Creativity Events

Sep
21
Fri
Art HOPE Creativity Taking Flight at Common Ground Country Fair @ Common Ground Country Fair -Health & Healing Area
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join a community conversation about creative wellness and learn to fold an origami crane in the Health & Healing Area at the Common Ground Country Fair. The everyday creative things we do and love to do can benefit health and well-being. Laura Jaquays, founder of the nonprofit arts and healing organization Art HOPE, will share an innovative model for creative living and highlights from her new book. With the help of volunteers, she will teach participants to fold the traditional paper crane as a symbol to celebrate creativity taking flight.

Oct
5
Fri
Art HOPE Studio – Natural Ways To Draw @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Learn natural ways to draw using various mediums including charcoal, graphite, and colored pencils. In our October and November classes, we will explore how to use these materials and enhance observation skills for drawing what we see and what we imagine. Techniques will focus on creating values of light, line, texture, movement, form, and basic perspective. Laura Jaquays, Art HOPE artist-in-residence, will offer models  and demostrate practical methods for drawing well, and drawing on the well within. Art materials will be provided. Bring your drawings and sketchbooks to share.

Oct
17
Wed
Art HOPE Simple Watercolors For Well-being @ Dempsey Center
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

DSCN0011Simple Watercolors for Well-being provides a nurturing studio environment for adventurous painters at any age or skill level. Basic watercolor techniques are demonstrated by Laura Jaquays, a painter and the founder of Art HOPE, a nonprofit arts and healing organization. She leads an inspiring group conversation about painting and creating wellness. Drawing instruction is given to support class projects and on-going practice. Art materials are provided and good advice on how to simply start painting. Participants may bring their own materials and are encouraged to share artworks with the group.

Oct
28
Sun
Art HOPE 1000 Healing Cranes – Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Create origami at the annual community gathering to celebrate creative wellness and the last Sunday of the season at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Learn to fold a classic paper crane. In Japanese tradition, the iconic symbol is a wish for hope, peace, health and well-being, and 1000 is a blessing for good luck. Origami is an expressive medium for art-making, art-taking, and art-giving. Wellness benefits include improved agility and memory, active brain-eye-hand functioning, the confidence of learning a creative skill, and stress reduction through mindfulness. Each crane is a whimsical work of art. This event is an on-going project of the Art HOPE Youth Service in Health Care Program involving local student volunteers who fold cranes throughout the year for York Hospital Cancer Care patients and community members living with longterm illness.

Nov
9
Fri
Art HOPE Studio – Natural Ways To Draw @ York Hospital Living Well Center
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Learn natural ways to draw using various mediums including charcoal, graphite, and colored pencils. In our October and November classes, we will explore how to use these materials and enhance observation skills for drawing what we see and what we imagine. Techniques will focus on creating values of light, line, texture, movement, form, and basic perspective. Laura Jaquays, Art HOPE artist-in-residence, will offer models  and demostrate practical methods for drawing well, and drawing on the well within. Art materials will be provided. Bring your drawings and sketchbooks to share.