Submitter: Found in the stack of this public library – It’s not truly awful, but it is old and uninspiring. The photos are poor and the image/printing quality is terrible if you’re BIPOC. I also think we have moved away from the term Geriatric.
Holly: Sometimes books like these can be downright condescending, when older adults may well be master artists. I do understand that physical conditions related to aging can affect one’s ability to make creative arts, even if they had high-level skills at any point in their lives. However, the first page below suggests making everyone aware of everyone else’s disabilities so that they’re all sensitive to each others’ needs – which is something I would NEVER do. It’s no one’s business unless they choose to share that information, and really irrelevant to making art. I learned recently about process art vs. product art from a Youth Librarian job interviewee, and that would work well in this situation. It’s about not trying to make your final product look like a sample by following set instructions, but rather expressing yourself through the process of making whatever art you come up with from the tools available.