Saturdays at Todd

Saturdays at Todd is a department-led initiative organized and hosted by staff and students that engage the faculty, off-campus artists, and community around Murfreesboro with interactive workshops of various media. Beginning in Fall 2021 many of the workshops will include a focus on Art teachers and High School students (9th-12th) to further promote their experiences in Fine Arts. The events are free and open to the public with all materials provided as tools to build greater advocacy for the arts in middle Tennessee!  Students and faculty, and community artists participate and lead demonstrations. They answer questions and offer insight into context, technique, and concept. We host exhibit openings in our main gallery that are also scheduled on Saturdays to encourage community and alumni attendance while providing greater access to our facilities and programs! All activities include all ages in interactive workshops, lectures, and exhibits. Through open discussion about artwork and the role of the artist in communities, we can demonstrate the importance of arts education while fostering a culture of support for the Arts in Tennessee. TBA information will be updated as events are finalized throughout the semester.

Want to see our past Saturday's at Todd events? Check out what we have offered before to gain an idea of what we host at the Department of Art and Design! If you have a suggestion or a workshop idea or would even like to host a workshop yourself, email with your proposal!

Thanks to the Tennessee Arts Commission for funding in support of our Saturdays at Todd Workshops!

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Saturdays at Todd (S@T) Events List:

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Saturdays At Todd Workshops, Spring 2023


25 - Gypsy Schindler - Self-Portraiture, 1 - 3 p.m.


4 - Paige Medlock - Stained Glass
     Tony Rodriguez - Pop-Culture Icon Open Model Session Study of Chewbacca, 1 - 3 p.m.
25 - Tony Rodriguez - Pop-Culture Icon Open Model Session Study of Space Myers, a.k.a. Michael Myers, 1 - 3 p.m.


1 - Chelsea Gardiner - Open Model Session for drawing, painting, sculpture, and other media, 1 - 3 p.m.
8 - Doug Dabbs - How to Draw Animals, 9 a.m. - Noon
15 - Dr. Laura Cochrane - Paper Marbling, 1 - 3 p.m.
22 - Mo Overholt - Screenprint - Youth, TBD
29 - Mo Overholt - Screenprint - High School and Adult, TBD


20 - Murals - Troy Cheairs and Mo Overholt, 9 a.m - Noon & 1 - 4 p.m. 

Next S@T 

Pop-Culture Icon Open Model Sessions

Study of Space Myers (Halloween Movie Series)

1–3 p.m., Saturday, March 25
Todd Hall, Rooms 117 & 117A

Signup and more info: Space Myers Model Session


How To Draw Animals

MTSU Todd Hall, Room 348

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MTSU Department of Art and Design's Visiting Lecturer, Gypsy Schindler, this Saturday, February 25, 2023, as Gypsy guides a Self-Portraiture discussion, with Q&A including a hands-on experience for Saturdays At Todd participants. 

Portraiture Workshop Description:
Traditional and Non-traditional approaches to self-portraiture. Deeper insight into the psyche through self-image and a depiction of the beauty held inside the movement.

1–3 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, MTSU Todd Hall, Room 117

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Led by Dr. Laura Cochrane

Suminagashi - Japanese Marbling Example

Suminagashi (Ink on Water)

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To see more from the workshop visit Dr. Cochrane's Blog MTSU Book and Printing Arts and History Blog

Meet Dr. Laura Cochrane

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Last S@T

Saturday, February 4, 2023. Open Session Drawings–Freddy Krueger

Pop-Culture Icon Figure Drawing

Costumed like Movie Icon Freddy Krueger

  • Draw, paint, and sculpt from a live model under the direction of Assistant Professor Tony Rodriguez.
  • Model will be costumed as one of your favorite pop-culture icons.
  • Open to all levels, beginner-intermediate-advanced-students, alums, the community, and high school students.
  • Signup Required for this free and open to the public event! Select button above for more info and to signup. 

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Iconic Characters Open Drawing Session Image 1Iconic Characters Open Drawing Session Image 2Iconic Characters Open Drawing Session Image 3

Iconic Characters Open Drawing Session modeled by Amanda Rodriguez


What is Art Therapy?

10 a.m-Noon, Saturday, February 11, 2023

MTSU Todd Hall, Room 236
Murfreesboro Clinical Art Therapist and favorite, Summer Bradley
Through Collage Summer Bradley will discuss the settings, practice, and throretical foundations of Art Therapy!

Summer Bradley Artworks

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And you don't want to miss the opening of Summer's exhibition of Artwork in Todd Hall's Glass Gallery, Room 224.

About Summer and more about Summer's Exhibit

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