Training for Maryland Creative Aging Vendors

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Tuesday, January 18 – Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 10am – 12pm EST

Welcome Maryland Creative Aging Vendors. We hope you enjoyed this training as part of the Maryland State Arts Council and Maryland State Department of Education Creative Aging initiative made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies.

What you need to know:

  • All training recording links and presentation decks are available in each training day section
  • All post-training resources are available for your convenience
Training Description | Trainer Bios | Participation Guidelines Community Agreements
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey | Participating on Zoom

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 10am-12pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:
“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]
“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]
“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” Aroha Philanthropies [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Program Preparation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 10am-12pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from Aroha Philanthropies on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” Aroha Philanthropies [3:20]

Day 3

Community Partnerships & Embedding Creative Aging in Your Organization

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 10am-12pm EST:
Please review the following resources and reflections prior to Day 3:
BRIEFLY LOOK OVER THESE TEMPLATES AND THINK ABOUT HOW YOU MIGHT ADJUST FOR YOUR COMMUNITY:

Post-training Resources

Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:
Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
Technology support & accessibility considerations:

Guidelines for Participating in Lifetime Arts Training

The Creative Aging Foundations course is designed so that learners can engage experientially and actively throughout the three days of training. Lifetime Arts Trainers will offer guidance and expertise in creative aging, but our main goal is to create a collaborative learning environment where participants learn from one another. To do this successfully, we ask all participants to actively participate and engage during the sessions just as if we were together in person.

We request that you:
  • Keep your video on if you have a camera on your computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Keep your microphones muted, unless asked to unmute yourself.
  • Engage in all activities and contribute ideas when invited to do so.
  • Break-out room group discussions will be used often, please be ready to fully participate.
  • Add questions or comments to the Chat anytime. Trainers will track the questions and will address questions that come up during the Q&A sections at the end of every day. Feel free to share resources with your fellow learners via the chat as well.
  • Review training assignments and videos in the portal prior to each day’s session so you can be fully prepared to engage in the training. The resources for each day are marked in the portal. These resources will be referenced often in the training and your responses will be discussed in break out groups during the synchronous sessions.
  • Have paper or notebook and pen/pencil/marker available for notes and activities during the training.

Community Agreements

  • Be present. Honor this time to learn and share in community with others.
  • Limit distractions in your learning space: To remain focused on the training, set aside other work-related responsibilities during the three sessions.
  • Take care of yourself: Do what you need to be present in the space
  • Some discussion questions are personal – especially with regards to feelings regarding age and aging.
  • Please hold space for one another, and share only what you feel comfortable sharing.
  • What’s said here stays here, what’s learned here leaves here.

Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take a cohort of creative aging vendors through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. We will cover:

  • Current research on arts and aging
  • Inherent biases about aging
  • Best practices in the field
  • What’s different about adult learning
  • How to apply K-12 arts ed expertise to 55+
  • How to develop responsive programming that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable
  • The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming
  • Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
  • How to deliver both in-person and remote programming

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Chinese Brush Painting
  2. Improvisation
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Education Associate, Julie Kline. She has shoulder length brown hair and light eyes. She is smiling.
Julie Kline
Director of Professional Development & Training
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Jade Lam. She has dark long hair and dark eyes. She is smiling.
Jade Lam
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Julie Kline (Improvisation)

Jade Lam (Chinese Brush Painting)

Trainer Facilitators

Daniela DelGiorno

Clark Jackson

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Education Producer)

Annie Montgomery (Director of Education)