Events

Support groups, STiLE classes, Art Guild Meetings and the Art Fest, Second Friday Socials – all our gatherings –  are getting together via Zoom or socially distanced. Check them out…

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Apr
17
Sat
Artist Guild Meeting 2021
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Monthly Autism Rocks Artist Guild Meeting

We had to cancel our Festival of Art for All last spring, and this spring as well – though we are running an online auction right now, with a live finale at 6:00 May 1. We are offering Art Classes this Spring Term in STiLE and are planning for our Festival next year. We want our Art Program to provide support for artists, the support you need and want. So we will have Guild meetings with guest artists, marketing ideas, and whatever support you ask for. Facilitated by Michael Omogrosso. TENTATIVE DATE: Saturday, April 17 at 5:00pm via Zoom. Check back for updates

KindTree is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join from anywhere online.

Topic: Autism Rocks Artist Guild monthly meeting April 17, 5pm
Time: Apr 17, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Apr
19
Mon
Beginning Art with Frank L Allen @ Via ZOOM
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Beginning Art with Frank Louis Allen Spring Term March – May 2021
Mondays from 10:00am – 11:00am for ten sessions.

Frank Louis Allen is a well know artist who also happens to be on the Autism Spectrum. He hopes to teach a relaxed approach to improving your art practice and overcoming personal challenges to this.

Frank will be using materials and art supplies common in many households: Pencil, crayon, or Pen, Paper or pad, so get them ready! Zoom access information will be provided upon completed registration.

Despite being a successful artist Frank is also legally blind having just 20 degrees of vision. He hopes to show through these lessons that art is a force for growth in us all, and he hopes to help us overcome any anxiety about doing so, whilst also teaching good, solid drawing techniques.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

$180.60 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register.

Join the Autism Rocks Artist Guild HERE.

This video was recorded for an art event in Fort Wayne Indiana in 2015.

More about Frank:

Frank was born in England and now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Here are just a few of his recent activities:
2017: Solo exhibitions at The Dash, and “Art in Citizen Square” in Fort Wayne, and “Visual Adventures on the Autism Spectrum” in Vincennes. Exhibition participation in “August Art Battle for Leader Dogs for the Blind”, Essence Exhibition at the H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural Art Museum in Los Angeles, and “Art in Washington” with the Art in Autism organization.
2016 – present: Working with “the Jesters”, a music/art/dance/theater group for individuals with disabilities, as an art and music facilitator.
Frank is also a member of the Autism Rocks Artist Guild, with a page on our website HERE, and can be found on Facebook HERE

An Example of Frank's art

Social Skills Discussion Group with Mary-Minn @ ZOOM
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April19, 2021

KindTree has started up Doris Germain’s social skills class again, via Zoom, facilitated by past president Mary-Minn Sirag until Doris, who will take up the reins again, can join in when the germs subside and social contact is safe again. Mary-Minn is figuring that some of us can use more face time with our autism family. All are welcome to attend from anywhere you are.

The class will be on the third Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm.  ZOOM access info is below the image. Join from anywhere!

KindTree is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Social Skills Group with Mary-Minn April 19, 6:30
Time: Apr 19, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Apr
20
Tue
Youth Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Youth Exercise with Jordan Wheeler  Spring Term March 16 – May 18, 
Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm via Zoom, 10 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am in my second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others 🙂 I have a special place in my heart for youths diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for youths diagnosed with autism from March 16th – May 18th.
This program will be adventure focused and allow the kids to step into their imagination. Each session will have an adventure theme and have the kids perform exercises to complete the adventure. Some adventure themes that the kids will participate in are a treasure hunt, an archeological dig, a safari, and an underwater excursion. There is no equipment needed for this class, just a positive attitude.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

Go HERE for full class outline.

$180.60 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate. Price reduced if you register after the term start.

Go HERE to register.

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold @ Via ZOOM
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Jewelry Design with Amanda Finegold Spring Term March 16 – May 18, 2021
Tuesdays from 4:30pm– 6:00pm for ten sessions.

Learn to design and make individualized beaded jewelry bracelets and more. This class is designed to be a fun introduction to a few of the many ways to make jewelry.  We’ll start with bead stringing, move on to some simple macrame, and we’ll end the class by learning about some ancient chain making techniques. These lessons and techniques will help participants become part of a continuum of craftspeople throughout the ages, as we still use basically the same ancient techniques to make our crafts.

Participants will be notified regarding needed supplies and tools before the sessions begin.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

$270.90 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register.

 

 Amanda Finegold at the Eugene Saturday Market, June 22, 2013

Apr
21
Wed
Art Exploration with WheelHaus Arts @ Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Art Exploration with WheelHaus Arts – Spring Term March 17 – May 19

Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am for ten sessions.

These art sessions seek to match a person’s skills or expertise through exploration. Our goal is to create a thriving arts platform for kids and adults 11 years and older with autism and other intellectual disabilities. This virtual community gathering will allow you to learn skills that will expand upon your creative journey. Supplies needed will be pencils or colored pencils and markers, available at many stores.

WheelHaus Arts connects the next generation of artists to their local art community by focusing on helping them find their wheelhouse of artistic expression.

$180.60 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register.

Join the Autism Rocks Artist Guild HERE.

