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Abby and Cindy are a creative match made in heaven for Purple Art. Both lifelong makers and artists, we each bring something crucial to the mix. Abby has formal art training from Parsons School of Design in NYC and has been teaching art for decades to people of all ages. Cindy has fifteen+ years of activity director experience and loves working with older adults. Both of us believe that EVERYBODY is an artist, that making art heals and soothes, and  that it is never too late to continue or start something new! Our experiences as a team creating with seniors have been profoundly exciting and gratifying. 

We would love to meet you and tell you about our work.

We promise, our excitement about what we do is 




Katie has been teaching art with a focus in ceramics since 2017. She loves sharing the creative process with students of all ages and from all walks of life. She specializes in both wheel throwing and functional hand building. She began volunteering with Bohemia and Purple Art in 2022, after following the ladies on a wonderful art retreat in Paris . She assists with the weekly painting classes at TRU PACE in Lafayette, and truly adores working with older adults. She also offers occasional pottery workshops at Bohemia on a seasonal basis. When not in her studio, Katie can be found hiking or cross country skiing with her dog (and pottery assistant) Sophie.



I moved to Boulder from Philadelphia a few years ago to be nearer to our grandkids. I have had a variety of careers..I trained as a children’s dentist, became a yoga teacher later in life and in parallel painted whenever I could. My artistic interest is in abstraction. 

I have taught yoga to the prison population and people suffering from addiction. My mother suffered from Alzheimer’s for the last 5 years of her life and I feel that I have a deep understanding of this condition.

I feel very privileged to be involved with the Purple Art program!


Dove's background is in teaching adults and children, meditation and bodywork. She believes that through the therapeutic process of art making, we find the human spaces of body - culture - story - images - symbols - thoughts - and emotions. In facilitating art, we create conditions for exploration, permission for presence, play and peace.​ At Purple art we practice compassionate creativity: listening, noticing, paying attention, so that we may understand ourselves and our world, and choose to amplify health, love, beauty and wisdom.

Our dedicated team of facilitators and volunteers are trained in art facilitation and working with elders and people with cognitive impairment. We are trained Community Educators through the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado and are endorsed by them as

Art Partners.


My art journey started in 3rd grade, when I won an 

art contest. My grandmother was an artist that nurtured my talent. I attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and majored in illustration. My professional career was as an advertising designer and art director for 2 Boulder companies. I currently freelance for various clients.

I am very excited to join the Purple Art program, as I have an affinity for the older adults and learning about who they

are, truly enjoying

their company. Purple Art is such a wonderful team and I am very excited to be out there with them and meet new friends, have fun and explore creativity with them!

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