Arts Exploration - Special Needs Art Projects
At ACT, we fill our Arts Exploration program with special needs art projects. We designed it to help our students discover and develop their hidden talents.
Once given the opportunity to find and develop artistic talents, we've found that our students often exceed in other areas as well. Through our Arts Exploration program, students develop self-confidence, better communication skills, self-expression, self-esteem and much more.
Additionally, students in the Arts Exploration showcase their talents in our art shows. To support our students, you can attend the Summer Show, the Annual Gala or the Special Arts Festival.
When Is Arts Exploration?
We implement the Arts Exploration program to our students twice a day. It takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and again from 3 :30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Usually, our Day Habilitation program does not interfere with our Arts Exploration sessions. However, if a funding agency requests that Day Habilitation occur after school, we may accommodate Day Hab training for those students.
Our Special Needs Art Projects
During Arts Exploration, we task students with working on:
- Holiday themed projects
- Seasonally themed projects
- Self portraits
- Coloring projects
- Clay projects
- Painting projects
- Making jewelry
- Yarn weaving
All art projects are designed to be completed by children eight years of age or younger. They only take a few supplies so as not to allow utility to distract from creative expression. Typically, our special needs art projects involve the use of construction paper, glue, scissors, crayons and paint. Some projects require more.
Support Our Students by Purchasing a Keychain
Any piece of artwork that is created by our students during Arts Exploration is treasured and showcased in someway. Some larger pieces get hung up around the center or are even sold during special events, like the Special Arts Festival or A.C.T.'s Got Talent.
Smaller, more abstract works are transformed into keychains.
You can purchase a keychain for just $5.00 a piece by clicking the button below. Once purchased, come to the center to select your keychain. The proceeds from the keychains benefit our Arts Exploration program and cover charges for dance classes for students who can't afford them. Support our students by purchasing a keychain today!
Arts Exploration Student Showcase
A few of our students really take advantage of our Arts Exploration program to demonstrate their creativity and artistic expression. Here are a few works of art completed by some of our students.
Donating to Arts Exploration
Our Arts Exploration portion of Achievement Center of Texas would not be possible without donations from people like you. To create the wonderful projects here at ACT, we need the following supplies:
- Large, colored construction paper
- Multi-colored poster boards
- All colors of washable paint
- Non-toxic plaster
- Multi-colored clay
- Fat-handled paint brushes
- Velcro of various thickness
- Colored tongue depressors
- Colorful tissue paper
- Aluminum foil
- White T-shirts in all sizes
Thank you for your passion to help people with special needs.