The Center has been engaged in fine arts since 1994. Individuals in the program have the opportunity to participate in sensory art activities using therapeutic art techniques that facilitate creative expression. Instruction takes place in the classroom and during one-on-one sessions working with various types of art media including painting and three dimensional objects, such as jewelry and clay. The program is designed to provide an alternative avenue of expression for each individual and to promote improvement in fine and gross motor skills.
The program fosters greater mainstream community inclusion, allowing participants to further develop communication and social skills leading to enhanced self-esteem and self-worth. Artists have the opportunity to participate in community exhibits to broaden the artistic experience. Exhibitions featuring original artwork by program participants have been shown at local and national community events, galleries and juried art exhibitions. Public display of these works reverses misconceptions about people with disabilities, and challenges each of us to see true ability.
Tree of Plenty
by Linda C