Fun with Tom and Jane- Fun and Interesting Arts & Crafts for Seniors
Fun with Tom & Jane is a collaboration of two experienced and accomplished art instructors who have developed art curricula for all ages and every level of artist. Tom and Jane began working together as art teachers at the Village Home Resource Center for home schooled students in Beaverton. Their collaboration progressed into co-directing the “Art in Science Summer” Day Camp for children 9-12 at Leach Botanical Garden. Together they discovered their true passion is working with seniors on a wide variety of arts and crafts projects tailored to their specific interests and abilities.
Jane Nash is a creative professional with many years experience in designing and producing original artwork for private clients, galleries, ad agencies, retailers and designers. She owned and operated a professional residential and commercial mural painting business in the Desert Cities of Southern California producing painted murals in many areas of the US. www.janenashmurals.com in addition she has developed and presented workshops and lectures as well as designing and delivering art classes for adults and children using a wide variety of media and techniques.
Tom McCarley is an established potter whose work has appeared in numerous national and international juried competitions. www.Thomaspricemccarley.com. He has extensive experience creating K-12 and adult education curricula, especially for art-related programs. In addition, he developed and taught two Professional Development courses at Trinity College in Washington, DC for inner city teachers focused on using art the classroom and developing classroom techniques to increase students’ self esteem.
Fun with Tom & Jane offers a wide range of interesting, fun arts and crafts for seniors. The sessions are usually 2 hours long. Some are tailored to only one session and others require two sessions to complete. Any weekly or monthly rotation schedule can be accommodated. A current memory care artist said, “I look forward to them coming. Being with Tom and Jane makes me feel young, with-it and better about myself.” And that is the goal!
Contact us for an interview or we can send you an email brochure outlining many of our class projects. We are available to travel within the Portland/Vancouver area.
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Praise for “Fun with Tom and Jane”:
“It is with great pleasure that I am writing this recommendation for “Fun with Tom & Jane”! Every month, several Residents look forward to scanning the new calendar so they can highlight which day these talented crafters will be making their appearance here at Laurelhurst Village. Our Residents enjoy engaging with Tom & Jane, appreciate the variety of crafts & creative outlets, and are always proud to present their works-of-art for others to see. As an Activities Director, I have peace of mind in scheduling with Tom & Jane, as they communicate efficiently, are consistently reliable & professional, and are even willing to schedule sessions on weekends when their schedule allows. I highly recommend this dynamic-duo in your community!” Laura C., Activities Director, Assisted Living at Laurelhurst Village
“…Don’t fail to contact them. They tailor arts and crafts programs to seniors and are wonderful with them. My residents love the sense of humor and compassion they bring. You should see the hilarious frogs they made! They are great about tailoring the needs of the residents to the specific craft so that all can join in. I had residents participate that I could NEVER get to do art!” Jenn K. Activity Director, Regency Park Assisted Living and Memory Care
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