(updated Jan 2020)
Facilitated by Natalie Lynch and Robbie Mashall, with the assistance of a small team of volunteers.
Studio Yellow's ADAPT program (A Dementia Art Program for Today) is a pilot program for the Wynnum Manly Community. Starting in February 2020, the program will provide a wonderful opportunity for people living with dementia, and/or their carers*, to express their emotions and experiences through visual art.
Extensive research strongly evidences that creative expression plays an integral part in enhancing the well-being of people living with dementia. Engaging with art can actually help increase mobility, improve mood and attention span and reduce agitation, among many other symptoms!
Over the 15 - week trial period, participants will have the opportunity to learn new art skills and ways to express their feelings and emotions visually. Each week there will a new theme and 4 options/levels or 'art starters' offered so that participants have a choice as to what they might like to do. Participants at all levels will be given support, instructions, demonstrations and/or mentoring. Each session is designed to help participants stay positive about their future after finding out about the diagnosis, as well as help them to meet new people and build a social network with others.
Art classes are such a great way to add meaning and purpose to your Tuesdays as well as provide the inspiration needed to do more art, at home, on other days.
As part of the program, there will be a culminating Exhibition that will be open to the public, to help raise awareness within the community about dementia. Exhibiting your Artwork will be optional.
This program is sponsored by The Creative Sparks Program, as facilitated by the Brisbane City Council. If successful it is hoped the program will be rolled out to other communities within Brisbane. You can help by spreading the word. Please let everyone you know about ADAPT by emailing a link to this page to your friends and family or go to the Studio Yellow Facebook page and share the 'Event' to your own timeline.
Venue: Wynnum Municipal Hall, 219 Bay Terrace, Wynnum
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am
Dates: Every Tuesday, Feb 4 - May 12, 2020
Culminating Exhibition: Tuesday, May 19 - 11 am - 12:30 pm (Friends and family also welcome - More details to follow)
Single session - $10 per person
5 session pass - $50 pp (The sessions do NOT need to be used consecutively)
10 session pass - $90 pp ($9 per week - The sessions do NOT need to be used consecutively)
15 session pass - $120 pp ($8 per week)
*Carers, who are unable to participate in the Art program due to the high needs of their Care Recipient, attend for free.
Any Questions, email: email@example.com
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for further sponsorship and/or volunteers to help facilitate the logistics of each session, so please be sure to 'contact us' if you are able to help out in any way.