Impressionist Works

So I facilitated a watercolour painting session with a group of people with dementia. We used impressionist works and it worked really well. See these links for some good Van Gogh:

http://www.supercoloring.com/wp-content/original/2009_10/Sunflowers-by-Vincent-Van-Gogh-coloring-page.jpg

http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/tracing-outlines-of-famous-art-works/

Alternatively, a quick Google images search (selecting line drawing in the options) will find you Renoir, Monet, Manet, Cezanne…

Here’s an example of a finished product. Just to set the scene a little for you, this client has mid-late stages dementia and consequently can barely string a sensible sentence together. Displays serious sundowning behaviour at times. Yet, she worked happily on this masterpiece (personally, I think it gives Van Gogh a run for his money) for just under two hours.

Think that’s what you meant when you said ‘flow’, Mr. Csikszentmihalyi. Love it.

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3 thoughts on “Impressionist Works

  1. Wow such great works of art from a great idea. Thank you for all your updates of all the great things you are achieving within your professional practice. I am enjoying reading all the information you have to share.

    thank you again.

  2. What a beautiful colorful art work! I agree – it does give Van Gogh a run for his money! I’m delighted that my outline drawing has been used to inspire and encourage others! Blessings!

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