SPRING 2014 WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED!
We have a fun and exciting workshops line-up for 2014. To learn more, or to register, click on the blue title link for each program.
Dates/Times: All adult workshops are on Saturdays from 9 AM - 5 PM
February 22: Corrine Humphrey—PET PORTRAITS
March 1: Marina Alexendrescu—MONO-PRINTS
March 15: Sarinda Jones—KILN-FORMED GLASS
March 29: Loné Vilnius—ASSEMBLAGE BOXES
May 3: Susan Jarvis—ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL—Plein Air Painting in an Urban Setting
Number of participants: Maximum of 12 adults per workshop
Fee: $60 per workshop (may be discountedbased on need) includes art materials and lunch. Pre-registration required. If you have been an apprentice in the Partners Program, or you need to request a fee reduction or waiver, please contact Amanda Finlayson at 801-328-0703, option 5.
Location: Art Access, 230 South 500 West #125, Salt Lake City
Jean LaSarre Gardner
Art Explorations Group for People Living with Alzheimer's
Art Access is offering an art therapy group for people living with Alzheimer's. The Fine Art of Memory (F.A.M.), a respite care company, leads the group's artistic pursuits. The group meets monthly in the Art Access workshop space.
Recent scientific research supports the positive results produced by initiatives that encourage people with Alzheimer's to engage in art and participate in creative endeavors. Dr. Sam Gandy, Chair of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, has emphasized the importance of engagement with art as an effective therapy, stating that, "One of the most important [discoveries] ... has been in showing how important engagement is in either delaying onset [of Alzheimer's] in healthy people, or slowing progression in people who have the disease."
Day care centers, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes nationwide are using drawing, painting and museum visits as effective therapies for enhancing the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's. According to neuroscientists, discoveries are being made to support the fact that the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease. Today, experts recognize the benefits of these new approaches that dramatically change the way we perceive Alzheimer's and dementia.
If you, or someone you care for, is living with Alzheimer's, we invite you to participate in this free art workshop at Art Access. Advanced registration is required.
Group Schedule: the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Participants are welcome to arrive 30 minutes early in order to view the current exhibition.
Max Group Size: 12 (Individuals who are in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's may be accompanied by a caregiver).
Fee: Free with advanced registration.
Location: Art Access Gallery, 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City
Art Explorations for People Living with Alzheimer's is made possible in part through a generous donation from the David and Sherrie Gee family in memory of Viona Hilgert.
Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program
Epilepsy Alliance of Utah, Art Access, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado are excited to bring you the opportunity to express yourself through art as part of a multi-week art therapy program. You'll work with art therapist Ida Yoked (MA, ATR) and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to create art pieces using visual art mediums. Strengthen your artistic voice and learn from others in an open, welcoming environment!
Ida Yoked is one of the founders and the director of Expressive Therapies Utah. Ida is a board-certified Art Therapist, artist and photographer. Mrs. Yoked received her Masters degree in Art therapy from Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts NYC. Before opening ETU, Ida worked extensively in the mental health systems of New York City and New Jersey, mainly with mental illness and chemical addiction. She has served as the Director of the Creative Art therapies at Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in NYC, as well as director of Project Us (a consumer operated psychosocial club House Program). In addition, she has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings and has developed a multi modality approach to treatment with aphasia and stroke survivors of all ages, providing individual, group, couple and family therapy.
Studio E is open to artists of all talent levels, whether you are a professional artist of have never held a paintbrush.
Workshop Dates: Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 & 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: Art Access @ 230 S 500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Admission: FREE with advanced registration. Class size limited to 15 participants.
Please note that this program is offered exclusively to people with epilepsy.
Studio E is a multi-week art therapy program open to people with epilepsy in 30 U.S. cities, where participants are given the opportunity to creatively express themselves and their emotions. Living with epilepsy can be challenging and art therapy may be beneficial in working through how the condition impacts an individual's life. For more detailed information about this national program, visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org/studioe or www.yourpartnerinepilepsy.com.