Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institutes, Capital Region and NYC Locations

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Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute
Presented by Lifetime Arts

Location & Dates:

Capital Region: 2 Day Training
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(4 miles from the Albany-Rennsselaer train station)

May 30th – 31st, 2013,
Thursday and Friday,
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

New York City: 2½ Day Training
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
40 West 20th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

June 12th, 14th – 15th2013,
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday and Saturday,
10:15 AM – 4:15 PM

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

About the Institutes:
As the field of Creative Aging rapidly expands and the demand for sequential, instructional arts programs for older adults redoubles, teaching artists must be prepared to work effectively with active older adult learners in community based settings.

Designed for artists with experience delivering sequential skill-building arts instruction, these multi-day workshops will introduce artists to the emerging field of Creative Aging. Participants will:

  • hear from experts,
  • learn about current research on arts and aging,
  • understand adult learning and the aging process,
  • analyze best practices, and
  • explore how K-12 arts education expertise forms a strong basis for working with older adults.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Engaging Older Adult Learners
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Ageism
  • Use Of Reminiscence
  • Discipline and Population Specific Best Practices
  • Developing a Mission and Proposal to Work With Older Adults
  • Documentation and Evaluation Methodologies
  • Community Resource Development
  • Intergenerational Programming (NYC Location Only)

Please note: This institute focuses on working with active older adults in community based settings. It does not provide training in art therapy, working with frail, institutionalized older adults or those with cognitive loss such as Alzheimer’s disease.

This program is made possible, in part, through a grant from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Registration & Fee Information

How to Register:
To register, please submit payment for registration fees. Payment may be made either through our secure PayPal or by check.

If paying via PayPal, please complete your payment by clicking on the location below.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to Lifetime Arts, Inc., and mail checks to:

Lifetime Arts
81 Centre Avenue
Suite 307
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Once you submit your payment, please complete an on-line registration form here.

East Greenbush, NY: $125 $75.00
Payment due by 5:00 PM on May 24th, 2013

New York City, NY: $195.00 $125.00
Payment due by 5:00 PM on June 10th, 2013

Includes all materials plus continental breakfast and lunch for two days.

Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Photos: Herb Scher and David Kumin