DIVING THROUGH THE SPECTRUM: A BEAUTIFUL MINDS PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
March 20th, 2016 12:00am – 4:00pm
Ages 17 and up
Art supplies will be available
An adult must accompany participants on the spectrum.
Please call for pre-registration phone interview Limited to 15 - 20
Student teacher ratio 1: 4
Rockland Center of the Arts will be holding an immersive one-day workshop experience inspired by ROCA's current exhibition BEAUTIFUL MINDS: Pure Vision, developed specifically for individuals on the spectrum who will be working side by side with artists. The workshop session will promote the creative potential of all people with the core belief that creativity is transformative.
This workshop will be led by expert educators and artists in the field of autism. Through the workshop experience, participants will experiment with hands-on art making in an inclusive environment. Using RoCA's Catherine Konner Sculpture Park as inspiration, participants will use plexi, paint and a brayer to create monotypes, a printmaking technique.
Lunch will be served. Breaks will be taken, as needed. Images and videos of the park will be playing on two large screens in the studio for reference as well as sculpture park walks.
Bios of the workshop leaders:
Mitra Dejkameh - ATR-BC Manager of the Art Access Programs and Autism Initiatives of the Queens Museum. Mitra creates programming and manages grant-based projects collaborating with libraries, cultural institution, and community-based healthcare organizations to promote accessible and inclusive programming. Mitra has a M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts, and is a doctoral candidate in Art Therapy. She is an ABA Instructor and NYS certified Visual Arts Teacher.
Laura Lynch - Director of Education at the Nassau Museum of Art (NCMA) was an Museum Education Specialist For 10 years at the Queens Museum of Art (QMA), including serving as senior manager of school, youth and family programs. Ms. Lynch holds undergraduate and graduate a degrees in art education. She was recognized by the Queens Teens Program with the President's Office on Arts and Humanities in 2008.
|Start Date||Jan 30, 2016|