JCC senior art class amazes audience with their talent

Every Thursday morning, a dedicated group of very creative seniors meets at the Aaron Family JCC art studio. Fifteen artists of varied levels comprise this energetic group. Many of the students are beginners, having little or no past experience with drawing or painting. As long as one is not afraid to try, one can accomplish a lot in this class. Local artist Veronique Jonas volunteers each week and helps keep students motivated by suggesting colors and techniques to improve their paintings. She always has friendly advice and artistic tips to enhance each painting. Each student works at his/her own pace.
For the recent JCC Senior Art Exhibit, some artists did one painting, while others showed up every day and filled an entire wall with their creations. Most of the artwork in the exhibit was inspired by calendar or magazine photos, but other pieces were commissioned by family members. These artists love creating special pieces to pass on to their sons and daughters.
One very talented participant, Paul Bierbriar, says, “My favorite genre is art deco and modern contemporary.”
Some of the paintings are for sale, with donations made to the senior department. If you are interested in joining the art class, please contact the JCC senior office at 214-239-7119. It is free for JCC members.

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