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Visual Arts for Seniors: Origami Flowers & Butterflies In-Person

In this workshop, local artist and instructor Joy Lara will teach you how to make an origami bouquet of flowers (kusadama) and butterflies.

Workshops are designed for seniors (ages 65+) with little or no artistic experience.

Each workshop will be self-contained and requires separate registration. Students may take the workshop multiple times, depending on demand. Registration will open exactly two weeks prior to the workshop.

This year-long series of art instruction workshops is made possible by funds from the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library, and the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Presented in partneship by the Westfield Art Association, Lifelong Westfield, the Westfield Regional Health Department, and the Westfield Memorial Library.

About the Instructor

Joy Ann Cabanos creates vibrant paintings in Acrylics & Watercolor.  She also teaches Origami to all ages at various workshops in Union & Somerset counties.  Origami has become an element in her recent collages & mix-media work.  She also creates eye-catching Gel Prints from natural materials like pressed leaves, grasses & flowers.

Her art springs from a deep love of nature, people & animals, music, poetry & dance.  She has been in many group & solo exhibits in the Philippines, the UK and the USA.  Her work is featured in private collections locally & internationally.  She teaches Drawing, Watercolor, Gel Printing and Origami in-person and online. 

Sunday, June 9, 2024
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Local History Room
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Event Organizer

Allen McGinley

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