Project targets senior citizens

Senior Hannah Montgomery plans on changing the way senior citizens and children view art.

“I decided for my Senior Project I wanted to teach art classes to children and senior citizens”

Montgomery has been teaching classes at Bible Backyard and Joe’s Club on Tuesday and Wednesday nights since Feb. 2.

“I came up with the idea because I wanted to bring my passion into a project,” Montgomery said. “I’m writing my research paper on how art positively benefits overall well-being.”

Montgomery said she hopes her results benefit people and plans on teaching the classes during the summer if she gets good enough results.

“My overall goal is to put a smile on people’s face and make them happier than they were when they walked in,” she said.

Jessica Hartman who is in charge of Senior Projects also has something to add about the project.

“The feedback we get from the judges usually tends to be better when seniors incorporate others into their projects and don’t just focus on themselves,” Hartman said. “I think working with children and senior citizens is a great way to learn how to communicate and teach people who aren’t the same age as Hannah how to draw and paint.”

By Kenzie Scott