Access Programs

Inclusive Sundays

Workshops for children with a Physical Disability

 

CMA’s Inclusive Sunday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with physical disabilities, and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are supported by Evaluators licensed in Occupational Therapy. This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and specialists work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants. At the heart of all of our inclusive programs is socialization, benefiting all participants.

For more information, contact Michelle at mlopez@cmany.org.

Inclusive Sunday Sessions

Ages 7 & Under

Inclusive WEE

Audience: Children ages 2-7 years old with physical disabilities, and their families.

This Family Class provides multisensory experiences that encourage exploration. Students develop motor and language skills through art-making by layering a variety of exciting tactile materials to create new surfaces, textures, forms, shapes, and colors. Children are encouraged to self-regulate through individual projects and are supported through collaborative projects to gain important social skills. Teaching Artist also work to introduce the families to the museum.

All classes are held Sundays from 9:30-10:45 AM in the WEE Space.

Upcoming 2018 Dates:

January 7

February 4

March 4

April 8

May 6

June 3

Register for Each Date Individually

Ages 8 & Up

ReMixing Media Arts

Audience: Children ages 8-15 years old with physical disabilities, their siblings and friends.

This course is designed for children ages 8-15 with physical disabilities, their siblings and friends. This weekly drop-off course provides opportunities to create with skills gained in Fine Arts and Media Lab. Students are given the space to be independent from their parents, while activities are adapted to accommodate the specific abilities of each child. Students will explore the practice of combining various distinct visual art media, such as paper, paint, textiles and sculpture, with new technology in our media lab such as animation, sound art and photography The class will also discover and discuss the work and techniques of notable mixed media artists. Students host exhibitions and visit other NYC cultural spaces on field trips.

Dates include: Sundays in 2018:4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 6/3 and 6/10*

Classes will be held in Art Lab 2 at CMA between 12:30-2:30.

This form will serve as registration for this free course: Register

Registration Info

  • To register, click on the registration links above.
  • These inclusive classes are free, but space is limited.
  • Please note that your registration is not official until you receive a confirmation letter.

Click here to download the Spring 2018 program.

TESTIMONIALS

 “It’s so nice to have a place where our son can be himself and I don’t have to worry about how he might react to other kids or activities. He’s accepted for who he is, and all his strengths come out.”
– PARENT

“…to say I LOVE this program is a huge understatement – it’s like a second home to my family and I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful we are for your museum. It is so unique and so beautiful and means so very much to my son (and to me!).”
– PARENT

“​We meet people and friended with another family for a future play date (Yeah).​ Mr. Tom is so kind and patience it made [our son,] so proud of his independence leading him through activities and [he] wanted to explore all.”
– PARENT

“In an ideal world, CMA would be a model of inclusion for other museums and programs.”
– PARENT

SOCIAL STORY

A visual guide to help you prepare for a visit to the museum!

DOWNLOAD HERE

In 2017, students created a music video for the band Elizabeth and the Catapult’s original song, “Under Water”

This program is supported, in part, by the George Link, Jr. Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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