here:now is an arts-engagement program of the Frye Art Museum for individuals living with dementia and their care partners to enjoy a creative and relaxing afternoon together. The only museum-based arts program of its kind in Washington State, here:now offers gallery tours and art-making classes designed for individuals with young-onset or early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners. The Frye Art Museum also presents professional development workshops, conferences, and lectures on the topic of art, creativity, and dementia.
Each month specially trained museum educators and gallery guides lead a discussion-based tour highlighting works of art in the Frye galleries. Conversation creates an exchange of ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Tours also include in-gallery activities.
Art-Making Class and Gallery Tour
This six-session class offers conversation-based gallery tours and studio art-making experiences for individuals with dementia and their care partners. Art-making in the Frye Studio encourages experimentation with various media including watercolor paint, clay, and collage. A short social time concludes each class.
here:now Gallery Tour
See event page for upcoming dates.
Wednesdays, September 10 – October 15
here:now Art-Making Class and Gallery Tour
Saturday, October 25 11:30 - 1 pm
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here:now programs are free. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register, call 206 432 8211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org