Students have the opportunity to learn from the founder of Tailored Artworks, The Mural Shop and Tailored Artworks Academy, Sharron Tancred.
Firstly, learn what causes brain disease and how a healthier lifestyle avoids it. This is followed by why environmental design for dementia is fun while helping with problem-solving for this massive industry, its staff, families, designers, architects, and builders. Add to this, learn fast lateral thinking skills for life!
Then, based on evidence research, this remarkable artist and decorator explains her fascinating secrets!
- Putting colour psychology, shape perception (known as visuospatial perception), luminescence and contrast to work within Aged Care Design. Specifically, the ever-increasing Assisted Living or Dementia facility environment.
- Understanding empathy and how being able to empathise with human pain points is essential to achieve success in any design discipline.
As a result of these insights, this unique style of mural design has numerous benefits such as increasing people’s appetites in dining rooms, creating interaction within living spaces, and, relieving everyone’s stress at exit doors – as people in dementia facilities are locked in.
Combined, your students will then learn about the various design phases of creating a Door Disguise for Dementia. Including mind mapping, thumbnail design, digital drafts and the installation process. Afterwards, they will receive a real-life brief taken from an aged care home.
Door Disguises using Sharron’s colour psychology and visuospatial standards dramatically impacts the behaviours of patients with dementia and similar conditions. Your students will be inspired to use design to help soothe growing, real-world problems in a very “human plus” way.