Su-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City, engaging with older adults through arts-based activities. Through ongoing classes with one of our expert teaching artists, participants master a new skill, create community with their classmates, and share stories through their artwork. The program culminates in an exhibition of artwork for participants, friends, family, and community members to enjoy. Some senior centers have opted to keep pieces on display afterwards to decorate the walls.
Previous in-person Su-CASA program partners include Abe Stark Neighborhood Center, St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center, Van Dyke Neighborhood Senior Center, and Palmetto Gardens Senior Center.
UrbanGlass’ 2021 Su-CASA programs will be virtual throughout the month of June, and FREE for all seniors (age 55+) located in Brooklyn.
Our 2021 program is full. Submit an interest form below to hear about future opportunities, or contact our Youth & Outreach coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Many Facets of Glass with UrbanGlass staff | weekdays in June 2021, via Zoom
Have you ever noticed all of the incredible glass you encounter every day in the city? From windows on skyscrapers to mosaics in the subway to neon signs in storefronts, glass makes our city a more vibrant and exciting place. Join expert artists and instructors for a journey through the magical properties of glass, and glass-like materials. Delve into the history of glass, and learn about how it informs and shapes our lives.
Participants can join for virtual tours of our 17,000 square foot studios, glassmaking demonstrations, and guided at-home activities. At-home activity kits include beadstringing, faux stained glass, faux fused pendants, and paper mosaics, and will be mailed or delivered to you. Virtual activity sessions will explain and guide you on your way to creating a faux glass masterpiece. Each activity will be paired with live demonstrations you can watch at home of the corresponding glass process. Teaching artists will delve into the histories of these incredible techniques and help you discover your unique connection to glass.
The Su-CASA program is funded by the New York City Council. It is a collaboration among the City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Brooklyn Arts Council.