Artist in Residency Program Returns to JCC This Winter

By Cheryl Yablon

For the last five years, the JCC Senior Adult Club has participated in an “Artist in Residency Program.”  It is an incredible opportunity for our seniors to work with Cheryl Kugler, a professional artist.

The theme for the 2022 program is “Nature Nurtures the Artist.”  Each class, Cheryl will introduce a different facet of art based on the theme. 

This is our 6th offering of the “Artist in Residency Program.” The first year (2017) the program was facilitated by Jump Street, Arts in Education.  Jump Street worked in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to place professional artists in a setting for ten classes.  The participants enjoyed this program so much, that we decided to offer classes for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 increasing the number of classes in 2020 to a twenty-class program.

In our upcoming 2022 series of classes, we are offering a twenty- class session at the JCC.  We are highly encouraging all participants to be vaccinated and have received a booster shot.  Masking is mandatory.  We are grateful for funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, which has enabled us to cover most of our cost to offer this session. We are suggesting a donation of $35 for JCC Senior Adult Club members and a fee of $70 for Non-JCC Senior Adult club members. 

We can register up to eighteen people for this program - first come, first served. Please register by calling Cheryl Yablon at 717-236-9555 x 3115 as soon as possible, so that the artist will have enough time to order the supplies needed, but no later than January 27, 2022.  The group will meet on Wednesdays.  Because of the length of the program, and pre-scheduled activities, the classes will be spread out from March through August.    

All classes (on-site) will take place 1:30-3:00pm on the following dates:

  1. Wednesday, March 2, 2022
  2. Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  3. Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  4. Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  5. Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  6. Wednesday, April 13, 2022
  7. Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  8. Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  9. Wednesday, May  4, 2022
  10. Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  11. Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  12. Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  13. Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  14. Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  15. Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  16. Wednesday, July 6, 2022
  17. Wednesday, July 20, 2022
  18. Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  19. Wednesday, August 3, 2022
  20. Wednesday, August 10, 2022-this last day is the Art Show in the Spector and we leave the art up for one week.