SPARK! is a free, monthly program for those living with memory loss to participate with their family or caregivers. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support and inspire creativity through engaging in museum experiences, workshops and programs. SPARK! programs are FREE for families to attend together in a comfortable environment led by specially trained staff and volunteers.
Attending SPARK! provides care partners an opportunity to be together IN THE MOMENT. Programs are not reminiscent, nor do they rely on recalling memories, but rather focus on observations, conversations and creative experiences.
SPARK! events are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:00 am.
Programs typically last 60-90 minutes and group sizes are limited. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.
Please contact the Rahr-West Art Museum if you are interested in bringing a group to the SPARK! program.
Welcome to SPARK!
February 20: Love is in the Air Create lovely heart art.
March 19: Traditional Silk Painting Create a beautiful silk painting.
April 16: Keepsake Boxes Embellish boxes to store important mementos.
May 21: Birdhouses Welcome back the birds with a fun birdhouse.
June 18: Painting Pots Paint a pot and fill it with a beautiful plant.
July 16: Paint & Pass Jazz Style The new technique will be fun for everyone!
August 20: Pour Painting This fluid technique is perfect for everyone.
September 24: Fall Tissue Paper Collage Create a fun and colorful autumn scene.
October 15: The Art of Tablesettings Paint a piece of pottery to take home.
November 19: Make Some Music Join our special guest to make sweet music.
December 17: Nutcracker Craft & Music Paint a wooden nutcracker for the holidays.