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Event gives seniors sneak peak at arts

POSTED: March 21, 2013 7:44 p.m.

Forsyth County Senior Services will hold a free artist demonstration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.

The “Artist Demo Day” provides an opportunity to experience demonstrations by instructors in different art forms available through the senior services.

“Our art program for seniors is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds,” said Michael Bohn, senior services director. “We are excited to offer an opportunity for potential students to see what the program has to offer.”

During the event, four instructors will offer a glimpse into the various programs available, including painting, photography, glass art and pottery.   

“Providing the opportunity to see a presentation by the actual instructors will allow people the chance to experience the class before enrolling in the next session,” Bohn said.

“Those who enroll in an art class that day will receive a 10 percent discount on the total price of the class.”   

The day and evening class sessions last for six weeks. For the next session beginning in April, new opportunities will be available for citizens to enjoy including an open art studio time on Monday evenings where students may work on anything from watercolors to pastels with an instructor available for advice if needed; a class on how to make the best use of digital cameras; a glass art program scheduled for after hours on Tuesday evenings; and more.

Day classes are open to adults age 50 and older, and evening classes are open to those 18 years of age and older.

Senior services plans to add new offerings in the future, including an art class for grandparents and children scheduled to begin this summer.  


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