Archives for October 2017

Inter-Generational Arts Engagement Programs Promote Understanding, Empathy

We love inter-generational workshops as tools for bringing diverse groups together, and for helping develop new appreciation, trust and respect for others.  Younger generations have much to learn from their elders, but modern life offers them fewer and fewer opportunities to experience meaningful interactions with elders.   A September 2017 article by  The Atlantic, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a […]

Free Visual Arts Workshop for Military Caregivers November 7 at the Hampton VA Medical Center

Art Therapist Maureen Kelleher leads participants in mask making to explore identity Tidewater Arts Outreach will present a free arts session for Hampton Roads military and veteran caregivers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm in Building 83 (Education and Training) at the Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, VA 23667. This hands-on visual arts […]

Donna Iona Drozda shares her Arts Aid for Hidden Heroes experiences

Artist/teacher/writer Donna Iona Drozda blogged about her Oct. 17 2017 “Arts Aid for Hidden Heroes” workshop with military caregivers.  Here is an excerpt. “Last evening I listened to the stories shared regarding stress and overwhelm that are part and parcel of a caregiver’s day to day lived experience.  I heard the story of the young […]

Resources at Tidewater Arts Outreach

Resources at Tidewater Arts Outreach We have a collection of movies, books, manuals, and other reference materials that share best practices in facilitating quality arts experiences for elders and other people with special needs or circumstances: Movies Alive Inside – 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s “Best Documentary; Alive Inside follows numerous visionaries in healthcare including social […]