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Artful Afternoons for Seniors

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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One event on March 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 19, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on April 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

“Artful Afternoons” is a new interactive art appreciation and art making program for seniors, with a new theme each time! Held on Thursday afternoons, this program offers storytelling, film, visual arts, music and more to stimulate the mind and soul. No charge; all are welcome! Refreshments served.

Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 pm
Mar 15, Mar 29 (1 – 2:45 pm), Apr 19 and Apr 26

To register or if you have questions, please contact Tracy Schneider at 617-959-4928

This program series is sponsored by a donation from an anonymous Temple Emanuel family and Newbridge on the Charles

Thursday, March 15, 1-2:30 pm
“Realism vs Abstraction in Art” with Bonnie Lerner

Art educator Bonnie Lerner will lead an interactive presentation of both realistic and abstract art. Together, we’ll ask: What is Abstraction? What are Abstract Artists trying to explore in their work? Afterwards, we will create our own works of abstract art in the style of Henri Matisse’s “Cut Outs.”

Thursday, March 29, 1-2:45 pm
Exploration in Art: Sculptures with Carolyn Melbye

Carolyn Melbye will educate us through a power point presentation about famous sculptures you may have seen in museums. Following the presentation, we will sculpt with clay!

Thursday, April 19, 1-2:30 pm
Women Artists with Bonnie Lerner Art educator

Bonnie Lerner will lead an interactive presentation exploring the lives of three well-known female artists, Freda Kahlo, Lee Krasner, and Georgia O’Keefe. What was it like to be a female artist in their time? Afterwards, we will each create a flower drawing, in the style of Georgia O’Keefe.

Thursday, April 26, 1-2:30 pm
Russian Stacking Dolls with Laura Garrity-Arquitt

Laura Garrity-Arquitt, a registrar with the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA, will bring a sampling of 15 Mapryoshka dolls from the donated collection of Pamela Kruskall of Newton of over 385 nesting dolls from Russia (USSR), Poland, Japan, Ukraine and Belarus.


March 15
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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