Resident Art Program

An important part of select Artisan communities is the engaging and stimulating art sessions for Artisan residents, led by our Artist-in-Residence. At art sessions, not only is amazing artwork created and confidence gained, but stories are told and memories are shared.


The night of September 27 - 28, 2015 is a very special night - when you look into the night sky you will be able to see a blood red, larger-than-life moon projecting against the stars. This harvest moon, or supermoon will also feature a lunar eclipse.  As this will not happen again until 2033, Artisan Resident Artist Amy decided that this would be a perfect theme for some recent art sessions.

Art Therapy, September 2015

This piece was created by Cleo Morschhauser, a resident of Artisan Assisted Living and Memory Care in Middleton, Wisconsin.  Art for her is a coping mechanism, a true therapy to help deal with her husband's progressing dementia. They met when she was 15 and have been married over 60 years.

Summer finale artwork, August 2015

It is the end of summer, and recent art sessions have focused on a variety of different places and items that symbolize summer.....from the beach, to lemonade, to butterflies and flowers!

Summer flowers, July 2015

Artisan residents celebrate the summer season with sessions centered around summer flowers - wonderful, glorious blooms such as cornflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, clover, coneflowers, and black-eyed Susans. And one of our residents said it all about why these art sessions are so important and mean so much to everyone who participates: “It’s so much better than watching those game shows and soap operas.”


This is the time of year when activities outside are the thing to do – and Wisconsin’s great outdoors includes rivers, lakes, and of course fish. Artisan Resident Artist Amy brought to recent art sessions fishing magazines, books, beautiful photos…..and a real rainbow trout!  The visuals, along with the smells, provoked many memories and some wonderful art.