Kaleidoscope Open Art Studio
Art Therapy Express Program and New Castle County Department of Community Services have formed a partnership to provide art opportunities utilizing adapted devices and media. Creating a professional studio environment Art Therapist , Lisa Bartoli provides art instruction and support which encourages participants to increase creativity, self-esteem, self-expression and friendships.
School and Nonprofit Organization Programs
Art Therapy Express Art Therapist, art educators, and guest artists provide extensive education of adaptive technology, 2 and 3 dimensional media (clay, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, oil pastels, mixed media, wheelchair roller mural painting) and expressive arts (music, creative movement, drama). Sessions are offered at the Kaleidoscope studio or within the school or nonprofit location.
- CERTS, Inc.
- Chimes DE
- Meadowood Program (Red Clay Consolidated School District)
- John G. Leach School (Colonial School District)
Delaware Art Museum
Sessions for schools and nonprofit organizations support student learning and introduce inclusive art programs in a culturally rich environment. Participants and staff explore gallery paintings and sculpture (with guide) that address line, color, form and space. Participants view examples that support their studio experience. Lessons include landscape painting, portraits, abstract art and sculpture.
Conferences and Educational In-Services
Focusing on staff development and education our staff art therapist introduces techniques to educators and program staff that promote the use of adaptive technology, multi-sensory approaches, goals and techniques for participants with multiple disabilities, and the ability to create an art program that aligns with participant’s special needs.
Summer Art Camp
3 summer camp opportunities will serve individuals in the community with physical, intellectual and communication disabilities. Middle and high school students, and university students will provide 1:1 support and create inclusive learning environments.
Individual Art Therapy Sessions
Individual art therapy sessions are available by our registered, Master’s Level art therapist for children and adults needing additional support and structure. Our ultimate goal is to integrate individuals into group sessions.