Last Chance Opportunity for Teaching Artists – Creative Aging Training in the Capital Region

$25 for two day training in the Capital Region this Thursday and Friday!
A special rush fee is available for teaching artistss to attend the upcoming teaching artist training, designed to introduce teaching artist to creative aging and to work with older adults. Registration fees include all materials, breakfast, and lunch for two days. 

To register:
Call or email Nathan Majoros at 914-355-2304 or
Reserve your seat now!

Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute Presented by Lifetime Arts

East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
(4 miles from the Albany-Rennsselaer train station)

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

About the Institute:
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

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.

Photos: Herb Scher and David Kumin


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