ERIC Number: ED417523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
A Guide To Setting Up a Creative Art Experiences Program for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Harlan, Jane E.
This guide is intended to help agencies serving older adults with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in setting up a relatively inexpensive creative art program. The first section presents a rationale for creative art experiences for this population and then provides specific information on program development, including setting up the group, appropriate materials, promoting successful art experiences, the role of the group leader, responding to the art work, motivation, and accommodating various disabilities. Fifteen activity plans are included. Each one lists the materials needed, necessary preparation for the activity, instructions for participants, and suggestions for the group leader. The activity plans include exploring clay, painting to music, stimulus images including a head and shoulders or a vase/container, house cut-outs, stamp pad printing, paper and fabric collage, sponge printing, fish collage, cardboard construction, stencil painting, mural with cut-out images, masks, group collage, and body tracing. Appended are lists of art materials and additional resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Art Activities, Art Education, Creative Art, Developmental Disabilities, Group Activities, Lesson Plans, Mental Retardation, Older Adults, Program Development, Rehabilitation
Program on Aging and Developmental Disabilities, Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, 2853 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405; telephone: 812-855-6508; fax: 812-855-9630.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.