Art & Wellness

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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) came 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 during a Gallery tour, led by artist Erin Laende and ASNS and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia staff and volunteers.

We are happy to announce that the new Winter and Spring Session will include 5 workshops, once a month, beginning February 22, 2015 and ending June 21, 2015.

• 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


New Winter/Spring Session begins February 22, 2015. Registration now open.

No cost but 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 are now on display in Yarmouth at the AGNS Western Branch. 

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