Creative aging programs honor older adults as creative and social learners. Skills-based arts learning, in a socially supportive environment, yields multiple benefits for older learners—not the least of which is its intrinsic value in reducing social isolation. There is great potential in older adulthood, as it is a time to grow, reflect, and make meaning. Let's celebrate this wonderful, dynamic, creative stage of life! A different visual arts technique or medium will be explored during each Creative Aging Workshop session. Sometimes we will learn about artists or art movements as well.
Supplies: All supplies will be provided by the library, no need to bring your own. Also, creating art can be messy, so please keep that in mind when choosing the clothing you will wear to the program.
Schedule: Be sure to register for each date you wish to attend.
June 5: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Neo-Expressionism (to celebrate Pride and Caribbean-American Heritage Month)
July 10: Painting Luscious Treats àla Wayne Thiebauld (to celebrate the Summer Reading theme "All Together Now)
August 7: Botanical Art and Anna Atkins (watercolors and ink)
About the instructor: Jen Sulligan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The College Of New Jersey with concentrations in studio art, art education, and art therapy. She also holds an the Educational Services certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Please read the below statement and give your consent in the question below.
"I am in good physical condition and am able to participate in physical activities. I understand and freely and knowingly assume the risks inherent in the participation of physical activities, and as with all physical activities, recognize that there is an element of risk involved.
If there are any issues that will affect participation in this event or if a special accommodation needs to be made, I will contact the library at least one week prior to the event.
I do hereby waive, release and hold harmless the Somerset County Library System, its officers, sponsors, supervisors and representatives for any injury that may be suffered by me in the normal course of participation in this program and the activities incidental thereto, whether the result of negligence or any other cause."
Will you need a special accommodation (including food allergy if applicable to the program)? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.