Audience: Children ages 8-15 years old with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families
This free class uses art-making to build peer-to-peer relationships in a virtual setting. Families will look closely at artwork as inspiration for creating individual pieces while exploring with household art materials.
Dates: March 6, 2021
Time: 11 AM to 12 PM ET
Location: Online via Zoom
Project: What You See Clay Sculptures Inspired by Angela Weddle
Caregivers and children will work together to create clay sculptures from observation. Participants will explore the basics of clay sculpture, thenl create a sculpture of an everyday object inspired by the view from their window or from their seat at home. At the end of the session, families will share their sculptures with each other, inviting us to look deeper at the everyday objects we see around us.
To connect to CMA’s theme of leadership, inclusive 8+ classes will be inspired by leaders in the art community who identify as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Angela Weddle is an internationally-recognized artist with Autism, cerebral palsy, and congenital right hemisphere brain damage. She is known for her sketchbooks, where she often draws from observation, as well as working in digital and traditional mediums. Her work includes everything from nature and animals to urban landscapes and portraiture. Angela is based in San Antonio, Texas, and credits her Autism with giving her focus with color and attention to detail in her work.
- One pack of modeling clay (we suggest this Sargent Art Clay from Blick) or play dough (click here for homemade playdough recipe from our stART Studio)
- Cardboard square or paper plate to mount your sculpture
- Table or surface that is ok to play on
- Optional: clay tools such as plastic knives or rollers, plastic comb, patterned paper towels, pen cap, coins, or anything else that would add texture to your sculpture
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