Saturday, March 11, 2017


From Maplewood Township:

Maplewood Continues Sponsorship of SeniorStudio Painting Class The Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs will be again be sponsoring SeniorStudio, a free, innovative arts program for age 60+ township residents. Registration is now open for the Spring semester. 

Since space is limited, interested students are encouraged to register soon, either in-person at DeHart Community Center or Town Hall or sending an email or call Michelle Wesley,, 973.763.0750 New classes begin Thursday, March 30 at 11am and run for two hours. They will be held at the new Maplewood Senior Center at 106 Burnett St. The program, which includes eight classes and class trips to 1978Arts Gallery and the Newark Museum continues through June 12. 

A unique feature of the program is “Open Studio,” studio time on Fridays, 12 – 2pm when students can get more personalized attention, work independently, or build on work done in class. 

“Watching the students in last year’s SeniorStudio grow over the course of the program was very gratifying. We are excited to offer the program to more students at our new Age-Friendly space next to the DeHart Community Center. The program is full of lessons for first time artists as well as students who just haven’t picked up their brush in a while. It’s a friendly environment to let your creativity flow,” commented Melissa Mancuso, Director, Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs. Noted Mayor Vic DeLuca, “SeniorStudio is part of our continuing effort and commitment to expand the type of programs we bring to town seniors, who represent a large and vital part of our community.”

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