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The SPARK Program
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Bring your friend or loved one who suffers from memory loss for a social outing and art experience in the beautiful historic Rahr-West Victorian mansion and museum.

Pre-Registration Appreciated

 March 17, 2016: Think Spring
Let’s Think Spring and make our
own 3D flower gardens. We can
make our gardens bloom and
burst with color even though the
weather outside may not be ready
for our real gardens.
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April 21, 2016 Youth Art Series

Enjoy a stroll through art created by local students and follow the tour with a quick study of and project based on one of our collection pieces, Blue Flower, by Wisconsin artist, Shomer Lichtner.
May 19, 2016: 3D Four Seasons Trees

We’ll talk about our favorite parts of each of the seasons while we create a four panel, 3D tree art project. We can also take a look at the St. Francis of Assisi Student exhibit while our projects dry

June 12, 2016: Garden Fun

Let’s play in the front yard of the mansion and get our hands dirty with some container gardening.

July 21, 2016: Documerica-Searching for the Seventies

Experience our newest exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian. The project was launched in 1971 with “the goal of documenting environmental troubles and triumphs across the county.” See the photographs of 70 artists captured between 1972 and 1977.

August 18, 2016:  Kandinsky Canvas

Wassily Kandinsky felt that the circle was the most peaceful shape and that it represented the human soul. Join us in creating our own Kandinsky circle-inspired works of art!
September 15. 2016: Autumn Wreaths
Come and create a lovely wreath to celebrate the harvest season and the arrival of Autumn.
Perfect for yourself or to give as a gift!

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October 20, 2016: The Art of Tablesettings

A favorite exhibit here at the Rahr-West, The Art of Tablesettings, will bring back memories of days gone by and family meals of the past. Then we will each make our own plate in a Paint Your Pottery workshop!

November 17, 2016: Being Thankfu

Make your own beautiful, autumn tree using your fingerprints and stamp pads. 
You will leave with a ready to frame work of art!

 cookies.jpg December 15, 2016: Holly, Jolly Holiday Fun
Let’s walk together through the mansion and enjoy all of the twinkle and sparkle of the holiday decorations that fill the rooms! Then we will decorate some good, old fashioned sugar cookies and share favorite Christmas memories.

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