Creative Age Art Studio

The Creative Age Art Studio is a creative community hub for Thames Centre and area folks ~ sponsored by the Dorchester Lions Seniors Centre, at 2066 Dorchester Road, Municipality of Thames Centre, Ontario N0L 1G2. The Dorchester Lions Seniors Centre is a member of the Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) a recognized leader in the development of quality services, resources and support for our network of community-based older adult centres. The Creative Age Art Studio coordinator is Penny Wearne: email penny@pennywearne.com

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JANUARY

Monday Art Journals and Mixed Media with Kathy Smith.

Unleash your creativity every Monday at 2pm

Get inspired! Kathy is our very own Art Adventurer who has previously led us on art activities that opened up our creative confidence. 

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Kathy will facilitate the process of creating mixed media pages in a new journal provided for this project. 

The goal will be to create unique art on each page of the journal… leading to a journal full of ideas and crazy art all layered and glazed and inspiring more ideas that will lead to who knows what!  Only $20.00 each session. Register with Karen 519 268 2025

Thursdays – January 9, 16, 23, 30

DROP-IN AFTERNOONS Noon – 3pm

$2/person (materials may be extra… cost to be determined for each month)

Yes… I’ll have the studio open at noon so you can get started at your own personal project or work away on the theme of the month until 3pm.  Bring your lunch so you can nibble away while you work.   Please register with Karen if you are coming to do the Theme of the Month so we can have enough materials on hand.   PS – Don’t come to the studio if there is bad weather or icy roads or looming lake-effect streamers hitting the area.   

Theme for the month of January: Penny Rugs led by Betty Mundy  (Cost to be determined)

Information from Wikipedia:  “In the 1800s, starting around the time of the Civil War, thrifty homemakers would use scraps of wool or felted wool from old clothing, blankets and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. Using coins as templates, they created circles and each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. (Thus, the name “penny” rug). Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. Sometimes a penny was stitched inside the mat to make it lie flat.  Penny rugs are not actual rugs for the floor, but decorative coverings for beds, tables and dressers and mantles. Sometimes they are used as wall hangings or pillows. Most designs include circles and some include images from everyday life such as cats, flowers, birds and shapes such as stars and hearts.”

Google search “penny rugs” and then click on “Images” to see lots of examples of these.  This sounds like a fun and interesting project.  

ACRYLICS Fridays – January 10, 17, 24

ACRYLICS WITH SUSAN HEWITT GRAHAM … 1 – 3pm.

$60/member or $65/non-member Student grade materials provided.

Susan has provided a photo of the painting project for January.   Visit Susan’s Facebook page to view her gallery of paintings … “On the Wall Art”. 

Register and pay for this workshop with Karen Gress (519-268-2025).  

WATERCOLOURS Friday – February 7

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WITH TONI CIANTAR-POOLE … 1-3pm

$50/member $55/non-member Materials included.

Toni’s webpage (https://twogatesartstudio.webs.com/) is full of her art and also has on-line lessons on how to paint with watercolours (https://twogatesartstudio.webs.com/yes-you-can-paint).  Toni has done some workshops in our studio last year and I am excited to have her back.  The image for this day’s workshop will be sent out at a later date.  
Register and pay for this workshop with Karen Gress (519-268-2025). 

SILK PAINTING Special Workshop –  Wednesday, February 26

SILK PAINTING WITH ARALE VALLELY … 1-3pm

$60 to be paid directly to the artist on the day of the workshop

This is a limited workshop that takes place in Arale’s home studio in northwest London.   Materials are included in the cost. 
** Please register for this workshop by emailing me directly (penny@pennywearne.com) as it is limited to 6 people.   This will fill up fast so register quickly with ME … I will keep track and run a waiting list if we have more than six registrants.    

SNEAK PEEK AT FUTURE WORKSHOPS:

COLOUR THEORY AND ACRYLIC PAINTING ALL-DAY WORKSHOPS WITH PETER JOHN REID … TUESDAYS: June 2, June 30, July 28, September 8, October 6.  

For more information – email penny@pennywearne.com