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02 December 2021 – A dementia-friendly approach to art

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In this 90 minute online masterclass on Thursday 02 December at 17.00 hrs (CET – Amsterdam) with guest teacher Catherine Chastney we will explore the ways in which looking at art can stimulate conversation with people living with dementia.
Whether you run on-site tours or outreach workshops, Catherine will help you to think about how to plan and facilitate a session that is both person-centred and object-focused. 

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In this 90 minute online masterclass on Thursday 02 December at 17.00 hrs (CET – Amsterdam) with guest teacher Catherine Chastney we will explore the ways in which looking at art can stimulate conversation with people living with dementia.
Whether you run on-site tours or outreach workshops, Catherine will help you to think about how to plan and facilitate a session that is both person-centred and object-focused. 
You will explore:
  • Your museum/gallery/heritage environment – considering the unique space you work in and how to best use it when working with people with cognitive impairments;
  • Planning a session – how to choose suitable artworks, how people might engage, and how to involve carers;
  • Delivering a session – initiating a conversation, being present in the moment, active listening, knowing when and how to successfully end

CATHERINE CHASTNEY

Catherine Chastney is an art educator and owner of I Picture This, a social enterprise that uses art to bring people together, promote discussion and improve wellbeing.  Catherine has developed dementia tours and workshops in London galleries and heritage sites and worked in care homes, memory cafes and hospitals bringing art to people that are unable to visit museums.
You can find out more at www.ipicturethis.org.uk.  Catherine is also on Instagram and Facebook.