Supportive Arts Fall Edition: Thursdays!
December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019
Thursdays 10 AM – 12PM (14 individual sessions)
Supportive Arts is a weekly program for adults 18+, embracing diversity through art-making, movement and vocal explorations. Join us for a guided morning workshop, specifically designed to support adults of all abilities. Each week includes a unique art project led by an ECFTA Art Educator in our classroom and concludes with singing and piano accompaniment with Elora Singers’ tenor Chris Fischer in our main gallery.
NEW! You can now register for all 14 sessions at once! $168 plus HST for 14 sessions.
Registration for individual sessions is required in advance (please contact the gallery office to register for individual sessions). $12 per person, plus HST, per session.
Please bring your support worker if assistance is required. Please note that ECFTA is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Here’s what people are saying about our Supportive Arts program:
Over the course of two years, the Elora Centre For the Arts has provided many wonderful, inclusive opportunities for persons with developmental exceptionalities.
They have gone above and beyond with each of their lessons and have taken the time to instruct step by step instructions to adapt to my participants learning style. Not only has it been a welcoming environment but they have opened their doors to the entire community and beyond to join, share, laugh and most importantly, create wonderful art projects that bring so much joy to the participants and their family members. The energy and creativity each week is out of this world and my participants look forward to the program every Thursday. What strikes me uniquely about the program is the benefits both the artist and the participant receive while in program. It has been amazing to not only witness my participants learn from the variety of artists but to watch how much the participants have taught the artist about love, patience, acceptance, understanding and for Seeing the PERSON, Not The DisABILITY.
Jason Dudgeon, Owner of the Live & Learn Centre Guelph
The participants at GrandABILTIES are very excited each week to participate in this wonderful ALL abilities program held at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Each class begins with an informative lesson about a particular artist and the projects they create are unique and artist-inspired. Everyone is learning a lot and feels proud to take home their creation to show others. The Music Therapy component that has been added at the end of our weekly sessions has been an extra bonus….and everyone leaves feeling good. The instructors and volunteers are amazing and new friendships are forming weekly among peers. This program is so much fun and we are very grateful to be a part of it. We look forward to seeing it continue to evolve and grow.
Much thanks to everyone that makes this program something special.
Sincerely, your friends from GrandABILITIES, Fergus