Meet the Oakwood Staff | Nikki

Every few weeks we will highlight one of the AWESOME members of our Oakwood family. These amazing staff members give so much of themselves and they love what they do! So pull up a chair and get to know a little bit about our people!

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Brittani Champagne
Kids and The Members of Oakwood Creative Care | Bridging the Gap Between

A few times a week, our Town Center Campus is buzzing with a particularly youthful energy. Our Members have had the pleasure of working with kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders from a local elementary school, Queen of Peace, to create dazzling works of art. This has been a fun opportunity for these young kids to bring their never-ending energy and excitement to our activities and along with that, they definitely bring smiles to our Members’ faces! We’ve been able to get to know the kids, hear them sing, help them paint, and laugh along with them. Most recently we were making mod podge balloons with the second graders, but it was a tough project to do alone. Our Members, or Grandfriends as they are affectionately called by the kids, jumped right in and helped the kids create the beginnings of a globe.

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What’s the point of Caregiving?

I’ve always loved Art and the process of creating. I enjoy getting my hands dirty from paints or mushing them into clay. Growing up, I was introduced to many different styles of Art. While some students were fantastic at realistic type paintings or drawings, I was more drawn to collage, mixed media, sculpture building, and making things from recycled goods. While these were some of my favorites, there were plenty more art styles that I did not enjoy. Perspective drawing would definitely be one of those.

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