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50 More Minnesota Artists Trained in Creative Aging Program Model
Articles and Blog Posts
In July 2019, Aroha Philanthropies and the Minnesota State Arts Board offered the third in a series of Creative Aging trainings for teaching artists working in all arts disciplines. The event, held at the Minneapolis …
Arts Learning and the Older Adult
This webinar was primarily aimed at senior center staff, but was applicable to Creative Aging arts organization staff and teaching artists. The webinar dived deep into best practices and principles related to adult learning. Attendees …
Creative Aging 101: A Day in the Life of a Teaching Artist
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 …
Creative Aging 101: Adapting Curriculum to Older Adults
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 …
Creative Aging 101: Adapting to Participants’ Interests
In this “Teaching Artist Talk” video, trainers Antonia Perez and Vinny Mraz discuss the difference between sequential programs and drop-in programs.
Creative Aging 101: Adapting Your Plans
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.
Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Comedy Workshop
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 …
Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Drawing and Printmaking
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.
Creative Aging 101: Case Study — Storytelling
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.
Creative Aging 101: Challenging Partnerships
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 …