Artsy Smartsy was started for my grandmother.....it continues on today even after her death with over 200 students over 55!
We teach fine art classes to over 200 senior citizens each month at over 20 senior living homes. From co-ops, to adult day services, even memory care residences have us come in once a month to have fun with art! Batik painting, bowl weaving, watercolor painting, jewlery making, and so much more! Call us today, only two AM spots are available!
See www.ArtsySmartsyClass.com for many photos and class descriptions!
“Feedback from all 25 students and volunteers and other staff in our building (about today's class) was phenomenal…THEY LOVED YOU & ARTSY SMARTSY!! All 3 volunteers want to keep volunteering for your classes and all 25students who were there yesterday want to come each and every month and they have told other residents who weren’t there yesterday – now all those people want to come to the next class!! WOW!!"-Dawn Pallazo, Scandia Shores
" All of our residents that participate in Artsy Smartsy class with Tina enjoy the variety of crafts and home décor that they make and share with others. Tina’s gift of working with individuals allows her to converse with each participant on a one- on- one basis. The crafts are fun, challenging and attractive to all of our residents from the Memory Care community, to our Assisted Living residents. We look forward to her coming each month and sharing her artistic talent."-Catoya Clausell @ Copperfield Hill-Independent Living
"Our memory care residents have been thrilled to have Tina bring her art teaching abilities to us at Prairie Lodge! She has a special ability to work with our residents who have cognitive deficits and bring out amazing talent. She engages and empowers them to create. Her art classes enhance their mood, encourage their ability, and leave them with tangible evidence of accomplishment!" Thanks Tina! –Dani Nicholson, Ecumen Prairie Lodge-Memory Care
"Don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything that I can help you with – you are providing such a great service to so many folks that really need it!!! It is truly a therapeutic modality who’s time has come!!!"Dawn Pallazo, Scandia Shores
"Our residentscall (activities director)often asking what we will be doing next and whenArtsy Smartsywill be coming again! One specific resident has been very involved in the class and she usually does not do many more activities than the art class." Anonymous Client
"In our memory care, Tina is very engaging with our residents and they enjoy being in her company. While she is leading, we have much less wandering." Anonymous Client
"We have been immensely impressed with the Artsy Smartsy classes and Tina's ability to bring joy to our residents in addition to creating beautiful works of art” Anonymous Client
“Our organization actually has a foundation that writes grants. I would be more than willing to facilitate that interaction in order to create more opportunities with Art and our residents.” Anonymous Client
"Tina's enthusiasm is contagious! Our monthly Artsy Smartsy sessionsare filled with laughter and joy as our seniors explore their inner creativity. Even those with limited vision or dexterity can feel a sense of accomplishment in their final "work of art".-Carol Torgerson, Rosepointe Independent Living Apartments
"Our residentsadore Tina and her art class, she is so organized, vivacious and creative! I just have to say the "Artsy Smartsy" lady is here and the room fills up! The residents always proudly show off their projects after class. There is nothing like what Tina provides in the city, she is worth every penny!" Megan Mulder ,Jones Harrison Assisted Living.
"We have loved the class and I think you do a great job and have a wonderful rapport w/ seniors." Anonymous Client
" Tina, he group had a wonderful time. Our manager, Patty, is so supportive of the Creative Arts idea and is pumping people up for it all the time, would you believe all our vases are out on display in the big lobby case! The class stimulated lots of discussion and appreciation. Several of us are collecting our own favorite things to put in our boxes(for "Our favorite things".Looking forward to the next class. Thanks a million." Joan, resident at ValleyView Coop.
“Our residentsalways question their artisticability, but the simple steps and directions shows them they can do it! Thanks Tina", Anonymous Client
"We have residentsAND STAFFexcited to come to class each month. They display their works in their apartments and talk about their experience from week to week. They ask when Artsy Smartsy is coming back." Anonymous Client
“Our families, in particular, have been impressed by the art that has been produced by their loved ones. I am continually amazed at the abilities brought out during each session.” Anonymous Client