Paint, Paper, Scissors recognizes the amazing impact art has on our senior clients. There have been various studies about the benefits of creating art, including:

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  • the opportunity to relax

  • reducing stress and anxiety

  • providing a sense of control

  • increasing self esteem

  • a sense of accomplishment

  • promoting self expression

  • reducing boredom

  • encouraging socialization and playfulness

Our mission is to provide an easy-going, fun, no-pressure creative experience for seniors in independent, assisted living and memory care settings.

We have developed an Art Program to accomplish this mission. Each event will last 1 – 2 hours. We are proposing a series of 4 events. You can mix and match from the projects below. We have found that our guests become more engaged and relaxed as they become more familiar with us and the creative experience.

We create personalized art and craft experiences for groups. We supply all of the tools and materials along with gentle hands-on instruction to ensure participants leave with a finished project and a positive experience. Our events are about being social, creative (even if you don’t think you are artistic), and having fun!


Creative fun for everyone.

Art Program Series Pricing

This program is sold as a series of 4 or more events. You can schedule weekly, monthly, or quarterly. We will work with you
to customize each event.

Series of 4 Events

Each event for up to 15 people $250
Each event for up to 8 people $150
Additional people/each $15

This pricing is per event based on purchasing the 4+ event series

A La Carte Events

1 Event for up to 15 people $300
1 Event for up to 8 people $175
Additional people/each $18

This pricing is for single event purchases

Community Canvas Tapestry

In this event, many canvases are displayed together to create one tapestry. At the end of the display period, each person will take their painting home. Each of the participants will receive a canvas to paint. The design will be predetermined. Paint, Paper, Scissors will prep the canvases as needed for each design. Then the guests will paint the rest of the canvas with their choice of colors and style. These are just a few of our samples.

Individual Canvas Painting

This event features individual canvas paintings from a limited gallery, on 8 x 10, 10 x 10 or 9 x 12 canvases. Each guest will receive their own canvas. No experience necessary. We bring all the supplies and just enough gentle instruction for our guests to complete their very own paintings. Click on image to see full size.




We know most men don’t want to paint with the women, so we are offering a special program just for men! We’ll bring the pretzels, you can (or not) supply the beer! Select one of our more masculine paintings.

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Paint, Paper, Scissors has developed a series of themed events that will include an educational twist along with a painting and a simple craft. These events add another level of sensory experience along with the canvas painting.

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In this workshop, we will discuss the lavender fields of France as we paint this simple, no-fail painting. During the painting, we will have a presentation on aromatherapy while making lavender lotion and sachets. Each participant will leave with a tin of lavender lotion, a lavender sachet, their own 10x10 painting of lavender along with some knowledge of aromatherapy and relaxation techniques.

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During this event, the participants have the option to paint either a cup of cocoa or coffee, personalized in their own colors. While we are painting this beginner, no-fail painting, we will be having a lively discussion about cocoa, coffee and chocolate. We will bring supplies to make chocolate-dipped spoons. We would ask you to supply coffee and cocoa for the guests to enjoy during the event. Each participant will leave with a 10x10 canvas and three chocolate- dipped, decorated and bagged spoons to enjoy themselves or give as a sweet gift!

Alcohol Ink

Join in the creative fun with alcohol ink, a vibrant and breathtaking art medium that is growing in popularity. No other medium provides the fluid flow and forgiving process of alcohol ink. This medium offers something for artists of all levels! Learning this technique is fun and you will grow as an artist as you learn to "go with the flow". Let your imagination go wild! Experiment and have fun. We walk the participants through every step and have several techniques. From abstract to detailed paintings, you choose.

Alcohol ink projects

Choose one or two projects for the participants to select from.

Rock Painting

Simple, fun and very expressive, rock painting is for all ages! We’ll bring all the materials and plenty of rocks. Everyone will get a chance to paint several rocks with the design of their choice. Great for hiding or giving as gifts.

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Other Projects