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Creative Aging Programs: Free Art Classes for Adults 55+

Older adults seeking a creative outlet have new options at the Dayton Metro Library.  The Ohio Arts Council recently awarded a grant to the Dayton Metro Library and 14 other Ohio-based organizations, to create hands-on arts experiences tailored to the needs and interests of older adults. Local teaching artist Teresa Olivarria will lead free classes at the Trotwood and New Lebanon Branch Libraries for adults age 55+. Exhibits with public receptions conclude both classes.

Drawn Together By Art - Trotwood Branch, 651 E. Main Street, Trotwood
Tuesdays, April 12-May 31, 10:00 a.m.-noon.
This 8-week drawing workshop will sharpen your powers of observation and improve your drawing skills. Make new friends and experiment with a variety of techniques in this fun, ungraded class. Register

Daydreaming on Paper - New Lebanon Branch, 715 W. Main Street, New Lebanon
Thursdays, May 5-June 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Participants in this 6-week collage/journaling class will explore themes using a combination of found, altered and created art. Cut and torn images are adhered to journal pages and embellished with pen and ink as desired. Register

“These classes are a wonderful opportunity for adults to learn from a professional teaching artist and have fun exploring their creativity in a comfortable setting,” said Julie Buchanan, Older Adult Services Librarian. “All skill levels are welcome and complete beginners are especially encouraged to give it a try.”

Class size is limited to 15 participants and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, call (937) 463-BOOK or register on the Events Calendar at These programs are made possible by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.


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