By Mike Miller
KATC Announces "New Perspectives Art Classes" Art Program
Kentucky Autism Training Center is pleased to announce an art program called "New Perspectives Art Classes" which will be held at the Asia Institute Crane House (AICH). "New Perspectives" is a cross-cultural art program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Classes are designed to offer a creative outlet for students, reinforce inclusiveness and positive self-image, and highlight the importance of arts education in the development of our young people.
Students will be working with Teaching Artist at the AICH and VSA-Kentucky Roster Artists using a variety of media and processes to create artwork drawing inspiration from Asian art forms. A final exhibition showcasing the project and artwork will be scheduled at the Crane House at a later date. The registration has been successful with 24 students and classes will be in October and November of 2015.
The "New Perspectives Art Classes" is a collaborative effort of University of Louisville College of Education, Kentucky Autism Training Center, VSA-Kentucky, Asia Institute Crane House, University of Louisville Autism Clinic, Louisville Dupont Manual High School with funding through the Norton Foundation.