WHO ARE OUR PROGRAMS FOR? SIMPLY EVERYONE! 

Our seniors art programs are based on the benefits of creating. We know that you do not need to be an artist to be involved in an art program.  We prefer no experience in our classes.  They are meant to be fun and interactive.  The fact that art is therapeutic for many groups can be especially relevant to seniors. All aspects of a senior’s life can be positively influenced through the process of producing artwork: emotional, spiritual, physical and mental.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

We have a variety of options in our art programs which we like to call our paint parties because first and foremost, art is meant to be fun and interactive.  From subject matter to the location of the event, everyone can participate in some way.   We have access to a very beautiful and scenic location just east of Bragg Creek as well as bookings available at the Kerby Center, C-Space and a local framing gallery.  In this way, we coordinate planned outings with our seniors community in conjunction with our art sessions.  We have found that this is a great option for an event that gets everyone out and into the country as well as the added benefit of creating artwork and interacting with each other in the process .  We also provide customized onsite art sessions at the seniors residence.   Our on-site parties can be paired with wine tasting, coffee and sweets. We invite your seniors to include their family and friends in the events, they become a reason for celebration ! A complete marketing package is tailor made for each residence.  Getting the seniors excited about each and every event is our main objective.  This includes on-site displays, posters, samples of the artwork set up on easels, meet the artist introductions and much more! Creative use of the artwork after the event is also considered.  For seniors with no room for artwork, we support several charities where the work can be placed. We have been involved in auctions to raise funds for selected charities using artwork created at the events.  We love this giving back component and will work with any creative idea or way of helping others.  A very exciting component of our program is that we raise money through the sale of our artwork in local establishments to help get these programs out to the seniors. 

 

Monthly art sessions or one time events of your choice are only a phone call away.   

Samantha Hibbert, BA Life Enrichment Coordinator Maison Senior Living

What absolutely BEAUTIFUL gift bags you have given us!! Thank you so much. I wish you could see the way the residents light up when they are given their artwork! It is so wonderful, we can’t thank you enough!  Thank you again, so much! Sam

Lynn Bridge Wellness & Vitality Coordinator Amica at Aspen Woods

“The team from Hypercreative Art are a joy to work with. They are professional, accommodating and efficient. We have had the pleasure of working with them on multiple projects in the past few months. Our residents have truly enjoyed the art projects and the cheerful support from Carol and Janice. Particularly nice is the fact that they discuss in great detail their ideas -well in advance of art day and are willing to tweak details, to suit our seniors’ needs.  They are creative, friendly, very generous with their time and I would encourage anyone to hire them for stimulating and enjoyable art events.  Any age would enjoy their work but seniors will benefit greatly from time with these outstanding artists. Creative fun-loving and talented women they are! ”

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Jaqui Fair  Recreations Director

StayWell Manor

"I have found the team at Hypercreative Art to be wonderful to work with! Janice and Carol care about creating a fun and rewarding experience for our seniors. We have schemed endlessly over the phone about ideas, the pros and cons of certain projects, and how to create a wonderful atmosphere for the Residents to work in. It is obvious, from the very first conversation, that their ultimate goal is to create a positive impact with the Residents, and they do. Their enthusiasm and charm is contagious and everyone from Residents who have been painting their entire lives, to those who have never picked up a paint brush have fun in these sessions. Carol and Janice understand the impact that physical and cognitive limitations can have on their programs, and adapt them to create an optimal environment for participation. I would happily recommend Hypercreative Art to anyone looking to offer a art program within their community."

Our seniors ART PROJECTS  go from ready made designs for easy creation to customized pieces just for your group - we approach each project uniquely, with your seniors in mind.

Art Projects and Ideas

Rustic Farmhouse Charm

Rustic Farmhouse Charm

Homemade chalk paint, re-cyled barn wood, flower arranging, this craft is so fun ..... can go on wall or as a table top display.

Fields of Red

Fields of Red

We all love red, this piece looks beautiful and yet is rated easy to do!

Santas workshop - painted reindeer

Santas workshop - painted reindeer

These cute little reindeer are made by in the workshop by the seniors at the Kerby Center. Paint and decorate them for Xmas !

bird buddies

bird buddies

A version of our Birds in a Frame piece, this fun little painting uses our hand painted birds with a painted background, real string and tiny clothes pins!

sand paintings

sand paintings

Painting with sand and bright colors creates these beautiful meadows and gardens.

decoupaged terra cotta pots

decoupaged terra cotta pots

Spring Pots made with dried flowers, vintage papers, distressed paints and fun embellisments!

soft sunset

soft sunset

Time for a warm vacation without leaving the residence!

Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

A romantic piece, this would be great for a fun couples based event!

Snowy Night

Snowy Night

Painted using layers to create the sky then snow then trees. A fun and rewarding piece that is simple to do and beautiful to keep!

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Painted coffee mugs are great fun and useful too!!!

northern lights

northern lights

northern lights 1

northern lights 1

the softness of snow

the softness of snow

A cute bird sitting under soft winter snow.

Pre-designed Canvas

Pre-designed Canvas

We have a wide range of pre-designed canvas we offer. This example allows for any color choice and the finished product is stunning.

whimsical summer

whimsical summer

Crazy materials .... eggshells make the design, a fun and whimsical piece!

summer winds

summer winds

Dandylion seeds fly in the wind, using our eggshells for texture!

dandylion

dandylion

This piece is one of our artist 3-D pre-designed pieces. The image is applied to the canvas by our artists before the event. All that needs doing is the painting!

A new way to use your credit card

A new way to use your credit card

This piece us painted using a credit card!!!!

colourful trees

colourful trees

Summer to fall color, captured with these very vinbrante piece.

Pop of color

Pop of color

This piece can be done by a couple or by one person. It is dramatic yet very easy to complete.

Simply Lovely

Simply Lovely

This piece is whimsical and easy to do. Any background color can be done to make each piece unique.

sunset in crayon

sunset in crayon

A more a abstract sunset done with crayons and paint.

Clouds at sunrise.

Clouds at sunrise.

This piece is created using assorted brushes that create clouds and trees easily.

Time to Remember

Time to Remember

We love poppies and are very happy to offer these at any time, but especially in November when we donate to the Veterans with our finished work.

Sunshine on the poppies

Sunshine on the poppies

Fields of poppies, with step by step instructions, this piece has lots of depth. Very easy and fun to do!

Red Red  Poppies

Red Red Poppies

This piece is a version of our artist created 3-D series. It can be done simply or with more detail, depending on the senior preference!

A Sunny Graden

A Sunny Graden

This piece is one of our artist 3-D pre-designed pieces. The image is applied to the canvas by our artists before the event. All that needs doing is the painting!

Seasonal Theme

Seasonal Theme

In the fall we collected dried leaves and flowers and made beautiful art with them.

sunflower closeup

sunflower closeup

This piece is one of our artist 3-D pre-designed pieces. The image is applied to the canvas by our artists before the event. All that needs doing is the painting!

Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter

We love to involve family in our painting projects. Having Mom and daughter work on a piece together is a great way to create very special times and memories.

Crayon Painting "fireworks"

Crayon Painting "fireworks"

We melt crayons for a dramatic but very simple piece.

BlueDaisy

BlueDaisy

This piece is one of our artist 3-D pre-designed pieces. The image is applied to the canvas by our artists before the event. All that needs doing is the painting!

Tree on the lake

Tree on the lake

A painting that is done in simple layers which results in a very dramatic and satisfying finished piece of artwork.

Crayon Painting "Curious Kitty"

Crayon Painting "Curious Kitty"

We combine melting crayons with a variety of pre-made cut outs for a personalized piece.

garden delights

garden delights

Celebrate Spring Series

My Garden is a Dream

My Garden is a Dream

An abstract approach to creating a garden full of flowers. Using sand and paint throwing, this piece is fun and very interactive.

spring has sprung

spring has sprung

Celebrate Spring Series

painterly butterfly

painterly butterfly

This piece is about freeing your mind .... painting a butterfly's world, and a butterfly emerges. We take you through the process of painting from your heart.

Finger Painting

Finger Painting

Using fingers and going back to basics is a tactile and rewarding experience. ... not to mention tones of fun!

Take a look at what we are up to!
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Little Wooden Reindeer

Little Wooden Reindeer

These little wooden reindeer are being made for us by the wood working seniors at the Kerby Center for our November classes.

This is John !

This is John !

John is the sweet man who is heading up Santa's workshop at the wood working shop in the Kerby Center !

Finished Work ! 2017-04-05

Finished Work ! 2017-04-05

We love these two pieces, this group of seniors split the class, half did the spring meadow and half did birds on a wire! We this they turned out just lovely :)

ART4Seniors

ART4Seniors

We are trying to support our seniors classes with sales of our original ARTWORK at local businesses and through art shows and displays.

