Stripes provides a free opportunity for children with autism, their siblings & parents to engage in visual art making, creative performing experiences, and imaginative play that will help to develop social interaction, communication skills, dexterity, and self expression in a non-threatening community environment. This program is supported in part by grants from the George Link, Jr. Foundation and the CIGNA Foundation.
CMA offers two sections of Stripes, one for families with children under age 8 and one for families with children over age 8.
Stripes I: This class will focus on tactile experiences and building creativity and communication skills through an exploration of different art mediums as well as music, movement, and yoga exercises. Teaching artists focus on creating opportunities for children and families to build familiarity while introducing new forms of expression.
Meets on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:30 AM- 11 AM
Dates: 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9 (cancelled due to snow), 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22
Stripes II: This class focuses on using art to build social skills and peer-to-peer relationships. Families will work on a series of collaborative projects incorporating a variety of art mediums as well as experimentation in CMA’s Media Lab and Sound Booth.
Meets on the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 AM- 11 AM
Dates: 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15
It is up to a parent’s discretion as to which Stripes session is the best fit for their child.
To inquire about registration, email Rachel at email@example.com