Here's What You Get
Providing Everything You Need
This certification program follows the WATCH – LEARN -PRACTICE – SUPPORT method:
Watch– The course is accessible online anywhere and you can watch in the comfort of your own home. You only need the internet and a webcam to take part in the online training.
Learn -The comprehensive curriculum is in sequential order so that it’s easy to follow. Each module is released at your pace steps so that you can follow along and not feel overwhelmed.
Practice – The course includes checklists, templates, and worksheets to help you put everything into action at your place of work.
Support – This course is filled with support! You won’t have to go it alone on the journey. You’ll have instant access to a community of like-minded creative individuals who believe in personal growth and life enrichment. You can connect, swap ideas and share your wins with one another!
This course includes exclusive education and implementation methods for providing holistic art with elders or individuals with Dementia.
7 Comprehensive Modules
2 Bonus Modules
Art Demos (painting techniques and craft ideas)
Series of Practical Activities
Dozens of Downloadable Resources. Step-by-step Instructions, handouts, templates, worksheets, and assessments
Unlimited Support with access to our State of the Art - Certification Lab and Group Forum to connect with other Creative Souls like you!
How You'll Learn
All students are required to purchase the course textbook. This cost is not included in the tuition. The focus of the required text is to help students explore concepts of using art as a therapeutic tool and gain personal reflection as a creative. Making you a better teacher and leader.
Sparrow, Sherita T. (2020). The Healing Artist: Create – Connect – Compassion. Inspiring Project Ideas and Heart-warming Experiences that Shows How Therapeutic Art Brings Healing & Joy to the Elderly and Individuals with Special Needs
Upon completion of the certification requirements, you will earn and may use the name
Certified Art Practitioner Certification™.
A Bit About Me
It would be a pleasure to be your Art & Memory Care Instructor. I have experience doing holistic art with residents in skilled nursing, assisted living communities, adult day centers, and group homes. The Art & Memory Care Certification™ program offers great value to the activity profession.
The purpose of Art & Memory Care Certification™ is to show you how to use art holistically to connect with elders on a deeper level. Expanding person-centered care beyond the surface. The methods are easy to learn and adaptable to any resident's capabilities.
What inspires me about the Art & Memory Care Certification™ Program is seeing the positive effects holistic art has on elders. Art allows elders to share their thoughts and feelings without judgment. It's a moment to be free in their world. Free from worry, stress, aches, and pains. After every art session, residents appear happier and accomplished.
And the best part about using art holistically is seeing family members connect with their loved one through the creative process. Art seems to help family members cope with their loved one's progressive disease. Frustrations and a sense of hopelessness seem to disappear at that moment.
It's really about building connections!
I believe Art speaks from the depths of our souls and promotes peace within. Sometimes that's all we need, PEACE and a sense of belongingness. And I'm here to show you how you can use art to do this, too! You can help someone find solace in a world that is filled with uncertainty.
I look forward to supporting you on your journey....