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In the flow of art making: Seniors improve their well-being

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This visual essay documents activities conducted during a workshop in an independent living facility in Vancouver, British Columbia. The workshop provided seniors with an opportunity to create sock monkeys as an avenue to engage with various materials in space and time. We illuminate the impact that the visual art making activity had among seniors in this retirement centre. We observe that completion is not an end of learning, instead it is a state of continuing change that invites the seniors to explore possibilities.
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Keywords: flow; improve; materials; stimulation of senses; visual art making; well-being

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: St. Mark’s Teachers Training College, Kigari 2: Simon Fraser University

Publication date: June 1, 2019

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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