Summer Camps for Children with Autism

Registration Information

Registration for summer 2021 programs begins April 12 for current VMFA members and April 19 for non-members.

Ages 5-12 years old, accompanied by caregiver
1 session: Jun 22, 23, or 24
Tue, Wed, or Thu | 11 am–noon
Meet outside, near the Main Entrance of VMFA*
$30 per workshop (VMFA members $25)
Enrollment limit: 5 students plus their accompanying adults

*If raining, meet in the Art Education Center, Studio 1

 

Designed for children with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, budding artists explore the museum’s grounds, experiment with art materials, and learn through specialized teaching methods.

Download Program Guidelines & Forms

 

Note: Upon registering for a workshop, VMFA will send a confirmation email to the address you provide. Please review the information carefully as it includes further details about the workshop and COVID-19 safety protocols. For questions, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.

Browse the Summer 2021 Classes and Programs Catalog

Learn about our response to COVID-19 here

Class Schedule


[A1] Surrounding Senses

Tue, Jun 22, 11 am–noon |Meet outside, near the Main Entrance of VMFA (If raining, meet in the Art Education Center, Studio 1)
Sandi Wiley

Ages 5-12, accompanied by a caregiver |Seek to find comfort and calmness in your surrounding environment - take pleasure in creating colorful sensory bottles inspired by Dale Chihuly's Red Reeds

$30 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $25 per child/adult pair)


[A2] Nature Prints

Wed, Jun 23, 11 am–noon |Meet outside, near the Main Entrance of VMFA (If raining, meet in the Art Education Center, Studio 1)
Sandi Wiley

Ages 5-12, accompanied by a caregiver |Get in touch with nature in this tactile experience while learning about local plants in VMFA's Sculpture Garden. Find instant gratification in the art of printmaking. 

$30 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $25 per child/adult pair)


[A3] Creative Collages

Thu, Jun 24, 11 am–noon |Meet outside, near the Main Entrance of VMFA (If raining, meet in the Art Education Center, Studio 1)
Sandi Wiley

Ages 5-12, accompanied by a caregiver | Make a scene that brings you joy! Cut, tear, or shred papers that appeal to you, and discover how to piece them together to create a colorful landscape all your own. 

$30 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $25 per child/adult pair)