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We focused on creating visual layers in class today: forground, midground, and background. While most were able to accomplish the layering, one gentleman threw all instructions out the window! Haha I love the rebellious black sheep!! He lived in the Rockies for some time as a young man, and wanted to capture the Grandness of   

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We woke up to beautiful fluffy white snow!! Perfect timing mother nature. Today’s craft was these festive Popsicle snowflakes. They are so easy to make and they all turned out gorgeous. What we used: -Popsicle sticks -Glue gun -White glue -Acrylic paint -Metallic paint -Gems and jewels -String How we did it: We used the   

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Today we painted poppies in honor of Remembrance Day. We had classical music playing and everyone was in the creative spirit. We had a few visitors pop in to see what we were up to. The energy was great! I love watching the residents discover their creative side. One woman, Mrs.J, was very patient with   

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We had a lovely time playing with watercolors in class today. There is something so soothing about watching the colors blend together to create a beautiful skyline. As the paint dried, we drew our scenes on black construction paper using white pencil crayons. We then cut out the black silhouettes and glued them to the   

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What you need: -Different colored tissue paper -beads/pearls/gems -hot glue gun -felt -crafting wire -elmers glue -circle tracer -safety pins -green ribbon We used around ten 2″ square sheets of tissue paper per flower. We traced a circle on one piece of paper and put the sheet on top of the paper pile. Using crafting   

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REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES Remembrance day is approaching and I wanted to honor all the veterans in a special way. We crafted these beautiful poppies to hand out to the residents at the retirement center. The project was very easy and we were able to create many poppies in a short amount of time. Each participant   

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Don’t throw out your empty yogurt containers!!! If you’re like me, you have a bunch of yogurt containers stacked in your tupperware drawer. Sure they’re handy to use for leftovers, but surely there must be another use for them… Yogurt Container Planters! What you’ll need: -empty yogurt container -paint brushes in various sizes -black acrylic   

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My man and I went to the creek this past Sunday for a little adventure, rest and relaxation, and sunbathing. I had such a wonderful time… I grew up with the creek in my backyard, so being there brought back tons of positive memories. I explored around and found the perfect round river rock (I   

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When I first arrived to Art Therapy class everyone was very eager to see what the project was going to be. Today when I showed the class what we’d be making many people commented on how beautiful it was, however, they wouldn’t possibly be able to create something like that! One woman in particular, Mary,   

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This morning I went for a walk down by the creek to collect rocks. I filled my canvas bag with smooth oval rocks in preparation for today’s class. I washed all the dirt off the rocks and painted them black. They were all ready for Art Therapy class. 🙂 Everyone had so much fun painting   

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