The VisAbility Art Lab is a supported art studio for emerging adult artists with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities who have a strong interest in making art part of their professional careers.
Participants create art at their own pace, observe and learn art techniques from VisArts studio artists, and work with the VisArts curatorial staff on developing exhibitions. They also interact with members of the public attending art classes, camps, gallery tours, and artist talks. Artists work in a variety of media including ceramics, digital art, painting, drawing, and sculpture, and join the studio for full-day or half-day sessions.
Our vision for this program is to create a place where artists with disabilities can discover and develop their talents and thrive within a larger creative community. Artists work and learn alongside their peers and participate in creative and professional opportunities at VisArts. Building on the strengths of each participant, the VisAbility Art Lab expands the personal and professional horizons for its members and increases the connections between artists, both with and without disabilities.