From The Neon Museum’s YouTube Channel:
“The Neon Museum, with generous support from Aroha Philanthropies and Vitality Arts, teamed up with Sprat teaching artists to present the Creative Aging Visual Interpretation workshop series at Ne10 Studio. Participants from the Doolittle Senior Center joined teaching artists Chase R. McCurdy, Lance L. Smith and Danny E. Titus for an eight-week exploration of painting, photography and art history. The signs housed in The Neon Museum collection helped jumpstart conversations on memory, reflection and the elements of design and color. The series culminated in an exhibition at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. Check out this video to see the impact these classes made on both the students and the teachers and how The Neon Museum has harnessed the power of art instruction to spark the imaginations of members of our senior community here in Las Vegas.”
In this interview with Lori Adams, she talks about how she got started as a teaching artist in photography, and how Lifetime Arts and the Association of Teaching Artists interested her in getting involved in Creative Aging programming. Lori also shares the most satisfying parts of this work, her most memorable moments, how this work informs her own artistic process, and more.
In this interview with photographer and teaching artist, Jeremiah Jenner, talks about how he began teaching photography classes at Broward County Community Schools in 2009. In 2014, he was referred to the Miami Dade County Public Libraries to teach one of Lifetime Arts’ photography programs. Jeremiah also talks about the similarities and differences with working with the K-12 population and older adult population, his biggest challenges in teaching artistry, the most satisfying part of this work, and more.
In this interview, photographer and teaching artist, Mark Nowak, talks about how he began teaching photography at Lorain County metro parks as well an anecdote from a Creative Aging class he taught at the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Mark also shares the skills that he thinks are most important when working with older adults.