Create:Connect – Art and Dementia (part 3)

Slideshows have become a feature of these workshops.  At the beginning of the workshop I display the images from the last workshops as a reminder for returning participants and an introduction for anyone joining the group for the first time.  At the end of the workshop we review the images from that session as a good way the celebrate the achievements.

This week we created some bunting/flags by using leaves as stencils.

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We have had some amazing feedback about our sessions and the work we have been creating. People are enjoying seeing the artwork pop up in the forest. We have seen people stop and take photographs of the artworks on numerous occasions. I had an amazing email from one of the participants daughter saying how worthwhile the sessions were and how they were having a positive impact on her family. As well as getting out and about during the sessions some of the participants have been coming back to Bennachie independently to show people the artwork. This is brilliant that they want to extend the experience and it shows a sense of pride and achievement that I am very happy about.

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About sarahwakeford

I am a visual artist. My time is split between painting in my studio and completing projects mainly in education and healthcare.

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