Hello! This program is on hold until an art therapist is found. Meagan graduated and left the country. We are sad!

Contact us at [email protected]

ARTism Fall 2017!

By popular demand … ARTism is back!

ARTism is now held at the Luvin’ Arms Farm Animal Sanctuary in Erie:

3470 County Road 7, Erie 80516

Kick Off Class: Wednesday Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. (Classes Sept. 13 and Oct. 18)

Please sign up and join us! CLICK HERE

ARTism is an art therapy program that is created by Brainsong, the ACL and the Sibling Tree with new partner, Luvin’ Arms Farm Animal sanctuary. Our mission is to provide a space for boys and girls who have a brother or sister who happens to have a different ability, to come together with peers who “get it” and create art! We are an official art therapy program, but we have learned from our kids that they want a naturalistic way of making friends and art and connecting to nature and animals. We follow the lead of the kids in what they enjoy doing. We even have a dance party after every session!


ARTism Fall 2016 is here! Details below!
Thank  you again to Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary and artist Sarah Spencer!
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ARTism– The Sibling Connection is a free art therapy program for kids who have a brother or sister with autism or any different-ability, to come make friends and create art! ARTism was founded on a grant by the ACL — Association for Community Living with additional help from EC2, Empowerment Center of East County.
New in FALL 2016: In order to better serve our kids, we are limiting each class size to 10 kids. Sign up Link is:

Sunday Sept. 11 is our first class and it runs through mid-November. Hurry! Spots are filling up fast!!
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free dinners for kids.
YMCA of Boulder Valley, 95th and Arapahoe, Lafayette
 please visit and click on the ARTism page,

or visit Association for Community Living
Julie Marshall: 720-255-9831; [email protected]
Megan Delano: 1-860-329-6558; [email protected]


ARTism 2016 is here!

Please sign up here to reserve your spot! First class is Sunday, Feb. 14!


Inspiring a Better World: Kids in art therapy program paint farm animal mural


A HUGE thank you to Mike Hedlof at Lowe’s (the Orchard location) in the paint department, and to his awesome rep at Valspar!!!

We had the best time this weekend painting the Rosser barn at 213 E Chester St. in old town Lafayette!

Thank you to Valspar and Lowe’s for 10 gallons of paint! And to Domino’s for food! And thank you Sarah Spencer, for guiding our kids! You are the best!

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And THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 4, we are going to be painting Where the Wild Things Are at 213 E Chester St. Lafayette, so please come! We will have Dominoes Pizza!

From then on, we will be back at our YMCA!


Hi artists!

We will be back in full swing on Sept. 13, Sunday … and Sundays weekly from 4-6 p.m. at the YMCA of Boulder Valley! (10 weeks but No session Nov. 1)

Our first session is recycled art, so please be collecting whatever you would like to create out of recyclables and objects in nature, and whatever you like Miro-style!

And Free Donated Food Schedule:

Sept. 13 Noodles

Sept. 20 — Chipotle, because you asked!

Sept. 27 — Firehouse Subs

Also, I wanted to share a link to the Sibling Tree, which is our sister/brother group with the same mission and focus, run by Sandra Tucker. Please visit this link to see their meeting times and days! And also, our sister/brother group in Larimer County, run by Linda Miller — which is called Super Sibs

ARTISM visits Juan Miro Exhibit; Denver Art Museum, Sunday June 28

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ARTism — The Sibling Connection

is for kids who have a brother or sister with autism or any disability and want to make friends with others who “get it” and also love to make all kinds of art!

We have a clinical licensed therapist, Deb Fitzgibbons, so we can call ourselves an art therapy program, but really, we just want the kids to have fun, be creative and feel free to talk about their unique family life (especially the humorous parts), or to not talk about it. Whatever suits them for the day or moment.

We exist thanks to the YMCA of Boulder Valley, the ACL (Association for Community Living) and Project Yes all in Lafayette, Colorado. And because of the brilliant mind of Megan Delano, graduate student at Naropa University Art Therapy program.

Please enjoy our photos, and spread the word to come join us for a unique and free program!

Thanks to the ACL, we are able to host guest artists. We also welcome any guest artists who want to join us.

Thank you to Michael Symber of

and Thank you to David Beumee, ceramicist  extraordinaire. Please visit

On June 28, we are taking a field trip to the Denver Art Museum to see the Joan Miro exhibit, and do some art!

Our summer schedule keeps going on

July 12 — 4-6 p.m., YMCA of Boulder Valley (address below)

Aug. 16 — 4-6 p.m. YMCA of Boulder Valley

2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO 80026

Please contact me: Julie Marshall 720-255-9831

[email protected]

Daily Camera, Lafayette Hometown News stories on ARTism…

Lafayette Hometown News article on ARTism!

Daily Camera photos from article on ARTism!

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