Linda Berkowitz

Linda Berkowitz
Brooklyn, NY
Drawing, Jewelry Design, Painting, Photography
English
After School Program, Assisted Living, Arts/Cultural Organizations, Community Center, K-12 Schools, Library, Senior Center

Linda lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she paints and has a studio practice. Her artwork is inspired by nature and she often can be seen doing watercolors or drawing at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or Prospect Park.  She teaches Art at HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center in Astoria Queens, as well as working with special needs students(memory loss) at the Brooklyn Museum in the Gallery/Studio program.

Linda is a lifelong Artist and has created Art for Home Furnishings, Illustration for books,worked as a designer for Macy's and Lifetime brands creating art for dinnerware and textiles, and is a published author/Illustrator of children's books. She paints in watercolor, acrylics and oils. and has exhibited her work in galleries in New York, New Jersey and Pa. She graduated from Parson's School of Design.

I teach art to older adults at HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center, where we have a full program of watercolor, acrylic, jewelry, clay and stained glass, as well as at the Brooklyn Museum and privately, helping older adult artists with dementia create art. I have found that older adults need and benefit greatly from having the opportunity to create, learn new skills, socialize and discuss new ideas. We have formed a great community and they are learning new things and I learn from them as well. I love teaching all ages, but there is something special about teaching seniors and seeing how happy they are to learn something new and find that they are able to do things and create beautiful art, when they never knew they could.