Meet Joe, Logan and Caiden.
Joe is a resident of the Barrington Retirement Residence. Logan and Caiden are Kindergarten students from Hewitt’s Creek Public School.
Joe has loved drawing his whole life. He never took lessons; it’s just something that comes naturally to him. He began drawing when he young and has recently started to slow down. He says now that he’s older, he doesn’t enjoy it quite as much as his abilities aren’t what they used to be. Nevertheless, Joe still dabbles in his sketchbook, and joins the kids when they come to visit. He says it’s great to see the kids interacting, drawing and having fun.
Logan and Caiden want to be artists when they grow up. They want to paint and draw.
Caiden is currently in the midst of illustrating a picture book, and Logan likes to draw fish.
(The kindergarten classes from Hewitt’s Creek have received grant money from the Ministry of Education for an inter-generational relationships project. They visit the Barrington Retirement Residence each Wednesday to play and interact with the elders. The project began in April and runs until the end of May. A joint field trip with the students and the elders is also planned for June.)
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