Painting Fun

Painting Fun

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

each piece unique

each piece unique

carol hands

carol hands

Hands on - our new uniforms

Hands on - our new uniforms

Spring Pots

Spring Pots

Finished Pots - Spring

Finished Pots - Spring

Creating personalized garden pots!

Creating personalized garden pots!

Decoupaged pots using dried flowers, leaves, vintage seed packs and wallpaper. Finished off with beautiful annuals. A fun afternoon of creation!

This piece is done!

This piece is done!

Every person creates a unique and personal piece even thought the subject matter is the same.

Creating basic flower shapes

Creating basic flower shapes

We always use very clear and easy to follow steps when painting a piece. .

Finger Painting

Finger Painting

Finger painting involved hands too!

Making Flower Shapes

Making Flower Shapes

The shape of these flowers is easily achieved using a design made with your finger tip.

Dried Leaves and flowers

Dried Leaves and flowers

Planning where to place our leaves.

Painting Snowy Night

Painting Snowy Night

The snow is so fun to do, just flick the paint on, fingers,brushes, daub it.... it all works great!

All ready to go!

All ready to go!

Materials ready for this fun project!

Dried leaves placed

Dried leaves placed

Doing good, background is done and dried leaves are placed.

Artist demonstration.

Artist demonstration.

Our artists take everyone through the process, step by step.

Unique color choices

Unique color choices

We have several pieces where color can be personalized to fit each individual.

seniors crayon melting

seniors crayon melting

setting up crayon designs - everyone is different - of course!

Crayons Melted

Crayons Melted

Crayons in place and melted, love to see the artwork as it evolves

Meadows of Flowers

Meadows of Flowers

We created this customized idea for a seniors residence social room. So nice for the residents to create the artwork that will decorate this room!

Stunning Finished Artwork

Stunning Finished Artwork

From our pre-designed canvas option, this seniors group did incredible work. Where painting what colors you like is the most important part. Finishing off each piece with a gloss finish is an added feature.

Painting Birds

Painting Birds

Rustic Twig Birds

Rustic Twig Birds

Colorful Birds

Colorful Birds

painting my birds

painting my birds

Modern with a country edge

Modern with a country edge

Birds with Pops of Color

Birds with Pops of Color

Birds with Personality

Birds with Personality

Busy Painting

Busy Painting

Back to nature

Back to nature

Pretty little birds

Pretty little birds

All puffed up!

All puffed up!

Bird with Soft blues and creams

Bird with Soft blues and creams

birds in a frame - individual or group project

ART IS THERAPY

Art therapy can be a useful and fulfilling activity to help those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. ART can increase the quality of life and become a way of expression and communication, even after other types of communication start to fail. We are excited and gratified to see some of the benefits of using arts therapy with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Art can “awaken responses” and “help unlock glimmers of understanding for those experiencing memory loss.” Art can become a new favorite past time.  We work with established artists who have a passion for awakening the love for and experience of creating artwork.  We use the Best Friends Approach when dealing with our memory care clients, and believe in compassion and patience.   We follow a set of guidelines that ensure that each individual is treated with respect and forethought. 

 

Our guidelines are as follows: 

 

  We do not use materials or supplies that could be harmful if ingested.  All of our paint and related material is non-toxic and easy to handle and use.

  We use materials with a strong sensory components, bright colors and various textures.

  We work with individuals so that we can draw something from their childhood, like a favorite place or hobby or event and use that in the artwork they will create. 

   We create a project so that it is tailor made for each individual. We ask questions that might help bring back old memories.  We are

encouraging and caring during the activity and we know that the 

experience will be rewarding and positive. 

   We try to include family whenever possible so that the project becomes not only therapy for the individual but also a special memory  for the important people in their lives. 

  We know that this experience is a way to help build morale.  By being encouraging and positive during the activity we know that the experience will be rewarding and positive. The finished project is always celebrated. When the finished artwork is displayed in the common areas of the center, the residents can admire and be proud of their creations. 

ART4SENIORS FUNDING

Because we believe in the importance of access to the creative process for all seniors we have created a funding method that will allow seniors to participate where the budget for art may be lacking or restricted. Through sales of our artwork, we are able to subsidize our seniors art programs.  We have taken this step to help us get these valuable programs out to as many seniors as we can.   You can purchase this artwork and know it is going to help our seniors,  both independent and memory care included.    Displays can be found in local hotels, restaurants and seniors residences. 

 

If you are a business and would like to display our artwork we thank you!  Please inquire for details!  ... or if you would like to support the program by purchasing this artwork we can send out details of artwork available.

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