Explore the expansive relationship between movement and making through the work of abstract painter Joan Mitchell.
Taking place on Saturday mornings, these live virtual classes led by veteran CMA Teaching Artist Emma Waldman 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. The program’s supportive environment also strengthens family ties and builds a sense of community for families affected by Autism spectrum disorders.
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!
Emma Waldman is an artist and educator who is passionate about encouraging the creativity in us all through mixed-media experimentation and exploration, which further develops self-expression and interdisciplinary growth. She is an oil painter who uses mixed-media materials such as newspaper, fabric and wax to create intuitive, energetic action sculptural-paintings. Emma has a B.A. with Honors in both Studio Art and Psychology from Skidmore College. Emma has worked, and continues to work, as a Museum and Art Educator for various museums, schools, and organizations throughout New York City, including 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: Joan Mitchell, Weeds, 1976; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn; © Estate of Joan Mitchell; Photo: Ian Lefebvre, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Our 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.