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Teapot Diplomat workshops are now open for registration.  These are all free of charge, but open to the first 10 registrants.

You do not have to be a current Teapot Diplomat to participate.  However, if you participate in several of the projects, you may be invited to become a Teapot Diplomat.  More information will be given to you at your first session.

Monday, Sept. 25, Dee Kimbrell, Smashing Art, 6-8pm at the Sumner Teen Center

This is no ordinary tea party!  We will break teacups and teapots with hammers and then reassemble them in a mosaic style on canvas.  It will be a SMASHING good time!


Saturday, Sept 30, Kathy Plourde, Collage 10-12

Using various types of tea bags, participants will create collage pieces resembling teapots.


Saturday, Nov 18, Betty Turney-Turner, Glass 10-12

Make glass coasters with teacup and teapot designs embedded into them.


Saturday, Jan. 6, Clay Lady (Danielle McDaniel) 10am-noon at the Clay Lady Studios

Creation of Japanese Yonomi cups and a tour of the studios.


Saturday, Jan. 13, Yvette Cowden, Ink & Tea 10-12 at the artist’s studio

“Japanese ink painting preceded by drinking tea then using some of that tea to stain the paper. Participants will choose words such as “Thank You” , ” Peace” , “Love” to paint on the front of blank note cards. They can choose different tea flavors such as Jasmine (light green) or Coconut Hibiscus ( light cranberry red) that will add color to the notecards.”


Saturday, April 7, Betty Turney-Turner, Glass 10-12

Make glass coasters with teacup and teapot designs embedded into them.


Contact VSA TN today to sign up for any and all workshops that are of interest to you at userk7706@comcast.net.


This program is funded by Niki and Mark Antonini.

Here is a link that explains the program Teapot Diplomat Induction Ceremony

Memorial Park Mosaic Wall Project

The Memorial Park Mosaic Wall Project is currently working with over 100 1st graders at Indian Lake Elementary.  The project also just put up the 2nd of 24 walls. read more

Theater Program Expands

The VSA TN Theater project is taking the next step. A 3 week program will be held on Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 and Oct. 2 in partnership with the Sumner Teen Center at the Sumner Teen Center from 6:30-8pm under the artistic direction of Savannah Kearney. The program will focus on Aesop Fables with a final public performance on Oct. 2. The workshop is free and open to the first 6 individuals who register. Contact me at userk7706@comcast.net if you are... read more

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