Free art for seniors: Older adults are invited to celebrate their creative sides with eight-week art classes in the Arden area

In Creative Company is a series of art classes for older adults (55-plus). Learn from professional teaching artists in this series of multi-week visual arts courses that will help you discover and express your inner talents through painting and drawing.

If you are interesting in attending, please note: To register for a class series, visit the Sacramento Public Library’s events page which can be found off the main web page, http://www.saclibrary.org/. All levels of experience welcome. Art supplies will be provided. Class sizes are limited.
Participants are expected to be able to attend all eight class meetings. Creative Aging in America’s Libraries is supported by a National Leadership Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services in collaboration with Lifetime Arts, Inc., AARP Foundation, American Library Association and Westchester Library System.

These classes will culminate in an art show at the Central Library on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. inside the Central Library Galleria, 828 I St.

Drawing classes with Lynn Morrison at the Arden-Dimick Library

Artist Lynn Morrison will teach color theory, properties of graphite pencils, color blending, and drawing techniques at the Arden-Dimick Library. Registration is required to attend. The classes will be offered on Tuesdays, May 5 to June 23, starting at 10 a.m. Arden-Dimick Library is located at 891 Watt Ave. Artist Lynn Morrison will teach color-theory, properties of graphite pencils, color blending, and drawing techniques during these hands-on sessions. Free art supplies will be provided. Lynn is a graduate of California College of Arts & Crafts with a BFA Degree in Environmental Design. She has been an interior designer and college instructor. Her artwork graces the walls of homes and businesses both locally and nationally.

Watercolor Classes with Kathy Lemke Waste at the Pocket Library

Artist Kathy Lemke Waste will demonstrate wetting and stretching paper, how to create a basic wash, how to set up your palette and more in this introduction to watercolor, which will be held at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library. Registration is required to attend. This class will be held Fridays, May 1 to June 26, at 9:30 a.m. There will be no class May 22. The Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library is located at 7335 Gloria Dr.
Kathy will demonstrate wetting and stretching paper, how to create a basic wash, how to set up your palette and more in this introduction to watercolor. Kathy teaches workshops for the Crocker Art Museum and is an Artist in Residence for the Sacramento County Office of Education. She has taught Communication Studies in California’s state college and university system.

Watercolor Classes with Susan Recely

Artist Susan Recely will incorporate color theory, art history and painting demonstrations, while helping students create their own artwork at the Sylvan Oaks Library. Registration is required to attend. This class meets Thursdays, April 9 to June 4 at 10 a.m. There will be no class on May 14. Sylvan Oaks Library is located at 6700 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. Susan received her Master’s degree in painting from CSUS and has taught numerous adult classes including at Hart Senior Center. Susan is an award-winning painter specializing in teaching oil, acrylic and watercolor painting to adults. The class will incorporate color-theory, art history, painting demonstrations and students creating their own artwork.

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