Art in the Making, Art Classes for Adults Age 55 and Better

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Art in the Making offers opportunities for adults age 55 and better to participate in art classes taught by professional artist teachers. These classes are held for two hours, once a week for eight week sessions, and are offered in a variety of art mediums. You may qualify for reduced tuition if you have a limited budget. 

Fundamentals of Clay

Instructor: Carolyn Wass
Dates: September 27 – November 15, 2017
Times: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Cost (Includes all supplies): $240
Location: Space One Eleven Studios, 2409 2nd Avenue North

In this eight week class you will learn basic clay handbuilding, wheel throwing, and sculptural construction techniques. Over the course of eight weeks, you will build on beginning skills into being able to use clay as a useful tool in your ability to create things you envision. The ability to explore all the different ways to create with clay will allow a broad range of skill sets to be spotlighted. Some may take to the wheel, some may enjoy the whimsy and manipulation of small sculptures, some may be interested in the process of firing or the history of this ancient art form.

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The Joy of Painting and Assemblage

Instructor: Marilyn A. Gross
Dates: September 11 – October 6, 2017
Times: Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 – 11:00 am
Cost (Includes all supplies): Free to Residents
Location: Greenbriar at the Altamont

What could be more fun than creating assemblages using a great variety of familiar and unlikely objects and materials? In this workshop we will use canvas, acrylic paint, altered and found objects, text, air-dried clay, images, textures, collage, spackling/molding paste, and so much more. Join us for a time of learning, sharing, play, imagination, exploration and creation! This class is for all skill levels.

Past Classes

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Mixed Media
Instructor: Bruce Phillips

Dates: July 19 to September 6, 2017
Location: Veranda at Park Place

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Mixed Media
Instructor: Andy Jordan

Dates: July 19 to September 6, 2017
Location: Greenbriar at the Altamont

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CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing
Instructor: Gary Chapman
Dates: May 3 to June 21, 2017
Location: Space One Eleven Studios, 2409 2nd Avenue North

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Introduction to Drawing
Instructor: Martha Ann Doyal
Dates: May 4 to June 22, 2017
Location: Space One Eleven Studios, 2409 2nd Avenue North

Aroha Philanthropies

Aroha Philanthropies launched “Seeding Vitality Arts” (formerly “Seeding Artful Aging”) in Spring 2016.

As a subset of the broader field of creative aging, vitality arts programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging. Successful vitality arts programs are led by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.


This project is made possible in part, through support from Aroha Philanthropies


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Please let us know if you have any questions about Art in the Making and the classes offered.