Creative Community

Creating Connections is a facilitated art program for participants with young onset dementia. The creative process of art has been shown to stimulate curiosity and self-evaluation resulting in an overall improvement in health and wellbeing. It allows individuals to express themselves in meaningful ways, affirming their dignity and self worth.

The program is led by Sheena Mathieson, an experienced art facilitator. The objective of the program is to connect participants through being creative, having fun and sharing experiences.

The 1.5 hour sessions include a range of activities including relief print, monotypes, drawing, acrylic and oil painting, collage, watercolours, dry pastel and oil pastels.  Enjoying, appreciating and discussing art with others is not only therapeutic for people who have dementia but for all of us.

An intake form is required for new participants. Please contact the Centre for further information.

NOTE: In Term 4, this program will run as an online program, via Zoom. Fridays 1pm-2.30pm.


01/05/2020 1:30 pm - 11/12/2020 2:30 pm
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  • Term 4
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Term 4
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What to bring

All materials are supplied. An apron or old shirt.

What you get

An opportunity for people living with young onset dementia to connect with others in their community.

Important information

Please contact the centre for further information and an intake form.

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