Presbyterian Manor of Mid-America communities offer many opportunities for residents to express themselves through a variety of creative endeavors. Culinary arts, writing, painting, drawing, jewelry making, craft projects, music, theater and more are celebrated on our campuses.
Residents at Rolla Presbyterian Manor participated in Easter egg decorating activities, creating intricate designs using different colored fabric.
“When I am leading an art-related activity, I hear all kinds of reasons not to participate. Most frequently I hear ‘I am not an artist,' but my request is that they at least try,” Activity Director Jon Van Veldhuizen remarked. “While I generally offer activities based on the interest of our residents, it is nice to have a curveball now and again.”
Over the past year the Sterling Presbyterian Manor residents have participated in various art projects: painting birdhouses, painting ornaments, painting pumpkins, making tile coasters, sand art, and even molding with clay. Oil painting has also been popular, with Maintenance Supervisor Roger Riggs sharing his passion and talent with the residents several times throughout the year. Yes, the arts are alive at the Sterling Presbyterian Manor. If you find yourself needing a change at least try some art.
Art Discovery, a program of Salina Presbyterian Manor, grew out of the Art is Ageless® program. Art Discovery provides an artist a creative outlet, space and programming on a regular basis that is open to all Manor residents. Guest instructors come in for specific classes, such as photography, culinary arts, floral arranging and other creative avenues.