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Creative Aging 101: A Day in the Life of a Teaching Artist

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In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainer Lauren Jost describes a typical day in the life of a teaching artist. Lauren also discusses the adaptive nature of a teaching artist, and the importance …

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Creative Aging 101: Adapting Curriculum to Older Adults

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In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainers Lauren Jost and Vinny Mraz discuss the differences between teaching younger vs older adult learners, and how these differences inform the design and delivery of creative …

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Creative Aging 101: Adapting to Participants’ Interests

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In this “Teaching Artist Talk” video, trainers Antonia Perez and Vinny Mraz discuss the difference between sequential programs and drop-in programs.

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Creative Aging 101: Adapting Your Plans

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In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, Vinny Mraz speaks with Lauren Jost about how he develops a plan for each new creative aging program, and how those plans allow for flexibility and adaptation.

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Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Comedy Workshop

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In this case study, Lifetime Arts Trainer, Vinny Mraz, talks about the “Comedy Workshop” program which he has led in senior centers in the NYC area. This case study provides insight into the variety of …

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Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Drawing and Printmaking

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In this case study, Lifetime Arts Trainer, Antonia Perez, discusses the drawing and printmaking program, “Plein Air Drawing,” that she taught at the Jacob A. Riis Senior Center in Queens, NY.

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Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Storytelling

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In this case study, Lifetime Arts Trainer, Lauren Jost, talks about “I Know a Thing or Two,” a storytelling series that she taught at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch.

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Creative Aging 101: Challenging Partnerships

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In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainers Antonia Perez and Vinny Mraz talk about how they have worked through natural challenges that arise within many partnerships with host organizations, and how cooperative flexibility …

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Creative Aging 101: Closing Expressions Exercise Demonstration

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In this artmaking and social engagement demonstration, Lifetime Arts Trainer, Lauren Jost, leads a closing activity where participants use hand and facial expressions to show how they feel about their writing. This activity may be …

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Creative Aging 101: Collaborative Poem Activity Demonstration

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In this artmaking and social engagement demonstration, Lauren Jost teaches participants to use short poems they created individually to create a collaborative poem. This activity may be used in a storytelling or writing course and …

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