11 members of the creative aging community discovered a new fun way to meet people and experienced creativity in a way that was both rigorous yet made fun, releasing, and rejuvenating. Some had never made any art before since their childhood crayon box. While others were senior artists who were ready to take your current art process to a more soulful depth while making new artful allies.
The ART Provides Senior Studio took place April 21-June 9, 2022 in St George, UT on Thursdays from 1-3 PM
Teaching Artist: Elizabeth Gunter
With the support of NASAA & Aroha Philanthropies and the Utah Division Of Arts & Museums, ART Provides was able to create this all-inclusive art experience, including ALL supplies, entertainment, and instruction for the entire 8 weeks for $88 per participant.
Study says art makes you mentally healthier even if you’re not good at it. We hope you will join us when we launch this event again, to find the connection, relaxation, and inspiration you’ve been looking for.
Here's what some of our students had to say about the Studio!
"I thought El's organization and planning for each class along with her energetic personality really drew me into the class. I really hope she has more classes!" —Karen Balousek
"El was very effective, personable, and knowledgeable. She facilitated our comfort and encouraged us all." —Laura Knowles
"El was relaxed and took things step by step, very encouraging, making things easier." —Jennetta Wright
"Well prepared, structured and dependable schedule, knowledgeable and experienced in painting, guidance was clear, sensitive and flexible with the wide variety of skills students came with, displayed a personal passion for the arts, inspired my interest and action in pursuing further experiences with painting. Absolutely loved that Ellie started each session with meditation/soothing sounds and incorporated music throughout the independent class time! Live jazz during the last session was very inspirational!" —Merry Kay Naylor
"She not only explained the information, but then she demonstrated, showing the finished product. Then she had us follow her to do each step. But she also encouraged our own creativity." —Marilyn Cox
Study says art makes you mentally healthier even if you’re not good at it. We hope you will join us when we launch this event again, to find the connection, relaxation, and inspiration you’ve been looking for. Hope to see you all come back to the studio soon! —EL Gunter