The Chicago Tribune highlights SAIC’s dedication to creatives of all ages.
The Chicago Tribune highlights SAIC’s dedication to creatives of all ages.
February 15

Chicago Tribune Highlights SAIC’s Lifelong Learning Programs

Never Too Late to Learn: Adult Studies Programs Keep Minds Sharp, Satisfy Curiosities,” featured in the Primetime section Chicago Tribune on February 8, spotlights SAIC’s Continuing Studies Program and the significant connection between lifelong learning and healthy aging. SAIC’s Associate Director of Adult Education Kaye Buchman states the benefits and rewards of adult education are impossible to quantify. “I have seen firsthand how students who started out with what they describe as no creative ability or the drawing skills of a third grader become not only competent technical artists, but artists who have dedicated themselves to finding and achieving their own unique creative vision and purpose.”  Nurturing “the creative process in students of all ages,” the program connects a diverse body of working professionals and retired adults through a wide range of courses in art and design. Buchman explains classes focusing on digital design, web design, and graphic and interior design have become particularly popular in recent years. “Courses in these areas offer adult students the opportunity to investigate the most current trends and practices from the ground up for use in both their professional and personal lives.”