Memory Lounge is an arts program for people with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. Engagement in the arts can improve your quality of life by: 

  • Improving mood and outlook 
  • Lessening the effects of depression and/or anxiety 
  • Offering a comfortable social outing 
  • Giving you wonderful moments together 
  • Putting something FUN in your calendar! 

Each series will introduce you to four professional artists who will lead workshops in visual arts, music, dance, or theatre. Additionally, you will see the current exhibitions at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and engage in discussions about the artworks, ideas, and artists. This is a wonderful self-care opportunity that promises to create new joyful memories! 

Register for the full workshop series for $60 per couple, or register for individual workshops for $20 per couple. 

Spring 2023 Series 

In the spring series, you will explore felting with Chance Phillips on Feb. 17, watercolors with Megan Johnson on March 3, collage with Shorty Greene on March 17, and text art with Kristin Bauer on April 7. All workshops are held in the Center Space at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. 

Member can purchase the entire series or individual workshops beginning Dec. 7. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 14. 


Wet Felting with Chance Phillips
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023,
1–2:30 p.m. 

In this class we will transform wool fleece into a colorful wool felt art piece. Wool, soapy water, hand manipulation, and a free spirit are all it takes! 

Watercolors with Megan Johnson
Friday, March 3, 2023, 1–2:30 p.m. 

The second workshop of this spring series will feature watercolors with Megan Johnson.

Collage with Shorty Greene 
March 17, 2023,
1–2:30 p.m. 

Collage is great for composing artwork with different materials by ripping, cutting, and reorganizing pieces into a masterpiece. Participants will use their own photographs to incorporate other paper elements and create one-of-a-kind artworks. 

This hands-on collage workshop is appropriate for all skill levels and is led by Shorty Greene, a Phoenix-based visual artist, arts educator, mother, and member of Eye Lounge, an artist-run collective in downtown Phoenix. 


Text art with Kristin Bauer 
April 7, 2023,
1–2:30 p.m. 

In this workshop, visual artist (and licensed art therapist) Kristin Bauer will guide participants through a process using text stencils, water-soluble pencils, and pigment markers, along with spray bottles and various tools to create colorful and expressive visual poems. Using simple materials and methods, combined with subtle techniques, Bauer aims to facilitate an enjoyable and peaceful experience. Please join us! 

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