Free art workshops invite adults with dementia to get creative!

Adults living with dementia can create exciting artwork at a new series of workshops.

The free workshops, called History Health Happiness, encourage participants to create their own artwork using the stories and objects from Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery as inspiration.

Run jointly by darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and Heritage Doncaster, these relaxed workshops are a brilliant way for those living with dementia to get creative and express themselves with others.

No experience whatsoever is needed and free refreshments are provided.

Assistant Director at darts (Doncaster Community Arts), Lucy Robertshaw said: “We’re delighted to give adults with dementia this wonderful opportunity to unleash their imaginative side.”

“Dementia and loss of memory can be lonely and isolating – we’re inviting those living with dementia to come along, make new friends and have fun.”

History Health Happiness runs every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

Carers, friends and family members are welcome to get involved and try something new. To book your free place, visit www.inthemomentdoncaster.co.uk/events – or just turn up on the day!

The group is part of a wider programme of dementia-friendly culture with Cast, Heritage Doncaster and Home Instead Doncaster funded by Arts Council England and support from Public Health (Doncaster Council) as part of its strategy in promoting dementia awareness.

darts has been developing creative programmes with people living with dementia and their carers for the last decade. These programmes enrich peoples’ lives, enable them to meet new people and have fun.

darts’ programmes also gently challenge those who come – keeping brains active and creating new shared memories.