Weekday Group Course
Tuesdays 4 - 5:30PM
Expressive Arts for adults is a group class in which feelings, experiences, and potential for growth are explored through the process of creating a variety of art projects using mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The process provides both a verbal and non-verbal vehicle to increase insight, develop strengths, and integrate feelings. Group lessons focus on increasing social pragmatic skills, building interpersonal relationship skills, working as a team and using a variety of art mediums as a modality to express one’s self.
Skills and benefits of Expressive Arts Courses for Adults with Disabilities
I. Interpersonal Relationship skills
How to collaborate with others/ Team Work
Developing communication skills
Learning to compromise with others
Working together to execute and problem-solve elements of design
Sharing workspace and maintaining a healthy working environment
II. Vocational Development
Marketing and selling artwork
Targeting specific audiences
Creating an artist statement
Managing money/ budgets
Social media (advantages and dangers)
III. Self Expression/ Social Emotional
Building self esteem, self awareness, and self help skills
Learn to use expressive arts as modality cope with everyday stressors
Communicate thoughts and ideas that are difficult to express verbally
Use as daily/ regular exercise to focus and self-sooth
IV. Developing New Skills
The skills and usage of fine art materials
Mixed media/ collage
Weaving/ fiber arts
Fused / stained glass
We have rolling admissions for this course; students can start at any time as long as the course has an opening. The course session runs one day a week for a total of 6 weeks.
Materials are included in the course fee.
Coupon codes can not be applied to this course
Expressive Arts for Adults with Disabilities
Payment and Refund Policy
Payment is expected prior to registration to save a space in the course, unless you have made other arrangements with the owner. Most people pay online on our website, or mail checks to Shoe Town Art Center, 200 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Haverhill, MA 01832.
Since almost all of our classes run full, if you register for class that means that someone else has been turned away to save your place in class. For this reason we cannot offer refunds if you decide to drop-out of the course anytime during the session. We will make every effort to accommodate you if you need to switch classes that are not full due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts or other such emergencies or events. It is our goal to make you happy and teach you the joy of art.
For the courses with rolling admissions (the children and teen courses) we do not prorate classes. If you are going away on vacation or just going to miss a few, but we do have a very open make-up policy for our courses as long as we get a 24 hour notice (this does not apply to the Adult courses as they are flex classes and not rolling admissions). We want you to work, have fun, and get the most out of your time at Shoe Town Art Center
Holidays and Vacations
Our Kid and Teen courses do not run during Federally recognized Holidays. We do run during February or April vacation breaks unless otherwise stated.
Our adult courses run during the date and times listed on our website, unless there is a snow day or weather emergency.
WEEKDAYS; When Haverhill Public Schools have snow days all art classes are canceled.
WEEKENDS; If there is a snow storm and class is canceled it will be posted on the website and or facebook page.
ALL DAYS We will cancel classes during declared weather emergencies.
When artwork is left behind after completion for 30 days or more it is considered abandoned.