Fall Arts Programs 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:45pm

For Adults 18+ | Socially Engaging the Spectrum Through Art...


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Introduction to Musical Instruments

Starting Wednesday, September 20th
8 week cycle | For Ages 18+ | 
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Markeim Arts Center, 104 Lincoln Ave, Haddonfield, NJ

Instructor: Griffin Back

Designed to encourage engagement and socialization between individuals on the autism spectrum, this hands-on class teaches everyone to play one instrument as part of a miniature "orchestra". Instruments include hand percussion (for those with motor skill difficulties) all the way to more complex instruments such as the ukelele. The class focuses on introduction to rhythm, music theory, as well as songwriting. A class performance will take place for friends and families during the last class.

A NEURABILITIES CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MARKEIM ARTS CENTER...


Introduction to Cartoons & Anime

Starting Wednesday, September 20th
8 week cycle | For Ages 18+ | 7
:00pm to 8:30pm
Markeim Arts Center, 104 Lincoln Ave, Haddonfield, NJ

Instructor: Tim Christopher

Designed to encourage engagement and socialization between individuals on the autism spectrum, the instructor combines the common interests of the participants with skill building techniques for self-discovery. Each piece of art is unique in character and shows the individual skill set of each participant. Perfection is not the goal, but completion and technique is. Expanding their skills and applying them to real life situations is what students will really take away form these sessions. The sky is the limit!

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MARKEIM ARTS CENTER AND AVENUES TO INDEPENDENT LIVING...


Introduction to Ballroom Dancing

Starting Thursday, September 21st
6 week cycle | For Ages 18+ | 6
:30pm to 8:00pm
Grace Church, 19 Kings Highway E, Haddonfield, NJ

Instructors: Ballroom Dancing for a Better You

Designed to encourage engagement and socialization between individuals on the autism spectrum, the goal is for participants to enjoy moving, to increase their comfort with their bodies and to challenge them with their bodies and to challenge them with interaction and awareness of other dancers in a defined space. For students on the autism spectrum, dance can be supremely beneficial in its unique requirement to combine rhythms, coordination, interaction, and repetition. The type of dances taught are the Tango, Foxtrot, Hustle, and Merengue.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DANCE HADDONFIELD AND BOXWOOD ARTS. SPECIAL THANKS TO M&T BANK AND JOE MURPHY...

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