In this interview with mixed-media artist, Celia Caro, she talks about how she got started as a teaching artist and how one of her colleagues at Pratt, Paul Ferrara, introduced her to the Creative Aging field. This led to Celia co-teaching a Lifetime Arts program at the Countee Cullen branch of the New York Public Library. Celia also talks about her biggest surprises, challenges and rewards with working with older adult learners.
In this interview, visual artist Mansa Mussa talks about how he got started as a teaching artist in Creative Aging, including how he discovered that his father, who had Alzheimer’s, could concentrate on art projects when provided simple instructions. Mansa also talks about his experience teaching one of his arts collage workshops to older adults at The Newark Museum of Art.