Thu, Aug 25|
Painting for PD
We want to invite you to join us at Linden Studio August 25th at 2pm where we will have a fun afternoon of painting Tulips coordinated by Elizabeth Hubbard.
Time & Location
Aug 25, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Linden Studio, 2019 Linden Ave, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
About the event
The afternoon painting workshop is limited to twelve attendees, and we still have a few spots available --so be sure to RSVP soon. Elizabeth will create 3-4 sketches of tulips on canvases. It’s your job to bring those sketches to life, and the PAA will cover the cost of the supplies. You don’t need to be an amazing painter to join in the fun – all skillsets and levels of Parkinson’s are welcome.
Art therapy helps people with Parkinson’s better understand their emotions and express them creatively. Improvements in cognitive thought, confidence, and social interaction contribute to ongoing improvement in mental and physical well-being.
We will place the prints in a silent auction that will be available at this year’s annual Cocktail Dinner. We know this will be a fun event. RSVP to reserve your spot to paint.
What’s the link between tulips and Parkinson’s?
In 2005 the tulip was adopted as the official symbol of Parkinson’s at the 9th World Parkinson’s Disease Day Conference in Luxembourg. However, the flower had been informally associated with the disease for more than 20 years prior to that.
Back in 1980, a Dutch horticulturalist named J.W.S. Van der Wereld – who was living with Parkinson’s – developed a new red and white variant of the tulip. He named his newly cultivated flower the Dr. James Parkinson tulip in honor of the medico who first documented the features of Parkinson’s disease in his 1817 publication, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy.
Today, wearing the red tulip raises awareness and shows support for people living with Parkinson’s and their families globally.