We help build & strengthen communities 

SilverKite Community Arts uses the arts as a tool to help bridge generations, eliminate the effects of loneliness, strengthening communities of all sizes, from small companies and schools to cities, counties, and large organizations.

We offer consulting services and professional development workshops for schools, companies, senior living organizations and providers, libraries, non-profit organizations, health care workers, and faith communities.

A list of our consulting and training services are listed below.

Click here to see a list of our upcoming professional development workshops open to the public (CEUs available)  or 

contact us for support on your project or plan a training for your community.

Testimonials

For the past four years, SilverKite has been an integral partner in Edmonds Center for the Arts’ creative engagement programming for individuals with memory loss, professional and family caregivers, and intergenerational audiences. The innovation and care that Jen Kulik and her team bring to this work consistently elevates what we do. I continue to be impressed by their commitment to deliver impact, and customize programs to the needs of the diverse communities we serve

Gillian Jones, Director of Programming, Edmonds Center for the Arts

The Seattle Public Library’s partnership with SilverKite has brought wonderful, intergenerational arts programs to the Seattle community during the COVID-19 pandemic.   It’s more important than ever, when all of our patterns have been disrupted, to find creative ways to express ourselves, to connect with others, and to discover our commonalities.   We’ve been delighted to offer so many programs facilitated by Silver Kite’s experienced teaching artists.

Nancy Slote, Older Adults Program Manager, Seattle Public Library

There was music. We danced. We imagined. We wrote poetry. We painted in watercolor. We connected more deeply as colleagues. Thank you, SilverKite, for helping us to explore our creativity while de-stressing and re-energizing through PLAY!

Lisa Mayfield, Principal & Founder, Aging Wisdom 

I have partnered with SilverKite to bring Intergenerational programming into our communities for the past two years and the programming and planning they provide is above and beyond anything I could have imagined. At each Chateau Community, this program was individualized to fit our needs, our residents needs and the needs of the students. It not only allowed our residents to interact with younger generations while having fun, but it actually brought about lasting relationships and connections. I hope to partner with this program for years to come

Lacy Steed, Senior Life Enrichment Director, Chateau Living

SilverKite’s trainings have been invaluable for our organization.  Jen demonstrates simple building blocks anyone can use to build successful intergenerational programs and gives us all the encouragement we need along the way!

Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Manager, King County Library System

Consulting & Training Services

Community-Engaged & Intergenerational Programs

Looking to develop an exciting and effective program for your school, senior living community, or organization design to bring generations together?  SilverKite can help!  With decades of intergenerational program experience under our belt, we can work with you and your team craft successful intergenerational programs and curricula enjoyable and stimulating for all participants

Arts Programs & Activities for Older Adults

Do you work with older adults in a care setting, as a caregiver, or as a community organization?  Crafting fun and stimulating programs with older adults in mind is our specialty!  Let's work together to create something that works for your residents or community.  We design, facilitate, and train others to offer arts programs for adults aging in place, or older adults living in senior living communities in independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, adult family homes, or in memory care

Arts as Respite:  Community Building and Relaxation

Studies have shown that arts engagement can help manage stress, even if you don't think you're creative (hint! we're all artists!).  The arts also encourage us to play which is important at any age, helping us to express ourselves in new ways and ignite and explore new ideas.  We're professionals in play!  SilverKite offers relaxing and fun arts workshops for organizations, caregivers, health providers, and anyone who needs a stress release!  Contact us to design a custom arts-based workshop for your team, organization, or community.

Arts in Healthcare

Battling cancer or any chronic illness is challenging for both patients and loved ones.  The challenge is both physical and emotional.  SilverKite CEO Jen Kulik is a breast cancer survivor and understands from personal experience how the arts can play a positive role in healing from cancer and other chronic diseases.  SilverKite partners with health care providers and health support systems to design and facilitate arts programs for families impacted by cancer, dementia, and other chronic illnesses.

Arts and Caregiving

Caregiving is a difficult job.  SilverKite helps caregivers to develop tools to broaden and deepen their caregiving practice by using the arts as a tool to help connect, calm, and care for loved ones at home and in other care facilities.  

Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

 

SilverKite offers professional development workshops open to the public.  All programs are currently offered online.  The registration fee for each workshop is $35.  Continuing education (CE) credits are available through LeadingAge Washington.

 

To view past recordings of Professional Development workshops, click here.  

Using the Arts to Help Keep Us Connected During COVID

Because of COVID19 it is not safe for us to gather with friends and family outside of our immediate household.  As a result, feelings of isolation and loneliness are weighing on many, especially the older adults in the community.  How can you use the arts to keep connected to your own social circle, and help others to keep connected to their communities.

 

What you'll need:
markers
pen / pencil
paper (printer paper is fine)

Facilitated by SilverKite CEO Jen Kulik, Ph.D.

January 28:  10:30 - 11:30 am PST.  $35.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Hold That Thought: Writing as Respite for Caregivers

This fun writing workshop has been specially crafted for those who do the vital work of caregiving. While the session itself is meant to provide a brief respite in the course of your day, the real aim is to show you how you can incorporate moments of respite and release, in the form of writing, into every day. We will look at several forms of writing that can be done in short segments of time; brainstorm ideas for where and how to start; and you will be given time to write and share (if you wish) your own piece. Come join us and explore the possibilities!
 

What you'll need:

paper (printer paper is just fine!)

pen or pencil

Facilitated by Julian Edelman, MSW, MFA, M.I.T.

February 11 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm PST.  $35. 

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The Arts & Caregiving

Caregiving is a difficult task, especially during a pandemic.  During this workshop we'll explore why the arts can be used as a tool in caregiving practice and how engagement in the arts can help improve quality of life, connections with others, and improve mood and energy levels.  Participants will also engage in some arts based activities and learn strategies that you can use in your caregiving practice. 
 

What you'll need:

paper (printer paper is just fine!)

pen or pencil

Facilitated by SilverKite Founder and CEO Jen Kulik, Ph.D.

February 25 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm PST.  $35.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The "Can Do" of Limitless Imagination

It was Einstein who said that "Imagination is more important than knowledge..." because what awaits as we begin to discover what is beyond finite knowledge proves that "imagination encircles worlds."

This workshop explores ways we can increase our "imagination quotient" through purposeful play and synergistic collaboration. Those in the caregiving professions learn new strategies that benefit themselves and persons receiving their care, making ordinary routines fun.

Out of the doldrums and into new possibilities, finding and claiming our voice no matter what our age.


Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder, MA, RDT, BCT

March 3 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm PST.  $35.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Developing and Facilitating Arts Programs for Older Adults (in person and virtual)

Research has shown that creative engagement is beneficial for people of any age.  During this workshop we'll explore ways to structure and facilitate a successful arts program for older adults and engage in some arts activities that can be used in your community.

What you'll need:

Markers

Pen / pencil

Paper


Facilitated by Jen Kulik, Ph.D., SilverKite Founder and CEO

March 24 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm PST.  $35.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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