Twitter Instagram
art by people
living with dementia
Drawing Life provides access to the arts and a place for social interaction. When the
lockdowns stopped face to face art classes, we produced two unique sketchbooks containing
photos of our models opposite a blank page for drawing, and scores of original line drawings
by our team of artists for colouring in. Books can be ordered here, and you can view working
artists making drawings in the sketchbook here.

Picasso said it took him a lifetime to learn to paint like a child. Drawing Life puts this typically paradoxical statement to the test. Drawing Life works with people in all stages of dementia.     

People who may or may not have done life drawing before express themselves in new and surprising ways. Explore our Gallery to see what we mean.

The drawings reveal something fascinating about life and memory to the artists themselves, they offer carers new subjects to talk about with those who may have lost the art of conversation and they show how people living with dementia want to preserve their identity with their own still relevant viewpoint.

Drawing Life is committed to making our classes and workshops available to more people and in more places. We are currently developing online creative training courses for carers so that they can do what we do further afield. Watch this space!

Life drawing improves the wellbeing of participants and in turn combats stigmas associated with dementia, raising awareness to the wider public.

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability in later life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. In the UK, one person every three minutes develops dementia, and by 2025 there will be one million people affected, with this figure doubling in just 26 years. Drawing Life is working with academics in art and science to devise ways to contribute to research in this vital field.

Drawing of the Week by Brian, 2019

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Or in this case... draw all over it! Try using yesterday's newspaper as your canvas in your next session. The results are always great fun.

#dementia #carers #careforcarers #carersuk #alzheimersawareness #dementiaawareness #dementiasupport #dementiacare #alzheimerscare #alzheimerscaregiver #dementiacaregiver #dementiafriends #alzheimerssociety #adventurebeforedementia #alzheimersresearch

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Or in this case... draw all over it! Try using yesterday's newspaper as your canvas in your next session. The results are always great fun.

#dementia #carers #careforcarers #carersuk #alzheimersawareness #dementiaawareness #dementiasupport #dementiacare #alzheimerscare #alzheimerscaregiver #dementiacaregiver #dementiafriends #alzheimerssociety #adventurebeforedementia #alzheimersresearch
...

27 0
Collage is a fantastic way to express yourself. All sorts of materials can be used to create beautiful art - like this piece by Elizabeth. What materials would you use?

#dementiaart #drawinglife #dementiactivities #carehomeactivities #carehomefun #activitycoordinator #dementiauk #careforcarers #carersuk #dementiasupport

Collage is a fantastic way to express yourself. All sorts of materials can be used to create beautiful art - like this piece by Elizabeth. What materials would you use?

#dementiaart #drawinglife #dementiactivities #carehomeactivities #carehomefun #activitycoordinator #dementiauk #careforcarers #carersuk #dementiasupport
...

11 0