​​​​​​​​​​McMinn Senior Activity Center

It’s no secret that individuals today are living longer and embracing new and different activities well into their older years. Longer lives beg the question, what can be done to age well? Keeping one’s health in check with proper nutrition, physical activity, and regular checkups is typically the go-to answer. But it is also important to consider other, seemingly insignificant activities that can benefit seniors’ health. Participating in and enjoying artistic endeavors – even when if someone is not necessarily creatively inclined – can have a positive impact on health by creating a sense of purpose and keeping the mind busy.

Contact the McMinn Senior Activity Center at 423-745-6830 for more information today!

2018-2019 Art Class Schedule
  (dates may be subject to change)

Theresa Wofford | Handmade Greeting Cards
Theresa with Scrap N Stamp Express will introduce you to fun folding techniques that will enhance your scrapbooking, card making and even your home decor. This class is perfect for the beginner and more experienced crafter looking to gain new skills in paper-crafting and card-making.

 Ben & Danae Sweeton |Jewelry Making 
Jasper in June is a husband and wife team residing the Chattanooga Valley. Danae and Ben have a love for crystals, rocks, and unique fashion. Combining natural elements with fashionable style and a traditional flair, Danae has learned to use methods of metalsmithing silver, electroforming copper, and extensive wire wraps to create unique and wearable art with crystals. All pieces are made by hand in their home studio at the base of Signal mountain and their creations can be found at Esty www.etsy.com/shop/jasperinjune and at www.jasperinjune.com.

 Diane Felty | Felt Flowers
Diane has been a maker and floral designer for over 20 years, gaining design skills in multiple home decor retail stores before starting her own business, "The Ruffled Page" in 2012. Her online business is the perfect opportunity to design seasonal wreaths and gifts, created with felt and paper while having the flexibility to be home and care for her family. Diane’s creation can be found on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/TheRuffledPage.

 Rebecca Houk | Floral Arranging and Bow Making
The McMinn Senior Activity Center has scheduled with Rebecca, owner and chief designer at the Athens Flower Shop to teach flower arranging. The long-standing community florist has been in Athens for over 20 years and they are a Premier Florist on Bloom Nation.  Rebecca will also be teaching a class on how to make gorgeous holiday bows.

 Celeste Wyatt | Wreath Making 
Celeste is a stay at home mom who turned her hobby into a business. Celeste works with several mediums including fiber arts, candy making, and baking as well as wreath making. Celeste sells her work on an individual basis throughout the community (cottage craft sales) and has experience teaching all age groups from the youngest Cub Scout to senior citizens.

Art Classes

These art classes are made possible by a generous grant from the
Tennessee Arts Commission
through the Arts Access Grant and the Arts Build Communities Grant, as well as funding from the
C. Scott and Muriel Mayfield Family Foundation.