Project: Collaging with Found Images
Old magazines and books are a great source of art material. Grab your scissors and let’s tell stories with found images!
This free virtual class encourages children to explore different art mediums through sensory experiences, music, and movement activities. Children build motor skills and self-regulated independence and social skills while connecting with siblings and caregivers.
- Old Magazines, Books, or Brochures
- Cardboard Background
- Glue Brush
- Construction Paper
What to Expect
- 40-45 minute interactive art class for children ages 1-7 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families
- Curriculum rooted in accessible art-making practices and CMA’s pedagogy Look, Make, Share
- Specialized lessons and engaging, hands-on projects designed specifically for children with ASD and their families to do together
- Opportunities for children to examine artwork, express their ideas, socialize with peers, and explore their creativity through sensory projects and materials
- Each session includes storytelling to inspire art-making, a physical warm-up, music time, and plenty of interactive communication and fun!
- Class is led by CMA Director of Early Childhood Education Tom Burnett
- Small class sizes allow for interaction between families and with the instructor
- Families will need to provide their own materials (often include basic art materials and recycled / found materials from home)
About CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes
CMA’s Inclusive Saturday Classes provide a free opportunity for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family and friends. CMA Teaching Artists are trained in facilitating structured workshops that are specifically designed to help children with Autism develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. The program’s supportive environment also helps strengthen family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by Autism.