MBE Designmbedesign1@sbcglobal.net Fishers, IN 317/439-5299 Interactive Art
Interacting with Modern Masters 8” x 12” to 10” x 14” (approx.)A collection of the world’s most famous Modern Masters will be selected for each Cottage. The paintings will beprinted on canvas and stretched on a narrow stretcher bar. Each painting will be hand embellished with very thickpaint on the canvas to resemble an original.Activity: The guest will have the opportunity to examine the Modern Masters by sight and touch. The guests maytake a blunt- end paintbrush allowing them to “feel” the brush strokes that the artist might have felt while creating themasterpiece. They may engage in conversation with a staff member or therapist regarding colors, feelings or theiremotions. The conversation might include: What is happening in the painting, what location the painting depicts.Have you ever been to this place?This activity may also encourage the use of fine motor skills. The paintings selected will be familiar, calming,interesting and colorful, utilizing the proven ability of art as a mood enhancer.Sizes are recommended for table or lap use only, but can also be adapted for wall installation.Supplies needed: Blunt paint brushes.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
Acrylic Art Interactive Painting Activity 12 ” x 12” x 3/8” squaresThese beautiful digital images printed on acrylic make a unique two-in-one painting and tracing activity. The guest simplyuses paint and a paint brush to follow the image on the clear side. The “painter” will feel like they are painting the imagethemselves. Then, he or she can take a piece of paper and press firmly to “lift” your painting from the surface. Also, usinga washable dry erase marker, a guest may trace the objects on the clear side. The guest may choose from twelve differentimages printed on 3/8” thick 12”x12” acrylic squares. Clean-up is a breeze!This activity is designed to increase self-confidence and fine motor skills. It may also be calming and relaxing.Recommended for guests in wheelchairs or may be used on table tops. Acrylic is many times stronger than glass, making itmuch more impact resistant and therefore safer. The edges will be rounded and polished for safe handling. Another greatadvantage of acrylic is that it is only half as heavy as glass.Supplies needed: Paint brushes, washable acrylic paint, small paint brush, washable Expo-markers, paper.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
Tactile Interactive Art 8 x 11.5 x 3/4” Linden woodA unique design is carved into Linden wood, creating a beautiful sculpture. The sculpture may hang on the walland then be removed to be used by guests.Activity: A guest may trace the pattern or place paper on the design, and using a crayon make a transference(rubbing) of the design. Each piece is two-sided, allowing the guest to create two different patterns for eachsculpture. You may combine the patterns to layer the effect. And you may trace the pattern of the carving withyour finger- tips. These hand-made pieces of art are designed to encourage self-expression, relaxation, andpleasure for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease.Recommended Grouping: Six . Art may be hung using keyhole slots. No additional wires and hangingmechanisms are attached to the art; leaving nothing to scratch a guest.Supplies needed: Crayons, colored pencils, paper.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
Peg-board Interactive Art 8 x 11.5 x 3/4” Linden woodSubtle carved embellishments form the background of this sculpture hand-carved from Linden wood. Artmay be hung using keyhole slots and then removed when the guest is ready for an activity. Wooden pegs areused to form one of three geometric designs.Activity: Yarn or other material (thin gauge wire) can be wrapped around the pegs. Also, you may trace thepattern of the carving with your finger- tips.This activity is designed to expose individuals with memory or cognitive impairments to the benefits of art.Recommended Grouping: ThreeSupplies needed: Yarn or string.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
“I Spy” Vintage Treasure Box 20”-24” x 30”-36” (approx.)Guests search for vintage items from the 1940’s, 50’s 60’s and 70’s displayed in an acrylic frame in our “I Spy”version of a Vintage Treasure Box. Authentic collectible items will be protected in a shadow box frame mounted onthe wall with security hardware. A list with all of the contents will be provided so that participants can try to find allthe treasures. Searching for items from their youth, guests may enrich their vocabulary and language skills. A pairof bronzed baby shoes, a 45 album, a slinky toy, Elvis memorabilia, and a vintage toy car are only a few of the itemswhich might be included (each piece is one-of-a-kind) in this updated version of a “memory box.” Guests can beurged to locate sports and music-related items, shapes, colors, items that begin with a specific letter and more. Theactivities are many as is the potential for eliciting memories of earlier days.A talented Indiana-based artist, whose work is featured here, has been commissioned to create this extraordinarytreasure.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
Magnetic Puzzle Board Wall: 24” x 36”/ Table: 12”x14”This image was chosen based on the vibrancy of its colors and the expressions of Joy. The large puzzle will give theresidents an opportunity for exercise, and a means to redirect anxiety. The individual pieces will be large,approximately 3” x 5” and fit together in a logical manner to encourage vocabulary. The ensuing sense ofaccomplishment in successfully “rebuilding” the art brings renewed joy and self-respect to the guest.Installation: The Board will be affixed to a wall, low profile, and custom framed to complement the interior of yourfacility. The table top size will be presented in a tin container and your facility may select the quantity of 12” x 14”magnetic boards needed.Copyright Pending. Made in the USA.
For more information about Interactive Art, please contact Beth Edwards: MBE Design firstname.lastname@example.org 317/439-5299