Monday, 1 July 2013

Every Senior is an Artist. Every Senior is a Treasure!

With the guidance of art instructors through the Bowers Museum Treasures Project, the COA Socialization Department had the opportunity to give older and disabled adults an experience to create art in a relaxing, enjoyable environment. These art classes have provided participants the opportunity to develop, explore, and possibly even find a talent they did not realize they have.  This has also allowed them to meet new people and build friendships.

E. Medina

Treasures participant Efrain Medina creates his own masterpiece.

Here are a few quotes from some of the Treasures participants:

“Everything was just perfect.”

“I love this class, we need more. They are healing.”

“I like that people who don’t know how to draw come and do very nice paintings.”

Artwork from the watercolor painting class as well as other art classes we have had in the past will be on display at the Bowers Museum on July 7th from 11:00am-3:00pm as a part of their Target Free Sundays. We will also have an art show here at the Council on Aging on  July 17th from 1:30-3:00pm and feature some our clients’ works.

Every senior is an artist –every senior is a treasure!