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Kids’ Tent

Kids’ Tent

Tennessee Craft Kids’ Tent

presented by Publix Super Markets Charities and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee



2020 Artist-Inspired Projects | 2021 Partner Projects
The Fall 2021 Kids’ Tent was back at Centennial Park!
Socially distanced and/or take-and-make craft activities
Saturday & Sunday performances of The Frog Prince by Wishing Chair Productions Puppet Truck


Thank you to our fair partners and friends:










Spring 2021 Partner Projects

Belmont/Watkins Community Education | Centennial Art Center | Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Frist Art Museum | Hatch Show Print | Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft
Tennessee State Museum | Tennessee State University/M-SPAR | Turnip Green Creative Reuse

View and print instructions for all ten projects here.


Belmont/Watkins Community Education

Found Object Sculpture Project Instructions


Centennial Art Center

Clay Owl Project Instructions


Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville

Talking Head Paper Mask Project Instructions


(This video was unpublished by the CMHOF at the conclusion of the Spring Fair.)

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

3-D Guitar Drawing Project Instructions


Frist Art Museum

Landscape Drawing Project Instructions


Hatch Show Print

Monoprint Project Instructions


Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft

Wrapped Rocks Project Instructions


Tennessee State Museum

Exposition Poster Project Instructions


Tennessee State University | Department of Art and Design
McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency (M-SPAR)

Collage Portrait Project Instructions
Wilma Rudolph line drawing


Turnip Green Creative Reuse

DIY Mini Reuse Greenhouse & Planter Project Instructions

Seed info for seeds in the craft bag: Marigold Crackerjack (Tagetes Erecta)
Sow seed 1/4″ in a seed starting mix. Keep moist, not wet. Provide soil temperatures of 80-85F. Germination takes 14-45 days.

Special thanks to
Tennessee Craft’s educator Andrea Steele for coordinating the craft projects in the 2021 Kids’ Tent
and to Lesa Dowdy (Lee Dowdy Visuals) for video editing and production.



2020 Featured Artists

Omari Booker | Manuel Delgado | Monya Nikahd | Kateri Pomeroy | Jairo Prado
David Quarles IV | Kimiko Sakai | Jackie Schlicher | Ashley Seay | Mary Sullivan

View and print instructions for all ten projects here.
Download a supply list with easily available alternatives here.


Omari Booker (Painting)

Painted Portrait Project Instructions

Manuel Delgado (Stringed Instruments)

Sound Experiment Project Instructions

Monya Nikahd (Fiber/Textile)

Wearable Weaving Project Instructions

Kateri Pomeroy (Mixed Media)

Mixed Media Collage Project Instructions

Jairo Prado (Mosaic)

Mini Mosaic Project Instructions

David Quarles IV (Jewelry)

Beaded Art Project Instructions

Kimiko Sakai (Photography)

Hand-Colored Photograph Project Instructions

Jackie Schlicher (Clay)

Clay Creation Project Instructions

Ashley Seay (Printmaking)

Petite Prints Project Instructions

Mary Sullivan (Bookmaking)

Pocket-Size Books Project Instructions

Craft Kits

We have now distributed all craft kits for 2020 projects, but you can find most of these supplies at your local retailer.

Special thanks to
Tennessee Craft’s educator Andrea Steele for designing the craft projects in the 2020 Kids’ Tent
and to Mark Schlicher (Sunporch Media) for video editing and production.

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