The Scarsdale Library is inviting residents age 55 and up to sign up for a workshop that taps into a lifetime of memories to create a narrative art project.
“Memory, Narrative, Image: Oral History as Inspiration for Making Art” will run from 10 a.m. to noon on eight Thursday mornings starting Oct. 4, with a break for Thanksgiving.
Library Director Elizabeth Bermel said the workshop was created to give the many older adults in the village an opportunity for creative expression.
“We have a community in Scarsdale of older adults who are very active and who are looking for things to do that are closer to home,” Bermel said.
Teaching artists Diane Cherr and Mara Mills will help participants explore their memories and family histories to craft oral stories that will then be inspiration for mixed media collages.
The workshop, which is free to participants, was funded by a $2,340 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as support from the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation and Friends of the Scarsdale Library.
The grant is administered in partnership with Westchester Library System, Lifetime Arts Inc. and American Library Association’s Public Programs Office.
Registration is required for the program and just 15 slots are available. Call 914-722-1300 for more information.