Their art work fills one wall of Blakehurst's recreation room. There are pictures of woods, of a field of flowers, of a formal garden. They're done in watercolors and oil pastels. Each is signed and dated by the artist.
On Feb. 24, 10 residents gathered in the rec room for the weekly, hour-long art class. That's about the average size.
"It's a popular class," said Tyree Hardy, lead recreation assistant at Blakehurst, a retirement community at 1055 W. Joppa Road.
Jennifer Merriman led the class. A retired art and art history teacher, who has taught at community colleges and in Baltimore parochial schools including Immaculate Conception School in Towson, Merriman...