Self-healing Expressive Art Workshop

Partnering Organization

Art for All

Project Period

September 2013 to June 2015

Target Group

Elders with early dementia, their carers and the staff


Methodist Epworth Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Chai Wan

About self-expressive art

Elders’ artistic and imaginative responses can remain strong for years after the onset of dementia. Quality art workshops can re-energise and inspire these elders, bringing joy to their lives and providing opportunities for quality time with their caregivers and loved ones.

How it works

In this project 36 self-expressive art sessions, including painting, life-sized self-portraits, ink collage, movement and photography, were conducted to encourage elders to reflect on their life stories, and then “narrate and create” their artwork.