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For centuries, the healing nature of art has been celebrated around the world.

This January in Gananoque, residents of a retirement lodge and long-term care home will experience firsthand how art nourishes the mind, body and soul.

“It’s really freeing and beautiful,” says Instructor Rhonda Evans about Fluid Art. “There’s absolutely nothing you can do wrong. Anyone can make art.”

Speaking from Glocca Morra Studio in Kingston in early December 2019, the friendly woman smiles as she talks about the fluid art class she’s hosting with her business partner at Carveth Care Centre in early 2020.

“Liquid Glass has a mind of its own, it’s a beautiful pouring medium that does what it wants to do with a little help from class members,” says Rhonda. “It can be quite freeing as there is no skill needed to begin this journey.”

Called Liquid Glass because of the name of the acrylic pouring medium made by TriArt in Kingston, Liquid Glass is not actually glass, but has a glass-like appearance because it is clear and shiny.

“This is something that you have no control over,” says Rhonda. “You just let go and relax, it’s very therapeutic. You have very little control over this paint.”

Expected to be a popular class at the accredited home on Jan. 21, everyone who participates will finish with a one-of-a-kind picture.


 

“I think it’s very interesting,” says 99-year-old Kay Garland, an artist who resides at Carveth Care Centre. “With Liquid Glass, you don’t have to use any brushes. You can mix colours and pour or dribble-on. You can move the board and the paint forms into all kinds of shapes. You don’t know what’s going to show-up.”

“It’s pretty awesome stuff,” confirms Rhonda whose children are the six generation of her husband’s family to operate a farm that has expanded to include a food truck, events catering, artist studio & creative workshops and Christmas trees.

“Adele Webster and I teach together,” she explains. “We have been friends for more than 25 years. We have both worked in our careers and then through happenstance joined forces about seven years ago and started teaching workshops here at the farm. It has grown from there.”

According to Rhonda, the work has become a full-time labour of love.

“We tell everyone about Liquid Glass because it’s made right here in Kingston,” she says kindly. “We love sharing our knowledge with people.”

Carveth Care Centre is looking forward to the art produced at a Fluid Art Class on Jan. 21. To learn more about this event or to register, please contact the Carveth Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.

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