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San Rafael, California 94901
Youth in Arts gallery show Mary’s Gift featuring Art from children at Bahia Vista had a wonderful, joyous opening celebration. The gallery was packed with families creating art around the words teacher Mary Donovan-Kansora felt strongly about.
School groups are invited for a free gallery exploration and hands on art making through March 29. More information here.
[singlepic id=515 w=320 h=240 float=left]Thanks to Youth in Arts, I was fortunate to work at Grant Grover; an MCOE program located at the College of Marin for 30 students ages 18-22 with Autism and other special needs. After meeting with the three Special Ed teachers to learn more about the students’ various needs, interests and challenges, I worked with them for 10 weeks as a Performing Arts/Creative Mentor. The teachers suggested that we combine the students from the three classrooms into new groups so that they could work with peers outside of their daily classrooms and recognize and appreciate individual differences among their peers. I worked with each of these groups once a week, for 10 weeks, and here is a summary of what developed during this time…