Maud Lewis
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Art & Wellness

Artful Afternoon for those with dementia and their Partner in Care
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (ASNS) have come together to create an exciting new pilot program in 2014. People with dementia and their partner in care have new opportunities to connect with art. Participants are offered a hands-on studio art experience and an opportunity to view original artworks in the Gallery, led by artist Erin Laende and ASNS and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia staff and volunteers.

• A relaxed and fun environment to spend time with those you
might know and others you will meet.
• An opportunity to visit your provincial Art Gallery.
• An opportunity to experiment with materials and art
techniques such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
No experience is necessary!
• An opportunity to look at and talk about artworks.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Sunday, March 23 - Big Bright and Light
An afternoon of printmaking and collage.

Sunday, April 27 - Meet Maud
An afternoon of painting inspired by folk artist Maud Lewis.

Sunday, May 25 - Spring Forward
An afternoon of spring 3D art activities including nest building.

Sunday, June 22 - The Wheel Deal
An afternoon of making art that moves

No cost but registration is required.
To register, please call the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia at (902) 422-7961


IWK Health Centre
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has worked with Child Life Services at the IWK Health Centre since 2003. This collaboration enables Child Life and Gallery staff to offer innovative visual art workshops for children, teens, and families in addition to curatorial projects.

Developed with Autism Nova Scotia with the generous support of The Craig Foundation and The Windsor Foundation, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia offers a diverse range of programs for children, youth, and adults with autism. The program includes specially-designed Saturday art classes during the school calendar year, an annual exhibition and Family Sunday. This program began in 2006 and is now offered in Halifax at AGNS in addition to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch in Yarmouth.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is partnered with the Arthritis Society to further enhance programming for the Maud Lewis Gallery. As a young child, Maud was afflicted with juvenile arthritis. Her tiny house and artwork continues to bring great joy to thousands of visitors throughout the world.  An artist-facilitated workshop series this past year, inspired by Maud, resulted in a beautiful exhibition of the children's art called ARThritis Express with Oscar & Friends. The works were recently on display at AGNS in Halifax and will be on display in Yarmouth at the AGNS Western Branch in fall 2014. 

The Berkeley – a residence for seniors in Halifax
This program, developed with The Berkeley in fall 2007, provided art workshops at the residence for seniors with alzheimers. Workshops were offered in painting, drawing, textiles, printmaking, and sculpture. The following artworks show some of the works created through this program.

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

  Berkley workshop   Berkeley Workshop Painting   Berkeley workshop Art

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