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  • Beyond the Spectrum - MFA Boston

    Posted Monday December 04 2017 at 5:56 pm in Cultural Inclusion

    Students at the MFA

    Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to Beyond the Spectrum, a specially designed program for children ages 8–12 on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger's Syndrome, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  The program meets one Saturday per month from 10:30 am – 12 pm.  Each class lasts an hour and a half and combines gallery exploration with an art-making activity.

    Upcoming classes:
    January 6, 2018
    February 3, 2018
    March 3, 2018
    April 7. 2018
    May 5, 2018
    June 2, 2018

    $9 per child (includes materials and Museum admission).

    Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online.

    Visit the MFA website for more info and to purchase tickets.

    Contact info - artfulhealing@mfa.org 617-369-4027

    Meet the Teaching Artist - Dani Patrick

    Posted Monday December 04 2017 at 3:55 pm in Education

    Dani Patrick - self portrait

    I am a visual artist, dancer and educator.  As a Teaching Artist, I use interactive community building activities, structured self-reflection and thematic exploration to create spaces for learners to explore and express who they are, connect with each other, and build socio-emotional skills.  After studying art, dance, and gender studies at Wesleyan University, I worked at REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, where I engaged young people in conversations about dating violence and supported them in building socio-emotional skills necessary for healthy relationships.

    My work as an art educator centers around creating spaces for people of all ages to connect, learn, and grow through art.  I believe that everyone deserves to be heard and seen for who they are.  Art has the capacity to help us access and share the parts of ourselves we might not otherwise and therefore connect on a deeper level.  As an artist, I utilize various media including painting, drawing and collage to explore trans identity and the interplay of nature and the internal emotional environment.  I also bring interactive arts and movement based workshops to youth programs and other organizations across the Boston area (including Somerville Arts at the Armory and The Democracy Center) through my freelance art education business, Building Connection through Creative Exploration.

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    Hands-On Training Session for NCAM's Free CADET Software

    Posted Monday November 20 2017 at 5:17 pm in Cultural Inclusion

    CADET Software

    The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH has developed free downloadable captioning software, the Caption and Description Editing Tool (CADET V2.0), that allows users to easily and affordably produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player and any web browser.  CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts.  CADET enables schools, government agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profits to affordably provide captions with their video content.  Captions benefit a broad audience, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, those for whom English is not a native language, and those who rely on captions in situations where the volume cannot be turned on or up.

    Attend a free CADET training session at WGBH's studio in the Boston Public Library followed by Q&A with the experts who developed it.

    December 7, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30pm
    WGBH Studio in the Boston Public Library and Newsfeed Cafe
    700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116

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