I create fanciful designs that tell stories with vibrant colors. For my teaching, I work with paper collage--a medium that is messy, fun and accessible for "students" at all ages and levels of experience. For my own art, I paint upside down, inside out and backward, on hand-blown glass bowls and vases. My art career is also upside-down. I had a 25 year career as an award-winning researcher, teacher, and writer—with a PhD in sociology and a specialty in the study of aging. When I was almost 60, I asked myself, “How old do I have to be to follow my dream?” and I began my art career.
Lucy Rose’s art has been shown in over 50 exhibits and is on permanent display in public institutions and private collections. Her latest book, I’m New at Being Old, a whimsical picture book about aging with colorful paper collages, received a Midwest Book Award and an Independent Publishers Gold Award. She has been a keynote speaker for numerous community organizations, offering inspiration and motivation to everyone with a dream for the third age of life. Her story as a late-blooming artist is featured in the TPT program “Life Changing Art,” which won a regional Emmy Award. earn more about Lucy in her December, 2013 Artist Spotlight interview.
Artful Aging. Paper Collage: Art is a Work of Life
Creating a paper collage is colorful, messy, and fun. This program is designed for people with and without a background in art. The collage process includes dying tissue paper, drawing, painting, and lots of cutting and pasting. Each participant will create two or three collages that express his/her personal story.
Note: This residency is for seniors and those young at heart. This program typically takes three days to complete. A shortened version of this residency is possible. In 3-5 hours, participants can create one collage as a final product. Materials cost will also apply.