Adult and Creative Aging

Broadway School of Music & the Arts is committed to providing senior and adult programming that provides opportunities not only for life enrichment but skill building and community building as well. We look for community partners in the senior service provider community to host these classes and help spread the word about these opportunities. We follow the best practices outlined by the Creative Aging movement.

Music Programs

Music classes focus on the joy of creating music together as a group. No experience is necessary. At the first lesson, we learn about the students and their experience and plan accordingly. Most classes meet once a week for 8-12 weeks. The following classes have been offered in the past:

Community Choir

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Hand bells

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Group Keyboard Classes

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Ukulele

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World Drumming

This is a great way to maintain literacy skills over the summer and arts inclusion makes it a blast! Grades: Kindergarten and up

Visual Art Programs

Our visual art program is as diverse as the people we serve. We meet with you, our community partner, to decide which classes would be best based on the interests of your participants and the goals you have. Many of our classes incorporate social-emotional learning concepts. Here are some themes we can develop with your students:

3D Art

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Drawing

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Acrylic Painting

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Murual Making

Pattern and the elements of art including color, line, shape, and texture will be integrated into the designs. Chairs could be used on site or auctioned off as a fundraiser. Grades: 4th and up

Collage

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Watercolor Painting

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And More!

These programs can be scheduled as “drop in” style classes, one time events, or in a regularly scheduled series.

Drums Alive

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Music Bingo

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More Information

  • Class sizes are limited depending on the type of art, and the support staff available whether it is in person or online.
  • Scheduling is based on instructor availability.
  • Online options are available.
  • Music and visual art classes follow the Creative Aging best practices of sequential learning (mastery) and social engagement in classes developed and taught by professional artists.
  • Most classes are 1-2 hours and meet 8-12 times. We will work with your group, its calendar, and interests to design a program right for you.
  • Class fees are based on a variety of factors.

Please contact Emily Hoag, Community Outreach Coordinator, for more information about scheduling classes. 216.505-4464; emily@broadwayschool.org

“Our seniors loved the collage class! They really enjoyed the process of learning some new techniques and working on different art pieces, but even more valuable was the talking, sharing, and laughing together over their life stories. After more than a year of isolation, this group of seniors – most of whom didn’t usually spend time together before the pandemic – really opened up and learned about each other’s journeys. The class received rave reviews from our seniors and was a really special way to start to welcome them back after COVID-19.”

Leslie Brown, Senior Citizen Resources regarding the collage class.

 

 

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