ArtWorks – Art Studio & Day Program

ArtWorks artist, Paul McLauglin painting hummingbirdArtWorks is a art studio and day program providing instruction in the arts and life skills to adults with disabilities, in a setting where all persons are respected and valued. ArtWorks provides adults, ages 22 to 70 with primarily intellectual disabilities and autism, an opportunity to develop their artistic potential while learning social skills, self-care and independence in a culturally-diverse setting.

Our staff of professional artists provides exposure to a variety of media including drawing, painting, creative movement, music, ceramics, fiber arts and movie making. This broad spectrum approach allows for a rich experience where each of our artists is able to explore his or her creativity within a safe, person-centered environment. Art projects are customized for the individual in order to achieve the greatest possible range of expression. Gallery openings and movie premieres are held annually in order to promote public interaction with our artists and their phenomenal finished works.

As a part of the University of Arizona's Department of Family and Community Medicine, ArtWorks is in a unique position to provide adults with powerful opportunities for growth and personal discovery within a supportive environment, as well as offer opportunities to UA students and professionals interested in learning about the multiple uses of the visual arts for people with disabilities.

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