The Art Therapy Express Program and New Castle County Department of Community Services have formed a partnership to provide art opportunities utilizing adaptive devices and media with the goal of increasing creativity, self-esteem, self-expression, friendships, and joy. Inclusive visual and expressive art sessions conducted by Master’s Level art therapist, Lisa Bartoli for school programs, individuals, and non-profit organizations that serve children and adults with physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.
Programs are designed according to group needs.
Wednesdays: 10am - 12pm Cost per session: $160 (up to 8 participants)
Open Art Studio for Individuals
Art Therapy Express art therapist and guest artists will introduce a variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media. Open studio will expose our participants to a wide range of art media and expressive arts (clay, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, photography, oil pastels, mixed media, music, creative movement, and drama). They will also have the ability to work on projects on a long term basis. Community outings will be held to The Delaware Art Museum, Longwood Gardens and World Cafe Live. All sessions are success oriented, so participants know they are artists!
Participants must sign up in advance for each session.
Wednesdays: 1pm - 3pm Cost per session: $5
Art Under the Stars
This new program was created to offer cultural experiences and solid ongoing connections for participants that are not able to attend our day sessions. This rich, sensory-focused program was designed to provide an environment in which people with disabilities will have the same opportunity to use their senses to learn about and interact more meaningfully with the world.
February 24th, March 31st, April 28th, May 26th, July 28th, August 25th, September 29th, October 27th, November 17th, December 15th Cost: $100 for ten 2 hour sessions
Conferences and Educator In-services
Introduction of techniques and strategies that share our 28 years of research that make the arts accessible to ALL students with mild to severe physical, intellectual, communication, and emotional disabilities. Our newly designed art manuals will provide parents and educators with a wealth of information that can be utilized on a daily basis to create sensory, rich arts programs and innovative adaptive technology.