Brown Bag Lecture: Through the Art Lens with Lola Fraknoi
Through the Art Lens: Finding New Ways to Bring Out Creativity as We Age
How we can engage in music, poetry, story-telling and dance in ways that make all of us feel as if we have talent and creativity? Working artist and teacher Lola Fraknoi will describe how retired adults have found fulfillment through crafts from different cultures, how younger and older adults have engaged in art activities, and also how senior adults have set up their own community art galleries
An art teacher at City College of San Francisco and program director at Senior Housing and Family and Children’s Services, Fraknoi also takes her projects to senior centers in the Bay Area. A founder of the globally recognized center for creative learning called Ruth’s Table that is named after artist and activist Ruth Asawa, Fraknoi recently designed “Lola’s Artkit,” a collection of innovative two- and three-dimensional creative activities shown to be remarkably effective for adults with memory loss who have used them to create inspirational and unique pieces in memory care centers and private homes.
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