I believe that we can find meaning and purpose in life, as we age, by adding something unique and new to the world. Creating one of a kind, hand painted Storyboards that tell stories with visual imagery, text and pattern is my way of adding that "something new".
I now teach others how to tell their own stories through the visual medium of art. I offer my classes to older adults at senior centers, residential communities, and assisted living facilities in the Portland area.
Even if you have never picked up a paint brush, you will find my classes provide an encouraging, low stress environment. Classes begin with a "Sharing" of our stories and experiences using visual prompts such as photographs and memorabilia. We then move to the "Creating" phase of the class, where you will develop a tool box of techniques, materials, and skills from which you can create a work of art reflecting your own style, interests and stories.