We were going to paint the “Metallic Winter Trees” project today, however, one of the ladies had already done that project last week. She loves coming to my class and did not want to miss out, so she suggested that she could paint a star. What a great idea! Guess what? She set a trend…
I’m always amazed at how different the final pieces of artwork are. I often fear that, with using one template and limited colors of paint, there won’t be much variation between the pieces. I am ALWAYS proven wrong. These poinsettias are no exception! They truely are uique one-of-a-kind pieces of art!!! I first made a
I first drew a leaf onto thick construction paper. I then cut the leaf out and used it as a template. Each person recieved three pieces of paper: a cut out leaf, the background paper where the leaf was cut from, and a blank paper that they could use to trace their own leaf onto.
I absolutely adore this painting. It was a pleasure to see it come to life! I brought one of my own original paintings for the class to use as a reference. Everyone did a great job, however, I’d like to showcase this piece in particular. I love how she used my painting as inspiration and
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
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
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,
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
My favorite painting from today’s class was this modest tree with pink blossoms (yes, sometimes I do have favorites shhh). The woman who created this painting has lost most of her speech; it takes her a while to form the proper pronunciation and she often stutters. Her motor skills are slipping as well. Her hands
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