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.

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!

2019-2020 Art Class Schedule
  (dates may be subject to change

Diane Hutsell
Mixed Mediums/Watercolors | To Be Annouced
Diane has worked with several nonprofits in the area to present art classes to all age groups, from preschool to senior citizens. She earned her Tennessee Wesleyan University and her M.A. at Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked with regional artists developing the Tennessee Overhill Artists and Craftsmen’s Directory as well as developing arts education programs following the Tennessee Academic Guidelines for McMinn County and Meigs County Schools. Over the last two years Diane has taught several classes at the McMinn Senior Activity Center including beginning drawing, alcohol inks, and pottery classes.
Carly Richard
Mixed Mediums/Botanical|To Be Announced
A resident of Englewood, TN and a mother of three, Carly’s artistry has been featured at local craft shows. Carly is an avid gardener and works in several mediums including paper, textile and culinary adventures.

Jen Morrison
Polymer Clay|To Be Announced
A resident of McMinn County, Jen has not only sold her wares at local craft fairs but online also.

 Colleen Diver
Cake Artist/Decorating | To Be Announced
Colleen is a cake artist in Decatur, TN and a Cubscout Den leader and mother. Collen will be sharing her decorating and baking skills with us.

Theresa Wofford |

Stationary/Card Making| To Be Announced

Theresa is senior center member and dedicated craft instructor who works with stationery and paper arts. Theresa’s Invitations and card crafts are uniquely designed and members have requested her classes again. 

Art Classes

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