I sat down and chatted with Cheryl Barr. She is one of our watercolor mentors for this year’s mentorship program. Cheryl came from a very creative family. They were very musical and as a child Cheryl was required to take piano lessons, which she said she “detested”. She was always drawing and asked if her… Read More
We all need to to take short breaks from our stressful lives. There is no better way than to use our creativity. Artful Moments are short creative projects that are a fun way to release some creative energy.
I would like to introduce you to artist and mentor Pat Undis. Pat is one of our mentors for this year’s mentorship program and we are happy to have her onboard. I sat down with Pat to learn more about her creative journey. I asked her when did she know she wanted to be an… Read More
I want to introduce you to Jerry Jorgenrud. Jerry is an artist and one of the mentors for this year’s mentorship program at The Rumriver Art Center. Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to watch him paint, which you can see as well on the video below. I was inspired by his use of color and how… Read More
The Highwaymen and Albert Earnest Backus – A Floridian Artist who spent his life paying it forward. Larry, the Director at The Rumriver Art Center, told me about the Highwaymen, which he had discovered by watching the Antique Roadshow. I thought I would look into it and see what they were about. The Highwaymen were a loose… Read More
The Rumriver Art center has a call out for our new 55+ Mentorship program. The purpose of the Artist Mentorship Program is to provide older adults who never had the opportunity to find their artistic voice during their youth a chance to explore and find it now. Many older adults had to put their art and creativity… Read More
“It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” Mother Teresa In mid-April I was inspired by a Webinar from Time Slips to create a Zoom class for the community at Rumriver Art Center. This class would inspire the students to create postcards for the folks at Lyngblomsten Senior… Read More
Watch Angie create an oil pastel sunrise painting inspired by the work of Wolf Kahn. You will need pastel, watercolor paper or even a piece of cardboard will work, a set of oil pastels, a pencil with an eraser and your imagination.
The other morning as I woke up and looked out the bedroom window, I was so inspired by the color of the sky that I ran downstairs, grabbed my oil pastels and paper and sat outside on my front porch to capture the color through the trees. I have always loved sunrises and sunsets, but after… Read More
Do something creative and help warm the hearts of older adults at a Senior Housing facility. Create some postcards using materials that you have around the house.