Art Has No Barriers

Dominic and Catherine

Art Ability Bags

Join Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center as we create new projects each month.  Each of our Art Ability Bag contains: art supplies for one individual project, written instructions and a link to a "how to" video.

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 about Arts Has No Barriers program please contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at michelle@lansingartgallery.org.

 

Upcoming Projects

July - Beach Ball Painting
August- Fork Painting

Registration

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

Three ways to participate:

Pick-Up at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Mail - have an Art Ability Bag sent to you in the mail. Supplies are free however there is a small fee for shipping. A shipping fee discount is available, for more details please contact Michelle at michelle@lansingartgallery.org.

New! Thanks to MACC, we received funding that we can use to help offset the cost of Art Ability Bags by Mail.  If you need financial assistance Please contact Michelle Carlson at michelle@lansingartgallery.org, for more information

Pick-Up Locations

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

Pick-up is located at:

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

DATE: Saturday, July 9
TIME: 11 AM - 2 PM

Upcoming Curbside Pick-Up Dates 2022

July 9
August 13
September 10

October 8
November 12
December 10

Past Art Ability Bag Projects

2022
June - Spinner

Make a fun Spinner, for endless entertainment.

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May - Flower Power Pots

Make a clay pot and plant a sunflower.

2022
April - Picasso Portraits

Create an abstract portrait of yourself or a friend. 

2022
March - Dot-to-Dot Paining

Create a unique painting using dots. 

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2022
February - Sweet Heart Watercolor Postcards

Paint a card to give to someone special.

2022
January - Sock Creatures

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

Gemma

2021
December - Playful Penguins

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

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2021
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.

2021
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

2021
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: https://bit.ly/3aovSsU

2021
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:  https://vimeo.com/216893460

2021
July  - Sun Painting

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

2021
June  - Monoprints

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

https://lansingartgallery.org/luzhen-qiu-and-cathy-jacobs/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0CXmq4tE-Q

2021
May  - Make Little Art

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

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April  - Escape Nature Diorama

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

2021
March  - Paint Your Own Geode

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

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Art Ability Bag Projects

2021
February  - Air Dry Clay Sculptures

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

Jacob Newman
Havens
Frankovich

2021
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.

2020
December - Snowman Greeting Card

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

Josalin 1
Josalin 2
Daria
Webb

2020
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:

Logo Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
Logo - Mid-Michigan Autism Association
Logo All Faith disABILITIES Ministries