Creative Aging Teaching Roster

Scenic City Clay Arts

Scenic City Clay Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ceramics studio with a mission of sharing access to all things clay through collaborative education in a community studio. They believe in an inclusive community where all people can consistently experience creative self-expression in clay. SCCA’s studio provides all the necessary materials, tools, and equipment for our […]

Kristi Duckworth

Kristi Duckworth has been teaching art to people of all ages and doing mosaics for 31 years. She has been working with Creative Aging teaching mosaic to older adults since 2007. All this experience and getting older herself have honed her skills of teaching the art of mosaic to older adults.  A potter as well, […]

Nashville Shakespeare Festival

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s mission is to educate and entertain the Mid-South community through professional Shakespearean experiences.  NSF Teaching Artists’ approach in the classroom aims to identify the essential humanity found within the text, and then introduces tools actors use to make sense of the language, characters, and stories.  No matter who you are, where […]

Ian Kirkpatrick

Ian Kirkpatrick is an accomplished clogger / ballad singer from Claiborne County, TN. He received his BA from Mars Hill University in 2017 and his MA in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University in 2019.  He has taught clogging as a Bailey Mountain Clogger, as well as in Junior Appalachian Musicians clogging courses in Madison […]

Judy Klich

Judy Klich’ s approach to teaching is to start a dialogue get to know a little about each student, introduce materials and techniques, and encourage them to think creatively.  Having students share their early ideas with each other builds community and friendships.  Judy wants her students to be adventurous, have fun, and share at the […]

Creative Aging Memphis

Creative Aging’s Senior Studio courses offer lifelong learning through the arts. Lead by talented teaching artists, these multi-session courses provide older adults with access to participatory art making opportunities. Creating enhances seniors’ sense of control, offers social engagement, and improves mental acuity and attitude. Creative Aging offers over 20 unique courses at locations throughout greater […]

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is to support an orchestra for the people of East Tennessee by upholding the highest standards in musical performances and educational programs. The KSO consists of 80 professional musicians and performs 300 programs each season. The Music & Wellness Program explores the benefit of live music for […]