April 19, May 17 and June 14, 2018
$25 All Materials Included
Everyone has creative potential! Research has shown that people with disabilities benefit from art instruction. Involvement in the visual arts benefits social, emotional and intellectual development by breaking down barriers and presenting opportunities which provide an outlet for creative expression. Each participant is given the support and encouragement they need to feel confident and capable, regardless of disability.
Please call 631-751-2676 to register.
"My experience at Gallery North has allowed me to expand my artistic skills, to extend the techniques that I already possess, and it has helped me tap into even more creativity than I thought I had. It has been a very positive and influential experience for me" - Sean Smith
An ArtWorks schedule is currently being developed.
Group gallery tours and group art-making workshops stimulate language, emotion and imagination as individuals are encouraged to connect the works of art to their personal recollections. Art triggers both intellectual and emotional responses. At Gallery North, participants and care companions engage in art-making using a wide variety of mediums and techniques. Each participant leaves with an Artcard- reminders of the work that they make that day.
"Alzheimer's typically hits the memory area of the brain early, while sparing the area responsible for creativity. Art and music are perfect modalities for stimulating creativity areas" - Samual Gandy, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Research Center
"The program at Gallery North has been wonderful for my mother. I will never forget the first time that we attended. When we came out of the program, she was holding a collage she had made..."its not great", she said, and then she stood taller, her voice got stronger, and she beamed, "but I made it!". I almost cried. My mother is always happy when she comes to the gallery. It is a place of enjoyment for her."