Creative Aging Celebration

Join us for our third annual event on June 7 at T. W. Wood Gallery during Montpelier's Art Walk. 

Workshops at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Art Walk from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Creative Aging Celebration – Friday, June 7 at T. W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is hosting a Creative Aging Celebration event on Friday, June 7th at T. W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., during Montpelier’s Art Walk. This free community event will feature free, live workshops at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. followed by an open gallery exhibit of creative work by older artists in Central Vermont and creative activities from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

CVCOA will feature artwork by participants in our Enhancing Social Connection through Arts and Technology program. Through this program, CVCOA provides Creative Care Kits filled with skills-based, practice-focused, and social-centric arts activities for older adults in their homes. We are excited to share creative work by these program participants in addition to artwork by individuals and partner programs from across Central Vermont. 


10:00 am Watercolor Workshop 
Practice playing with water and color in this workshop taught by award winning artist Tom Leytham! 

10:00 am Collage/Poetry Mashup Workshop
Join artist and professor Cara Armstrong for a creative fusion of visual art and poetry. Participants will experiment with blackout poetry  and create unique pieces that intertwine nature with language.

1:00 pm Drawing Workshop 
Discover different drawing mediums including pencils, charcoal, and markers with artist and professor Sabrina Fadial! We’ll explore shading, texture, and line styles in a positive and supportive environment. 

1:00 pm Pastel Workshop
Get to know pastels and try your hand at mark-making with artist Joyce Kahn! After demonstrations, you’ll practice using pastels to draw an apple. 

4:00 pm Art History Lecture 
Join professor Amber Wingerson for the unveiling of newly donated 20th century paintings, and a discussion of the historical and cultural contexts that help us understand them. 

5:00 Art Walk Exhibition Opening 

Stop by to view the artwork displays anytime after 10 a.m. on June 7.

This is a free event. No tickets required! Click here to donate to support creative aging opportunities in Central Vermont, or mail a check to CVCOA, 59 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Barre, VT 05641. This event is supported by the Vermont Arts Council.


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