Memory Lounge is an arts program for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. If this is you, you are invited to join our community! If not, please share with someone you know. We all know someone.
Please register below for the dates that interest you.
February 4: Collage and ink with Koryn Woodward Wasson
Join us for a collage and drawing workshop. We will be building collages and creating “bodies,” head to toe out of found materials. Use the materials included to build your new body or use your own images for that special piece of art. We will be looking at our created compositions and using our collages as inspiration for an ink drawing. We will discuss how we can bring different types of images together into a cohesive identity through our mark making.
February 18: Live music with Small Island, Big Song
Small Island Big Song is a multi-platform project that unites the maritime cultures of the Indian and the Pacific Oceans through song. They have been filming and recording in nature with over a hundred musicians. The outcomes of these efforts included an award-winning album, a live concert that toured around the world across four continents, a film, and an outreach program.
March 4: Journal-making with Mary Strawn
Join us in creating your own personal journal. Stitch pages together into a book format, customize the front with collage materials, and fill the pages with some prompted drawings and/or paintings. This will be a time for creative expression, exploration, and connection. Everyone is welcome.
March 18: Abstract self-portraits with Tiesha Harrison
Learn about artist Beverly McIver and create your own self-portrait in this immersive, meditative, and reflective workshop led by Tiesha Harrison. Tiesha will guide you through a grounding experience of creating an abstract mixed media portrait that is special to you. No experience necessary.
April 1: Watercolor Textures with Amazing Yupo, with Ellen Murray-Meissinger
Learn and have fun while creating watercolor paintings using Yupo. Yupo is a synthetic, plastic paper. It is durable, stays flat, and can be used multiple times to make several paintings with surprising textures.
April 15: Journal-making with Mary Strawn
Join us in creating your own personal journal. After viewing illustrated journals in the SMoCA exhibitions, we will create our own. Stitch pages together into a book format, customize the front with collage materials, and fill the pages with some prompted drawings and/or paintings. This will be a time for creative expression, exploration, and connection. Everyone is welcome.