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Reply #255 on: September 06, 2017, 03:54:32 PM
Thanks, Patricia, Val, and EmmaLee.   The class was a huge success today.  The seniors enjoyed playing with all the drawing tools, testing types of pencils, erasers, sharpeners.

They loved working with water-soluable pencils and did a really good job on their apples.  They were even reluctant to stop for lunch.  Had to stop, though, so they did not get to put shadows and signature.


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Reply #256 on: September 06, 2017, 05:36:40 PM
Those apples look delicious.  :)  How wonderful that  you were able to get a grant for their supplies!  Looks like you all had a great time.
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Reply #257 on: September 06, 2017, 07:27:03 PM
Well done, but mostly love their smiles.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #258 on: September 07, 2017, 03:27:06 AM
 :yippee: Well done all, Mea you are so lucky to have so many talented young artistes in your class!!!  :congrats:   Can't wait to see what they do next!  :heeha:
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Reply #259 on: September 07, 2017, 04:10:31 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the apples and the experimenting with the supplies Mea. They all look so happy and it brings a smile to my face - you are special.


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Reply #260 on: September 07, 2017, 02:50:57 PM
Thank you, Patricia, Val, Annie, and Mysti

Luckily, I was asked to help dissolve a grant-making foundation in my community and the senior program where I do my art class qualified on many levels for funding - we now have $20,000 to help keep services going for seniors for quite a while, as all the help is volunteer.  The funding pays for supplies, transportation for outings, etc.

The other two programs we funded were a dental van to visit the elementary schools and needed renovations to our local medical center emergency room.

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Reply #261 on: September 07, 2017, 02:57:59 PM
 :congrats:   That is excellent Mea! So glad your little group got a slice of the pie.  ;)   As per your classes it is money well spent.  O0

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Reply #262 on: September 08, 2017, 12:18:23 AM
Mea, I am in awe when I see the charity work and the art work you are doing!  The best compliment of a happy group is that they opted to skip lunch!
It's nice to see the improvement in art of all your students. I like the fish as a subject. The colours are bright and optimistic!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #263 on: September 08, 2017, 10:32:06 AM
Thanks, Gita.  Being retired and no family nearby, I have lots of time on my hands, so I do volunteer work as a hobby (besides art of course).

Thanks, Val.  The art class has proven to be a favorite of all the activities offered to seniors.  My friend's exercise class is big too.

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Reply #264 on: September 08, 2017, 11:02:32 AM
Both are important, got to keep that balance between physical and mental capability.  O0
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Reply #265 on: September 08, 2017, 11:03:08 AM
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Reply #266 on: September 08, 2017, 01:17:03 PM
Oh Mea - what a mitzvah (good deed) you're doing for these seniors! The apples look wonderful - and mazel tov on getting the grant!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #267 on: September 17, 2017, 10:03:46 PM
This week, I will have my senior citizen class work with Toned Tan paper (Strathmore 400 series).  Nice smooth paper - the colored pencils slid right over it.

I did some practice pieces today - have to stay one step ahead of the class as I had never used toned tan before.


Enjoyed doing these. Except for the sea scape, the pencils are all earth, white, and gray tones.

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Reply #268 on: September 18, 2017, 02:56:19 AM
Looks like it's going to be another fun class. Your sketches look great.
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Reply #269 on: September 18, 2017, 11:18:08 AM
Im sure your group will enjoy the class.  Do you think the colour pencils worked well on this paper Mea, you say slid over it, meaning it took well or it didnt?   I was thinking to get either the Strathmore 400 or Canson Mi Teints
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