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Creative Community- The Benefits of Creativity
My grandma used to say she was working on her  therapy project while she embroidered, quilted or knit. Turns out she may have been right. 
Just do a quick Google search on the benefits of creativity and you'll find all kinds of articles and information supporting your creative endeavors. 
Creative activities help relieve stress, increase and renew brain function, improve mood and cultivate social lives according to one source. 
Consider these benefits the next time you browse through the Community Education brochure. 
Activities like painting, rosemaling, woodcarving, mosaics, twined rag rug making have been very popular this fall.
Participants enjoy trying something new, working with their hands and connecting with like minded individuals. The act of creating is as, if not more important than the end result. Cooking classes are another creative outlet. We've got new cooking classes and instructors for you to consider this winter. 
A few spaces remain in these upcoming classes. 
Adults may want to consider Glass Mosaic Photo Frame or Sign, a two night class December 5 and 12. 
Intro to Woodcarving on December 6, or Paint Your Pet coming up on January 26. 

Kids are invited to create holiday ornaments. December 7 is for kids age 4-7 and December 14 is for kids age 7-12. 

The Burnsville Senior Center hosts the woodcarvers group on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings. 
They also hold the self-led  Painter's Workshop on Friday mornings. There are knitters, quilters and card recycling groups too. 
Watch for your copy of the winter/spring Community Education brochure to arrive in early December. If you just can't wait, visit our online catalog and start planning your winter creative outlets. Lifelong learning is for everyone.  
 
   
Author: Jennifer Green   E-Mail: jgreen@isd191.org