Behind the Headliner Tickets to go on sale Monday, October 16th.

The Artistic Side of Life

At LifeQuest, the belief that individuals can learn and grow throughout their lives is the educational philosophy at the heart of our mission. With pen, brush, yarn, pencil, paper and scissors, many LifeQuest members enjoy life-long learning through creative expression. Basic Drawing Instructor Bill Fulton has this to say about his experience:

“I have volunteered for lots of different organizations, but teaching at LifeQuest has been the most fulfilling activity I have done. Teaching folks my age, watching them succeed and in many cases, surpassing me in artistic talent warms my heart. LifeQuest attendees are truly life-long learners. Visit any class to see the energy within the room.”

Creativity leads to learning, which in turn strengthens the mind and enables further creativity and learning - becoming a self-reinforcing process. It’s also a lot of fun, and the social aspect can’t be beat! Student Anne Parat agrees:

“Art classes at LifeQuest quite literally saved my sanity when I was the lone caregiver for my husband during his declining health. The chance to create art and the bond between the classmates sustained me through the rough patches of caregiving. To me, the emotional support is as much a part of LifeQuest as the intellectual stimulation.”

LifeQuest’s one-time registration fee of $65 per 8-week term covers all the classes you can fit into your schedule on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Explore your own creative side by enjoying one of the following creative classes this fall: Basic Drawing, Experienced Watercolor, Greeting Cards, Knitting & Sharing,
Acrylic/Oil Painting Instruction, Water Media, Watercolor for Beginners, and Zentangle.

Twenty Years & Counting with John Brummett

John Brummett
Photo Credit: AR Democrat-Gazette

In 1997, a journalist named John Brummett taught his first class, “A Columnist Speaks Out,” at LifeQuest and quickly found a following with our members. Twenty years later, John is still speaking out and drawing nearly 300 people every Wednesday morning for his ever-popular class “Behind the Headlines.”

Each week, John educates, inspires, and entertains LifeQuest members with his perspective on the news of the day - local, national and abroad. The questions, debates, insights and queries exchanged in class, are engaging and challenge our understanding of the world in which we live, often becoming the subject of John’s published articles to a larger audience.

On Thursday, November 9, LifeQuest will honor John for his contribution to our organization with a dinner at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Tickets will be available for purchase following an invitation to be mailed in mid-October. We are excited to show John our heart-felt appreciation for all he has done and continues to do for LifeQuest! We hope you will save the date and make plans to join us.


Mark Your Calendars:

  • Fall Registration Open:  August 14, 2017
  • Fall Term: September 13 - November 2, 2017
  • Founders' Day: October 4, 2017
  • Brummett Toast: November 9, 2017
  • Holiday Party: December 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Youth Building

Sponsor Spotlight

Arkansas Heart Hospital

Arkansas Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized and award-winning hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. They offer advanced technology teamed with a highly trained support staff and Arkansas’ leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.

Early this year, the Heart Hospital became a Diamond Corporate Sponsor of LifeQuest. And on Wednesdays this fall, they are bringing their knowledge and expertise to LifeQuest with a class called “The Heart of the Matter” that will focus on a range of heart related topics from diabetes and cholesterol to healthy eating and exercise. We are excited to partner with them as we continue to find ways to stay mentally and physically healthy at any age. Thank you, Arkansas Heart Hospital!