More about David Placencia, WheelHaus Arts owner:

Professional Experience:
2019- Present Founder/Director of WheelHaus Arts
2017-2018 Administrator of Youth Art Works @ Emerald Art Center
2015-2017 Lane Arts Council Mentor-ship Program
Awards:
2013 UO Athletics/Nike “Duck Knows Art” winner
2013 UO Alumni Association Fringe Festival: 1st Place Digital Remix
2012 ArtSlant Showcase winner
Exhibitions:
2019 Lincoln Gallery
2018 Broadway Commerce Center 2016
2018 Pacific University: Eugene First Friday Art Walk Exhibition
2018 Pink Prom: Hotel Hilton Ballroom
2018 Artful Dead Fund-raiser: Emerald Art Center
2016 & 2018 Pacific University: Eugene First Friday Art Walk Exhibition
2017 Light up the Night: Cultural Services, City of Eugene
2017 Teaching Artist Showcase at Shadowfox Gallery
2016 & 2017 Fiesta Cultural: Lane Arts Council
2017 Teaching Artist Showcase at Shadowfox Gallery
2015 & 2016 Solo Exhibition: Gilt+Gossamer
2013 LaVerne Krause Gallery
2012 Solo Exhibition: Woodpecker’s Muse Art Gallery

Music Writing and Performance @ Hilyard Center
Apr 21 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Music Writing and Performance,  Spring Term March 24 – May 26, 2021

THIS GROUP IS FULL THIS TERM, unless Covid restrictions change

Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm (time has been adjusted) at Hilyard Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, Eugene. As long as Covid allows. 

Designed for individuals interested in learning to play music instruments, writing and/or performing music as part of a group.

Cost $270.90 per session based on 10 trainings totaling 15 hours, or the agency hourly contract rate.
More info HERE.
 

Go HERE to register

 

Dining with Donald @ Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Dining with Donald Spring term April 7 – 28.

Wednesdays in April 6:15 – 7:15pm, 4 sessions only

Skill level: Easy to intermediate

Work with recipes focusing on a different basic meal each session. Maggie and Chef Donald lead you through making a fun, tasty, and simple meal each week! Put on your seatbelts… because there are culinary puppets included!

Ingredients needed for each session will be listed well before each session.

Donald Burton has worked as KindTree’s Friends & Family Camp lead chef for many years, earning the love and appreciation of everyone for his terrific meals, consistently earning top marks on our feedback forms. He recently retired from his long-time job as chef for one of the University of Oregon’s residential facilities. He has a great sense of humor, so this training should also be a lot of fun.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

$72.24 per 4 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register.

WEDNESDAY COOKING  CLASS April 14th , 2021 6:15pm 

PASTA LIMONE

8 oz. extra wide rice noodles
2 leeks thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves (minced)
Zest and juice of one lemon (2 lemons total)
1 tsp kosher salt
3/4 tsp fresh black pepper (plus more at serving)
1/2 tsp crushed red chilies (dried)
2 tbs fresh basil pesto
1 cu shred parmesan cheese
1/4 cup either pine nuts or sliced almonds

TOSSED SALAD

1 small romaine head
1 medium carrot
Red Wine Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
Pepper and Salt
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder (Optional)

PEANUT BUTTER BITES

2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free)
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberries
2 tbs maple syrup or honey

Donald and Maggie spoofing for the 2020 Camp Talent Show:

 

Apr
22
Thu
Adult Exercise with Jordan Wheeler @ Via ZOOM
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Adult (18+) Exercise with Jordan Wheeler  Spring Term March 18 – May 20, 
Thursdays from noon – 1:00pm via Zoom, 10 sessions

Hi there! My name is Jordan Wheeler and I am a second-year studying Kinesiology (the study of movement). My passions are exercise, art, and helping others 🙂 I have a special place in my heart for adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. I am devoted to helping people with autism stay active and feel welcome in the community.

I will be holding an exercise program for adults diagnosed with autism from March 15th – May 22nd. This program will contain sport related exercise moves and have a new sports theme each week. The class will be broken into four parts: a warm up, sports themed workout, group game, and cool down. Each week will have fun, new, and challenging exercises for every member of the class to crush. There is no equipment needed, just a positive attitude is recommended 🙂

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

Go HERE for full class outline.

$180.60 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register. Zoom access provided after complete registration.

 

Apr
26
Mon
Beginning Art with Frank L Allen @ Via ZOOM
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Beginning Art with Frank Louis Allen Spring Term March – May 2021
Mondays from 10:00am – 11:00am for ten sessions.

Frank Louis Allen is a well know artist who also happens to be on the Autism Spectrum. He hopes to teach a relaxed approach to improving your art practice and overcoming personal challenges to this.

Frank will be using materials and art supplies common in many households: Pencil, crayon, or Pen, Paper or pad, so get them ready! Zoom access information will be provided upon completed registration.

Despite being a successful artist Frank is also legally blind having just 20 degrees of vision. He hopes to show through these lessons that art is a force for growth in us all, and he hopes to help us overcome any anxiety about doing so, whilst also teaching good, solid drawing techniques.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to all registered participants for 6 months.

$180.60 per 10 week Session or Agency Rate

Go HERE to register.

Join the Autism Rocks Artist Guild HERE.

This video was recorded for an art event in Fort Wayne Indiana in 2015.

More about Frank:

Frank was born in England and now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Here are just a few of his recent activities:
2017: Solo exhibitions at The Dash, and “Art in Citizen Square” in Fort Wayne, and “Visual Adventures on the Autism Spectrum” in Vincennes. Exhibition participation in “August Art Battle for Leader Dogs for the Blind”, Essence Exhibition at the H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural Art Museum in Los Angeles, and “Art in Washington” with the Art in Autism organization.
2016 – present: Working with “the Jesters”, a music/art/dance/theater group for individuals with disabilities, as an art and music facilitator.
Frank is also a member of the Autism Rocks Artist Guild, with a page on our website HERE, and can be found on Facebook HERE

An Example of Frank's art