Visual Arts – Children’s Foundations Program

The Children's Foundations Art program offers a welcoming learning environment for young artists just beginning to explore the basics of painting and art creation. It features an accessible, step-by-step approach to the painting process, tailored to the needs of our young learners.

Through this program, students will discover how to mix colors, handle a paintbrush, blend shades, and layer their paintings effectively to produce lively and vibrant art. This learning journey is supported by guided lessons and the nurturing assistance of our volunteers.

Program Details:

  • Thursday– 5:30pm- 7:00pm
  • In-person – Ages 6 to 13 yrs.
  • Group session (10 participants per session max)
  • 10-weeks (1 session/week)
  • 90 mins a session


  • Individuals must have an ASD diagnosis.
  • Age: 6 to 13 yrs
  • Students must complete a program assessment and must meet its requirements.


Emerging artists and experienced volunteers lead our program, focusing on nurturing talent in individuals with complex needs. Their collaborative expertise in arts education fosters a rich environment for creative expression and growth, ensuring an impactful and supportive experience for all participants.

What to Expect:  

  • Skill Development in Visual Arts: Gain proficiency in brush control, color blending, creating compositions, applying layers, and techniques of paint application.
  • Focused Learning: Receive detailed instructions and processes designed to improve focus and concentration.
  • Creation of Original Artwork: Each student will have the opportunity to create their own unique and original pieces of art.
  • Independence in Art: Learn and practice the essentials of independent art-making, including setup, initiation, and cleanup procedures.
  • Social and Creative Enhancement: Participate in art activities aimed at boosting sociability, communication skills, and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Supportive and Enjoyable Environment: Experience a fun and engaging atmosphere that nurtures self-expression and artistic freedom.

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