Susan Perlstein, the guru of Creative Aging, held teaching artists captive throughout the day long sessions – first in Albany at the NY State Museum on April 14th and then in NYC at University Settlement on April 16th. Facilitated by Hollis Headrick, these NYSCA funded workshops introduced K-12 teaching artists to Creative Aging policies, best practices and provided access to arts and aging resources. Joining Perlstein, Lifetime Arts’ Maura O’Malley and Ed Friedman, along with teaching artists Bill Wertheim, Paul Ferrara, Sabra Friedman, Celia Caro, Annie Montgomery and Mary Crescenzo guided attendees through exercises, a panel discussion and an introduction to Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Teaching Artist Database and Roster.
What the artists said:
“The exercises were fun, the artist panel was excellent, and I loved the workshop, there were so many things to think about, it went beyond my expectations”.
“I went from knowing nothing, to knowing so much, and knowing there is more to research.”