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Art and Illustration


In this 60-minute class, adult participants will engage in the following activities under the guidance of the instructor, with the support of caregivers or aides as needed.

  • Painting techniques: learning about use of color, color mixing, composition, line and texture and learning how to handle paint, brushes and rollers. Students can choose to paint abstract, or from photos or a still life.
  • Displaying techniques: learning how to finish and display work.

Individual instruction and demonstrations will be given at each session. During the tenth session the student will select one piece to be photographed and displayed.

Students will use additional skills, such as fine motor skills; social skills such as listening skills; following directions; and independence skills; and will learn skills to engage with the instructor and peers.

This class is intended for adults age 18 and older with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Participants who require a 1:1 aide or caregiver are required to bring this person with them to class.

This class is offered through Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. Learn how to enroll.

This is a pilot class; more classes will be available in April.