Creative Aging Teaching Roster

Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA)

Jan Lowry and Mia Sage Lowry-Beason have contracted with the Monroe Area Council for the Arts for the last four years. Jan Lowry has years of training in visual arts, line dance, and theatre arts. Her forty two years in public education have taught her the value of patience and persistence when working with any […]

Elaine Barnes

Elaine is an artist committed to sharing her joy of learning and creativity with others.  She has spent 30 + years teaching students of all ages.  Teaching art processes whether they be in clay, drawing or painting, she has found that there is always problem solving involved which keeps the brain busy and happy!  Expressing […]

Jonathan Blanchard

Bass Vocalist, Jonathan Blanchard is a touring & recording artist from Memphis TN.  As a teaching artist, he provides a variety of programs, bringing history to life through music.  Usually accompanied by a full band, Blanchard has shared his unique, arts integration, approach with groups of all ages, live and virtually. Jonathan has proven to […]

Matthew Bridges

Matt continues to offer his unique, hands-on and interactive music programs for seniors across Tennessee, including programs with Music for Seniors and Southland Creatives. Focusing on the universal concept of natural rhythms in our everyday lives, Matt leads participants in a variety of percussion/ music-based activities. He has facilitated over 600 of these programs since […]

Bailey Earith

I am a mixed media fiber artist.  I enjoy providing creative opportunities to adults who want to explore new techniques in a fun, supportive environment.  I offer programs in a variety of different mediums including (but not limited to): Mandala Drawing, Book Making, Art Journaling, Needle Felting, and Art Quilting. Bailey Earith is a teaching […]