|Join Autism Speaks New England for an Adult Services Town Hall!
Monday, March 20, 2017
University of Hartford, Gray Conference Center
This Town Hall will focus on the services and resources available to adults on the autism spectrum. Panelists will provide you with options to think about and explore as you or your family seek out adult services.
Who should come? Young adults preparing for the transition to adulthood, adults with autism, family members, school staff, adult service system professionals, and policy makers.
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Join us this Saturday, February 18th for Exploring Artism at the YCBA!
Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat., Nov. 19, we spent the morning looking at John Constable’s 6-foot painting of Stratford Mill in the gallery.
We looked at how he painted the sky and foliage as well as how he moved his brush with paint in his “Cloud Studies” before making our own 3D creation while sitting in front of the artwork.
Next, we made our own landscape paintings in the class room. We used brushes and aluminum foil to create marks on our paper.
Fun was had by all.
Happy holidays to all and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the first Exploring Artism of 2017.
November’s Exploring Artism is THIS week-end, on Saturday November 19th from 10:30am-noon. Please make sure you register by emailing email@example.com or calling 203.432.2858 for more information or to register. We can’t wait to see you at the Center!
For the Oct. 15 Exploring Artism, The Center’s September 17 Exploring Artism focused on all types of boats and how they interact with each other on the high seas. We returned to the Center’s Special Exhibition Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting in order to see how boats interacted on the high seas.
First, everyone met in the Docent Room to look at pictures of different types of boats. Participants shared stories and create our very own sea-scape. We used sponges to cover a very large piece of paper with blue paint, then set it aside to dry so we could use it later.
After painting, we used wooden pieces to make boats. We decorated our boats using markers and stickers. Some boats had wires and strings coming off of them so that they could catch fish while out at sea.
Then we took our boats upstairs to look at Willem Van De Velde the Younger’s Sea Battle of the Anglo-Dutch Wars. We discussed what we saw going on in the painting. We saw that there was a lot of smoke and flags, so we thought about what the smoke could be coming from and why the flags were important. After that, we placed our wooden boats on top of the big blue piece of paper we had painted earlier, which had dried and been laid out on the gallery floor by our great volunteers. While the volunteers used iPads to play ocean and cannon noises, we added cut-outs of other ships to the scene and moved our own wooden boats around.
Finally, we went back down to the Docent Room to present our boats to everyone else. After that we cleaned up and went home!
The next Exploring Artism will be on November 19, 2016.