Art Social at The Queens Museum


This past September we launched our Art Social event at the Queens Museum. Thank you to all that participated !

We explored Joan Miro’s artwork and observed the clever interesting characters that he created in his art. We inspired the children to create characters based on Miro’s Art and apply their drawings by painting these onto a larger canvas. Below is the amazing art from the September workshop. What a fun inspiring piece of art!

Special thanks to the Queens Museum for their generous support of this ongoing monthly project!


Chalk Art created at The Playground for All Children


What a wonderful event hosted by The Queens Museum at The Playground for All Children. This month we created Mandala inspired chalk drawings on the ground. This special playground is located at Flushing Meadow Park. The playground is one of the original playgrounds created specifically for Special Needs Children.

Here are a few snapshots of the amazing art we created.

Information on The Playground for All Children

Parks Department website information:

The Playground for All Children is the first playground constructed in the United States for disabled and able-bodied children. It served as a prototype for similar sites across New York City, the United States, and the world. Parks collaborated with the Department of City Planning, architects, and community and advocacy groups for the disabled on its design and construction. Designed in 1976 and the project began in the fall of 1980. Mayor Edward I. Koch dedicated the Playground for All Children on June 1, 1984.

The site features a wide variety of activities for children ages 3 to 12. This playground was designed to accommodate children using crutches, canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, and to provide many opportunities for social, cognitive, sensory and motor activity. The Apparatus Area has play equipment with safety surfacing, a traffic bridge with traffic lights, slides and swings, and a 12-foot-long suspension bridge. Children learn about nature on the Interpretive Trail with plaques in English and Braille. The Racing Track winds around the Water Wheel area for children to cool off in. The Amphitheatre contains a performance area with a basketball court and seating, and the adjacent Meadow Play Area provides space for running games and the like. The Sports Games Arena has a basketball court, a baseball diamond, and an area for volleyball, badminton, and other net games. There are also benches and drinking fountains throughout the playground.

The next event at the Playground will be on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. For more information please contact the Queens Museum Art Access Program.

Creative Spectrum: Art Social at Queens Museum on Sunday, May 11th

Creative Spectrum: Art Social at Queens Museum
on May 11, 10AM -1130
The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show inspired by Picasso
Part 1 – March – Landscape Background and Props
Part 2 – April – Making of Props and Characters
Part 3 – May – Practice and Video of -The Three Little Pigs
The Art Social Event is a workshop for children with special needs to engage in a creative project together!
Through group projects we can create opportunities for children with disabilities to explore a variety of creative outlets of expression while practicing art skills.  Through collaboration and social games we can challenge kids with opportunities for social skills.  Art can teach us to think outside the box.
Hope you can join us in our group collaboration to create some inspiring art together and make friends in the process.
This is a FREE class and access to the museum is also FREE.
If you also know anyone that wants to volunteer. Let us know!
Please let me know if you can make it. RSVP Jacquie Moore at
Jacqueline Moore
Jax by Design LLC
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Creative Spectrum
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NEXT Creative Spectrum Event: Art Social at the Queens Museum, May 11, 2014


Call for Art: Children with Disabilities ages 5 – 18


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Call for Artwork: Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…My Neighborhood
Deadline: July 1, 2014

he 2014 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities is now open for entries!Children with disabilities are encouraged to create a portrait that illustrates themselves in their neighborhood. What makes their neighborhood awesome? Cool houses? Fun neighbors? A great park or playground? Student-artists are encouraged to illustrate all the important people, places, and landscapes of their local space that shape who they are and who they will be in the future. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington, D.C.!Deadline to submit: July 1, 2014. Who may submit: Parents or educators of children with a disability, ages 5 to 18. Click here for more information and to submit an entry.