Since 1974, Creative Growth has played a significant role in increasing public interest in the artistic capabilities and achievements of people with disabilities. Artwork created within our studio is exhibited directly in the Creative Growth gallery as well as in outside galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the world. Our primary focus is to encourage and support artists with disabilities in the development and exhibition of their artwork.
Our Studio program is offered 9:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. The program provides a professional art studio setting and facilitation for over 140 artists in drawing, painting, video production, ceramics, mosaics, wood, fiber arts, textiles, printmaking and photography. The program is further enriched by trips to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. Artists develop a working portfolio and many artists produce exhibition quality artwork for sale in the Creative Growth gallery and internationally.
Youth Art Program
The Saturday Youth Art is offered from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays to young adults ages 16-22 with developmental disabilities. It gives high school students with artistic inclinations the opportunity to explore art as a vocation with the possibility of transitioning into the Creative Growth adult fine arts program. Classes run all year round. Classes are small, so that each student receives individual attention while exploring drawing, painting, fiber arts, ceramics and woodworking. Students experience the excitement of discovering their creative potential and the reward of having their artwork exhibited and sold in the Creative Growth gallery.
The Rug Workshop offers an opportunity for a Creative Growth artist to earn hourly pay, while collaborating in the production of Creative Growth limited edition rugs, made in our Studio.