Lessons Learned from Artsy Smartsy: Part 3

Finally: What I have learned teaching 3 years of Artsy Smartsy classes????? In the last year we have seen miracles, heard words from those who regularly don’t speak, got to know folks who NEVER leave their rooms if not for class, we’ve assisted in bringing back memories of loved ones, family, home, travel, sorrows and joy, we’ve seen tears, heard exasperation of relief, seen shock and so much pride, we’ve seen folks make new friends, we’ve seen phone numbers be exchanged, we’ve heard so much laughter, spilled so much paint and sang so many different versions of “You are My Sunshine”, “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and my grandpas favorite, John Denver’s “Country Roads” we could start a senior choir. We’ve made new friends, and most importantly we have given and received so many hugs and kisses….

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What Is Artsy Smartsy?: Part 1

Artsy Smartsy, LLC has been providing high quality and fantastically fun Art classes to seniors for three years as of October 2012. The program, which seems to be the first and only one of its kind in Minneapolis/St. Paul area, is an outreach program which travels to over 28 locations as far North as North Oaks to as far South as Inver Grove Heights to bring quality Art classes, in all different mediums, to a variety of senior centers, residences, day programs and libraries each month. The art mediums included vary wildly from watercolors, oil pastel resist paintings, mosaic mirrors, multi-media collage and home goods, to fine fabric projects such as weaving and wreaths making….

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Provide Great Entertainment for a Mother’s Day Event

On Mother’s Day we honor the most important ladies in our lives. What better way to do that than to provide great entertainment for any Mother’s Day event you are hosting. Music sets the tone for any event and it’s important to hire a class act. Two of our favorite Event Providers are Tara Brueske and Cindi Scheffler. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you hire them for your Mother’s Day soiree. Find out more……

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