Another year is approaching with a new hope for a better future. We have fought the COVID-19 and continue to fight its variants. These will likely stay around, but now we know more about keeping ourselves and others safe and we have begun lifting those pandemic requirements. Vaccinations for those who can are still suggested, […]
Hello, my name is Melissa Rose Dahl. I am a digital artist and I have been making artwork for Tim Mueller and KindTree since I was 4 years old. I like to draw on paper, I like to paint, and I like to draw on my iPad tablet. Not only am I an artist, but […]
Hi my name is Austin Rogers I have Autism and I like to draw what I feel like doing at the moment. It helps me relax. I am 18 years old. I am inspired by Bob Ross.
Carl Kinney is a goofy man with a fun sense of humor, who still struggles with his mood swings and self of self.
Mareike Mirsch – aka Cromika Cromika works with whatever materials she has on hand. She began crocheting when she was nine years old. Now, with twenty years of experience and her volunteer role at Mecca in Eugene, she now has access to more fun and frivolous embellishments. She likes the fun of the go-with-the-flow nature […]
Crystal is a talented artist in drawing and animation. Expect to see more of her soon…She is a participant in the Portland non-profit, PHAME:PHAME is a school of the arts and performance. Our classes range from musical theatre to song writing, from digital photography to poetry. Our performance program puts students in front of audiences […]
Design Arts Apprenticeships Applications for Spring Term 2021 are now open! En Español Design Arts Apprenticeship Program The design arts apprenticeship program offers Lane County middle and high school students apprenticeship opportunities in graphic, digital and physical design. Students pair with a professional designer, working alongside their mentor to understand the profession, explore specific ways to approach […]
Characters and Locations from my Legendary Hero Fantasy book series “Hi. I’m Eric Thompson and I have Autism. I’m the leader of the Jackson County Self Advocates in Medford Oregon. In addition to my group I also participate in the Studio of Living Opportunities. It’s a great place where people with disabilities do art as […]
My name is Freda. I live with my mother who is 86 years old. I am an LGBTI friendly adult with autism and ADHD, and some… I have no children because of autism. I am the only one. I am disabled – 2 years of college. I don’t have any email, no cell phone, nothing, […]
“My Date With Autism”, a performance monologue by Alisa McLaughlin I found him late in life when I was tired of it all, I had no job, never been in love. Few friends and no income. The only relationship I had was with depression and it was not healthy. Maybe I could get disability. Depression […]
This young high schooler is devoted to her digital projects. She embarked on this fan made project on her own, inspired by the song PALE MACHINE by Boen. We hope to see lots more digital art from this artist!
Joshua Pryor “The journey of this knight has finally made it to his destination, now he must fight this ferocious dragon in order to fulfill his mission once and for all. Who will make it out alive?” My inspiration came from a game of D&D that I played with my Papa and uncle and cousins. […]
Kayleen is a young author and artist. KindTree is working with her to get this story published and include her drawings as well. KindTree will offer her book for sale at the Festival of Art for All event, August 6, 2022. Below is an excerpt from the beginning. Amazing! “Kayleen E. Stuck (Kay-Kay to her […]
Lane Art Council Community Arts Program Grant This summer KindTree-Autism Rocks was awarded a $1,800 grant to provide three (3) artist workshops, a 2020 “Autism Rocks – Festival of Art for All” event on May 2nd, and a series of community art shows and sales. Artist Guild meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month […]
Lane Arts Council Artist Workshops KindTree-Autism Rocks received funding to pay for artists to attend the following workshops. If interested please contact Molly Elliott at MElliott@kindtree.org The workshops are held in the Maurie Jacobs Community Room at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.. For more information please visit Lane Arts Council at http://lanearts.org/workshops/ […]
I began tattooing in Springfield, Illinois in 2014. After completing an apprenticeship and working four years in my home state, I traveled for 18 months as a guest artist in more than 25 different tattoo studios throughout the United States and in Europe. I am now based in beautiful Portland, Oregon, where I share a […]
Artist Statement In the womb, we eat sweet things. We prepare for a journey that becomes life. When that journey dies… Growth creates a new journey. It’s just begun. The circle is such a wonderful shape. When you know there is a Revolution within- you will Begin. We are all on a quest, a quest […]
Mukti Winterkorn About the artist: Mukti is a ten year-old girl who popped-out of the womb with a delightful and strong personality all her own. She is primarily non-verbal and experiences special needs, but she seems to know what the dogs want before we do. She likes to sit outside and watch the trees or […]
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My name is Philip Brocklehurst. I’m from Birmingham, UK. I was diagnosed with asperger’s and OCD when I was 13. Over the years, it’s been a struggle due to lacking social skills. Most of my life has been spent keeping to myself, and that feeling of isolation and loneliness can take its toll, and has led […]
Special Notice:Art Guild MeetingOctober 16, 6:30-8:00Hilyard Community Center2580 Hilyard St, Eugene Learn how our NEW PROGRAM could help you make money with your art, through our partnership with The GIFT. We’ll show you how to upload your images, fill out the Artist Bio form, and explain the licensing agreement you may be offered.If you are […]
Choose from the links below to register for STiLE or Friends & Family Camp or….. STiLE PDF printable Spring Term Registration Form HERE. Online STiLE Registration Form here: online form. Required for STiLE: Online Student Information Form HERE. Or Printable PDF Student Information Form HERE… Scholarships for private pay Spring Term participants may be available. Contact STiLE@kindtree.org for more information Friends & […]
Sarah Mahler Newton, who also goes by SarahFiiDraws online, considers herself a hobby artist. Her art style is based off of Japanese animation and graphic novels with touches of realism. She’s had drawing as a passion since she was 6 or 7 years old. However, she does not pursue it as a job – as […]
Cesar “Om-Shanti” Gonzalez Jr My name is Shanti Gonzalez. I’m 24 years old. I was born in Belize and live with my Grandmother in Eugene, Oregon. I love painting with watercolors. I like looking at an image when I’m doing my art. I look forward to learning to work with acrylics soon. Images:Om-Shanti himself | […]
Hi, my name is Stephen Lewandowski. I am 39yr old and I showed some talent and art drawing and handwriting at a young age. I never pursued my talent at a young age, but I did play piano and guitar. It wasn’t until my mid 30s that I moved into adult foster care through DDS […]
A simple walk through a city park can be incredibly rewarding if one knows where to look. My attention naturally turns more toward hidden details rather than the big picture, and photography allows me to share some of that.
Story Circle Theater Class and Shows, Spring 2023 University of Oregon Disability Studies Calling all disabled actors, storytellers, artists, singers, musicians, designers, dancers, writers, costume and props creators, social media experts, and sound and lighting technicians! Calling all volunteers to support our tremendously talented cast! FREE and open to anyone over 18 who experiences neurodiversity, deafness, […]
Alisa is a member of the Autism Community in Eugene, and of KindTree’s Artist Guild. Her blog shares aspects of her life to inspire and encourage others in their own creativity as they walk through life. Below is a excerpt from her December 30, 2022 post. Read all her posts HERE.February 17, 2023 I’m a […]
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Ziemael in the attic Ziemael spends its days wrestling neurological demons, and watching horror or X-files reruns. When able, with an imago that takes weeks or months to ready, it paints, usually briskly in a few hours, possibly a couple days. The paintings are professionally photographed, formatted for the printing company, then made available after […]