Artist Painting
  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Time:
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Branch: Sooke
  • Venue: x
  • Audience:

Sooke Region Lifelong Learning is a volunteer organization offering educational programs and workshops for older adults in the Sooke region. Based on the Elder College model, we provide stimulating and enjoyable learning environments which address the unique and diverse interests of participants.

Program Leader: Sheila Thomas

Program description: Local artist Sheila Thomas was planning a tour of Vancouver Island in her refurbished art bus/studio (Sheels On Wheels) when the pandemic hit in 2020 and slammed the brakes on that idea! She fled to the woods and continued offering art workshops closer to home, including sponsored sessions for our valued and stressed health care workers. She saw how the outdoor classes–with paint, trees and sunshine (plus ice cream sandwiches!) helped these people explore and benefit from a creative form of emotional healing. And that’s how it all began. Come let Sheila show you what art can do for your heart, and how colour, texture, and playing with paint can boost your mood, dazzle your frazzle and feel like a good old healing hootenanny!

Number of sessions: 1

Dates and time of session: Thursday, March 30 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Program Location: Sooke Library Multipurpose Room (in-person only)

To register, please make your request to Sooke Region Lifelong Learning by email: 

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