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on: September 30, 2017, 09:28:58 AM
My friend Alicia has a Paint Night (PAINT PAINA) business at the local resort.  When she needs help, I go and have fun setting up and assisting the painters.  My artist friend Jessica Orfe and her friend Richie participated last week.  We had so much fun.



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Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 04:38:36 PM
 :detective: Had to bring out the big magnifier for this one! Tiny as it may be, it looks like you all had a great time and your friends produced some lovely sunsets!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 04:54:39 PM
Yes, Val.  Not sure why that came out so tiny.  It looked normal on Facebook.

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Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 11:19:57 AM
 :envy:  Is this supposed to be 'green with envy'?  Well, whatever!  I can't believe how much fun you're having with all your activities! I am of course so happy for you!!!


 I talked to a friend at the Y who is a retired art teacher.  I told her to start something for the seniors at our church and I would be her helper.  She told me to do it and she would be my helper.  I guess she doesn't feel too motivated. I rather help someone until I gain some experience and confidence.


How do you do you set up your class in Hauula re easels, supplies, etc.  Do you have a syllabus or follow their interests?


I have this idea to put out feelers in my condo since we have a nice rec room downstairs.  Maybe I could find a couple of people who want to learn to paint.~Liz
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Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 01:47:50 PM
Liz,

I do my classes in either pencil, watercolor, gouache, or acrylic, because we have only one working sink.  My group is between 6 and 8.  Had 14 one day and it was too many.  Only one had any experience so we started with simple drawings.  Some have gotten quite proficient.

I donated all the supplies for the first year, but we now have a grant to cover everything.  We used your 8 x 10 cardboards for the first couple months to practice on, now we use 140 lb. watercolor paper or canvases for acrylics.

I usually let them choose what they want to do, unless I have something special in mind. 

We work flat on the tables - no easels.  Hasn't been a problem so far.

If you want, I can do a demo class with you someday to get a group interested.

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Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 03:43:32 PM
 :thankyou: MaryAnne, for the info.  Where did you get your grant?  Do you try to get supplies in bulk and have your students pay for them.  You can get canvases real cheap from dickblick.com than anywhere on O'ahu.  I will let you know if anything materializes.  BTW I just got back from lunch and finished modifying my post, in case you didn't read it yet. ~Liz



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Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 04:17:03 PM
Liz,

Grant money came from  a COMMUNITY FOUNDATION set up in Ko`olauloa by Queen Emma Foundation 20 + years ago.  We were phasing it out as Turtle Bay Foundation is now serving the same population, so we chose the seniors, the Kahuku Hospital emergency room, and dental exams/preventative dentistry for keiki to divide up the remaining $103,000.

I budgeted $500 - 600 a year for art classes based on two a month for up to 10 per class.  Once the supplies are all bought, I can probably get two years out of them.  Have already added a third class a month. 

Watercolor and pencil are pretty cheap to work with.  Next week, we are going to work in silverpoint. I heard about it about it recently and wanted to try it with them.  We are going to make our own ground (white gouache and gum arabic), then use tiny silver spoons and jewelry to draw with.  Should be interesting.

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Reply #7 on: October 21, 2017, 07:54:10 AM
 :) O0 GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR SENIORS!  It's great that you know what's going on in your community and can tap into the resources available.  In my last job I was able to get $100,000 from two organizations for teaching material, furniture, PE and other equipment for an aging child care center.  What a blessing to know that there is money for good projects/programs!  Your people are so fortunate for your leadership and art skills.  Keep up the fine work you're doing!  ~Liz


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Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 08:40:44 AM
Thanks, Liz.  Helping out my community is actually such a worthwhile hobby.

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Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 11:19:26 AM
aging child care center

 ;D Liz, had a good old giggle reading that.... finally, a place for me to go! Lloyd will be so pleased!  :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 01:54:19 PM
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Reply #11 on: October 21, 2017, 07:56:02 PM
 :2funny: That is too funny, VAL! 


           Mea does art work with seniors; I play my guitar and lead sing-a-longs with seniors in nursing homes!   


Some of the senior facilities are like 'aging child care centers' come to think of it.  There are program directors who invite us to come in.  The old folks are children who have aged and need activities like exercise, too.  So I get them to sing oldies, 'You are my sunshine'; stomp feet from chair or wheel chair to 'When the saints go marching in', move their arms to play 'pretend' instruments- a drum, trumpet, whatever, etc.  Sometimes we use percussion instruments. We have a good time.  :) Liz


 

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