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Term 1 Spectrum Art Workshops at CPAC — ages 10-14

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Spectrum is a new creative learning program specifically for children with Autism aged between 10-14 yrs designed to combine small group learning within program structure that emphasises continuity in respect of location and teachers to reduce potential anxiety among participants*. Working in small groups, participants will be guided through a sensory approach to creative learning based on exhibited art works at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC).

Each fortnight the Spectrum program will focus on experiencing and discussing different artworks followed by a practical investigative workshop and will be facilitated by 2 experienced art facilitators with maximum group size of 8. The 10.30-12pm workshop structure will consist of:

  • 10 min. initial conversation, settle-in time
  • 35 min. Art tour/Art focus
  • 45 min. Art Activity

*Specific needs requirements will be taken from parents in relation to individual behavioural characteristics.

When: Every second Saturday term 1, 10:30am—12noon

Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC)

Cost: $100

More Info: (02) 9824 1121 or

Booking: Please book directly through this link. If you have any trouble please call or email CPAC direct (contact info above).

Facilitator: Dianne McClaughlin
Di is an artist and educator that is interested in the inherent qualities of artmaking as a tool of communication and realisation. She has been awarded for works in both traditional and modern printmaking techniques as well as sculpture and has exhibited throughout the greater Sydney region. Having completed a masters of fine arts in print media from Sydney College of the Arts in 2013, Dianne is now undertaking an art therapy traineeship through Western Sydney University. She is experienced CPAC Access facilitator and program developer.