Relating to Art: Monthly Art Lessons for People with Disabilities

As people with disabilities grow older, it becomes more and more of a challenge to find suitable recreational activities for them. Relating to Art is a monthly art class held on the second Thursday of every month by the Autism Society of the Heartland for the past few years. The class is held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Participants learn as they are given tours by instructors who then take them back to the classroom where they do hands-on art activities. Activities range from sculpting to 3D-printing to collage-making.
Fortunately, there are no skill levels necessary for this art class. People can enjoy this class no matter what their skill or background in art is. The classes are taught by instructors who work at the Nelson and are a great way for people with disabilities to come and simply enjoy themselves. The classes are free, but participants must RSVP ahead of time to let instructors know they are coming because there is only a limited amount of space.

To enroll please contact Kate Duffy @ duffymp@umkc.edu or 816-235-6415