A resourceful and skilled "creative aging" teaching artist, Cheryl brings artsy goodness to her classes at senior centers and in long term care communities. She holds artistic skills that easily adapt to one-on-one sessions, too, that enhance quality of life for individuals in healthcare and homecare settings. Her openness to the creative process enables artists to experience classes that are infused with self expression, reminisce exploration, discovery and more.
PHOTOS: Visit Cheryl's blog for more photos of artist residencies!
- An artist participating in a class at a Senior Center
Cheryl is an approved Teaching Artist through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts In Education program. She has run yearly artist residencies in senior centers, with teen girls in a children's home, and teaches weekly art classes in senior communities.
She has completed ‘Arts and Aging’ training programs to better work with older and elderly artists. Specifically,
Lincoln Center Education, New York City, Teaching Artist Development Labs
National Center for Creative Aging, Artist Training
National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, MEPAP I
Naomi Feil's Validation Institute to provide a meaningful way to communicate with disoriented adults.
Certified Timeslips facilitator, guiding the process of imaginative stories through creative engagement
Penn State Health certificate for Artist in Healthcare
Degrees in Art and Design as well as business.
30+ year career in business, marketing and public relations.
10 years of experience teaching arts programming in senior centers and elder care communities.