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Workshops for People with Parkinson’s and their Care-partners

March 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Workshop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art Accessible Programs for People with Parkinson’s Disease and their Care Partners


Participants will tour the museum galleries to learn about the rich symbolism of hands in art, including different styles and techniques artists used to render hands throughout various time periods and cultures.


Artists see drawing hands as one of the most difficult challenges. In the studio, the instructor will demystify the process and work with a set of simple steps to understand how to render the human hand realistically. Students will learn about the structure of the hand and the techniques to create an expressive portrait through our hands. This workshop will also engage in guided creative writing about the hands…what they do, what they have done, what they will do.


Workshops are designed for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and include a 1-hour private guided tour and 2-hour studio experience with 1/2 hour break for lunch. The fee is $10.00 per person. Care partners and personal attendants are admitted free.  Click here for a brochure!

Parking is free of charge.  Classes are limited, so please register early! Contact Accessible Programs at 215.684.7602.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease are generously supported by The Parkinson Council and the Susan O. Jaffe Quality of Life Initiative.


March 9, 2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Marissa Clark