Tag Archive: art

Creativity During Covid

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Danielle’s First Lesson in Creativity…   Growing up, there were two camps in my first-grade art class, those who would become the future Georgia O’Keeffe’s, Leonardo da Vinci’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s of the world … and me. These would-be painters, sculptures and architects were masters at putting pasta to paper and paper weaving […]

Beacon Hill Resident Featured in the Daily Herald

Max Briggs is a retired art teacher of 36 years, who now teaches painting and drawing classes at Lifespace’s Beacon Hill (a Center for Successful Aging). “Successful aging isn’t just a program, it’s our culture here at Beacon Hill,” says Bridgette Walshe, executive director at Beacon Hill. “We live and breathe it daily, and it takes everyone’s full involvement and […]

Artful Living at The Birches

Last week, residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills (a Masterpiece Living Community) proved that creativity knows no age limit. Instructor, Lorna Nelson, guided participants in the creation of their own interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Artistic expression is more than just fun; neurological research suggests that creativity and learning something new help the brain create […]