Bernie D’Ettorre, Teaching Artist


In this interview, visual artist Bernie D’Ettorre talks about how she began teaching art classes to Alzheimer’s patients at area art galleries. This led to her teaching Creative Aging classes to senior groups at nursing homes. Bernie also shares her advice for teaching older adults, along with the challenges and rewards that come with this work.

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subject terms

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Arts Education

resource type

Articles and Blog Posts




Bernie D'Ettorre, Creative Aging Programming, Teaching Artist

art forms

Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts

program site types

Community Centers, Senior Centers