Collective Encounters are hosting an Arts and Dementia Masterclass for artists and practitioners interested in developing their practice into this increasingly vital vital area of work.
The training day: This masterclass is aimed at anyone who has an interest in arts and dementia, and welcomes both experienced artists and people with no previous experience of working directly in this field. By the end of the day participants will have developed:
- An enhanced understanding of dementia
- An understanding of person-centred and relationship-centered care, and the ability to apply these to their own arts practice
- An understanding of the potential benefits of using the arts with people living with dementia
- Increased awareness of a range of arts approaches which have proved successful with people with dementia
- An understanding of the creative potential of working with people living with dementia and their carers
- An understanding of the particular challenges of working with people living with dementia, and a set of creative approaches to overcome these
- An understanding of the challenges of working in a care home setting, and guidelines to make this process run more smoothly
- Confidence in their ability to run creative workshops with people living with dementia, in both care homes and other settings.
Booking and information can be found here. The Masterclass costs £85 and is part of Collective Encounters’ 2017 Masterclass Programme.