Opening Minds Through Art (OMA)

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based, intergenerational art-making program for people with dementia. Developed in 2007 at Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center in Oxford, Ohio, the program is grounded in person-centered care principles.
The OMA art-making process involves carefully structured steps aimed at maximizing the possibility of creative expression. Participants are provided with manageable choices and failure-free activities that allow them to become active agents in their own creative process.The one-to-one ratio during art-making sessions builds the confidence and promotes the growth of close relationships between people with dementia and their partner.
The research shows that OMA helps to change how others view, interact with, and care for people with dementia.

We strive to:
1 – Promote the social engagement, autonomy, and dignity of people with dementia by providing creative self-expression opportunities;
2 – Provide opportunities to build close relationships with people with dementia;
3 – Show the public the creative self-expression capacities of people with dementia through exhibitions of their artwork.

Visits are one on one and can be made at a home or assisted living facility. They are 1 hour in duration and can be scheduled for every two weeks or once a month and it is a requirement that a caregiver or family member be present during the workshop.

Please call 615-456-3777 or email us at [email protected] to discuss in more detail the process to schedule a visit(s).

Healing Art and Loss

There is nothing simple about grief.

Let your mind and heart feel and experience creativity like never before. The workshops are designed to assist those that are suffering from a loss to process their feeling about grief. We work-shops encourage participants to explore both negative and positive feelings using different forms of art.

No previous art experience necessary in fact less is better. Finding the words to express how you feel can be very complicated, colors can convey what you can’t say.

The colors we choose to represent our feelings, emotions and memories are as unique as each one of us

  • Registration will close 3 days prior to workshop
  • A minimum of 3 participants is required to hold a workshop
  • Maximum class size will be limited to 10 participants
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and payment containing address of workshop in Kingston Springs, TN.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of workshop.
  • Please bring a beverage and snack if you desire one.
  • Cost per workshop is $55.00 (3 hours)
  • Workshops are held on Saturdays from 2pm—5pm

You may register for as many workshop as you would like to attend in advance.

 

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