Bonifas offering free art classes for seniors in Gladstone

March 3, 2017  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

 
The Bonifas Arts Center has expanded its Senior Art program, offering free classes the second Friday of each month, now through June, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 303 North 8th Street.

The Bonifas began offering Gladstone classes to make it easier for Gladstone residents to participate, said Diane Kribs-Mays, instructor.

On March 10, elders can join a “Wearable Art” class, creating a washable, functional apron using produce printing. Using produce like green peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, lemons, oranges, pears, squash, green beans, asparagus, and romaine lettuce with acrylic paint, elders will hand-stamp their creations, designing aprons, said Kribs-Mays. They also will have the opportunity to produce-print on paper, she said. Elders likely will get paint on their clothing, so they should wear clothes they don’t mind staining, said Kribs-Mays.

On April 14, elders can explore abstract painting.

No previous art experience is needed. The classes also offer time to socialize and meet new people, sharing ideas, said Kribs-Mays.

The Gladstone classes are made possible through the support of Thrivent Financial.

Escanaba’s Senior Art classes also will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through June 20, at the Bonifas.

 

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