“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

For several weeks, various pieces of artwork were on display when the watercolor class met. One painting would get swapped out and another placed on the easel for comments. It seemed like a lot of pressure for some who were excited, yet cautious about agreeing to have a piece of art displayed in the Over 70 Show at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.

The Delaplaine’s biennial celebration of artists over age 70 had been the talk of the group for a few months. Each artist could exhibit one piece of art in any media.

Greg Knight, has been leading watercolor classes for the past year. Quite an accomplished painter, Greg has shared techniques, paint and drawing experience with the others. One would not necessarily think that following a class here at Edenton, there would be homework assigned. And the painting class participants are excited about the homework to improve their skills and current project.

Assisted living residents are involved in painting and art as well. The “paint night” parties held in the community are also great step by step projects that our residents enjoy. About once a month, Brittany Moser, leads a paint party. Some months may be a seasonal theme and others a scene from her imagination.

This year, 10 residents submitted works of art for the Over 70 Show. Several residents traveled to the Delaplaine to view the entire show. A great opportunity to see how many talented artists are in the Frederick community.

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