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That’s All I’m Going to Say About It – Blog #5

The most striking stories shared during my Art Place residency were always followed by the words: and that’s all I’m going to say about it. Wait, what stories, you may … Read More / Suite

Stories as Shared Experiences – Blog Post #3

In Art Place 2016 , Marie Bilodeau By Marie Bilodeau / January 18, 2017

Art, traditionally, requires some form of active participation. The brush must touch the canvas, the pen must ink the page, the words must tumble from the tongue…but, if guided art from week-to-week was proving not only difficult, but stressful on the learners, then it obviously wasn’t the way to go. It was time to adapt my own expectations and plan to fit my groups, since I was the one who could adapt more easily.

Working with Dementia Patients: 5 Stories, 3 Lessons

In Art Place 2016 , Marie Bilodeau By Marie Bilodeau / January 17, 2017

Progress with my groups (see the first post) has been slow and full of interesting challenges. Uncertain how best to proceed following my first couple of workshops, I did the only thing any self-respecting individual with absolutely no clue how to proceed can do: I did some research (woo!)

Remembering Story – Blog Post #1

In Art Place 2016 , Marie Bilodeau By Marie Bilodeau / March 2, 2017

Story Mosaics We are all made of stories. Some we share regularly as funny moments, jokes, or lessons learned.  Some happened to us, and some we heard and made our … Read More / Suite