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)

Music and 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.

 

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.

Act One Theatre

Are you the next movie or TV star? Use various acting techniques such as improv, character building and scene development to practice social skills — e.g., eye contact, gestures and reciprocal conversation — in a safe, fun, and reinforcing environment.

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!

Modern Dance *New Class!*

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.*

 

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 *New Class!*
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.*

 

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.