Calendar of Events

Free Classes during COVID-19

As we go through this pandemic together month after month, the isolation takes a toll on us all, but especially our older adults. Well, one thing we can do together is focus on what we and they can do, and the beauty in and around us.

These complimentary classes are a gift from me and my family to help in this effort. Each episode lasts 20-30 minutes and includes a little journey to find the inspiration for our painting, step-by-step guidance, and inspiration from other seniors I’ve had the honor to have as my students. They too, at one time, said “I can’t paint”, which later became “I can’t believe I painted that!” Oh what joy we’ve shared together and how I miss them so!

Whether you just watch or want to paint along with me, I hope our time spent together is meaningful for you. If you need a list of recommended supplies, please click here.

As an extra gift to those who wish to subscribe to my mailing list, I’ll send written step-by-step directions for all the videos below, and announcements of more resources to help us continue to be inspired and connected to one another.

Episode 1: Painting Virginia Bluebells
Episode 2: Painting Cherry Blossoms
Episode 3: Painting Wildflowers
Episode 4: Painting Beach Flowers

Two Families Use Facebook Fundraisers to Support Art Classes at Nursing Home

In the fall of 2019, two families asked if they could each do a Facebook fundraiser to help underwrite my programs so more residents at the nursing home could continue to paint after our summer grant from Dementia Society of America had run out. You can imagine my joy – and that of the residents who got to keep painting!

Here are just a few of the happy faces and beautiful paintings which resulted from over $2,000 of kindness and generosity! I’m so thankful for all who have allowed me to take pictures so that I can share their joy and mine with you.

Community Art Celebration at Inova LNRC

This spring Art Together partnered with Inova Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to apply for a grant from the Dementia Society of America to help underwrite art enrichment programming for its nursing home residents. We were awarded a $1,000 grant which was a dream come true for us as we strive to find ways to fund our creative enrichment programs for our local seniors who are so eager to paint.

In celebration and with abundant gratitude, our summer art program culminated with a Summer in the Arts Exhibit, Demo and Artist Reception on Sept. 20, 2019. We also honored a few special guests who have made our joy possible with their support: Mabel Costello, Director of Activities, Connie Gier and Sharon Connor for underwriting one art scholarship monthly for two years, and Alicia Holz for her time and loving dedication as a monthly volunteer painting companion. A special thank you to Jerry’s Flowers and Gifts of Leesburg for donating bouquets of flowers as gifts for our resident artists and honorees. We had such a wonderful time together celebrating the gift of the arts in our lives, and can’t wait til we get to do it again!

April 28th Luncheon & Art Party Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association

Learn to paint something beautiful and support a great cause!

Join us at the Camino Real in Berryville, VA for a fun afternoon of painting, and help us help others all at the same time! We’ll start off with a delicious Taco Bar lunch, and then receive step-by-step guidance to complete a beautiful spring landscape. All supplies will be provided, and don’t worry, no prior art experience is necessary! Profits raised benefit the vital work of the Alzheimer’s Association.

General Admission $60   Fee includes instruction, all supplies, as well as a delicious Taco Bar from 12:00-1:00 (with chicken, beef and all the fixings!) and soda, tea and water.

Get Your Tickets Today!   Click Here    Space and supplies are limited to 30 participants.  

I’m excited to partner with Team Greenfield again this year to help raise money in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Last year our art party event raised over $1,000!

Meadow Glen’s Open House Celebrates Their Resident Artists

On June 1st we had the great joy of showcasing the beautiful artists we get to work with at Meadow Glen Assisted Living. Residents and visitors enjoyed our slideshow and exhibit featuring a sampling of the hundreds of paintings Meadow Glen’s residents have created in the nearly four years they’ve had me coming there. As a special added treat, attendees were given an opportunity to experience for themselves just how easy and enjoyable it is to follow our guided painting process! Two beautiful collaborative beach paintings were created that night by eight brave residents, families, staff and visitors!  

A special thank you to the Executive and Activities Directors at Meadow Glen for inviting us to be part of their Open House. Here’s to the beauty and joy their residents are bringing into our lives!

Art Party to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Join us April 29, 2017 1-4pm at Greenfield Senior Living in Berryville, VA for what is sure to be a fun afternoon! 

All supplies will be provided, as well as light refreshments. Seating is limited to 30 guests and we are expecting this event may sell out quickly, so don’t delay. Profits raised benefit the vital work of the Alzheimer’s Association. Get your tickets today! 

Early Bird $50 (until April 15);  General Admission $65 (starting April 16 )

Click here to buy your tickets:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-party-fundraiser-to-benefit-the-alzheimers-association-tickets-32784225501

 

Our clients’ art helps support mission of Alzheimer’s Association

Greenfield Senior Living of Berryville, VA in partnership with Art Together recently hosted a silent art auction with all proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The artwork was created by the residents who have participated in our programs over the past two years. Thanks to the generous donations of more than 25 paintings by residents and their families, and the generous donations by attendees, the event was able to raise $930 in just 90 minutes! Wow!!

Here’s to the gift of the arts in our lives….and the blessings and healing they can bring to others!

Free Dementia Education Workshop on Nov 12, 2014 in Leesburg

Please join me at this 1/2 day event specifically designed for families and caregivers of individuals with memory impairments. Speakers include a geriatric pyschiatrist, neurologist, senior advisor, author, as well as yours truly! It will be held November 12th at the Best Western Hotel in Leesburg, VA (727 E. Market St.). Registration and breakfast start at 8:00am and the event ends at 12:30pm.

Admission is free but registrations are required. Click here to see the details about the event, and/or to register.

Collaborative Art Demo in Berryville on Sept. 11th

Please stop by and paint with me! In celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Greenfield Senior Living in Berryville,VA will be hosting an Open House. All are welcome to come by and tour their residence 10am-2pm on Monday, Sept. 8th, 2014. I’m honored to have been asked to be a featured activity during this event.  I’ll be inviting visitors and residents to paint four paintings with me.  We hope you can come by to learn about our programs and services, and tour the grounds!