Thursday, February 3, 2011

Free Visual Arts Workshop for Teaching Artists. Yes, it's Free!

Creative Visual Arts Programming for Older Adults
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
1521 Locust Street, Philadelphia
"At the Bartol Foundation, we believe that
everyone deserves access to the arts."

Thank you to the Bartol Foundation for sponsoring this FREE workshop for teaching artists co-presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Creative Arts & Aging Network.

Clearly, the research shows that high quality arts programs can improve both physical health and mental health for older adults. However, as a teaching artist, you may not have much experience instructing older adults. With Boomers turning 65 this year, "older adult" is a fast growing target audience.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating an artist’s book. This artist's book will be from the perspective of a facilitator as well as from the perspective of a student. Workspace and materials prep, finding a common language, and the steps for actually constructing the artist's book will be covered. Also in this workshop, you will examine some of the unique challenges and  wonderful possibilities presented when working with older adults. You will be able to share your questions and personal experiences with each other as you explore the potential of teaching visual art to elders.

To register for this workshop click here. And, please, remember not only to sign up, but to show up on February 24. Help keep these programs FREE!*

P.S.--You should bookmark Bartol Foundations' Workshops page to take advantage of their other useful, practical and FREE workshops such as:

Movement to Dialogue: Multiple Ways of Learning and Communicating
Tuesday, February 15th 4:30-6:30 p.m.
United Way Building, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

*These Teaching Artist Programs are supported in part by the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

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