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(FREE) 5 Week October Art Series for Seniors

We are honored to have received funding through ArtsBuild and Morning Pointe Senior Living to host a 5 week art series FREE for Hamilton County seniors 65+ here at Crabtree Farms. Jas Milam, professional artist and registered art therapist, will lead this 5 week art series exploring the connection between ourselves and the Earth through the use of art.  No background in art is needed. Supplies will be provided each week by Jas. Although there is no cost to attend, please officially register.  Series is limited to 12 participants.


  • October 3rd from 10-11:30am
  • October 10th from 10-11:30am
  • October 17th from 10-11:30am
  • October 24th from 10-11:30am
  • October 31st from 10-11:30am

Weekly Focus

  • Week 1: What kind of tree?
  • Week 2: Connecting Painting with Music
  • Week 3: Fall Still Life
  • Week 4: Collaborative Pooklam Mandala
  • Week 5: Healing Memories-Kintsugi Hearts

HOW TO SIGN UP:  Call Melissa Astin at 423-493-9155 ext. 10.  Two more spots are available.

About the Facilitator: Jas Milam, ATR is a working artist and a professional art therapist. She did her undergraduate studies in early childhood development and studio art at Sarah Lawrence College and received her Masters of Art and Art Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2010. She became a registered art therapist in 2019. Jas sees children, teens, adults and couples at her studio, DAILY PRACTICE and offers group therapy for adults at her studio. Her work with children, teens and adults is informed by years of art making, deep Jungian roots and over 30 years of personal recovery. Special populations that Jas has worked with include mentally ill adults, alcoholics and drug addicts, men and women with eating disorders, relationship addicts, at-risk youth, the LGBTQ population and artists who are “stuck”. She also works with individuals in Third Stage recovery who use art and art making in a Daily Practice. Jas believes in the healing inherent in the creative process and makes art that draws on both religious and secular imagery. Currently she is studying and writing Icon paintings using local dirt, Tennessee River water and gold leaf to beautify and inspire. You may see her line of Daily Practice Altar Art at her Dodds Avenue Studio, or website [email protected]