THEO Art School
ART FOR SENIORS! WE OFFER ART CLASSES TO ASSISTING LIVING FACILITIES IN BISMARCK AND MANDAN!

ART FOR SENIORS



ART HAS NO AGE BOUNDARIES!

ART IS PART OF OUR LIVES



"Some of our most powerful works of art have been produced by older Americans-by hands that have engaged in years of hard work, eyes that have witnessed decades of change, and hearts that have felt a lifetime of emotions. Our whole society benefits when older Americans use their talents and experiences to become involved in the arts as creators, teachers, mentors, volunteers, and audiences."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton

ART AT THEO ART SCHOOL IS FOR ALL AGES!

We are celebrating the beginning of the Fall Season by once again offering our ART for Seniors Program to who ever wants to enjoy an hour of ART!

Our Art program for Seniors includes:

=Collages
=Acrylics Step by Step
=Watercolor
=Clay
=Templates
=Oil Pastels

The cost is $15.00. Includes all supplies.
The class is 1 hr.

Call us at 701-222-6552 or email us at theo_art_schoool@hotmail.com for more information.

We can travel to your facility or your group can come to our studios. We are a handicap facility.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ART FOR SENIORS AND THE BENEFITS OF CREATING ART

We will be working with materials such as clay, plaster, collage, drawing, or printmaking.
We will focused on activities where we will be exploring a theme, such as abstraction, nature, the seasons, light and shadow, portraiture, or exhibition-related themes provided by a museum, cultural organization, or artist.


Researchers Exploring the Health Benefits of Art

"We know intuitively that art and creativity can dramatically improve older people's quality of life and health." - Gay Hanna, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)

From: The National Institute on Aging, press release, April 5, 2004, "Creativity, Aging, and Health Meeting," Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, Society for the Arts in Healthcare.

The latest research supports Hanna's observation: the arts can keep you healthy. Creative activities like painting, writing, pottery, drama, singing, and storytelling raise self-esteem, increase enthusiasm for life, and result in fewer doctor visits, says Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., of George Washington University's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at The George Washington University Medical Center. Cohen's ongoing study at GWU's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities of approximately 300 men and women tracks several arts programs around the country. The arts participants, whose average age is 80, schedule fewer doctor appointments and use fewer medications than members of the control group (who are not involved in the arts). They also have fewer incidents of depression, higher morale, and more involvement in outside activities.

































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