SPECIAL VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: PAINTING for PARKINSON’S – August, 24, 2020
Painting for Parkinson’s will bring people together virtually to share a stimulating and enriching art experience! Active art will also address various physical and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s and help participants feel active and part of a community “event”. This event will also help to educate others about Parkinson’s which in turn will help create understanding and support between friends, neighbours and the community at large.
This FREE event is made possible by United Way Lower Mainland. One of our wonderful volunteers nominated us for a Local Love Award via UWLM! So huge thanks to both of them.
ARTWORK: The artwork for this event is very special as it is based on a gift to the Founder of IMPACT Parkinson’s, Robyn Murrell, from one of her Parkinson’s fighters, Sue Sayer, who passed away last December at the age of 56. Sue had a particularly rare and aggressive form of Parkinson’s called Multiple Systems Atrophy. She moved to New West in 1995 and was very active in the community such as with the Hyack Festival Association and served as President in 2008.
One of her many passions was crafting of any kind. One of the last projects she created was a tote bag she sewed to carry her pink boxing gloves to the specialized boxing classes she attended with Robyn as her coach. This artwork will be a special way to honor and remember Sue’s amazing courage, laughter and smiles. Huge thanks to our artist Ceci Lam for recreating the artwork on the tote bag.
PLEASE NOTE: This Local Love Award is intended for people living in the wonderful city of New Westminster.
HOW IT WORKS: Each participant will receive a paint kit provided by Opus Art Supplies that contains all the supplies you need to create such as a canvas, paint brushes and paint. This means you must be able to pick up your kit in New Westminster, BC. (If this is not possible we may be able to deliver!) Included in the kits will be info about Parkinson’s and how you can support moving forward.
ZOOM: Each participant will receive a Zoom link prior to the event to view and follow along with the artist. We recommend using a large screen to make it easier to see although an iPad will work.
MEET THE ARTIST: Ceci Lam