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Ruth’s Table Virtual Drop-in Art Workshops

Online, Thursdays | 2-3pm PT

Virtual Drop-in is a series of free weekly online art workshops with Ruth’s Table teaching artists and educators. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Each week features a new theme and project connected to RT’s current or previous exhibitions.

Sessions are 60 minutes. Following the demonstration, participants will have time to independently work on their project and share with fellow participants.

Suggested Supplies: Registrants will receive an email 48-24 hours before the program with a list of suggested materials and instruction for accessing the workshop.

Registration: Free | RSVP is Essential

Point of View: Why Creative Aging? It’s More Than Personal—It’s Societal.

From the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Field Notes:

Navigating the senior care system for a creative, intelligent aunt in her eighties, this veteran arts administrator [Maura O’Malley] discovered a gaping need for high-quality programming that gives older adults a sense of joy, purpose, and belonging. Decades later, she’s at the forefront of a research-backed movement to do just that, with her organization Lifetime Arts. Read her perspective on how museums can get involved.

Songwriting Works

From the website:

Songwriting Works™ restores joy, hope, health, and community through story and song. Guided by SW’s 8 Principles of Creative Engagement – Access, Inclusion, Originality, Authenticity, Respect, Reciprocity, Restoration, and Celebration –professional musicians, trained and certified as SW facilitators, invite participants age 4 to 100+ into collaborative musical experiences.

Songwriting Works’ approach is research-vetted and internationally recognized as a model of innovation in Intergenerational Community Engagement and Education, Creative Aging and Creativity throughout the Lifespan, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Arts and Care Partnering.

Teaching Artists Guild

From the website:

Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

Villa Musica

From the Villa Musica site:

At Villa Musica we are proud to provide quality music instruction to all San Diegans regardless of age, musical background or ability to pay. Our ENCORE! program is directed specifically toward serving senior adults in our community. Established in 2013, this program strives to offer music education programs that inspire senior adults to revisit their former musical interest or ignite a new one. Whatever your interest, we have something for you.

Creative Aging Cincinnati

From the Creative Aging Cincinnati site:

Founded over 40 years ago as The Arts and Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults, Creative Aging Cincinnati, a 501(c)3, has been serving Seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Creative Aging’s mission is to provide arts and humanities programs that have a positive impact on the quality of life of older adults in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Creative Aging’s vision is to be Greater Cincinnati’s primary resource for enriching seniors through the arts. Creative Aging provides arts and humanities programs and performances that stimulate participants minds, creativity and sense of self. Programs are designed to educate, engage, enrich and entertain.