Art studio offers private classes for those with 'special needs'
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
An East Texas art studio is opening up their doors to help anyone with special needs become more artistic.
With picture symbols, and other forms of communication, 'Cross My Art' allows everyone to be artistic in their own way.
"We're going to say, 'OK, what is it that this child can do, what are their strengths and weaknesses'," says co-owner and special needs instructor Angie Bain.
Bain and her sister and co-owner, Pamela Armstrong are excited to open up an art studio that allows everyone to participate in art classes.
"With my sister and I working together we are going to be able to help these kids either communicate what they want through art or communicate what they need through the different things here that we have available," says Bain.
Bain has a son who suffers from Autism. She says art can be a way he releases emotions.
"There are things that effect him daily that through art, it's like a kind of therapy. I can help him express himself a little bit more," says Bain.
Armstrong is a Graphic Artist, and offers a variety of teaching techniques.
"Ever since I was in fourth grade I've known I'm going to be in the arts of some sort," says Armstrong.
"With both of their life experiences, Bain and Armstrong are excited to kick off one of the only creative services for the special needs in the East Texas area.
"We can create an environment that is fun, safe, and creative for each person, individually. It doesn't matter what your need is when you come in here, everyone gets what they need to make it work for them," says Bain.
"This is a great opportunity for someone to come in, let go, have some fun and be creative," says Armstrong.
'Cross My Art' just opened up this month, and are located off Highway 31 in Tyler.
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