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S14 Episode 03: Drop-In Painting Group Nurtures Creativity

Three members of a drop-in painting group talk about the creative process and how this group nurtures their art.This episode is part of Series 14: Creative Pursuits

Joe Rizzo, one of the members of the Drop-In Painting Group, occasionally demonstrates special techniques he has learned. 

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Quotes from the episode:

“We show up here because it’s a way of discipline, it’s part of the creative process. If you know you’ve got an appointment to do art every Tuesday morning at 9:00, well, you’re likely to do that. So it’s a way of doing more art than you would if you didn’t come here.” – Joe

“I think it gives me a reason to get up in the morning, and I really get a kick out of not only coming to class, but getting an idea about what my next project will be.  It expands my whole world.”  -Rita

“Most of my paintings are inspired by scenes from our travels. As newly retired, I’m starting to pursue going to art fairs; I did my first art fair this summer.” –Cathy  (see Cathy's work on her Facebook page)

Members of the Drop-In Painting Group discuss the watercolor background and how it might be used

Learn more about Naperville Park District Art Programs

Drop-In Painting Group and other senior adult art activities - check the current Senior Program Guide

    Read more about the painting group in this ParkTalk Blog Post

Art Classes for All Ages - check the current Program Guide

A pencil drawing and watercolor by artists in the Drop-In Painting Group

"Colorful Ramirezi and Friends" by Joe Rizzo


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