Intergenerational Art Projects and Art Programming for Librarians

Class Starts May 7th, 2018, Enroll Through May 14th, 2018.  12 LEU Approved (Indiana Librarians)


Every generation likes art and has something creative to contribute to the other.  This workshop presents art project and art programming ideas for librarians who want to bring multigenerational and intergenerational activities into their library programs. 

Do you need tips, techniques and information to make your job easier in incorporating multigenerational activities and programs.

Past Participate Comments:

The most helpful was the link to the San Diego directory and the Penn State link. These resources gave me ways to explore intergenerational programs and how important they are to many communities. You definitely need to begin to think in different ways when it comes to planning an intergenerational program. For instance, you need to think safety and ability for adults, which is a new concept for me. I think the resources will assist me in planning events for this group. The sources listed inspired me to think about what local resources do I have at my disposal in this community. I plan to explore these new avenues in the coming months.

I feel the graphic design tips to be very helpful. I have created many flyers for programs but was never educated on how best to present the information. I can use this information to better reach patrons when planning intergenerational programs.

Picasso Inspired "Generational Hands"

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Intergenerational Art Projects and Art Programming

Each generation has something creative to contribute to the other.  This workshop presents art project and art programming ideas for librarians who want to enrich their programming with multigenerational activities, events and projects.   

The 4 week online workshop taught by a college art instructor, author and library program developer, Valerie Colston.

This is a practical class with real life applications. You will learn why multigenerational programs are important and how to create them.  You will have an opportunity to look at program examples and develop your own portfolio. Reading book lists and other multigenerational resources will be included.

Activities that are inclusive, relative, and fun for all ages will be outlined. Suggestions for exploring the talents of all ages and offering programs that bring family members together will also be presented.

Online Format 12 hours (12 LEUs Approved)

Week 1- Defining intergenerational programming. Why is it beneficial?   How do you find participants?

Collaborating with other groups, companies, and organizations. The Gold Standard-taking a look at successful multigenerational library programs.

Week 2-What makes a good program? How to plan for it.  How to locate good ideas. Creating an Event and Theme Calendar.  Creating a program template.

Week 3-Organizing an idea, project, and program portfolio.  The Young, Old and In-Between-Creating Programming for all ages.  Bring Seniors and Children and Teens will attend.

Week 4-Marketing your program. Creating exhibits, displays and other graphic design Multigenerational projects.

Valerie Colston, M.A. author of "200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art" (Released April 1, 2008) published by Barrons Educational Publishers is the developer and presenter of the workshop. Her book 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills published by Barrons Educational Series has received outstanding reviews appearing in School Library Journal, National Art Education Association newsletter, and more.

 Her most recent book Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes, for YA Programming  2012. Ms. Colston has been teaching art and art history classes for several years in San Diego, California and online. Her award winning Art Teacher on the Net art resource website is visited by teachers around the world. Along with teaching Ms. Colston was an art project consultant for the Wyland Foundation Oceans Teacher program, and has taught many 100 Art ideas for Teachers workshops at the University of California, San Diego Extension. Her artwork was included in a juried art exhibit at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California.

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$125.00 per participant.  Group rates available upon request.

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