Professional Development | Creativity and art making for people living with dementia

Wednesday May 16, from 10am – 4pm

Fresh Gallery, Ōtara

‘Creativity and art making for people living with dementia’

Make Moments is an Auckland-based programme that works to connect and engage older people, and people living with dementia, with the rich and diverse art and cultural opportunities Auckland has to offer. Connect the Dots’ trained and passionate arts educators deliver facilitated art tours and art making workshops at local arts venues. The discussions and supported art making engage participants in intellectual stimulation, cultural engagement and social interaction.

Workshop overview:

Introduction to Make Moments and the role of art making in working with people with dementia.

Exploration and practical application of visual analysis techniques, facilitation skills, and particularly how to create a rich and meaningful art making workshop in response to an art work or object.

You will leave with a practical knowledge about the value of creativity, and tools that enable you to use art / objects as prompts for meaningful and respectful art making exploration and experimentation.

As part of this Professional Development workshop you will begin as a participant on a Make Moments workshop, and we will then work in small groups on activities to develop a range of possible art making workshops and themes that you can draw on to create programming back at your facility.


  • Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Small group size: up to 12 people
  • $60 – (funds go directly to future Make Moments workshops)
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Parking available
  • Venue: Fresh Gallery Ōtara
  • Bookings through Eventbrite


How long is the workshop?

The workshop itself runs for four hours.

What if I need to cancel?

We appreciate that things can come up that mean you are no longer able to make it. We would require one week’s notice of cancellation.


Yes! Connect the Dots’ Make Moments programme comes with two foxies. They are very friendly.

Why is it so affordable?

Through the generous support of Foundation North.

How can I find out more about Connect the Dots and the Make Moments programme?

We would love you to visit our website to learn more about who we are and the work we love to do:

What are my parking options at the event?

There is ample parking around the Otara Town Centre, but it is for 60 minutes or 2 hours so you will need to move your car during the workshop!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please do contact us with any questions!

Andrea 021 990 370

Date(s) - 16/05/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm