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Vitality Art Workshops for Adults 55+

Community-based, hands-on, art education experiences for adults 55+

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Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, the NEU Vitality Art Workshops will offer a supportive, inspiring environment to develop your skills and express your artistic vision.

Each workshop offers guided instruction, hands-on practice, and plenty of artistic freedom. Come join us to connect with fellow art enthusiasts, learn new techniques, and create unique, expressive artworks. 

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Culminating Event for the Summer Workshops

Repurpose with Purpose!

Our summer workshop series explored Collage + Mixed Media and Sculptural Assemblage.  Workshop artists transformed upcycled materials including paper, cardboard, product packaging, household items, wire, foil, and fabric into captivating artistic collaged compositions and 3D sculptures.

See the final works by the Summer cohort on display in the Museum’s Open Classroom Gallery during a culminating event on Wednesday, July 24, from noon - 1:30pm.  

Learn more about the event and RSVP

Collage of older adults creating drawings and paintings Fall 2024 Workshops

Join us this fall for our NEU Vitality Art Workshops:

  • Introduction to Printmaking
    August 29 - October 17, 2024

  • Fabric Arts: Textiles, Construction, and Costume
    September 19 - November 7, 2024

Draw inspiration from works in the Museum’s collection as you create extraordinary embellished, sewn, quilted and woven fabric artworks from plastics, yarn, and textiles or create multiple transfer prints from blocks, dry pointed, and painted mono-print plates in these hands-on workshops designed specifically for adults 55+.  All levels of experience are welcomed!

Click the title or “+” sign below to learn more about each workshop.


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The NEU Vitality Art Workshops program is generously funded by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy

Throughout our lifetimes, creativity is within us waiting to be awakened and expressed – bringing a new sense of accomplishment and connection with communities. E.A. Michelson Philanthropy supports programs that bring these benefits to people of all ages.

The Vitality Arts Workshops provide individuals aged 55+ a community-based creative outlet. Creative aging programs offer older adults a revitalized experience in learning, nurturing their sense of purpose while enhancing their wellbeing. These programs foster social connections and ignite passions for creating among peers, while facilitating friendships and the building of a supportive art-minded community. Each of the NEU workshops planned through the end of 2024 will be focused on a different art discipline.

For more information about the program, email