Art Bright “in a Nut Shell”

Art Bright is a program which utilizes the visual arts and sensory stimulation to encourage recollections of life experiences. We tell our own narratives and share the joy of interactions as we build friendships and community. We use art to break isolation, and we demonstrate how the arts can assist caregivers in the care of loved ones. We use the arts to encourage recall and cognition.

Art Bright Goals

1. Break isolation for seniors, caregivers, and the memory loss community.
2. Activities encourage conversation, fun, friendships, and cognition!
3. Through art viewing and creating, memory and self-expression are linked.

Who may register?

• Active Seniors who feel isolated
• People may come with a friend or a caring neighbor.
• Participants examples have been a parent and child, siblings, or a caregiver and client.
• Caregivers trying to find ways to maintain communication with family members.
• People with diagnosis like Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, or variations of over eight diseases with memory complications.

Current Sessions open for registrations:

  • Register for: One month at a time, or Both.
  • All activities are completed in a day.
  • If you miss one of the dates, we can work with you.
MAY, Tuesdays, 3-10-17-24
10:00AM to 12:30
Union UCC, 1118 4th St.
Elk River, MN

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* There is a LIMIT of 18 participants only. Register Now!

  • $25 per participant fee is helpful to cover supply cost
  • The fee covers all classes within the month.
  • We do not want this to be a hardship.
  • Should you need financial assistance, make a note in comments. We will find sponsorship.

Paula Benfer

Paula Benfer believes making art and teaching art are equally important, one enriches the other.  Creating her own art in her eclectic style informed her teaching.  Through her mediums she told stories.  While teaching art she listened to the voices of her students.

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