CMA’s Inclusive Weekend Classes provide a free opportunity for physically challenged children ages 7-15 and their able-bodied siblings to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum’s art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.
Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA Teaching Artists and a licensed Occupational Therapist. This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants; if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a para or other adult to help facilitate your child’s experience. We encourage parents to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum.
These classes are free of charge. To sign up, contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss your child’s needs in advance of the session.
Please Note: Your registration is not official until you receive a confirmation letter from the program administrator.
March 3 Live On Stage: Set building
March 10 Stop Motion Animation: Robots From The Future
March 17 Join The Band: Making Instruments
March 24 Stop-Motion Animation: Night Dreams
April 1* Adventures in Color
April 7 Stop Motion Animation: The Deep Blue Sea
April 14 Strike A Pose: Art You Can Wear
April 21 Stop Motion Animation: Under the Bed
April 28 Guitars From Cuba
May 12 Be’weave’ It: Working with Looms
May 19 Stop Motion Animation: A Day at the Beach
June 2 Stop Motion Animation: Take A Trip on Route 66
June 9 From 2D to 3D: Collage Design
June 16 Cosmic Circles: How to Make a Mandala
*Class is held on a Monday from 10 AM – 12 PM due to the holiday.
Past classes have included:
October 8 Not Your Mother Goose: The Art of the Book
October 14 Animating with Color & Shapes
October 21 Halloween Style: Design your Own Mask
October 28 Call of the Wild: Animating with Flora & Fauna
November 4 Print It: Printmaking Fundamentals
November 12 Pet Design
November 18 Sculpt It: Ceramic Figurines
December 2 Stop-Motion Animation: Me, Myself and I
December 16 Stop-Motion Animation: Dreamy Designer Dwellings
January 6 D.I.Y Sew & Dye: Working With Textiles
January 13 Stop-Motion Animation: The Ugly Bug Ball
January 21 Drawing to The Music *
January 27 Color Your Canvas: Watercolors
February 10 Stop-Motion Animation: Quiet Winter World
February 17 Sculpt It: Clay Works
February 24 Stop Motion Animation: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Support for this program has been generously provided by Mark and Mindy Dehnert.