Art & Memories

ASCC volunteer Sharon Rutkowski (left) with Camphill Ghent resident

ASCC volunteer Sharon Rutkowski (left) with Camphill Ghent resident

ASCC’s vision is “imagining art for everyone”  and we are helping do just that this fall.  In partnership with Camphill Ghent, ASCC taught free classes in painting landscapes and creating collages in its newest outreach program, “Art & Memories.”   Participants, all residents of Camphill Ghent, brought photos of favorite places they have visited or lived, and created these places on canvas board as they learned how to paint in acrylic in the program “Remembering Special Places” taught by ASCC faculty member Tim Ebneth.  ASCC framed the completed works with frames donated by First Niagara Bank (Chatham).  Residents also learned a variety of collage techniques in the program “Remembering Special People.”  Working from family photos and collage images collected by ASCC volunteers, residents created unique images drawing on their own pasts.

We’d like to thank our generous volunteers for their assistance in making this program possible and the staff of Camphill Ghent.  Two additional art programs will be taught this October for residents with cognitive issues.  Part of ASCC’s free outreach initiative, Art on Wheels, “Art & Memories” was made possible through a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, volunteer help, and the support of generous community donors like you.

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