This complete set has everything needed to create 4 unique works of art. It consists of preprinted background cards as well as tracing sheets and transparent sheets. Using the transparent sheet to create a professional looking image with the chalk markers, users then remove the tracing sheet to reveal their final image. The transparent sheets can also be wiped clean for when little artists wish to refine their work or start over. Beautifully boxed, the set contains:
* 4 illustrated plates
* 4 transparent sheets (210 x 280mm)
* 6 liquid chalk felt brushes
* 1 instruction booklet
In my garden makes a gorgeous gift or engaging activity.
Box: 4 cmH x 23 cmL x 30 cmW and weighs 850g
Who Will Benefit from this Activity?
Art therapy provides an invaluable contribution to the care of people with dementia, whose language skills have been impaired, by allowing them to express their feelings and increase self-esteem through the language of art. Art therapy may be undertaken through drawings and colourings, through creating collages of magazine images, or through objects of coloured or textured figures and shapes. Engaging in art allows friends and family to connect with their loved one who has dementia, in a non-threatening and failure free way, when the ability to communicate in the traditional manner has been lost.
These quality chalk markers are suitable for everyone, and will be enjoyed by people in all stages of dementia. The outcome of the activity may vary depending on the person’s ability, however for people with dementia, it is important to remember that when participating in the activity, the focus should not be about the activity itself, but the quality and enjoyment of the interaction. It is the enjoyment of the activity that will contribute to their overall sense of happiness and well-being.
If you need help choosing an appropriate activity for someone affected by dementia, click here to view our guidelines.