WORKSHOP Art, Independence and Spirit Personal Correspondences in Memory Loss
Meaningful engagement opens a window to the inner spirit. Novel, dynamic creative experiences offering a range of materials and expressive opportunities invite a person with memory loss to express authentically, free of social constraints or self- censorship.
We will look at Personal correspondences from individuals coping with memory changes- artworks, poems, collages, music, photographs, conversations with paintings- to show that experimentation with an open-ended, failure free process helps to access authentic creative voice and tap perception, intuition and imagination. These correspondences capture an essence of livingness that renews the spirit and celebrates personhood. Participants will gather a range of ideas to share within their communities.
Discuss core concepts to apply in building successful creative engagement experiences
Show examples of creative expressions from participants
Talk about a range of art and culture experiences to spark well being and looking toward the future with greater hope
FACILITATOR: Peggy Cahill holds a Master of Education degree from Lesley University and teacher certification from Shady Hill teacher training program. She developed museum programs for underserved seniors at Cape Ann Museum, Museum of Fine Arts & Farnsworth Art Museum. As Massachusetts Program Coordinator for ARTZ (Artists for Alzheimer's) for three years, she directed a large museum network, cinema program and village network. Peggy believes the arts are a healing tool for every person to explore, express and empower