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ERIC Number: ED567782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 86
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Making Art and Making Memories: A Study on the Effects of Art Making as a Possible Intervention to Memory Loss
Carney, Kathleen
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This eight-week action research project examined how art can be a possible intervention to memory loss. Five octogenarians with dementia participated in a qualitative phenomenological case study exploring the connections between memory and making art. Various methods of data collection were employed, including survey, interview, artifacts, journals, note-taking, and video recordings. As the participants shared stories of favorite desserts and treats, they created Pop Art sculptural works of those desserts, which activated memories of songs, images, and events from their pasts. The findings section elucidates specific successful strategies and outcomes. Everyone reported enjoying the experience, and for some participants, new memories were created regarding working with the sculptural material, understanding color mixing techniques, and subsequent identification of their artworks. The following are appended: (1) Consent Form; (2) Eight-Week Lesson Plan; (3) Rubric; (4) Survey 1; (5) Survey 2; and (6) Follow-up Survey.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey