Artful Living: Blog

A Guest from the East

June 7, 2018

  AFTA Teaching Artist (TA) Anthony Hyatt invited guests from India to experience two AFTA workshops. One of the guests, Neelima Pandit, is a traditional Kathak dancer. In an interactive workshop with Quicksilver at Iona Senior Services, Neelima demonstrated Bharatnatyam dance.  The Quicksilver dancers borrowed from her movements and gestures in their own improvised dance. Later that week Neelima danced for participants at the Asian …Read More

2017 Fall Events

December 22, 2017

Board members and volunteers with Arts for the Aging hosted artful parties and salons in their homes with new and longtime friends of AFTA, and special guests too, this past fall. We shared the spirit of our mission through conversation, video, and short demos in music-making, storytelling, and visual art and movement — sparking the joy and imagination that uplifts our souls and our health, and …Read More

Annual Report in Brief

December 18, 2017

  Arts for the Aging brings therapeutic, multidisciplinary, groups arts workshops to vulnerable older adults especially, in primarily underserved community and residential care settings in Greater Washington. We recently published this briefing with highlights of our annual program.

Fall Program E-Newsletter

November 21, 2017

  Our Fall Program e-news is published.  You can read it here. We’d also like to share some additional photos from our Teaching Artist Institute workshop on November 16. AFTA Teaching Artists and senior center partners for an evening of good food, art-making and conversation.  Thank you to Dr. Judy Rollins for leading our art activity and discussion.