One year ago, we started The Suwannee River Studio at this 800 member senior community. I’m the instructor and as I tell members, “We ain’t sitting around knitting doilies and waiting to die. We’re doing stuff.” We have completed Art 101, a six lesson series, now on DVD, which is a jump start for beginners and tune-up for advanced artists.
Overacheivers Bill Bruce, age 97, and Anne Donahoe, age NOYB, not only completed Art 101, but pressed on to complete 201 and recently graduated from 301, a course so challenging, so far no one has requested Art 401. Bill is a genius and gets around quite well, thank you. At his surprise birthday party, he was asked if he had any words of wisdom for us ‘young folks.”
- Be happy
- Love your family and friends
- Go with the flow.
Stuff we’re doing includes making instructional DVDs available to the public, a rotating art show, murals, art parties and kid’s illustrated story time at the local library. We also have a Youtube playlist at https://bit.ly/2QuxO6C. We’re all creative (you, too)-keep arting.
Below: Bill at the surprise birthday party we threw for him.