The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is offering
a new outreach art program, Colorcopia,
designed for senior groups in living communities, libraries and other
organizations. The program offers three classes based on the Dixon’s
collections and special exhibitions, and encourages creative thinking, self- expression
and socialization. The one hour program is free and all the materials are
Classes offered this semester:
journey into the Impressionist movement, learning about its process and
application. Work on
painting techniques involving mixing color, use of light and Impressionists-inspired brush strokes.
Learn the basics and history of the craft
of printmaking. Participants will create prints, while learning compositional
planning and making historical and cultural connections. Idea generation and
application will be emphasized.
Color in the Gardens
This class offers participants
with limited mobility the opportunity to practice higher-level color techniques in painting. Using the rules of
complementary and tertiary colors, Color in the Gardens offers a better understanding of
successful compositions. Participants will produce a painting of a plant from
the Dixon’s living collection.
To register or to receive more information
on scheduling, program details, or additional accommodations needed for your
group, please fill out the form to the right.
Art To Grow
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is a unique place that features both fine art and horticulture. Recognizing this dual focus presents an exciting opportunity for cross disciplinary education. The colorful Art to Grow van and its talented and creative instructors visit schools and other organizations bringing art and horticulture to your learning space. The curriculum offered provides students with stimulating and creative experiences that teach art concepts and skills that meet the curricular needs of students. Each lesson includes a presentation on the topic and also a hands-on activity.
For more information and to schedule Art to Grow click here.
To download a PDF with all of the information about our student/teacher programs, click here.
The Dixon offers Mosaics, an outreach art therapy program specifically designedfor care organizations serving seniors with dementia and early stages of Alzheimer’s.
Mosaics' participants will join in an interactive dialogue of specific art pieces in the Dixon's collection, followed by a therapeutic art activity. Space limited. Pre-registration is required.
To arrange an opportunity for your care organization to experience Mosaics, or for more infomation on any of our other art therapy programs, please contact Kerry Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org