Art Has No Barriers

Join Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center as we create new projects each month.  Each of our new Art Ability Bags contains all the materials needed, as well as a "how to" video, for one individual to complete the monthly project from the safety of their home.

Registration is required, one FREE Art Ability Bag per person (supplies are limited).

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Art Has No Barriers, a program created with teaching artist Catherine Tonning-Popowich, is an all-inclusive art class for students with and without disabilities. Students will learn to make their own art projects using various techniques and tools with no prior art experience necessary.


For more information on the Arts Has No Barriers program please contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at

Dominic and Catherine


Art Ability Bags are FREE, 1 per person, but registration is required. Click the one of the buttons to sign-up.

February's project is  Sweet Heart Watercolor Card

Pick-Up - Art Ability Bags

Art Ability Bags will be available for curbside/contactless pick-up during your registered time:

Pick-up is located at:

New Location!
We have moved, our new address is just down the street

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
300 South Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing


MSU Students Pick-up at MSU Museum

DATE: Friday, February 11
TIME: 11 AM - 12 PM

MSU Museum
409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI

Upcoming Curbside Pick-Up Dates 2022

February 12

March 12

April 9

May 14

June 11

Art Ability Bag Past Projects

January - Sock Creatures

Create your own Sock Creature and join the movement for arts accesability.


December - Playful Penguins

We will be creating a wintery scene with fun playful penguins.


November - Thankful Wreath

We will be creating a wreath out of construction paper filled with notes of thanks.

thank ful wreath
Gemma II
Preston H.

October  - Paper Roll Creatures

We will be creating 3 dimensional creatures out of paper rolls.  3 dimensional means you can see from the front and the back. The object has height, width and depth, it is not flat (or 2 dimensional) like a painting is.

Nystrom Paper Roll Creatures ii

September  - Torn Paper Portraits

Inspired by the artwork of Michigan artist Aj Prajzner’s Exhibition “Fragmented Places”.  Place is a location, a feeling, and an identity. How we view the world around us, and react to it, is derived by our personal existence - how we think, and what we’ve experienced both physically and emotionally.

Prajzner re-documents memories, by altering photographs from various points in her life, and reshapes them based on her current place. Learn more about Prajzner's work here:

August  - Honey Bee Collage

This project is inspired by the artwork of Michigan artist Lad Hanka. Lad Hanka's work is on exhibition at the Gallery until August 21.

You can learn more about his work here:

July  - Sun Painting

This project is inspired by summer. We encourage you to get outside and explore.

June  - Monoprints

Inspired by the work of Cathy Jabobx and Luzhen Qiu. Learn more about the work here:

May  - Make Little Art

Thank you to artist Jane Reiter for making this project possible.

April  - Escape Nature Diorama

Thank you to artist Matt Mulford for making this project possible.

March  - Paint Your Own Geode

Thank you to artist Paloma Rosales for making this project possible.


Art Ability Bag Projects

February  - Air Dry Clay Sculptures

Thank you to artist Michelle Detering for making this project possible.

Jacob Newman

January - Journal Making

Thank you to artist Jane Reiter for making this project possible.

Young boy with a big smile, showing his artwork he created.

December - Snowman Greeting Card

Thank you to artist Catherine Tonning-Popowich for making this project possible.

Josalin 1
Josalin 2

November - Thankful Wreath


Example of the Give Thanks Wreath Project
Preston Havens Art Ability Thankful Wreath
Jaren Frankovich Art Ability Bag Thankful Wreath
Josalin Tucker

Art Ability Bags are brought to you by:

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Logo - Mid-Michigan Autism Association
Logo All Faith disABILITIES Ministries