Using art as a way to communicate and tell amazing stories.
It’s the creative swagger that comes when artists turn a blank canvas into something spectacular. Swanky is a summer program that joins together professional artists with young adults to create a gallery of original works using a variety of mediums to create individual and collaborative works with acrylic, alcohol ink on glass, fabric dyeing and more.
Little Swanky is held for our younger artists, age 10 to 16, who are interested in art. Classes take place in the summer.
Inspire U! is an art program that provides periodic art sessions targeting children, teens and adults with autism to engage in collaborative work and art in their interest areas. Participants also learn new techniques that they can apply in their own art. We are always looking for parents, artists and other resources that allow us to offer more art programs. Let us know if you want to host an art program for your child and a few more! We will help!
Bee’s Knees is a great example of how a parent can assemble a small group who meet regularly to do something fun! Bee’s Knees has been meeting for over 11 years, beginning when five high school students graduated and wanted to continue to meet as friends. The group promotes independence and building new skills. The group meets weekly to work together on new art pieces. Their art has been displayed at our state capital and has been commissioned for offices. Bee’s Knees participates in art exhibits and has been featured in art galleries. What is your idea for a small group?
Our artists use art as a way to communicate and tell amazing stories.
If you’re into cats, rainbows, Pokémon, hearts, Johnny Depp, computers, used up gift cards, hard drives, art, entrepreneurship, thinking differently, or redefining normal, then you’ve come to the right place.
Bee’s Knees is all about promoting sustainability through the creative pairing of natural talents, interests, and support networks with potential business opportunities. It functions like a small business. Each artist creates original products and masterpieces and sell them online, at various venues and exhibits, or as commissioned projects.
The group works collectively for the benefit of everyone. All proceeds from products and original creations benefit by helping us purchase supplies, further pursue forms of entrepreneurship, and fund some totally rad adventures.
It’s not just a word – it’s an attitude.
It’s the creative swagger that comes when artists turn a blank canvas into something spectacular. Swanky is a two-week program that joins together professional artists with young adults to create a gallery of original works using a variety of mediums to create individual and collaborative works with acrylic, alcohol ink on glass, fabric dyeing and more. Little Swanky is a one-week program for our youngest artists, just 4 to 7 years old, held at Good Shepherd School, and led by two artists who are on the autism spectrum.
The Big Swanky Art Show reveals the talents and works of all the artists and is attended annually by more than 400 guests. Held at Rainbow Fleet, the show is part of the First Friday Gallery Walk on The Paseo each August, where pieces are displayed and originals, prints and gallery guides are sold to the public. The artists are on hand to discuss their pieces and sign their works for buyers.