Special Needs

We are dedicated to serving the Special Needs community.

WE ARE A LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL "CHAMPION OF INCLUSION"

As the parents of a special needs child ourselves, we understand the need for art enrichment for the special needs community. We offer a fun-oriented art class, a more serious acrylics class, we host groups and offer private lessons. We work with children and adults with a wide variety intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Every March we host a month-long art exhibition featuring wonderful artwork by over 50 local artists, who just happen to have special needs. March is National Disability Awareness Month, and we like to celebrate by highlighting all of their talent and creativity. 

 
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how we benefit the special needs community

We offer classes (our Special Needs Art Class and Acrylics for Special Needs), host group art sessions, private lessons, and are a venue for The Autism Society Lehigh Valley's art group. We offer a comfortable, handicapped-accessible studio, with adaptive equipment available. 

Call or email to inquire about private lessons or scheduling a group session!

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special needs art class

The students typically work on two projects each week. The projects vary from painting, to collaging to crafting, and many other creative projects. Very social, hands-on and fun! The classes are designed to help the students learn about shapes, depth, color and more. Some projects feature sensory activities. Lots of camaraderie and fun! If adaptive art equipment is needed, please let us know.
Ages: School age to adult
Instructor: Stacey Siran
Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm
$15, all materials included
Please call or email and let us know you're coming!

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acrylics for special needs

A class for people with special needs who want to learn the art of painting with acrylics! Any level welcome. Instructor will meet you where you're at.
Ages teen to adult
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00, runs every week.
Materials: bring what you have, at the minimum a basic acrylics starter kit and a canvas.
Instructor: Tom Flynn
$15 per class
Please call or email and let us know you're coming!