April 14, 2017
Instructor: Marie Lambert
This watercolor painting class is designed for someone with little or no painting experience. The Activity Center is working with Marie Lambert who has been leading watercolor painting classes for several years at the Etowah Senior Center in Etowah, Tennessee.
Please sign up at the Front Desk.
"I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad
mood for 40 years."
March 10, 2017
Instructor: Julie Jack
This mixed media workshop explores the creative possibilities of collage. Participants will create both two and three-dimensional collages while exploring found objects and mixed materials. Please sign up at the Front Desk.
The McMinn Senior Activity Center in Athens, Tennessee was awarded at $2,500.00 grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission as part of their Arts Build Communities grant program. The grant will enable the McMinn Senior Activity Center to offer a series of art workshops led throughout the year that will cover several different genres of art, including theater, sculpting, textile & fiber arts and watercolor painting classes.
May 2017- Try out to star in a June reading performance of “Steel Magnolias,” the play on which the famous 1989 film featuring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts and other stars is based.
There may be no story that better epitomizes the bond of female friendship than “Steel Magnolias.” A warm-hearted comedy set in a beauty parlour in the American deep South. The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser ; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." The women at Truvy's beauty parlour are the steel magnolias of the title: Southern belles, flowery on the outside, but strong enough inside to survive any challenge, many of which are presented throughout the course of the narrative.
Art provides a new way for people with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease to communicate when words no longer work. A licensed art therapist will guide participants through a workshop designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to do an activity with their caregiver or loved one. In June, as a part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we will host a reception/exhibit to showcase the seniors’ creative works for their families and friends.
March 24, 2017
Instructor: Diane Hutsell
Each student will create and design their own little pinch pot out of clay. Working with clay helps exercise your hands and fingers and even those with limited dexterity can generally mold the clay without difficulty. Please sign up at the Front Desk.
These art classes are made possible by a generous grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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