Older residents with dementia recently enjoyed making these lively embossed birthday cards! The project was also designed to accommodate individuals with low vision.
At Cards & Conversations we think it is important for people to express themselves artistically, regardless of ability or special needs!
Create custom names with this adorable alphabet OR have me create a one of a kind piece of art for you! Contact to order or to learn more!
Learn how to make beautiful handmade cards that are truly special! Be introduced to die cutting, rubber stamping and embossing along with other techniques. Great for all ages and abilities. All supplies and tools are provided too! The exact address in Needham is provided upon RSVP. Cost is $15.00 per person. JOIN US!! Sunday, Jan 13. from 1-2:30 pm. Workshops are also available at your home, school or club. Contact for details and group rates!
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Jan. 25 6-7:30 pm Girls Night Out
Feb. 7 9-10 am Senior Card Making (Cards and Coffee)
Feb. 12 1-2:30 pm Early Release Card Making
December and the holidays are undeniably wonderful but I can't wait until the NEW YEAR! This January we will launch a new unit on hand-lettering and flowers. These techniques are simple to learn and yield beautiful results. Please book early!!
Utilizing classic decoupage, these ladies transformed ordinary tissue paper into extraordinary holiday cards. Likewise they transformed a cold rainy afternoon into a delightful day.
Do gift cards seem too impersonal sometimes? Add your touch with custom holders. Now it is the perfect gift!
Can't wait for the leaves to turn? Discover hand-printing techniques that capture the vibrancy of the Fall. Create your one of a kind card utilizing hand printing, layering, embossing and stamping. Contact us to learn more or to book a Workshop. www.cardsandconversations.com
We all have images in our minds of what flowers look like. And over the course of a lifetime we have likely seen thousands. The colors, the petals, and the patterns may change but they all convey images in our imaginations.
Recently I ran two workshops at different facilities for individuals with memory care. No two paintings were the same and in fact the results were remarkable.
At the onset of one, an aid shook her head indicating that one man had extreme dementia. However, he seamlessly painted a scene of two tall flowers in a sunny field. One woman stared at the paper for ten minutes without moving and then proceeded to paint a complex Hawaiian flower that most would have trouble envisioning. Paintings styles ranged widely from detailed and flowing to graphic and impressionistic. Despite dementia, we all have images of flowers embedded in our memories.
Allowing these images to emerge is wondrous and up lifting. In both workshops, the participants, staff and I were awed and excited by the results and I look forward to seeing many more flowers bloom in future workshops. Contact me at CardsandConversations.com to plant the seeds for your workshop. (Appropriate for all levels and ages)