Creativity and Aging: Arts Education for Older Adults

Open to public library staffs. 25 seats are available at each location. One (1) person per library may register.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield 53005 (map)


Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Dodgeville Public Library, 139 S. Iowa St. Dodgeville 53533 (map)


In this full day training, Lifetime Arts will introduce librarians to the Creative Aging field by providing in depth information on current research that underpins best practices, as well as the history and background of the field, different areas of practice and the cross-sector nature of the work. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze and evaluate their own ideas about aging and how that informs their work with older adults.  Also, they will learn about several exemplary organizations that actively engage the lifelong learning model in their older adult arts programs. The workshop will introduce social engagement techniques that support building community amongst the participants but also intentionally lead to art making and learning. Further, the live training will provide structures and tools so that the participants can begin to plan their own programs and and utilize these resources to implement Creative Aging programs.   

The training will use experiential workshops, powerpoints, tools and resources, discussion and active participation by the participants so that they will be well equipped to share their knowledge and learning with their colleagues.

Applications will be accepted until seats are filled. If you register and there are no openings, you will be out on a waiting list. Deadline for registration cancellations is Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Lunch is included at no cost to you. Please include any dietary restrictions in your registration. If you choose to bring your own lunch, please tell us that in your registration and know that your lunch will need to be self-contained (no refrigerator or microwave oven available). Attendees’ mileage will also be reimbursed.

Sponsored by South Central Library System, Southwest Wisconsin Library System, the Southeastern Wisconsin (SEWI) public library systems—Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Monarch Library System. This program was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Please note: The Brookfield session is full, so please register for the Dodgeville session. If you cannot attend the Dodgeville session and wish to be put on a waiting list for Brookfield, please put your name, library, and email address in the comments box below.


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