ERIC Number: ED198470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing the Well-Being of the Marginal Elderly Through Art Appreciation.
Beaver, Marion L.; Elias, Betty
This article describes a 10-week experimental class in painting for older adults at a Jewish Community Service Center. The rationale for offering a painting course is presented and the community center facilities are described in detail. The demographics of the 19 relatively isolated, shy persons aged 65-84 who met for 2-hour weekly sessions are provided. The objective of the class, i.e., to provide students with a personally and socially enriching experience through painting, is discussed as well as the instructional methods of lectures, group discussions, individual instruction, model presentation, art gallery visits, feedback, and the session formats. Changes in student behavior and achievement of class objectives are reviewed. An evaluation of the class is followed by a discussion of plans for the future. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (33rd, San Diego, CA, November 21-25, 1980).