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Richard Burnside (American, born 1944), The Ancient King (detail), 1987, paint on wood, the Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2019.16.9

SOLD OUT: CODA Creative Aging Class: Legacy Painting

This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom.
This class is sold out.

About CODA Creative Aging Classes
As we age, our capacity for creativity increases but often goes untapped. In this series of classes designed for adults aged 55+, we’ll engage with a variety of art forms to discover our personal capabilities while forming meaningful connections with other participants.

About this class
2020 has ushered us in a world that many of us only read about in dystopian novels: a global pandemic, a sense of uncertain trust in the way our government structures are handling the crisis, the failure of many social systems, and widespread natural disasters.

Are there links between these collective social themes and the way many of us approach the personal journey of being an older adult? What personal stories of endurance, courage, and other values can we share with our children and communities to help them continue to navigate the storm we are in? Can the telling of these stories be healing for us?

This course will be a journey of self-determination during times of uncertainty. Through sequential skill-building, we will create a multi-layered painting that helps us dive into these questions and explore the stories they tell. Step-by-step instructions and materials will be provided. No painting experience, talent or knowledge necessary. We will have fun in the process of discovery.

Part of an ongoing collaboration between the Cultural Wellness Center and Mia with generous support provided by Aroha Philanthropies.

Registration Information
This class is sold out. Class fee, which includes instruction and materials, is $120, $96 for My Mia members. Scholarships available, please email scholarships@artsmia.org.

Richard Burnside (American, born 1944), The Ancient King (detail), 1987, paint on wood, the Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2019.16.9