Sensory Sunday Studio
Sunday Studio: Upcycled Loom Weaving with Emily Kenselaar
FREE with museum admission and for members, with advance registration required.
Join us on the first Sunday of the month for a special hour of Sunday Studio designed for families with members on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory sensitivities. Drop in to Geyer studio between noon and 1 p.m. for an art-making activity inspired by our current exhibitions. Each month features a different project designed by MAM Teaching Artists that is accessible to artists of all ages and abilities. This program is a great fit for people who learn best in smaller groups in a controlled environment with extra support.
Inspired by the exhibition Woolpunk: Sunflowers & Graffiti'd Sky, families will learn weaving techniques and loom construction using upcycled textiles to create a woven tapestry and explore fiber arts.
How is Sensory Sunday Studio different?
- This art-making hour is limited to ten participants at a time, much fewer than our regular Sunday Studio program, and we have additional arts educators and studio assistants on hand.
- We offer fidgets and noise-canceling headphones that can be borrowed upon request.
- Low-sensory zones are available for quiet breaks.
- Families that pre-register will be emailed a pre-visit Social Story and further information.
Emily Kenselaar is an art, yoga, and contemplative care practitioner with a diverse background in education, research/writing, and art therapy. With over a decade of experience working in the commercial art gallery world, she has cultivated a wellspring of creative insights which inform her philosophy as an educator. Emily is passionate about the therapeutic power of artmaking and the healing modalities which can support and empower us in the practice of creative expression.