JOIN our Art School with Central Saint Martins programme

Date: February 11 – April 1

Time: 3-5pm every Friday

Venue: Zoom (initially)

We hope to hold later sessions at the spectacular Central Saint Martins site in Kings Cross, subject to government guidelines.

This programme for brain health is for people experiencing memory challenges and their companions
who can get to Kings Cross, London

Contact: emily@arts4dementia.org.uk or call 020 3633 9954

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Start the new year by becoming an Art Student for a Term!

Having teamed up with the UK’s leading art and design university Central Saint Martins in 2021, we are delighted to be back for Term 2 of this groundbreaking programme! Join us for a series of practical art workshops for people with early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their companions.

Alongside their Programme Director for Art, students from BA Fine Art will act as facilitators using skills and techniques developed during their time at Central Saint Martins. This will be an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of visual art practices.

Participants will receive a tote bag full of materials, that will be explored each week with exciting and unexpected results. We will be using both traditional and digital skills but no previous experience is required.

Art School is a space for creative freedom and communal making. These workshops will offer an Art School experience helping you to discover your inner artist.

Participant Artworks, Art School 2021

Please note:

  • This workshop series is for people with early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment, each with a companion.
  • To participate, you will need to register by phone in advance.
  • Numbers are restricted so, if you may be interested in joining us, please email emily@arts4dementia.org.uk or call 020 3633 9954 as soon as possible.
  • We regret that we can only accommodate those who expect to be able to attend all 8 sessions from Feb 11 – April 1.
  • You will need a Zoom connection. [Call A4D if you would like some help with this.]
  • Art materials will be provided.

Need another reason to join Art School? Read some testimonials from last year’s programme:

“I’m really excited about being an art student on this project. I thought my first drawing experience was so enjoyable and it did such a great job bringing what I term as therapeutic calm, to my Brain. While on the workshop I literally forgot the stress related issues, which have been occupying my mind.”

“I’m learning that art is not just about paintings, the student facilitators give everyone time to take part and have their voice heard. I’m learning that I can express myself in art”

“It is impressive that people from such a prestigious college should give up their time to help people with this distressing and annoying condition which makes me exasperated with myself and intolerant of others…being encouraged to do something practical really helps. Now there is a purpose to Fridays”