07/25/13 Volunteer Tracey Wilson along with her daughters, Autumn and Makayla, led an acrylic painting class at Miller’s Senior Living Community on Monday afternoon, July 22. Miller’s provided all the supplies and the Wilson family led the group of residents in a step by step painting class. The premise was that whether a person has an artistic talent or not; by following the Wilson’s directions each participant would walk out of the experience with a completed project. Each painting was the same yet turned out just a bit different because of each artist’s distinct style.
Wilson displayed a work of art she recently painted in a class in which she followed an instructor. Her painting was a row of 5 or 6 different colored flowers on a lightly colored background popping up out of the dark ground. The Miller’s painter’s made a similar painting on a smaller canvas that held 2-3 flowers.
Autumn and Makayla were on hand to help distribute paints and lend a helping hand to those who needed it. While the artists were waiting for paint to dry before applying the next coat, the helpers also passed out desserts and drinks to the group. It was a pleasant experience for all involved and everyone seemed happy with their end result.
Photo:Displaying their final paintings are Miller’s Senior Living community resident artists and volunteers: Mary Cooper, Jenny Wagers, Mary Spitler, Marcy Sickmiller, Autumn Wilson, Tracy Wilson, Martha Sarber, and Annie Minker. Also taking part but not pictured was: Inez Eley, LaVanch Yarian, Myrna Daube, Makayla Wilson and Cindy Flagg.