Beyond the Spectrum is a specially designed program for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Online classes meet on select Saturdays from 10:30 am–11:30 am, with optional additional studio time from 11:30 am –12 pm. Each class combines close looking and discussion with an art-making activity. Art materials are provided for online classes, and an art kit will be sent by mail to participants for each class.


Beyond the Spectrum (age 8–12)

Online classes offered for 8 to 12-year-olds feature close looking and discussion about artworks led by an experienced instructor, followed by a creative art-making workshop. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Classes meet one Saturday per month on Zoom.

Beyond the Spectrum Teen Studio (age 13–18)

Online classes offered for 13 to 18-year-olds focus on specific art topics and incorporate discussion, critical inquiry, and art making. Students will look at and discuss MFA artworks, and then work independently on a project with guidance from an experienced instructor. Caregivers and parents are welcome to attend and participate. Classes meet one Saturday per month on Zoom.

Class Information

To enroll your child in Beyond the Spectrum online classes, please purchase tickets through the event listing below. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online. Tickets for the current week's class will only be available for sale until 1 pm on the Monday before the class.

Materials will be provided for the art-making component of the class. Please make sure to provide a mailing address when you purchase your ticket. You can update your address information in your MFA account settings.

When you purchase a class ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. If possible, please join the class a few minutes early.

A minimum of five participants is required in order for the class to run. We regret that at this time we cannot accommodate more than 25 enrolled participants per class. Parents/caregivers will receive an e-mail confirmation or be notified of cancellations and full classes, and will have the opportunity to apply their child's ticket to a future program date if a class is cancelled.

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Beyond the Spectrum
June 5, 2021
10:30 am–11:30 am
Beyond the Spectrum
June 19, 2021
10:30 am–11:30 am


Artful Healing is supported by the June Nordblom Robinson Fund, Norman and Heewon Cerk, and Peter F. Kiely. With thanks also for the support of the Claudy family.