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Stay Gold Session: Beauty and The Beads with Katherine Penny Mitchell

Sunday, July 14
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Sundays, July 14 – August 18

$150 Member Adult 55+
$175 Adult 55+

*Ticket package includes all class supplies and admission for 6 sessions, Sundays, 2-4pm from Jul 14 – Aug 18.

Think of this as an art appreciation course with a twist…and a clasp! Each week participants will create a beaded jewelry design inspired by a selected painting or sculpture from the Philbrook collection. The class will first visit the galleries for an interactive discussion in the presence of the artwork to learn more about the piece and the artist who created it. Next, the class will head to the studio to get creative together. Drawing inspiration from color, theme, style, and more, participants will assemble a beaded personal accessory as an artistic reflection. This can take the shape of a bracelet, necklace, keychain, or ID lanyard. No prior jewelry-making experience is needed, and all materials are provided. Participants will learn basic beading and wire-working skills as well as tool techniques and related vocabulary.

About the Instructor
Katherine Penny Mitchell, Founder of Beads Please, LLC, is a professional designer and maker. Mitchell produces metal sculptures for home and office decor. A Greenwood Art Project commissioned artist, Mitchell began making wearable art after retiring from a distinguished career in education and leadership development at Tulsa Community College. Mitchell’s work can be viewed on Instagram @beads_please_llc. She says, “It’s never too late to start something new! Come out and play!”

About Stay Gold Sessions
Stay Gold Sessions are a series of art and nature-inspired courses for older adults ages 55+. This program is supported by the E.A. Michelson Philanthropy, a leading advocate for Creative Aging initiatives.

Stay Gold Sessions are supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropy

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