Creative Connections for Seniors 

Creative Connections for Seniors 62+ is East Side Arts Council’s program serving seniors on the East Side.

Seniors find joy in building community with each other while learning creative skills in visual arts, storytelling, and poetry under the guidance of professional artists.

Information will be posted when enrollment is open for new classes.

Community partner sites for Creative Connections for Seniors include Labor Plaza Senior Apartments, CLUES (Comunidades Latinas En Servicio), Arlington Hills Community Center, Cambric Senior Aparments, and East Side Elders. 



Drawing & Painting with Juan Parker ~ Beginning March 2019

Juan Parker is leading another few sessions of visual arts classes at Arlington Hills Community Center. Each session brings more interested students! Juan’s students explore a plethora of drawing & painting techniques from dry brushing to hatching and more. Juan has taught with ESAC for years and has shown his incredible work in our gallery space.

Completely free of charge and open to all skill levels!


- Monday, March 4th | 12-1:30pm

- Monday, March 11th | 12-1:30pm

- Monday, March 18th | 12-1:30pm

- Monday, March 25th | 12-1:30pm

Email Monica at or call East Side Arts Council at (651) 774-5422 to sign up!

Sign-up for updates!

Name *
Tell us what classes you would be most interested in!
Potential Ideas: Dance, Photography, Printmaking, etc


Stay tuned for details on these upcoming classes:

Storytelling at Labor Plaza with Al Justiniano of Teatro Del pueblo

Poetry at Arlington Hills Community Center with Margaret Hasse


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.