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Becoming Artists at The Heights Cottage

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~Aristotle

Yesterday The Heights Cottage had a special activity for the residents. A University of Houston student, Katherine Miner, who is sociology major and art minor has aspirations of getting her masters in social work with the goal of working with people through art. She has volunteered her time for the next three Thursdays to come and work with the residents on fun art projects. This Thursday the residents had the chance to paint with acrylics on canvases. They were encouraged to paint whatever they wanted to or try and copy a picture that they enjoyed. All of The Heights residents painted wonderful masterpieces and were highly engaged in the activity. Art therapy has been proven as a great way to help stimulate the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s. Studies show that art therapy can help a person’s senses by triggering old memories and encouraging conversation.

I am excited to share these amazing pictures with you and keep a look out over the next two weeks for more photos from The Heights Cottage art project.

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