All Abilities

Art Buddies

Class Features

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What to Expect

A morning of art-making for children with disabilities and an adult partner.  All are welcome! 

Providing your young child with a variety of art experiences is good for their physical, mental, and emotional development. The exploration of tactile art materials nurtures natural curiosity and creativity while allowing for self-expression.  These are especially important experiences for children with disabilities.

The focus will be on the experience of working with and learning from experimentation with materials rather than a particular outcome.  We will work to provide adapted tools and materials to suit individual needs and support fine motor control. ...and you won't even have to clean up the mess!

Art Educational Philosophy

Our curriculum is structured using an approach called “Teaching for Artistic Behavior” (TAB for short), which stresses the importance of student choice in art education.  We seek to strike a balance between skill-building exercises and authentic art-making experiences. We strive to cover lots of new materials and ways of thinking about art. The exciting thing about TAB classes is that every artwork is different and belongs to the individual student.