Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce our Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism program.  The Metairie sessions are in collaboration with and held at the East Jefferson YMCA, 6691 Riverside Drive.

Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism offers participants the opportunity to learn how to paint in a fun and relaxed environment and to explore and learn more about painting from an instructional artist among friends and with a buddy. Buddies are trained volunteers who have a passion for serving and teaching individuals with special needs. Participants get to create their own unique paintings that can be used for keepsakes, gifting, or that can be auctioned off at the culmination of classes during the program art gallery showing.

Brushes, Buddies and Beyond for Autism intends to close the gap for recreational activities for individuals with autism by providing the opportunity to express themselves and engage with others. Other benefits include but are not limited to:

•    Improving the capacity for learning
•    Increasing self-expression through art
•    Building sensory integration skills
•    Builds self-esteem

To stay up-to-date on our Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism program and other ASGNO events, sign up to receive our emails by texting ASGNO to 22828 or subscribe through our website at www.asgno.org/get-involved/e-mail-subscription. Read more about Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism in this news article published August 22, 2016 on nola.com!

Metairie

Little boy finger paintingBrushes, Buddies, and Beyond in Metairie, a collaborative program between the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans and the East Jefferson YMCA, is a “painting party” specifically for individuals with special needs from ages 5 to 17. Each week the classes are held in a safe and relaxing environment. This program, which is offered in partnership with the George Rodrigue Foundation provides opportunities to explore and learn more about painting from an instructional artist among friends. Artists get to create their own unique paintings, which can be used for keepsakes or gifts after the session is completed.

Classes are held at the East Jefferson YMCA located at 6691 Riverside Dr. in Metairie, LA. Each child will complete a painting on their own 16 x 24 canvas which will include their own world-famous Blue Dog painting. Parents receive guest passes to the YMCA

To learn more about this program, call the East Jefferson YMCA at (504) 888-9622. You can learn more about this program and others on the YMCA website.

Belle Chasse

Brushes, Buddies and Beyond is a “painting party” specifically for individuals with special needs ages 5 to 18 years old (adults welcome as well). Each week the classes are held in a safe and relaxing environment. This program, which is offered in partnership with the Tres Doux Foundation, provides opportunities to explore and learn more about painting among friends. Artists get to create their own unique paintings, which can be used for keepsakes or gifts after the session is completed. Our next Session runs September 4th—November 20th

*Registration runs August 1st – August 28th
* Each child will complete a painting on their own 16 x 24 canvas
* Dinner and refreshments served

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm
COST: $80 for both Members and Non-Members
LOCATION: BELLE CHASSE YMCA 8101 HWY. 23 Belle Chasse, LA 70037

For more information, please contact Vanessa at vanessap@ymcaneworleans.org

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