Perennial Picassos

Arizona Artists Guild offers tuition-free art classes to care-receivers and their family caregivers. This program is designed specifically for older adults (60+) who have lost their independence due to illness or circumstance and rely on others for most of their activities of daily living.

Our Perennial Picassos will receive the benefits of expression, social interaction with others, and the enjoyment of quality time engaged in a creative activity. Each group works under the guidance of separate facilitators so that they can meet and share with people in similar situations.

Art is a great way to step out of your daily routine. The projects are designed to provide the skills needed for participants to engage in art activities at home between sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn something new, to express yourself, to tap into your creative spirit, and to enjoy the creative process with others experiencing similar life circumstances with a daily focus on medical issues and healthcare.

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning Sept 20, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 pm.
This is a tuition-free program, however preregistration is required as space is limited. Register online, through the printed registration form, or via email:

Meet the facilitators Patrice Al-Shatti and Karen Weingartner


Karen Weingartner has a background in education and teaches art classes through AAG’s outreach programs: Mosaics and Perennial Picassos. A diversified artist, Weingartner works mainly in Acrylics and Watercolor and loves to experiment with new mediums.

Patrice Al-Shatti is an emerging artist and licensed social worker with decades of experience working with elders and their caregivers. Classically trained in drawing and painting, her art connects with others highlighting the strength and beauty of the individual person, and of the natural world that surrounds us.




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