Library offers healing program
Everyone has a different way to relax. It could be from spending time alone in a quiet room to indulging in a favorite hobby. People find their own way to let off steam.
The Moorestown Library is offering a “Healing Through Art” program every Thursday from Jan. 10 to Feb. 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Reference librarian Diane Cairoli said this session is identical to the first session that was offered from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15.
“It’s identical to what we had last time. We had a waiting list, so [it was] decided to go ahead and have another session,” she said.
Three people were placed on the waiting list from the session in the fall, leaving eight seats available for the January to February session, Cairoli said.
Each class begins with a calming reading, she said. After the reading, local artists and educators Eileen Caporaso and Jane Kielt teach basic color theory using watercolors.
According to a library news release, Caporaso was an art teacher for students in grades kindergarten to 12. Recently, she has been instructing adults and works as an interior designer, the release said.
Kielt taught art in public schools for 25 years, but continues creating various pieces of art. As a cancer survivor, Kielt found watercolor painting to be therapeutic, the release said.
According to Cairoli, Caporaso and Kielt teach the class various techniques using salts, a color wheel and more.
Cairoli said the class is set up for individuals with any level of artistic ability, even if they don’t have any. She said the class is meant to be a relaxing experience, and no talent is required.
“Some people said ‘I don’t really want to take a class like that because I would feel pressured.’ They make it so easy,” she said.
Cairoli participated in the class, and she found it to be relaxing.
“It’s just a relaxing experience,” she said.
Registration is required to attend the session and limited seats are available. The price for all six sessions is $75 per person. The fee covers the cost of supplies. Cash or check can be brought to the first session.
To register for the event, call the Moorestown Library reference desk at 234–0033.