This is an open studio art class designed for adults and teens with neurodiversity, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any other disabilities. Art making topics are tailored to new and returning students, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media, and fiber arts. Students are encouraged to express their own vision in this fun, supportive class.
Materials for this class will be provided.
This program is made possible in part thanks to generous support from The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation.
Meet the Instructor: Susan Keown
Sue is a distinguished mixed media artist and has carved out a unique path in the realm of creative expression. Her artistic journey is marked by an exploration of materials, where vintage fabrics, found materials, and the contemplative techniques of slow stitching and embroidery are the foundations of her work. Beyond her role as an artist, Sue is a passionate educator, actively involved in sharing her knowledge. Her teaching endeavors have reached diverse groups of individuals in both public and private school settings. Sue aspires to ignite inspiration in others, encouraging them to uncover the joy and therapeutic benefits inherent in the artist process. Through her artwork and teaching, she invites others to explore the intersection of creativity, spirituality, and personal expression, fostering a deeper appreciation for the profound impact of the process of creating on our lives. Sue holds a Fourth Year Diploma in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Arts in Boston, a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College, and a Master of Art from Goddard College.