• By Lewisville Branch Library
  • Posted Monday, November 29, 2021

Art for Well-being

Paint in person at the Lewisville Branch Library on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Would you like to dabble in paint and relax at the same time? Local artist and occupational therapist Patty Donoghue returns to the Lewisville Branch for an in-person class to teach about painting with watercolors and using ink pen. Participants not only will learn a skill they can take home with them, but may also experience how the process of creating art promotes well-being and reduces stress. This program will be held at the Lewisville Branch auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10 -11:30 a.m. and will be limited to 12 participants. Masks and social distancing will be required. Registration is required.

To register, please call the Lewisville Library at 336-703-2940 or email Sue at deguzmse@forsyth.cc.

Supplies needed for class:
  • Watercolor set (child’s set works well)
  • Small watercolor pad
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Container for water
  • We will supply markers and paper towels. If you don't have supplies, please let us know and we'll provide them.

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Lewisville Branch Library Auditorium

*PATTY DONOGHUE, Illustrator/ Fine Art Artist /Occupational Therapist:
"My artwork and paintings are handmade and painted in cheerful colors with positive energy and enthusiasm. 'Your work makes me happy' is the most common response of gallery tourists. I usually paint pairs, making it easy for the designer to solve wall art needs. This allows a space designer color match while adding diversity to space. I enjoy experimenting with many mediums and subjects. The tone remains fun and lighthearted. I play with inks, watercolors, acrylics and oil, with wax mediums, and other textures and mediums. My work is varied but always bright, lively art that can don the walls of living rooms or children’s spaces. In my youth, art was a therapeutic outlet for me and continued throughout my life. I chose a career in therapy because of these experiences. Visual arts offer evidence-based research that supports its contribution to mental health, sensory processing, as well as anxiety and depression reduction. I like to share the therapeutic value with others through gallery shows, classes and work as an occupational therapist. As a member of the art community and Associated Artists of Winston Salem, I support my fellow artists and promote creativity as a therapeutic mode in well-being."

"My artwork and illustrations have been on display in many juried exhibitions, public spaces, and solo shows. It has found collectors across the country and internationally. My work has been used to promote events and fundraising for important nonprofit causes such as leukemia-lymphoma research, women's health, suicide prevention, Multiple Sclerosis Research, Bike MS, Team in Training, dementia care, aging in place, and breast cancer prevention. My artwork can usually be seen live in a gallery somewhere. You can keep up with my current work and gallery shows, purchase originals, or view classes."

Connect with Patty Donoghue on her Website or on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.

Image Credit: Segment of "Tiny Blue Bouquet" by Patty Donoghue

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