Making a mark with Creative Aging
July 17, 2017 by Nick Caudle
As part of our Creative Aging program within All Access Arts, teaching artists like Sheila Guiefy provide participants all the tools and instruction necessary to create some pretty incredible art. In a recent class pencil, ink, and water color, along with some seasoned artistic skills, came together to turn the standard, boring book mark into a personalized work of art for residents of a local assisted living center. Learning the fine arts and other activities that involve problem-solving and complex tasks are known to help stimulate the aging brain and help improve quality of life.
Since the early 1990s, All Access Arts has served central Oklahoma’s need for quality arts instruction and engagement. All Access Arts (AAA) supports cognitive, social and creative development through an artist-in-residence program, interactive performances, and visual and performing arts education. AAA covers individuals across the age spectrum from preschoolers to seniors.