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Marilyn Nass Creative Arts Fund

Marilyn was a weekly participant in the La Jolla Community Center's Acrylic Painting for Beginners class. The class was lead by artist and instructor, Nicole Caulfield. 


"She was new at painting, yet her works immediately caught my eye. Right away she jumped in with very little instruction and weekly produced a collection of colorful works inspired by images I had provided. She never overworked her subject matter and in fact, she had a mysterious way of knowing exactly when to set the brush down and how to interpret any image. I would sit before her in the most delightful and whimsical way." -Nicole Caulfield, Instructor.

The benefits of art and creating for seniors are endless. Some benefits include 

  • Increased motor skills and coordination

  • Cognitive function and stimulation

  • Improved mood and mental health

  • Opportunities for social connection


How can you help?

Please consider making a contribution to the Marilyn Nass Creative Arts Fund to support future art classes geared towards seniors in the community.

All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!



About Marilyn Nass
Marilyn passed on August 26, 2020. Surviving family members are her beloved husband of almost 70 years, Martin, son Eric (Nina Friedman), daughter Marjorie, grandsons Daniel and Jay, and her sister Aileen Hallow. A lifelong New Yorker, Marilyn and her husband moved to La Jolla in 2017. In her professional life she taught at several nursery schools, including the Brooklyn College Early Childhood Center. She was also instrumental in training prospective teachers at Brooklyn College, NYU and Baruch College. This past year, she discovered painting and produced many outstanding works. 

Click here to read an article in Ranch & Coast Magazine featuring Marilyn's work: Artists young and old enjoy weekly acrylics class at the La Jolla Community Center; Students of all ages are enjoying The La Jolla Community Center’s latest virtual Beginning Acrylic Painting Class

La Jolla Community Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and contributions are fully tax-deductible if they are not provided in exchange for goods or services. Tax ID# 20-8682354. 


Roses, by Marilyn Nass, 8” x 10” acrylic on canvas


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