Creative Aging

Combining instructional video with updated lesson plans and supplemental resources for the remote classroom, participants of all ages, especially seniors, will have access to professional arts education lessons at no cost, supporting our goal to continue providing access to arts for all. Lesson videos,  plans, and additional links are updated each week. Previous videos and lesson plans are available anytime on the Arts Council OKC YouTube channel Share your art! @artscouncilokc #allaccessarts

Visual Arts Lesson Plans & Videos

Watercolor Painting

Check out Sheila & Leigh's lessons and videos covering watercolor painting techniques

Pencil, Pen, and Ink

Get comfortable with bold lines and learn techniques to incorporate mistakes

Clay and Other Fun Stuff

Check out these clay and other fun projects from our Creative Aging teaching artists

The Creative Aging initiative connects professional teaching artists with various senior living facilities across Oklahoma City to provide weekly programming that reaches those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other physical and cognitive challenges. Classes include different levels of visual arts instruction and are designed to make seniors at various stages of their lives feel confident and proud of the work they create.

Rather than crafts, participants in the Creative Aging program learn fine arts techniques and create beautiful artifacts they can proudly display in their rooms or give as gifts to loved ones. The program gives participants time away from the ordinary to engage in stimulating and enriching activities. It can be therapeutic and is often described as the highlight of the week for many people in assisted living centers.