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Drawing People and Places: Gearing Up!


At Jefferson Market Library, our 10 week drawing course for adults 55+ is drawing to a close, and we are gearing up to host an event celebrating the artists who have participated.

We will be showcasing all of the work that the students have created, on Friday May 17th from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in our first floor auditorium. Please join us to see what has been created by the class, and have some refreshments! Additionally, we will be exhibiting some of the artwork from the course in the library's second floor reading room throughout the month of June.

Some of the program's participants have shared what they have gotten out of the course:

"The experience opened up new vistas in my imagination and confidence ("gee, with practice, maybe even I can do that.") I particularly like that it was a drawing (as opposed to painting) class, since I have always fantasized being able to travel just with a sketchbook (no paints, easels, etc.)" -SG

"It was a freeing-up experience. I had so much fun combining different art materials and methods. I was able to throw perfectionism out the window and just enjoy." -TL

This Lifetime Arts Program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Westchester Library System, AARP Foundation, American Library Association, New York State Council of the Arts, and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.

This class was led by teaching artist Josh Millis.


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