The following teaching artists participated in the AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute, the first programmatic module of the three year AZ Creative Aging initiative funded by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. For more information on AZ Creative Aging and the Teaching Artist Institute, click here.


Trisha Burrough

Trisha Burrough is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Shari Keith

Shari Keith is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Ann Morton

Ann Morton is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Jia Oak Baker

Jia Oak Baker is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Christy Puetz

Christy Puetz is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Angelina Ramirez

Angelina Ramirez is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Toni Robinson

Toni Robinson is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Susan Southard

Susan Southard is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Allyson Yoder

Allyson Yoder is a member of the 2016 AZ Creative Aging Teaching Artist Institute cohort.

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Tessa Windt

I believe working with older adults is an opportunity to build confidence and connections between people, through the act of making. When we work creatively together we can bridge the isolation so many older adults face, creating a potent context in which each participant is a vital contributor with a great deal to give and receive.

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