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Seniors' Centre Without Walls now offers more art programs for seniors

The Seniors' Centre Without Walls program (SCWW) is coming up with more art classes at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and more interactive collaborations with Moose Jaw's Western Development Museum (WDM).
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The Seniors' Centre Without Walls (SCWW) program is coming up with more art classes at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and more interactive collaborations with Moose Jaw's Western Development Museum (WDM).

SCWW has been organizing such events for the last two years. They try to make connections with seniors of Moose Jaw to make them more interactive and help them reduce their mental health loneliness, offering activities that are fun and easy to connect.

The organization believes communication is important in such circumstances as seniors quite often lack connectivity with the outside world and need outlets for socialization. To make all these activities more accessible, they came up with a brilliant idea so that seniors can connect through their phones, as not all seniors in our community might have access to computers.

Their new arty program is known as “Seniors Introduction to Art Classes by Phone.”

Christy Schweiger, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery’s education co-ordinator, will be co-ordinating this program. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 11.05 a.m. until 12.00 p.m.

The program schedule is as follows:

November 8: Remembrance with Scratch Art

November 15: Exploring colour I – Primary Colours (Watercolour pencil crayons)

November 22: Exploring colour II (watercolour) – Secondary and tertiary colours, learning about the colour wheel

November 29: Clay at Home Christmas Clay – ornament decoration (acrylic paints) – vintage truck

“Looking Back” is a collaborative program with the WDM Moose Jaw’s Education/Public Programs Coordinator Karla Rasmussen. This is a one-hour length session, and the program is already ongoing.

The schedule of the program is:

10.00 a.m. November 22 – Classy Cars

10.00 a.m. December 19 – Christmas Past and Present

All of these programs are open to everyone within Saskatchewan who is 55 years old or over. These programs are completely free and individuals can join from the comfort of their homes via telephone.  All materials required to attend the classes will be shipped free of charge.

Participants of these programs would only require their phones to access the sessions and are designed in a conference-call format.

SCWW is requesting their participants make early registrations as seats are limited for attending these classes. Registrations can be made simply by calling 306-631-4357. SCWW can also be reached through email at swwsask@gmail.com



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