Creative Aging

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The City of Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission is excited to offer Creative Aging art classes for Adults 60+. Creative Aging is a national movement aimed at fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults. 

Program Days/Time: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Loma Linda Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd, Goodyear, AZ
Class Fee: FREE for Goodyear Residents: $10 Non-Residents
Supply Fee: $20.00 due to Catitude Artson the first day of class - Cash or Check


PICASSO SELF PORTRAIT | SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24

In our face – cubed! You’ll start with a photograph taken from the front and side. When the photos are printed, the creativity begins! Cut up your black and white prints and recombine to incorporate multiple perspectives within the same image. Embellish with color and geometric elements to transform your portrait in a style reminiscent of Picasso’s cubist paintings. Subsequently we will do more Picasso-inspired art activities. Play with dimension, perspective, line and color, exploring the compositional innovations of the early 20th century Cubist Art Movement. We will explore use of collage and papier mache to build shape and form and who knows, a cup of tea with your face on it might drive Salvador Dali from being sur-real to real!

DRAWING: TRAVEL PHOTO SKETCHING | OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22
Everyone can learn to draw and this class will get you started. Drawing requires learning how to observe correctly and record what you see. Students will learn the essentials of proportion, line, shading, perspective and composition, and use basic drawing techniques to create realistic pencil drawings of still life, landscapes and more, with natural and man made textures and subjects. We will take a turn drawing blind, timed sessions and looking at our own travel photos to document as we put together a sketch journal. Learning to draw accurately will provide you with an excellent foundation for additional drawing, colored pencil, painting and other art classes. 

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