Painting FUNdamentals for Older Adults


Thursdays, Sept 12 - Nov 14
10am - 12pm

To take part in this FREE CLASS, you must be age 55 or better. Click the button below to register or call us at 301-454-0808.

Please do register for the waitlist in case of cancellations.



Participants will…

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  • Build an understanding of the basics of color theory and experiment with the effects of light on objects

  • Take the first steps in learning to create paintings that convey meaning and approximate their vision of the observed world.

  • Be able to identify and use the tools and materials most useful in creating acrylic paintings.

  • Develop a greater sense of comfort and confidence in the process of creating a work of art.

  • Exchange ideas and experiences with classmates through classes structured with a high degree of interaction.

  • Engage in activities that build self-esteem and create a sense of personal satisfaction.

  • Experience an increased sense of purpose through their commitment to regularly scheduled classes and projects with clearly defined goals.

  • Celebrate at the end of the course with a group exhibition of their work including a wine & cheese reception at Art Works Now.



Our Journey

And why creating art at any age matters…


Through the Lifetime Arts organization, and the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Art Works Now has been learning the best practices for serving students who are 55 years of age and up. After many years of successful programming through the city of Hyattsville's "Hyattsville is Home" programs, we are looking to offer a more technically focused, sequential learning, student-driven, art education program for the older adult learners in our community. 

Our first step in creating this new format of programming is for us to listen. Make your voice be heard! Please take a moment to fill out this simple survey, so that we may find out which art practices are most sought after. 



Catalyzing Creative Aging is funded in part by: