Training for Nebraska Teaching Artists 2022

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October 3, 4, & 6, 2022 from 5-7pm MT / 6-8pm CT

Welcome Teaching Artists. We hope you enjoyed this training as part of the Nebraska Art Councils’ “Creative Aging through the Arts” initiative made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.


What you need to know:

  • All training recording links and presentation decks are available in each training day section
  • Presentation slides include a “Resources & Chat links” section with clickable links which were posted in the chat of the live sessions.
  • All post-training resources are available for your convenience

Curriculum Coaching

To support the development of your creative aging curriculum, Lifetime Arts will review your curriculum outline, provide written feedback, and host a virtual one-on-one coaching session for teaching artists.

  1. First, teaching artists should complete their curriculum outline using the following template: 
  2. In-Person Creative Aging Program Curriculum Outline PDF  (DOCX)
  3. Next, teaching artists will submit curriculum outlines to Lifetime Arts for review. Curriculum Submission Form
  4. Once your outline has been submitted, you will be invited to schedule a 20-minute coaching session when we will review your plans and provide customized guidance to help ensure your success.
Coaching Timeline – October 11 – 24, 2022

Schedule your coaching sessions and submit your curriculum outline by October 17, 2022


Use the DAY 1, 2, 3 buttons below to navigate to each day’s session materials:
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources 


Day 1

Ageism Workshop, Creative Aging Program Models, and Older Adult Learners

Monday, October 3, 2022, 5-7pm MT / 6-8pm CT
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,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Program Design Best Practices and Adaptations

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 , 5-7pm MT / 6-8pm CT:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [3:20]

Day 3

Older Adult Community Partnerships and Teaching Artist Preparation

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5-7pm MT / 6-8pm CT
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:

Post-training Resources

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

Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take teaching artists 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

In addition to covering the topics included in the core Creative Aging Foundations training, this course for teaching artists also will feature the examination and demonstration of approaches for teaching adult learners and to the development of skill-based, sequential lessons for older adults. Additional curricular topics include:

  • Exemplary programming from across this growing field across artistic disciplines
  • Embedding intentional social engagement activities 
  • Impact of ageism on creative aging program design and delivery
  • Best practices in both in-person and remote programming
  • Creative aging curriculum development
  • Partnering with older adult communities

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Collage
  2. Photography

Lead Trainers:

Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Daniela Del Giorno. She has dark hair styled in a ponytail. She has brown eyes and is smiling.
Daniela Del Giorno Lifetime Arts Trainer
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Clark Jackson. His head is buzzed and he has dark eyes. He is smiling.
Clark Jackson Lifetime Arts Trainer

Demo Artists

Antonia Perez (Collage)

Rhynna Santos (Photography)

Trainer Facilitators

Daniela Del Giorno

Clark Jackson

Asma Feyijinmi

Antonia Perez

Staff Facilitators

David Woehr (Program Manager)

Julie Kline (Director of Education & Training)

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