Adult Art Workshops

A Visual Arts Workshop Program for Adults with and without Disabilities

Program Founded in 2000 by Art Access

Designed for adults 20 and older

Come join together in the Art Access workshop space and join other art-minded adults to experience a day of creating art, guided by professional artists. Each year this series of five workshops offers a variety of art medium and an opportunity to develop new art skills.

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
Workshops Coordinator
801-328-0703 opt. 7, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Art Explorations Group for People Living with Alzheimer's

Art Access is offering an art explorations 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 means 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.
To register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Amanda at 801-328-0703, option 5.
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.


Help Art Access provide inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities and those with limited access to the arts.

Donate Now »

Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.