MULTI- DISCIPLINARY ART SERVICES
ADVENTURES IN ART for KIDS (ages 5-8)
Aspiring Picassos, take note! Discover creative virtual art activities for artists of all ages. These creative online/virtual classes for kids exist in every medium — including ceramics, crafts, painting, mosaics, design, sculpture, and more. Give your child space to create, find purpose, and learn new skills with our high quality, virtual and onsite programs.
INTRODUCTION to GHANIAN West African DRUMMING
Join us for a fun and welcoming class, designed for older adults, where we will focus on improving your comfort on the drums, including the djembe and the congas. Through the course of this workshop, the instructor will share many exercises used to increase power and dexterity on the hand drums. You will be taught rhythms from Ghana and West Africa. The class will introduce students to different time signatures, tempos and feelings . The ensemble playing will help the students learn how to play with one another and develop a discerning ear. No experience necessary. This class is designed for someone who has never played djembe before or has had very little experience, however, all older adults will be challenged at their level.
THE YOUTH COLORING MURAL PROJECT
The Youth Coloring Project allows children to contribute something permanent to their community; something they can take pride in for years to come, something that in turn allows the community to take pride in its children. And when those children have grown into adults, that mural will still be there as a physical reminder of their connection to the community.
By working with schools and youth programs, we hope to give children a chance to express their creativity, while at the same time strengthening the community as a whole.
CANVAS ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASS
Discover the essential techniques you need to paint confidently with acrylics! An experienced instructor walks you through setting up your palette and introduces you to the colorful world of tints, tones and shades. Learn to recognize and recreate value shifts to depict light and form, and develop your painting skills. Discover essential acrylic tips and techniques and become a better artist today!
ARTS FOR SENIORS PROGRAMS
Our Arts for Seniors Programs are designed for older adults ages fifty-five (55+) and older to come together paint in a relaxed atmosphere with great company to receive step-by-step instruction. No experience is necessary, and it’s always a casual, no pressure environment , do it at your own pace, and get your creative juices flowing. Our focus is to provide valuable community-based learning/healing experiences for our seniors. This art programs provides practical, theory-building foundations for art therapy with older adults. Regardless of past artistic experience, art therapy is an effective means of providing therapeutic care to older adult. In an overview of non-pharmacological approaches to healing, our art therapy program has been described as a treatment expected to improve the cognitive functioning of older adults by stabilizing emotions.
JEWELRY MAKING FOR SENIORS
A therapeutically creative jewelry making workshop for seniors that feels more like a party. During this Sparkly Seniors Jewelry Making "Party", seniors are taught to make Necklaces, bracelets, head bands, and much more. It’s not just the female seniors who enjoy these classes. This class is for all genders.
Each senior’s jewelry design will show the world that their inner sparkle hasn’t dulled one bit. Let’s not forget our dapper gentleman seniors! For those not interested in making ladies’ jewelry, the following alternatives are available: beaded book band, button tie clip, deck of cards bow tie or just enjoy learning about gemstones and metals. Seniors will also learn how to make gifts for their spouse, family or friends. Many just enjoy wearing their own creations.
PRIVATE SIP & PAINT EVENTS
Let us join you on an amazing experience of fun, friends and laughter. We cater to all levels of creativity. No experience is required to participate. You will be guided on a step by step instructional on how to complete your masterpiece, all while eating and sipping your favorite food and drinks. You don't need to bring anything. Events are paid in advance, and we provide 100% of your painting supplies, protective smocks, wine glasses, corkscrews and even ice buckets, so you don’t have to show up with anything! You don’t need to know a single thing about painting prior to showing up. Our instructors will talk you through everything you need to know, from how to mix paint colors to what sort of brush strokes to use. Want to customize your painting? They'll help you with that, too.