Annie Montgomery, Lifetime Arts’ Director of Education, and Julie Kline, Education Associate, talk about what COVID-19 meant for the arts education field; the genesis of the campaign; why we are offering Creative Aging 101 now; and about channeling our support for remote program adaptation in ways that focus on upholding the tenets of Creative Aging programming.
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 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.
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 ways a creative aging program might work depending on the community the program serves.
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.
In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainers Vinny Mraz and Antonia Perez talk about the planning and communication required in order to organize the division of labor between themselves and their partners effectively.
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 leads to positive program outcomes.
In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainers Vinny Mraz and Antonia Perez discuss ideas and strategies they use to build organic and successful partnerships with senior service organization partners who host their Creative Aging programs.
Most organizations need to take small steps to introduce the idea of creative aging, and build the infrastructure necessary to support this type of programming prior to implementation. In this video, Lifetime Arts Education Associate, Julie Kline, introduces methods and strategies for building a robust arts culture within your organization, and shares specific advice for successful partnership development and the design of accessible programming.
In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, trainers Antonia Perez and Vinny Mraz discuss how successful culminating events generate interest and support for the host organization and its creative aging programs.