Add some color and creativity to your Spring Break vacation! The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga is offering an intergenerational art program on Thursday April 4th, from 10am-noon. This free workshop offers the opportunity for children to work alongside seniors in an informal creative setting. A fun and funky still life will be assembled for inspiration. Participants will be guided as much or as little as they wish while they use acrylic paints on canvas. At the end of the session, everyone will take home their own masterpiece! Kids 8 and up can be dropped off for the workshop, but kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This is the second intergenerational event held at the Center. The workshops are scheduled during school breaks to give kids the opportunity to share in the creative process with grandparents and other members at the Center. The Center’s Art Instructor, Patrice Mastrianni was thrilled with the turnout at the first event held during Winter Break. “It was great to watch the interaction between the different generations. Some kids were accompanied by their grandparents while others came with their parents or friends and worked side by side with members of the Center. There was lots of sharing, helping and encouragement!” This workshop is designed to include everyone. “No previous experience or talent is needed. Kids and seniors are invited to just come in and have fun!”
The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga is a non-residential community that offers daily programs to help adults maintain an independent lifestyle that is both healthy and rewarding. Art is a great way to socialize and relax and doing so with people of different generations is a fantastic way to connect and learn.
Anyone wishing to attend the free workshop should call the Center at (518) 584-1621 or stop at the facility located at 5 Williams Street in downtown Saratoga behind St. Peter’s Church. All supplies are provided but it is suggested that kids bring an old t-shirt to protect clothes. Refreshments will be served. For a full list of other activities and volunteer opportunities, visit us online at www.saratogseniorcenter.org.