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Education Opportunities for App State Students, Faculty and Staff

As part of Appalachian State University, the Turchin Center is an important resource for the campus community. The arts play a vital role in the development of creative and critical potential and in experiencing, interpreting, understanding, recording and shaping culture. Interaction with the arts at the Turchin Center provides education and enrichment to students, faculty and staff across university departments.

University faculty and student tours

The Turchin Center welcomes classes for free tours of all open galleries during regular operating hours. The staff can customize the tour to meet the needs of the course work of the students. Availability is based on staff and exhibition schedules and capacity may be limited. Please complete and submit the Tour Request form at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date. Inquiries can be directed to Christy Chenausky at

Additional tour opportunities are available to all visitors, including the Rosen Self-Guided Walking Tour and Docent Tours.

Turchin Center tours

Student opportunities

Workshops and student tours

Artists of all skill levels are invited to take a break, practice some self-care and explore their inner artist with a workshop. Energize your creative side and gain newfound techniques or polish existing skills. Often, workshops incorporate topics, techniques and mediums inspired by current exhibitions in the galleries of the Turchin Center.

Advanced registration is required. For additional information or to register, please call 828-262-3017. Details are subject to change with minimal notice. If changes occur, registered students will be contacted with updates.


Current and past exhibitions provide great opportunities and inspiration for research and other creative projects. Exhibition guides are available to provide deeper connections and additional information about the artists and their work.

Students and other visitors are also welcome to sketch in the galleries with dry media such as pencil and colored pencil.

Working with art at the Turchin Center

Partnering with TCVA on special projects

The Turchin Center education staff is available to discuss special class projects or partnerships. Please contact Christy Chenausky, Director of Arts Education and Outreach 828-262-6084, ext. 109.

Work at the Turchin Center

The Turchin Center team seeks to hire friendly, dynamic and talented individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds. The center offers several part-time employment opportunities for students that support App State’s commitment to academic integrity by providing:

  • Individualized, hands-on training in a real-world setting;
  • Leadership roles on integrated projects with visual arts programming;
  • Career enhancement through training opportunities and mentoring;
  • Opportunities for internships, volunteering, research and special projects;
  • Valuable interaction with contemporary artists and arts professionals.

A resume and cover letter are requested from all applicants. Cover letters should directly address your interest in working for the Turchin Center, why you would make an excellent addition to our team and specifically the areas in which you may be interested in working. Areas include” Gallery Ambassadors (visitor relations and security), collections, exhibition assistants and general office assistant.