The Aiken Center for the Arts’ Art & Music Camp for Special Needs Children is designed specially to provide creative and artistic opportunities for children with traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy or other physical/cognitive disabilities in Aiken county. It is offered at no cost to the participants. The program’s goal is to provide a creative outlet designed to allow these children the opportunity to have a successful, joyful art experience.

Multi-disciplinary curriculum includes both visual arts and music to optimize creative response, social interaction with other children and adults and positive self esteem. The works of art on exhibit are produced through a process based approach with joyful and stunning results.

Art & Music Camp for Special Needs 2020

Ages 14-adult
August 3-7  |  1-3pm

Ages 5-13
August 10-14  | 10am-12pm or 1-3pm

Our instructor, Carter Boucher, is a visual artist, writer, and musician. He is an Arts Access SC master artist, an active artist in residence through the South Carolina Arts Commission since 1981, and has extensive experience teaching art to children with disabilities. He reaches each child right where they are.

Our hope is that our community will continue to recognize the value in programs which may impact a small population on a deeper level. We strive to meet the needs of our community on an individual as well as ongoing basis, providing interactions and experiences that will have a lasting impact on their lives. Our Art & Music Camp for Special Needs Children extends the reach of the arts to this underserved population.