Category Archives: Hand-Crafting

News from Pac Arts: Makers Space Studio

At the Pacific Avenue Arts Colony (Pac Arts) in San Pedro, CA, resident artists recently have been engaged in informative training sessions that oriented them to the newly appointed Makers Space studio. The training was led by room designer and builder, … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: Hand-Crafting for Spring

The San Clemente High School “Visits of Love Club” and AVID members joined Cotton’s Point Senior Apartment Craft Class this week in San Clemente, CA. The intergenerational programming has given the residents the opportunity to build new friendships and participate … Continue reading

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News from Magnolia@9th: New Hand-Crafting Class

Residents at Magnolia@9th  Senior Apartments in San Bernardino, CA, are excited to have new EngAGE programming designed to promote their creative abilities: Craft Class will meet three times a month for two hours each session. Participants are currently working on … Continue reading

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News from Casa Bonita: Hand-Crafting for Valentine’s Day

Artistic residents at Casa Bonita Senior Apartments in Huntington Park, CA, created two different Valentine’s Day art projects. For the first project, they painted puzzle pieces, then glued them on a foam heart shape and framed it. For the second project, … Continue reading

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News from Tavarua: Hand-Crafting Coasters

Residents at Tavarua Senior Apartments in Carlsbad, CA, enjoyed a rainy afternoon making scenic coasters for the community lounge and their own apartments. They used Mod Podge to seal beautiful photos on travertine tile. They enjoyed gathering scenic photos of … Continue reading

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News from Magnolia at Highland, Metro Chinatown, and Metro Compton: Holiday Decorations

At Magnolia at Highland Senior Apartments in San Bernardino, Artists Round Table changed up the class for the holidays by creating some festive holiday ornaments for the community tree. The relaxed environment enabled residents to share their own holiday stories, and brought laughter … Continue reading

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News from Piedmont: Holiday Bazaar

The holidays were in full swing as the residents of the Piedmont Senior Apartments in North Hollywood, CA, enthusiastically sold their handmade and swap-meet items at their festive holiday bazaar. There are some beautiful gifts headed for new homes! ~ The … Continue reading

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News from Cotton’s Point: Mosaics and Holiday Arts

Three wonderful organizations collaborated to bring joy to the Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments in San Clemente, CA: EngAGE, The Passionate HeArts mosaic artists, and the San Clemente High School Visits of Love Club. (Read more about these projects and see … Continue reading

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2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on 9/30

The NEA National Heritage Fellowship is our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Each year the National Endowment for the Arts honors a select number of artists for their artistic accomplishments and efforts to share their knowledge … Continue reading

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News from Portofino: Wind Chimes

At Portofino Villas in Pomona, CA, a dynamic crafts class introduces residents to an array of art techniques and media while encouraging their creative potential. Instructor Matt McMillon notes that the class has grown dramatically since June. The majority speaks Chinese, some … Continue reading

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