Art, Music & Movement

The Family Center for Autism offers a diverse array of programs in art, music and theatre for tots, children, tweens & teens and adults. Want to see what’s on tap for the next session? Check out the schedule. Ready to sign up? Register now.

 

TINY TOTS (2- to 5-years old)

Ballet & Tap for Tots                                                                                         

Participants will have a great time moving and dancing while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, developing coordination, and strengthening their social skills.  This is an entry level class and no dance experience is required.

Music & Movement for Tots

A fun-filled class exploring movement through music, which stimulates imagination and creativity.  Participants will improve fine and gross motor skills, develop coordination and social skills but most importantly will have fun!

Sensory Art for Tots                                                               

Join us to squish, squeeze, crumble, and fluff your way through our Sensory Art for Tots!  Our future artists will have fun playing and creating art using different sensory mediums.  Be prepared to be messy!

Tiny Tot’s Time                

Come sing, dance, move, and have fun at the Family Center! The participants will create, imagine, pretend, and learn all while having a great time! This class fosters socialization and age-appropriate social skills, such as turn taking and sharing!  Parents are welcome to stay in the class if they wish!

 

CHILDREN (6- to 11-years old)

Sensory Music

Join us for a multi-sensory experience where your eyes, nose, and hands are as busy as your ears in this unique music class. Participants will create and experience music utilizing all of their senses while working on social and teamwork skills.

Music & Movement

A fun-filled class exploring movement through music, which stimulates imagination and creativity. Improve fine and gross motor skills, develop coordination and social skills within a community of learners.

Art Fusion

Exercise your imagination! Students will explore the three-dimensional and crafty arts. Work with a wide variety of mediums including mosaics, paper crafting, recycled art and more.

Ballet & Tap for Children 

This class is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of ballet and tap while having a great time and making new friends!  Participants will have a great time moving and dancing while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, developing coordination, and strengthening their social skills.  This is an entry level class and no dance experience is required.

Hip-Hop for Children

This class is designed for kids who want to learn the basics of hip-hop dancing while having a great time and making new friends!  Participants will learn some new moves to pair with their favorite songs all while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, developing coordination, and strengthening their social skills.

Junk Art                   

Don’t throw away that egg carton! Common, everyday items will be used in this unique and innovative art class meant to broaden the ability to create imaginative and inspired art form recycled materials.

Sensory Art                                                        

Join us to squish, squeeze, crumble, and fluff your way through our Children’s Sensory Art!  Our future artists will have fun playing and creating art using different sensory mediums.  Be prepared to be messy!

STEAM Art

STEAM art is the intersection where everything cool comes together: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!  Participants will use a variety of those concepts each week in creating fun and exciting art projects that will introduce and reinforce some pretty cool topics!  Participants will also utilize teamwork and interpersonal skills to work together!

 

TWEENS AND TEENS (12- to 17-years old)

Sculpting                                                                                                               

The FCA is taking our art to the 3rd dimension! We will be utilizing clay and other mediums to make beautiful sculptures. Participants will follow demonstrations by our Art Therapist to make specific pieces as well as use their creativity to make sculptures of their own design!

Music Makers

Enjoy singing and dancing to a variety of songs while playing various instruments. Fun activities that increase mobility are incorporated into each class.

Mix it up Art

A new class for those interested in non-traditional forms of art, such as working on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage. If you think it, it’s art!

Cartooning

Explore your love of drawing in our cartooning class. Create your own cartoon character from animated shows, films, books or video games. Their storyboards will come to life with narration and storytelling in small group settings.

Teen Movement

In this exciting class, participants will work on dancing and introductory acting skills! They will move and groove to some of today’s hottest hits and also practice acting and improv! This highly active class will keep everyone moving and a smile on their face! This is an introductory class and no skills are required to participate!

Hip-Hop for Teens                                                  

This class is designed for teens who want to learn the motions of hip-hop dancing while having a great time and making new friends!  Participants will learn some new moves to pair with their favorite songs all while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, developing coordination, and strengthening their social skills.

 

ADULT (18-years old & up)

Sculpting       

The FCA is taking our art to the 3rd dimension! We will be utilizing clay and other mediums to make beautiful sculptures. Participants will follow demonstrations by our Art Therapist to make specific pieces as well as use their creativity to make sculptures of their own design!

Junk Art

Don’t throw away that egg carton! Common, everyday items will be used in this unique and innovative art class meant to broaden the ability to create imaginative and inspired art form recycled materials.

Mix it up Art

A new class for those interested in non-traditional forms of art, such as working on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage. If you think it, it’s art!

Music Makers                                                  

In this course, participants enjoy singing and dancing to a variety of songs while playing various instruments. Join us for a great time jamming with your friends!

Modern Dance

Combining physical and emotional awareness, modern dance uses the fundamentals of everyday life. Modern dance uses the connection of breathing and movement to create different forms and shapes allowing the body to channel them into movement. Modern dance technique is a creative way to express one’s self through movement and dance. *No prior dance experience needed, Just a willingness to learn and have fun.*

Hip-Hop for Adults                                                 

This class is designed for individuals who want to learn the motions of hip-hop dancing while having a great time and making new friends!  Participants will learn some new moves to pair with their favorite songs all while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, developing coordination, and strengthening their social skills.

Jewelry Making for Adults

This entry-level class is designed for all the future jewelry designers in the world!  Participants will learn common jewelry making techniques and create bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, and more!  In addition to working on fine motor and social skills, participants will also have the chance to work together and build their interpersonal while making friends!

 

INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES

1:1 Music Lessons/Therapy

Provides 1:1 musical instruction to children, teens and adults interested in learning how to play a musical instrument, such as the piano, guitar, and drums.