At Ease: Nature & Art for Veterans
Brushwood Center’s At Ease program is an innovative approach to empower Military Veterans’ wellbeing through a series of nature-based art and photography workshops.
This program is offered at no charge to Military Veterans thanks to our supporters and partners. Brushwood Center collaborates with the James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center and local partners to connect Veterans to the arts and the opportunity to explore and restore in nature. Participants immerse themselves in the peaceful sanctuary provided by Brushwood Center at the pristine Ryerson Woods, and discover a new side of themselves and the natural world through the creative arts. All Veterans and their families are welcomed!
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have created virtual workshops to help Veterans and their families find peace, community, and artistic expression during this difficult time.
If you are a Veteran or Veteran family member, explore our upcoming programs below!
We also welcome volunteers and additional support to:
Contact Jessica Klinge, Veterans Program Specialist, for additional information.
Learn more about At Ease in this video coverage by ABC 7 Chicago.
Upcoming and Current Programs
Please join us for an upcoming program! You can explore current At Ease opportunities by clicking the images below, and learn more about our past programs here.