10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Explore the world of creativity through COLLABORATIVE land art in a supportive ENVIRONMENT.
Tuesday, August 15 10 a.m. -1 p.m. FREE for Adults 60+
College Students Bring Creative Engagement to Older Adults throughout Rural Wisconsin
Art students from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts will be partnering with Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) to hold a creative workshop on Tuesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at LOLA. Student artists will travel to 20 locations throughout Wisconsin this summer to offer creative workshops aimed at providing opportunities for older adults to connect and engage through various creative practices outside of the home.
The student artists are part of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Student Artist in Residence (SAIR) Program. Created by Professor Anne Basting, recent recipient of the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award, and funded by Bader Philanthropies, the Student Artist in Residence Program pairs art students with organizations serving older adults. The students provide intergenerational connection and creative engagement by holding creative workshops and events. Anne Basting states, “Research shows that engaging in the arts in late life, as a beginner or life-long artist, has multiple benefits for health and well-being. It has been a joy to watch both generations thrive in this program.”
Please reserve your space for this event by calling: 715-547-3950.
Students will meet at the Gateway Lodge grounds. Look for the LOLA EVENT signs. Wear appropriate clothing for outdoors and for some fun mess!
IN CASE OF RAIN – meet at the LOLA Center for the Arts – Artroom. We will work inside.