Image courtesy of Ingrid Damiani.

Innovative program helps children pilot the spectrum

Art Aviators is an educational initiative designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other exceptionalities.

While children with ASD struggle with verbal communication, social relations, and sensory development, creative art-making activities enable them to foster new means of self-expression and communication. Utilizing three educational components—art studio, galleries, and MOCA Jacksonville’s Art Explorium—the Art Aviators program harnesses art and art-making activities as means of promoting expression and social interaction among children with ASD and their teachers, caregivers, and peers. Created in 2007, this innovative program, previously called Rainbow Artists, and its results have been nationally recognized by museum associations and health care providers alike.

Support for Art Aviators programs is made in part by the Winfield A. Gartner Memorial Fund for Children’s Programs and Baptist Health.


Saturday, January 25, 2020 // 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 // 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 // 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 // 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 // 10-11:30 a.m.

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Art Aviators Day Camp Information

Spring Day Camp is an opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other varying exceptionalities to spend time with their families enjoying art together in a fun environment. Participants take part in staff-led art-making activities in our workshops, visit the Art Explorium Loft, and tour the galleries.

All children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian while at camp.

Don’t forget! 

  • Please “dress for mess”. Some art materials may stain clothing permanently. Aprons will be provided.
  • Bring a snack for break at 10:30 a.m.

This opportunity is provided at no cost, but advance registration is required.

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