Free arts classes for dementia caregivers
Date(s) - 03/01/2018
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center has announced five free arts experiences offered exclusively for people caring for an ailing loved one. Participants will learn about the advancement of dementia while engaging in interactive arts classes. Each session includes a hands-on, 60-minute arts experience, a social break and a 20-minute information session on the latest research in dementia and tips for engaging a loved one.
Participation in Caregiver Samplers does not require previous arts experience. The sessions are intended to be accessible, relaxing, fun and informational. Free respite care is available, thanks to a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter.
Caregiver Samplers are one aspect of a multifaceted Creative Aging Program at Mesa Arts Center that also provides free arts experiences for participants 55 and older, and Arts in Mind engagements
for individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. For more information about the
comprehensive Creative Aging program, visit mesaartscenter.com/creativeaging.
All classes are 10-11:45 a.m.
March 1: Printmaking at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Visit the museum and gain inspiration from the art of Kathryn Maxwell. Participants will have a chance to create their own printed piece.
April 5: Music. Participants will learn how to use technology to create original music in collaboration with other caregivers.
May 3: Beginning flameworking. Participants will make their own lampworked glass beads using glass rods melted in a torch flame.
May 31: Moving Through It. This session will explore the joy and healing of creative expression through movement.
Details: Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona
Register at 480-644-6564 and engagement@MesaArtsCenter.com.