D3 Sports introduces a NEW Sensory Art program for kids with autism in The Bronx!
Last month CEO & Founder of D3 Sports, Lizette Hernandez and Nellie Escalante were featured on Bronx Net to talk about the upcoming Sensory Art Program.
Lizette wanted to create a sensory art program for several reasons. Having a son with autism, she recognizes and encourages his love for art. She thought an art program would be a way to feed that interest and also help other children with their sensory needs by using different art techniques. Lizette also wanted to create a place where parents/siblings can learn techniques that they can utilize at home with their children.
The Sensory Art Program will be led by Nellie Escalante.
Nellie Escalante is a museum educator/teaching artist at the Studio Museum in Harlem and for the not for profit, Arts & Minds. Recently, Nellie has been specializing in early childhood learners and people with disabilities. She has partnered with various schools to deliver art experiences associated with exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is also the lead educator for the Lil Studios pre-school program at the museum.
Nellie is the Program Coordinator and Educator for Arts & Minds, a non profit organization offering art experiences for people living with dementia and their caregivers.
When she is not at the museum, Nellie is designing wearable art, often reconstructing existing garments, and selling her creations online and in select artisan fairs in New York City with PRIDA, the Puerto Rican artist collective she belongs to. You can find her blogging about her creations, and special needs motherhood at www.nellescalante.com.