Art of Caregiving


Join us for this FREE art-making program – no experience needed!

This new, FREE program is for caregivers of the elderly & people with Alzheimer’s/dementia—whether you’re a paid caregiver or someone who takes care of a loved one.

Art of Caregiving is designed as creative relief from day-to-day tasks & to inspire artistic adventures— such as visual journaling, ceramics, painting, jewelry & more.

Each session focuses on an art project, with guidance from a professional artist. All materials are provided.  There will be light refreshments & time for informal socializing.

You’ll go home with a kit of supplies & materials so you can make the project on your own time—or even share it with the person you care for.

It’s all free but you have to reserve your place in advance.

Each session is limited to 20 individuals.


Thursdays – March 2, 16, 20 & April 13

9:30-11am OR 6-7:30pm sessions

You must reserve your space in advance:

To sign up or if you have questions, contact Julie at the BBAC:

248.644.0866 x 111 or

In Michigan there are more than one million documented caregivers, some whose profession it is and others who care for a family member. Caregivers often sacrifice their own physical and emotional needs in an effort to provide the best quality of life for a loved one. 

The Art of Caregiving is a free visual arts respite program, specifically designed for caregivers of the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, which uses art-making as a tool to alleviate the feelings of stress, depression and isolation often associated with this role.

The program is set up for a series of four art-making sessions over about 8 weeks. Each session focuses on an art project with guidance from a professional artist. The BBAC provides all the materials. “Artistic adventures” will include visual journaling, ceramics & painting… plus time for light refreshments & informal socializing. Participants will receive a take-home kit containing materials and supplies related to each session for sharing and use at home.

IT’S ALL FREE but you must reserve your space in advance.

For more details, contact Julie Laforet at the BBAC – 248.644.0866 x 111 or


The Art of Caregiving is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.