The arts are still alive in Sterling

Residents paint pumpkins at Sterling Presbyterian ManorYou don’t have to be an “artist” to enjoy art.

“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.

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