Paul Ferrara, Teaching Artist


in this interview with visual and performing artist Paul Ferrara, he talks about how he began teaching art on a volunteer basis at a senior center in my neighborhood. He was inspired when he attended an art exhibit from a series of classes taught by teaching artists from Elders Share the Arts, where Dr. Gene Cohen was a featured speaker. At the event, he was encouraged to teach an art class at a branch library in Washington Heights. From there, he became involved with Lifetime Arts. Paul shares his experience along with the joys of teaching older adults.

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Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Arts Education

Creative Aging > Teaching Artistry

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Lifetime Arts



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Articles and Blog Posts




Creative Aging Programming, Elders Share the Arts, Paul Ferrara, Teaching Artist

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Graphic Design, Performing Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts

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