Family Autism Art Workshop

Join us at the Norton Museum of Art on Sunday, April 14th for an accessible art workshop for the entire family! This program will feature an art making workshop featuring the art technique of assemblage, inspired by the artist Deborah Willis. 

In this program, families will:

  • Take an interactive walk through the contemporary art exhibition galleries.
  • Make art inspired by the artist Deborah Willis with arts educator, Manuela Gonzalez.
  • Receive free admission to the Museum.
  • Accommodations including a social narrative (Social Story™), headphones, fidgets, quiet areas, accessible art materials and timers. 

All participating staff members are trained to lead programs for people with autism.

Program times:

K-6th grades and their families: Sunday, April 14th at 1pm

K-6th RSVP

7th-12th grades and their families: Sunday, April 14th at 3pm

7th-12th RSVP

Please book by the grade of the student with autism. Siblings of any age are welcome to join.

Learn more about Manuela Gonzalez, art educator for the program!

Manuela Gonzalez is an artist and educator with a background in painting and textile work. She holds a BFA from RISD and an MFA in painting from the Yale University School of Art. Manuela has led accessibility programming in Spanish and English at several museums and art institutions since 2007 both in New York City and West Palm Beach.  As a museum educator, she has worked with access, teen and school programs at El Museo del Barrio, The Whitney Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, drawing from her personal studio experience to develop programming that connects the process, materials and history of the artworks she references in a way that is inclusive and multimodal. 

This program was made possible by the generosity of David and Jennifer Feldman and August Kluger