Programming - Artistic Disciplines

Traditional Painting

Using traditional techniques combined with innovative communication systems, participating clients are able to freely express themselves with paint and brush regardless of physical limitations. Working one-on-one with a professional painting facilitator the clients direct every stroke of the painting, making it a unique vision that is truly their own.

Type of paint used: Acrylic non-toxic
Provided supplies: canvas, brushes, paints, specialty tools, choice-making systems
Days Offered: M,T,W,TH (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: clear and consistent yes/no communication
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:1


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Digital Art: Painting/Sculpture

Digital Art utilizes the latest advancements in computer technology as a tool for art creation. Participants are given the choice within this program to work in either Digital Painting or Digital Sculpture. Clients have the opportunity to use several types of input methods ranging from touch sensitive tablets to highly advanced pressure sensitive touch screens. These methods can be used independently or in conjunction with our facilitation system to meet the needs of all ranges of physical ability. No prior knowledge of computers required.

Digital Painting allows clients to explore color and form using modern technologies. Several input options allow the clients to become more physically involved should they choose to do so. With state of the art software clients can replicate the look of traditional media they would otherwise not have access to due to health restrictions. In addition to replicating the look and feel of natural media, the program opens clients up to a realm of special effects and transformation tools that give the work a quality unique to the digital world.

Digital Sculpture allows clients to experiment with shape and texture in a virtual environment free of the health and safety concerns normally associated with different types of sculpture. While working on their sculptures, clients can easily see how their creations would look if they were made out of wood, glass, metal, or even an experimental texture. Upon successful completion the clients work will be entered for consideration of manufacture. This is the process in which a virtual sculpture will be translated into a "real world" sculpture through either a state-of-the-art 3d printing process, or a scale reproduction by a professional sculptor.

Hardware:Workstation Class Computer, large scale monitors, several input devices
Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Painter, Strata 3D
Days Offered: M, T (please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: clear and consistent yes/no communication.
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:1


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Traditional Painting - Sensory Level

With the belief that every individual has the right to participate in the Arts Access Program, we have combined innovative communication systems designed for the sensory level individual with our traditional painting program. This allows for participating clients to be able to freely express themselves with paint and brush regardless of limitations. Working one-on-one with a professional painting facilitator the client directs every stroke of the painting, making it a unique vision that is truly their own.

Type of paint used: Acrylic non-toxic
Provided supplies: canvas, brushes, paints, specialty tools, sensory based choice-making systems
Days Offered: M,W, (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: no clear or consistent yes/no communication
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:1


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Choreography

Participants will work with a professional dance facilitator and able-bodied dancers to create and perform their own choreography. Working with innovative communication systems that allow clients to choose from an advanced repertoire of dance movements, clients are able to create beautiful works of dance that are uniquely their own.

Type of Dance: Modern, Ballet
Provided supplies: music, speaker system, able-bodied dancers, stage, and communication systems
Days Offered: T,TH (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: clear and consistent yes/no communication
Facilitator/able bodied dancer/client ratio: 1:2:1


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Creative Movement

This is a group based enrichment program that allows clients to enjoy the experience of dance without having to create their own work first. Clients are exposed to a range of historical dance forms as well as different types of movement. Whether they are replicating ice skating across the dance floor or mimicking the movements of a monkey, clients are sure to have a blast.

Type of Dance: Ballet, Modern
Provided supplies: music, speaker system, able-bodied dancers, stage, and communication systems
Days Offered: Wed. (AM only) (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: none
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:2


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Creative Writing

Using innovative systems, clients of all communication styles are able to participate and express themselves through the written word. Clients can employ speech, augmented communication devices, or pictogram communication to express their ideas and thoughts through poetry, journaling, novel writing, or word art.

Provided supplies: choice-making systems, print out of work
Days Offered: T,TH, (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: clear and consistent yes/no communication
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:1


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Drama

The drama program takes the most basic elements of theater (Character, Movement, Dialogue, and Setting) and presents them as tools for clients to use in order to create their own dramatic work. These tools can be used to direct, act, or write their work, depending on what role(s) a client would like to participate in. If directing, they can set the stage or shape the performances of the actors. If acting, they can appear in the piece themselves or use an able bodied actor as a kind of "avatar". If writing, they can develop the plot and write the dialogue. It all depends on how the clients choose to use the system.

Provided supplies: choice-making systems, print out of work, stage
Days Offered: T,TH, (Please inquire regarding availability)
Prerequisites: clear and consistent yes/no communication
Facilitator/client ratio: 1:1


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