Art for Special Needs Communities

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey works with various communities to provide healthy, stimulating art activities and art therapy for individuals with intellectual and developmental special needs. Due to the pandemic and shut down in 2020, many of our care facilities can no longer allow outside instructors in or their own clients back to the facility until it is completely safe. We have developed an online series of videos to work at home with individuals with special needs in the hope that everyone can continue to make art for health and well being.

In this video, Megan Tuttle leads this step-by-step painting of an “unusual” but simple sunset. Part One shows how to draw out the sunset, while Part Two shows how to mix each color and apply it to the painting step-by-step. For this project, we will be working with mixing various colors from the primary colors and black and white.