M.E. Art Group

Free to adults 60 and up

Want to talk art, get project ideas, share techniques and tips on media or participate in special workshops in a variety of disciplines?

Join our drop-in M.E. (Morrisville Elder) Art Group every Thursday, 10-12p.m. and get creative with others! Bring your art supplies and work on your own piece, or use some of our supplies to start something new. Open to all levels of skill and experience!

The Art Group will meet at the Morrisville Sr. Center for the months of July and August. The Sr. Center is located at 24 Main St, Morrisville.
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Shelburne Museum Fall Day Trip

$10 Suggested Donation includes packed lunch, bussing, and museum admission

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Monday, October 16th, 10am-4pm

River Arts invites local seniors to join a special day trip to the Shelburne Museum Monday, October 16th, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. The comfortable bus will depart from several locations in Johnson, Morrisville, and Stowe, before heading to the museum located in beautiful Champlain Valley. $10 Suggested donation and pre-registration required.

In addition to the extensive permanent collections of paintings, folk art, buildings, grounds, and New England history, the museum currently is hosting six special exhibits. Current exhibitions include “Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert” and “Upstream with Ogden Pleissner”. The Museum also has multiple textile art exhibits including a historic quilt collection “Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects,” “Carpet Diem: Molly Nye Tobey Designs for the Mid-Century Home,” and a collection of whimsical hooked rugs, “Hooked on Patty Yoder”.

Spaces limited and pre-registration required. Register by clicking green "REGISTER" button, or by calling (802) 888-1261. $10 Suggested Donation includes packed lunch, bussing, and museum admission. For accessibility requests, please contact Heidi Bielenberg at (802) 888-1261 or [email protected] The River Arts Elder Art Program provides workshops and events to community members aged 60 and up for free or reduced cost through the generous support of the Copley Munson Fund and private donations.

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Textures, Layers & Metallics

River Arts Center

Free to adults 60 yrs and up    

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Explore different collage and stencil techniques with Martha Kinney! Layer textures such as tissue paper, cheesecloth and aluminum and learn which Golden metallics and acrylic products to use to create dynamic effects. Feel free to bring any stencils you might like to use, or share. All other materials will be provided.

Held at the River Arts Center for three consecutive Wednesdays, September 6, 13, and 20, from 10:00am-12:00pm. When registering, you are committing to all three workshop days.

Spaces limited and pre-registration required. Register by clicking green "REGISTER" button, or by calling (802) 888-1261.
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Handbuilding Clay with Sarah Wilson

Johnson Senior Center

Free to adults 60 and up

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FULL, register to be put on waitlist

In this fun, completely hands-on three session workshop, participants will learn to make a vase, a picture frame, and a lidded box for keepsakes out of clay. Handbuilding is an accessible, flexible method for making objects from clay, and participants will finish their unique pieces by painting them by hand. This is a great opportunity to be creative, and get a little messy in the mud!

Sarah Wilson is a ceramic artist with a BFA in ceramics from Maine College of Art and an MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University. She lives and works in Burlington Vermont. Learn more

Located at the Johnson Senior Center, upstairs in the Town Hall, 293 Lower Main St W, Johnson VT

Spaces limited and pre-registration required. Register by clicking green "REGISTER" button, or by calling (802) 888-1261.
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Elder Day Painting with Juliet O’Neil

This class is now FULL! You may register still to be put on the waitlist.   Free to community members 60+.   Pre-Registration Required, register online by clicking the green Register Here button, or call us at 888-1261.

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This class is now FULL! You may register still to be put on the waitlist.

Would you like a professional tutorial and complete a beautiful Vermont barn landscape? Join us on Morrisville Elder Day, May 11th, with local painter and instructor Juliet O'Neil. Step-by-step instruction to paint the pastoral barn scene pictured. Juliet teaches Paint and Sips in her home, for more information visit her here. Pre-registration required, so register soon!
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