Inclusive Saturday for Children with Autism: Give Movement to Shapes Inspired by Matisse

Saturday, May 21, 2022
9:30 AM to 11 AM
Online via Zoom

Free with RSVP

Give movement to shapes by studying the work of Henri Matisse who created dynamic compositions by “drawing with scissors.”

Inclusive Saturdays live virtual classes provide a free opportunity for children of all ages with Autism spectrum disorders to participate in a variety of tactile art-making experiences. Classes are specifically designed to help children develop social skills, creative problem-solving strategies, and self-expression through art and storytelling.

Due to the interactive (and fun!) nature of the class, class size is extremely limited. Please make every effort to attend the class if you reserve a ticket. If you can no longer attend the class, please cancel your ticket, which will allow another family to attend. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and happy creating!

Materials List

  • Colored Paper
  • White Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazine
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Meet Emma!

Emma Waldman is passionate about encouraging creativity in us all. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology from Skidmore College and has experience teaching in District 75 schools.

Please Note: This class may be recorded for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your image or name on screen, please join with audio only and rename yourself using the Zoom rename options.

Top Image: Detail of Henri Matisse, Memory of Oceania, Nice-Cimiez, Hôtel Régina, summer 1952-early 1953

Programs at Children’s Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Inclusives Program is generously funded by the Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by Liselotte and Robin Vince, the Barbara Hunt McLanahan Memorial Fund, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Jennifer & Jonathan Soros Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, the Louis Legacy Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.