Mission Statement

To provide a place for parents and family members to meet and share experience, strength, give hope and awareness, to other families who have similar experiences raising children with ADD/ADHD, SPD, Anxiety, ASD, mental health diagnosis, developmental and behavioral challenges. Through sharing in this experience of raising these hard to raise kids, we grow stronger and more resilient.

Easy to Love is a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization

UMOCA Art Classes

Utah Easy to Love and Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts have teamed up to offer FREE special needs friendly art groups for the entire family! These events will be held every other month through 2014, the third Saturday of the month and will be fun for the whole family!
The Event is held at UMOCA
20 South West Temple SLC

January 18th 
Project 1: Lines- With any writing tool of your choosing draw as many lines as you can on four different pieces of paper. Once you’ve finished the line drawing, you will organize them onto a four panel composition. The composition can be anything; it could be a grid, a vertical line, a horizontal line, a diagonal line, etc., as long as the pages touch in some way. Finally, the drawing will be attached to each other, based on your composition, to create the finished product.

March 15th
Project 2:Plane: Texture Collage- Using flat sheets of textured paper, or a texture you create on your own by folding or crumpling a piece of paper, you will think about the last project and how you organized your line drawing, to create a collage on a sheet of colored paper as your background. The texture pieces can be placed next to each other or layered on one another (to create new textures) or placed far from each other to allow for a smooth to textured look and feel.
May 17th
Project 3: Planar Sculpture/ Color- Using pre-cut shapes or shapes that you draw and cut out of colored paper, you will build a three dimensional sculpture by sliding the shapes together using small cuts on the sides of the paper. The sculpture can grow in any direction you choose and can start on a foam core base or be free standing. Once you have finished your sculpture, try to come up with one word to describe it. This will become the title of your sculpture.

July 19th
Project 4: Found Object Sculpture- Using objects collected in the art classroom or outside of the museum, you will create individual sculptures by organizing the objects into grouping. These groups can be whatever you choose. The can be grouped by size, shape, color, or texture, for example. Once you have separated them into your groups, you will glue them together (with a glue gun) with the help of your parents into small sculptures. The size and shape of your sculptures will be determined by how many objects you have and how you choose to organize them. The final sculptures will look nothing like the individual items you started with and will end up becoming an abstract sculpture, something that is an accumulation of items rather than something recognizable.

September 20th
Project 5: Shape: Sculpting Sound (onamonapia) - If you could give a particular sound a shape, what would it look like as a sculpture? Using air dry clay of different colors and a sound of you choosing, something like “bang” or “crash”, you will create a sculpture based on that sound. The sculpture doesn’t have to look like anything; it can be an abstract sculpture, similar to the way the sculptures in project 4 looked.

November 15th
Project 6: Play: Using your body to create an artwork- What shapes or forms can you make with your body? How does music effect how you move your body? We will listen to music and encourage each child to move to rhythm of the song until we stop the music. When the music stops you stop moving (sort of like musical chairs, but instead of finding a chair, you will stay in the final position your body is in once the music stops. We will then spotlight you, like an artwork, and take your picture. Your body and the form you’ve created become the artwork. (We could also just let them dance and take the photos while they are moving.) We will email the final photos to the families, so they can print them out and frame the play based artworks created by their children.

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