Visual Arts – Advanced Program

The Advanced Art program is designed for artists that have developed their core fundamental painting skills and have built a portfolio of work.

The program is open to past participants (by invite) or for new member that have a portfolio and can meet the program requirements. The program focuses on developing individual artistic practices, skills and techniques guided tutorials and individualized action plans.

Program Details:

  • Tuesdays– 5:30pm- 7:00pm
  • In-person – By Invite only
  • Group session (10 participants per session max)
  • 10-weeks (1 session/week)
  • 90 mins a session


  • Individuals must have an ASD diagnosis.
  • Artists will be invited to the program from our Foundations programs or through a portfolio review.


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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