Developed more than 20 years ago by Dr. Roy Ernst of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., New Horizons programs provide the entry point into music-making for adults, particularly seniors. Ernst found adults have unique advantages when it comes to learning music, as they are more motivated and self-disciplined than their younger counterparts.
Lisi’s Art Lab
“She gets so excited as we enter the Community Arts Center, ready to pay her dollar and get her hand stamped, say hello to (the staff) and head up the marble staircase …,” says Jean Crawford Griffin, grandmother of Londyn Jackson.
Every Friday is “Nana-Londyn time,” Griffin says, and Londyn, a Hogsett preschooler, always wants to hit the art lab.“We are so blessed to have a community that supports the arts for all our citizens — even our youngest members,” Griffin says.
This month, the crafts in the lab have centered on a Halloween theme, says Caitlan Cole, sophomore Centre College intern at the arts center. Ghosts of white card stock and strips of white plastic bags and dried pasta glued into skeletal shapes adorn the arts lab’s board.
Cole plans to continue festive crafts for the next few months, such as paper bag scarecrows, hand turkeys and cotton-ball snow men. Also, she plans a special edible craft — possibly ornaments out of icing and other treats that will spark creativity.
“I love that they can come here and develop their creativity and use their imagination,” Cole says. “Having those opportunities to exercise those abilities is crucial to building life skills.”
Lisi’s Art Lab is open during the arts center’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Things to watch for:
Thriller dance: 5:45 and 6 p.m. Monday
Holiday wreath-making workshops with Sarah Wiltsee: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19
Starry Night Studio’s Mommy/Daddy and Me: Rosy Red Apple, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 13
Gallery Hop Stop, hosted by The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County: 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 11
For more information, call (859) 236–4054, email email@example.com or drop by the arts center at 401 W. Main St.