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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 Community & School Programs Coordinator, Mackie Saylor, msaylor@cmany.org or call 917-409-1225.

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Inclusive Sunday Sessions

Ages 7 & Under

Inclusive stART

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

This Family Class provides multi-sensory 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 stART Space.

Thanks for joining us for Inclusive stART 2018-2019! Click here to signup for our Inclusive Mailing List for updates on fall registration!

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

Thanks for joining us for Inclusive ReMixing Media Arts 2018-2019! Click here to signup for our Inclusive Mailing List for updates on fall registration!

Registration Info

2019-2020 programs will begin in the fall. Join our Inclusive Mailing list to be notified when registration opens.

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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 is accepted for who he is, and all his strengths come out.”

“…to say I LOVE this program is a huge understatement. tI’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!)”

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

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

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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