Bringing the arts to students with special needs is an important part of our overall mission. Our programs are built to support students with SPED services, IEP, PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression. The arts allow expression without having to conform to a predetermined answer, giving all children opportunities to discover and celebrate success. We offer courses in Drama Therapy, Art Therapy and Music Therapy, helping students of all capabilities find new ways to communicate, self-soothe and develop life skills.
ART TO THRIVE
This hands-on workshop will expose students to the many benefits of creativity and artistic expression, including how to use these skills to explore, process and cope with emotional, relational and mental health issues. Students will have the chance to try out multiple methods and strategies of therapeutic art, acquiring real tools and practices for reducing stress and anxiety, and improving their health, mindfulness and quality of life.
PLAYING IT OUT
In this fun class, students find peer group support in a nurturing and creative environment using the expressive arts. Let go of stress and find joy in playing while building confidence, leadership skills, and spontaneity! Each class builds upon the other with process focused group improvisation, trust building, action oriented goal setting and the practice new outcomes. This course promises to be Playful, Meaningful, and Extraordinarily Unique!
THE ART OF CUSTOMER SERVICES
Students will learn the art of customer service skills required to increase their employability. Will create an energizing and positive environment for raising the next generation of entrepreneur with short and fun, which makes them ideal for working in a team while working on their individual skills and presentation.
Music therapy is a particularly important intervention for children with special needs to engage and foster their capacity for flexibility, creativity, variability, and tolerance of change, in order to balance the more structured and behaviorally driven education required in school settings. In this 2 hour workshop or 8-week class students with unique physical and emotional challenges will be introduced to the benefits of music as a socio-emotional tool. Under the care of a licensed music therapist, students work with percussive instruments, singing, music listening, and string instruments, to unleash the therapeutic effects of music. All materials included.