79yr old artist Anjini Laitu will conduct an exclusive art class on 6th of June at DIAC for seniors of 4get-me-not
Dubai International Art Centre offers space to host a special art class for seniors of 4get-me-not on 6th of June at 1:30pm. The talented Sharjah based artist Anjini Laitu will facilitate the session. The art class will be held for 10 -12 members from 4get-me-not; offering the seniors the opportunity to explore arts and create their very own hand-painted T-shirts to take back home with them.
Giving wings to his life-long dream of being an artist at the age of 60, post retirement, Anjini Laitu embodies the fact that it is never too late to pursue your passion.
The session was conceptualized and bought together by Tessy Koshy an independent journalist based in Dubai, with over 20yrs experience who had previously shared Anjini’s story with UAE readers and also offers support to the non profit organization 4get-me-not.
“Tessy introduced me to the wonderful group 4get-me-not and encouraged me to share my own personal experience with the members. I had been fond of Arts and wanted to be a painter, but in my younger days it was not considered as a conventional career & my parents did not agree. The vacuum of not doing anything for Art remained deep in my heart. I myself picked up the brush to paint at the age of 60yrs, after retiring from my job; in the beginning I painted on everything, from fabric to porcelain and then canvas but in 2013 – 2014, I decided to choose canvas as my medium of spreading joy with colors.
Doing this session will be a sheer pleasure to share my experiences with them and learn from them as how they feel about this change because life is a celebration of change” explains Anjini Laitu – Artist
Sahira Ameen – The Manager of the Dubai International Art Centre adds, “We appreciate the work that 4get-me-not is doing for seniors in the UAE and are extremely happy to host the session for 4get-me-not at our venue. The art centre was built to offer the community a safe space to explore all forms of art and encourage creative endeavors.”
The art class for 4get-me-not will be held on Sunday 6th of June from 1:30pm till 2:30pm at the Dubai International Art Centre. The session will be free of cost for senior members of the organization and will be conducted by Anjini Laitu, followed by a talk on his artistic journey.
4get-me-not, the only Social Enterprise in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East which focuses on seniors (60 years old and above) as part of its mission to address Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), was launched in 2013. It’s Founder – Desirée Vlekken, belongs to a community touched by AD where both her father and father-in-law drew inspiration to create a social platform for families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
4get-me-not creates a positive impact to the society, particularly the senior community by creating awareness on the importance of giving proper attention to their wellbeing and quality of life as one of the means to prevent AD. Positive lifestyle approaches are considered to help seniors cope with physical and cognitive changes.
AD is a growing global health issue that affects a large majority of the senior community with one person in every three seconds reported to have it. 4get-me-not has been working with various International organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) London office, Dementia Friends of Alzheimer’s Society UK and World Health Organization (WHO) through its Eastern Mediterranean Office, to build a vibrant community that addresses Alzheimer’s in a preventive, holistic and innovative way. http://www.4get-me-not.org/
About DIAC – Dubai International Art Centre:
The Dubai International Art Centre (DIAC) is a non profit organisation offering an integral environment for artistic expression. It is committed to culturally and creatively enrich the local community by developing, stimulating, nurturing, encouraging and promoting artists, enthusiasts and art.
DIAC is owned by the members and managed by a board of directors. It is the premiere center for arts education in Dubai, offering the community over 80 different art courses and workshops, language courses, and gallery exhibitions. DIAC was founded in 1976 by the initiative of a few artists and art enthusiasts residing in Dubai. Today membership stands at over 1,100 from 67 different nationalities and growing.
DIAC’s primary goals are to promote arts in the GCC and Middle Eastern region by exhibiting artists” work, offering a range of professionally taught courses year round, and giving teaching opportunities for qualified professional artists. We are one of the main resources for the public to learn about arts in this region, from local gallery exhibitions, to courses, museums shows and more. Additionally we offer guided tours with curators of galleries and museums, lectures and special workshops.
To follow Laitu’s work: http://www.laituap.com/
To follow Tessy’s work: https://linktr.ee/TessyKoshy
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