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

In this interactive music and movement class, children follow the beats and rhythms of some of their favorite songs. Sharing instruments, turn-taking, critical listening skills and creative expression are all emphasized throughout the class!

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

Using letters of the alphabet, your child will delight in a variety of activities meant to stimulate the mind, body and soul. They will participate in activities that encompass music, movement, story-time and more!

 

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 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!

Introduction to Yoga

In our beginner’s series, we provide each child with a good introduction to basic yoga poses, breathing techniques and overall personal awareness.

Art Fusion

Exercise your imagination! Students explore the three-dimensional and crafty arts. We will 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

In this series, participants enjoy singing and dancing to a variety of songs while playing various instruments. Fun activities that increase mobility are incorporated into each class.

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 a participant’s ability to create imaginative and inspired art from recycled materials.

Act One Theatre

Are you the next movie or TV star? In this class, participants 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 great class for those interested in non-traditional forms of art that combines paint, ink, and collage. If you think it, it’s art!

Cartooning 101

Your child can explore their love of drawing in our cartooning class. Each week participants learn how to create their 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!

 

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 a participant’s ability to create imaginative and inspired art from recycled materials.

Mix it up Art

A great class for those interested in non-traditional forms of art 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!