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WELCOME TO DONNA LEXA ART CENTERS

Our mission
To promote creativity, dignity and community for people with special needs through art.

Our vision
A community that supports the creative abilities of individuals with special needs.

The Donna Lexa Art Centers currently serve adults and teens with cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as individuals with mental health concerns. In addition, we provide art classes for senior citizens dealing with the challenges of aging.

Involvement in our art programming strengthens self-esteem, fosters independence, and provides new ways to express feelings. Art develops creative and critical thinking, which not only teaches our student artists new skills, but also provides a sense of well-being and enjoyment.

Learn about our current Programs/Classes

Learn more about what our programming means to our participants through this video, created by Blackwell Arts and the Ralph Pabst Co.:

Donna Lexa Art Centers – our stories from Donna Lexa Art Centers on Vimeo.


 

HELP US CELEBRATE 33 YEARS OF PROVIDING LIFE-ENRICHING CREATIVE AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO TEENS AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION !

 


DLAC IS LOOKING FOR A NEW ART INSTRUCTOR/ART THERAPIST

This position requires an individual who is creative, motivated, and able to work with minimum supervision. In addition to instructing art groups, this individual may also facilitate art groups in an open-studio model.  Please CLICK HERE to find more information on the position and how to apply!

 


DLAC IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS

Our Board of Directors’ goal is to help ensure effective and fiscally-sound programs and operations by providing vision, leadership, and direction.  We are looking for individuals who are committed to our mission and the programs of our organization.  If you are interested please visit our Board of Directors page for more information.


NEW! MASTER WORKSHOP CLASSES

THESE EXCITING NEW CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE TO  ALL STUDENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING SOMETHING NEW!

 

SELF PORTRAIT COLLAGE

Participants will explore themselves and communicate through images, phrases and words to bring inspiration to their life.

Saturday, March 24th, 9:00 – 11:30
Instructor: Erin Hein, MS, ATR, LPC

 

ENCAUSTIC MONOTYPE

Introduction to basic skills used in encaustic painting and exploration of materials.  Participants will learn how to create an encaustic monotype.

Saturday, April 7th, 9:00 – 11:30
Instructor: Nicole Vike, MS, ATR, LPC-IT

 

NON-TRADITIONAL WATERCOLOR ZENTANGLES

Explore the world of watercolor using non-traditional methods.  Detail will be added to creations using the very calming art of Zentangling.

Saturday, July 21st, 10:00 – 12:30
Instructor: Nicole Semrow, BA

 

WEAVING WITH FIBERS AND NATURE

Explore combining a variety of fibers and fabric with Mother Nature to create a unique wall hanging and a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.  Students will learn basic hand-weaving techniques and how to create a simple ‘carry along’ hand loom.

Saturday, October 20th, 10:00 – 1:00
Instructor: Rosemary Pearson, MSAT

All materials provided.  Participants only need to bring their curiosity and their hands!
Cost: $65.00 per Workshop, All 4 Workshops for $250.00, Pay upon registration.  Maximum of 10 people per workshop.
TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT NICOLE SEMROW AT manager@donnalexa.org OR CALL DONNA LEXA ART CENTERS OFFICES
AT (262) 521-2292

 

WEATHER CLOSINGS

In the case of severe weather, we will generally follow the public schools in cancelling classes during the school year, and our instructors will make a decision based on student safety during the summer. We will attempt to notify all students of closings.

We will always post our closings on Today’s TMJ4,  under the business closings for the county in which the class takes place. We will also post it here on our website, and we will have a message on our phone, so you can call 262-521-2292 to confirm a closing at any of our locations.