Developed in 2006, in collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia, Autism Arts is a weekly art class for children and youth, ages 6 through early adulthood.
Classes are designed to create opportunities for those on the autism spectrum by presenting a variety of meaningful and positive experiences through art. Art can be an effective and inspiring tool for self-expression, especially for those with unique needs. Autism Arts provides respectful and appropriately designed learning and environmental modifications to ensure enjoyment and fulfillment.
Autism Arts is available in both the Halifax and Yarmouth locations. Classes take place in the Gallery studios on Saturdays and are 60 minutes in duration. Each session is led by a well-qualified and experienced artist/art educator and an occupational/recreational or behaviour therapist, who work together with volunteers to provide a fun, safe, and creative learning environment.
Each year, Autism Arts presents an annual exhibition of the artworks created by participants. Each piece is professionally framed, installed and exhibited in both Gallery locations.
Weekly art classes are available in the fall, winter, and spring for children and youth ages six through early adulthood. Classes take place in the Gallery studios on Saturdays and are 60 minutes in duration. A well-qualified and experienced artist/art educator and an occupational/recreational or behavioural therapist work together with volunteers to provide a fun, safe, and creative learning environment.
2023-24 AUTISM ARTS CLASSES
For information on the design of the art program, please call 902 424 2197.
Fall 2023 Dates
September 23 – December 9
(no session on October 14, November 11 or 18)
Ages 5-11: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages 12-17: 11:30am -12:30 pm
Ages 18-25: 1:00-2:00 pm
The cost of this 8-week program is $80.
Fall 2023 Dates
October 21 – December 2, 2023
(no session on Oct 28 or Nov 11)
Winter 2024 Dates
February 3 – March 2, 2024
Spring 2024 Dates
April 6 – May 4, 2024
Ages 6-11: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages 12+: 10:45am – 11:45pm
The cost of this 5-week program is $50.
Payment will be taken upon your arrival on the first day.
Autism Arts is in partnership with: