel Preston beginning in October. On October 4, there will be a special reception to open this exhibit. Participants will be able to sell their work.

For this project, we have scheduled 4 workshops in which the Teapot Diplomats will make art in preparation for this exhibit:

Thursday, June 14, 10am-noon Bottlecap art, Dee Kimbrell in Gallatin. TN: For this piece, the group will make a large piece together for Hotel Preston.

Thursday, July 26 6-8pm, Sumner TeenCenter, Pour Painting and String Art, 976 Grassland Pl, Gallatin, TN 37066 with Dee Kimbrell

Saturday, August 25, 10am-noon, watercolor with Kathy Donahue Plourde in Gallatin, TN:This workshop is both to create a piece for the Preston project, but also these will be the designs sent to the Fashion Designer for the Dillard’s scarves. We were contacted last spring by a fashion designer who has asked us to send designs that she will use on scarves that will appear in the Dillard’s department stores.

Tuesday, September 11, 6-8pm fabric wall hangings with Kathy Donahue Plourde and Yvette Cowden In Gallatin, TN

Your Own Art
Because there will be a LOT of space to fill at the Hotel Preston and the workshop art will not fill it all, you are invited to email Photos and information on sizes to Borderless Arts by September 4 art pieces that you have created tht you would like to have considered for the show. After all of the art has been made from the workshops, the artists will evaluate how much space is still available and will select art from your submissions. You will know by September 14 if your personal piece will be used in the art exhibit. All art must be ready to be hung and it must be two dimensional.

Asian Art Experience
Borderless Arts is working with the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville. The Chinese Alliance will work with the Movement Connection Dancers to teach them a fan dance which they will perform on Feb. 9 during the Chinese New Year celebration in Nashville.

Lauren Emery Rudd (the artist who did the quilt and weaving project) is going to lead the Teapot Diplomats in two workshops that will feed into this event.

Saturday, July 28, 10am-noon, Making Fans with Lauren Emery Rudd at MTSU, location on campus to be announced.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10am-noon, Sewing and decorating kimonos with Lauren Emery Rudd at MTSU, location on campus to be announced
*This workshops is contingent on a grant that we will know about this summer.

PIE Conference
The Teapot Diplomats plan to participate again in the Dept of Education’s Partners In Education (PIE Conference) where the Teapot Diplomats can share and sell their art. Several workshops have been set up to create art that will be used at this conference. You do not have to attend the conference to make art that will be sold at this event.

Saturday, June 23, 10am-noon Marbled Notecards with Kathy Donahue Plourde in Gallatin, TN

Monday, Oct. 1, 4-5pm, Tea Buddies with Dee Kimbrell, at MTSU in the BAS Building Room S118

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10am-noon, Glass Coasters with Miss Betty at This Little Light Studios,4334 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, TN 37138

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10am-noon, Clay with the Clay Lady, 1416 Lebanon Pike Nashville

Saturday, Jan. 19, 10am-noon, TBA activity with Yvette Cowden,in Hendersnville

Stick Up
On Tuesday, October 23rd, 9am-noon. Borderless Arts will lead a diversity training of law enforcement in the Sumner County area. This training will include individuals with disabilities and result in art being created between a law enforcement officers and a person with a disability. This program is supported by a grant from the Nashville Predators.

Batik Art Exchange
Borderless Arts will host an art exchange with Arts Access of South Carolina. The South Carolina group is known for their Batik work. Therefore, the Teapot Diplomats will be learning some Batik techniques. An interesting note is that South Carolina has the only American Tea Plantation. There are plans to tie into this program.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-8pm, with Dee Kimbrell in Gallatin, TN

Water Challenge
The Teapot Diplomats will be working on a project that is aimed at raising awareness of water pollution and ways to prevent it. For this project, individuals with and without disabilities will work together on 5 teams. Each team will be led by one of Borderless Arts’ Teaching artists. The teams will spend a Saturday in March building boats out of plastic bottles and other plastic trash. The event will culminate in a race of the boats.

More information on this program to come, but if you are interested in being on a team, please let us know. *This project is grant contingent.

All of the workshops are free, but each has limited space. Most workshops are limited to 10-15 participants. Please contact Borderless Arts TN to register for a workshop.