Facilitating Art for Older Adults

"I have a degree in Recreation Therapy and also I am an artist. Thank you for your insight and I will utilize many ideas from your book. I liked the personal stories of participants in the studio and how the art program enriched and brought meaningful activity and pleasure. I appreciate your years of experience, ideas and thoughts to challenge me and help me develop my art class."   ~S.G.


"I found the course very enlightening, and I feel it gave me the info I needed to be confident to pursue my dream of  facilitating an art program for the elderly in my area."


~AMH - Somerset, Mass.

Shelley Klammer’s Biography

Shelley Klammer is a registered counsellor and expressive arts educator with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Shelley worked in Artworks Studio at George Derby Centre in Burnaby, BC for 9 years collaborating with a team of 8 artists and art therapists, maintaining a large working art studio that provided projects in painting, textiles, weaving to seniors with varying levels of dementia and physical challenges.


Shelley has developed and facilitated many therapeutic art programs over the years to various populations. Her intuitive group approach is grounded in the direct experience of engaging many types of people in the art-making process. Shelley has developed art programs for incarcerated youth, adults with acquired brain injuries, people with developmental disabilities, seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as children and the general public. 


Connecting in the Land of Dementia


I am featured in Deborah Shouse's book!


On the dementia journey, each quality moment of connection is priceless. Deborah Shouse and dozens of experts in the field of dementia share ideas that engage the creative spirit so you can continue to experience those meaningful moments of connecting.


These easy and adaptable projects--music, art, movies, cooking, storytelling, gardening, movement, and many more--can foster stronger relationships, renew hope, and ignite a sense of purpose for people who are living with dementia and their care partners.


You don't need special skills to enjoy these expressive activities. Simply incorporate them into your daily routine and you'll enrich your time together.


You can purchase the book HERE.