Chill Art is a social skills coaching program for young adults 18 plus on the autism spectrum that uses the medium of visual art as its learning platform.
Facilitated by professional visual arts coaches and supported by peer mentors, these interactive workshops use creative mediums such as painting, illustration, printmaking and collage to assist participants with abstract thinking, sensory regulation, self expression, social communication and fine motor skills.
Pre-requisite: Being enrolled in or completion of Chill Foundation.
How it works
Each workshop explores specific art elements and principles that are aligned with each participant’s goals in social communication and life skills. Just like all of the Chill programs, Chill Art will provide an inclusive, supportive and creative environment for each young adult.
- Establishing and developing new friendships
- Feeling less socially isolated
- Increased self-insight
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved social communication
- Improved fine motor skills
- Task perseverance while working independently
- Sensory integration
- Problem solving
- Learning through observing
- Appreciation of difference
Term 1 24 January – 1 April
Term 2 18 April – 24 June
Term 3 11 July – 16 September
Term 4 3 October – 9 December
2.5 hour workshop | once a week
10:00am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 4:30pm
29 Rogers Street
West End Q 4101
$1,800 per term