Fall senior center classes will focus on creativity


A variety of classes intended to boost creativity will be held this fall at the Port Washington Senior Center.

Creativity, center officials note, reinforces essential connections between brain cells, including those for memory and can improve sleep and mood disorders and promotes a positive outlook.  

All activities are open to independent adults older than 40.    

“Painting Silver in Watercolor” led by Erin Callahan Blum will be held from Oct 30 to Nov. 20.

The class will focus on how to create shimmering shapes in watercolors. Participants should bring their own watercolor supplies. Blum will bring things to paint, but participants may also bring objects of their own.

The cost is $45 for center members and $55 for nonmembers. Reservations and payments are due by Tuesday, Oct. 23.

A class on photo preservation led by Mary Jarr will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Participants will create a 12-by-12-inch project that can be placed in a scrapbook, framed and displayed or given as a gift.

Participants should bring five to 10 pictures of any size, scissors and, if they have one, a small paper cutter.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, with reservations due Monday, Oct. 22.

Basket weaving will be taught from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14, by  Elaine Dietrich.

The basics of basketry will be taught as participants create a small cracker basket. Participants should bring a pencil, yardstick or metal tape measure, flat head screw driver, needle nose pliers, 12 clip-style clothes pins, scissors, a dish pan to soak reeds and finishing stain. Reeds will be provided.

The cost are $7 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

A watercolor batik painting class will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Participants will use watercolors with wax in a resist process using a multi-layering technique to create batik on Dragon Cloud mulberry paper.  

The class, which is limited to 10 participants, is $25 for center members and $35 for nonmembers, which includes materials. Reservations and fees are due Wednesday,  Oct. 31.  

All classes are held at the Senior Center, 403 West Foster St.  

For more information or to register, call 284-5821.



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