Art with a Spark!


We are excited to introduce you to SilverKite and its SPARK Boxes project. SPARK Boxes are arts engagement toolkits specifically designed for older adults and their care partners.  Each box contains supplies, instruction cards, and conversation starters to SPARK creativity and connection. 

Dr. Jen Kulik, founder of SilverKite, approached Cloud 9's Charlene Collins Freeman to be a contributing artist on this endeavor. For the past 20 years Jen has designed and facilitated arts programs at schools, theater companies, NGOs, and social service organizations. Jen specializes in intergenerational and cross-cultural relationship building through the arts.

Each SPARK Box is designed around a theme.  This inaugural SPARK box uses the theme of "nature" in its design, activities and conversation SPARKs, and arts supplies.

Charlene's watercolor painting, The Naturalist, is printed on the inside of the box and she created several of the art activities included in the SPARK box. 

To order some boxes for all the older adults you love, click on here. Spread the joy and spark some creativity!

Charlene Freeman