Here at MOCA Jacksonville, a Cultural Institute of UNF, the well-being and safety of our staff and community is a top priority. Over the past two months, the University of North Florida has been actively monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization, as well as state and local health officials. At this time, our focus is to be mindful of prevention. Our goal is to always minimize any possible health and safety risks to our staff and community. This event has been cancelled, but we hope you join us for future workshops.
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.