On Thursday, May 22, 2014, McMichael Canadian Art Collection will be launching the second edition of the popular LIFE Academy program in partnership with Kerry’s Place Autism Services. The McMichael has adapted elements from LIFE to offer a unique program that provides opportunities for youth to express and develop creative talent, while encouraging social engagement through art.
The consecutive weekday sessions for youth aged 18 and up is designed for individuals living with special needs or are living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Scott and Daniel work on their final paintings during the winter session of the LIFE Academy program at the McMichael on December 9, 2013.
The program is led by instructors from the McMichael and LIFE Academy who are experienced in the needs and supports that are valued by people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).
Students will experiment with art by using techniques and various mediums (paints, pencils, watercolour and charcoal) while gaining knowledge of Canadian Art history.Through this process, they will grow confident and fearless in the new endeavours that life brings.
Thursdays: May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014 (six weeks)
10 am to 2 pm
At the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg
Fee: $150 (includes all art materials)
To register please contact:
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
905.841.6611 extension 339
905.841.6611 ext 339
905.893.1121 ext. 2529 (McMichael)