SEEDs Virtual Art Show 3

At SEEDs for Autism we understand that Art is a powerful form of communication. Art increases observation skills and builds confidence as it stirs our imagination, encourages creativity, promotes self-expression and helps us GROW. For the third installment of our Virtual Art Show, we once again invited SEEDs participants to share their talents and their artwork with our online audience!

Reindeer by Colton
By Sonja
The Dreamers by Sonja
These guys are from a video game called Hollow Knight they are called the dreamers. I love the game it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland but with bugs. 🐛
These are my favorite ice cream flavors: Mint Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Orange & Cherry. I used Paint 3D. I feel cool. Justin M.
By Chris M.
Jeremy and his Mural

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SEEDs Virtual Art Show 2

At SEEDs for Autism we understand that Art is a powerful form of communication. Art increases observation skills and builds confidence as it stirs our imagination, encourages creativity, promotes self-expression and helps us GROW. For the second installment of our Virtual Art Show, we once again invited SEEDs participants to share their talents and their artwork with our online audience!

Wind in the Willows by Chris M.
This is my art picture of the pigs from Angry Birds. I used Paint 3D on my laptop. I feel calm & relaxed. By Justin M.
I made a picture of a real star buck on Paint 3D. I feel wealthy. By Justin M.
This is a picture or the planet earth made on Paint 3D. I added a moon & little stars in the picture. I feel creative & cool. By Justin M.
Here is my drawing I made. By Jeremy H.
Here is my art work for the art show. I called it an  Autumn 🍂 day fall is now under way and I thought it would be nice to draw a Autumn theme picture😃 by Sonja
Here is my piece of art I call it Reindeer Stocking I wanted to draw a Christmas 🎄 theme picture. I used colored pencils for coloring. By Sonja

SEEDs Virtual Art Show

At SEEDs for Autism we understand that Art is a powerful form of communication. Art increases observation skills and builds confidence as it stirs our imagination, encourages creativity, promotes self-expression and helps us GROW. For our first Virtual Art Show, we invited SEEDs participants to share their talents and their artwork with our online audience!

SONJA
This was inspired by I show I started watching again Invader Zim. I love that show and wanted to share with you❤️ I used colored pencils and black marker for tracing. I want people to know I love Sci fi and Aliens 👽 are really cool to me😍
JUSTIN M.
This is my art picture of Red, Chuck & Bomb from Angry Birds. I used Paint 3D on my laptop. I feel calm & relaxed. I typed in my name in the bottom right corner.
by Libby
CHRIS M.
Beast vs Ogre
I started with paper and pencil and finalized the drawings on my Medibang software.
CHRIS M
Callum McCloud (Highlander)
JAIME B.
Jaime’s Face Drawings

This week I started watching you tube tutorials on hyperrealist illustrations. Hyperrealist illustrations are super real and 3D-looking. I did our first drawing class with my care worker Mercedes and drew lips for our first time. Second Mercedes and I drew noses together, and then we drew two eyes too. Mercedes and I used graphite pencils for drawing lighter marks without pressure. I also shade or blend the pencil by using tissues for blending and shading by erasing darker pencil marks by drawing it too dark. We also used rulers by measuring guide lines. Guide lines help me draw some realistic stuff, like body parts, unless we use erasers to erase those guide lines after we are done with them. – Jaime B.

Things I Do At Home by Matthew N.

Art is a form of love. Art is the ultimate gift. Art heals life. 
Robert Genn
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Creating art relieves stress, builds self-esteem and fills us with a sense of purpose, accomplishment and peace.  At SEEDs for Autism we understand the healing power of art and recognize the importance of having an outlet to express ourselves creatively during these difficult times. Encouraged by his family, Matthew N. shares his thoughts, his inspiration and his amazing artwork with our readers.

The artist at work

Today is about 2 months that we are dealing with the coronavirus situation. My mom wanted me to write about my activities. I had to stay inside and worry about our future. I spent a lot of time painting to relax. New York City is a place that had many cases of Covid 19. I painted New York City under the lantern to represent the symbol of Hope. The lanterns light up the dark sky. I got the idea from the movie “Tangled”. I hope that things will be better soon but I hear mixed results. Some people on TV said that it is getting better. Some people said that it is worse. Everything is still confusing to me.

Matthew poses with his completed painting

SEEDs for Autism is a non-profit organization that provides education and vocational training for young adults on the autism spectrum. Participants learn a variety of job skills, social skills and life skills in a structured environment focused on the arts. Our activities and programs encourage our students to step outside their comfort zones and grow.
Please visit our website to learn more about this life-changing program!

CRUSADERS For The Future (April update) by Chris M

Hey, guys. It’s been a while since COVID-19 started to change our lives, so I decided to share a new update on my project to lift things up for the rest of us. Here is your new Crusaders update for April 2020.

Recently, I have been doing some drawings for each section of my game proposal, such as Contents and Synopsis, during the break. Below is a piece of artwork for one of the titles that I made for my pitch.

This logo is meant for the Contents section for the latest version of the proposal. Each piece of concept art has been worked on at a slow pace. I hope all the work pays off.

I also found out about a production company located in Japan that provides artwork and illustrations for game development. I hope to contact them in the future to help out once I start putting my ideas together.

Overall, I’ve been finding ways to be productive during these hard times. Looking forward to coming back to SEEDS once all this is over. Miss you all.

Feathered Friends: A SIDE by SIDE Community Workshop at SEEDs for Autism

At SEEDs for Autism, our ongoing series of workshops provide new opportunities to empower our participants and encourage them to GROW. These talented young adults gain confidence interacting with the community as they assist our staff during these educational and inspirational events. We hope you will join us this Saturday to explore your creativity, make new friends and be part of this life-changing experience!

Click HERE to purchase tickets and reserve your spot today!

 

 

Star Wars Character Profile: Mara Jade

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By Jake M.

My favorite series of all-time is Star Wars. Beyond the orginal movies and the prequels more than 30 books and comics were written to expand the Star Wars universe. Many of those stories and characters have been forgotten due to the new movies released. Disney, who owns the rights to Lucas Films, decided to write their own storyline, which caused the orginal follow up books to Return of the Jedi to be cast away. Personally I like reading the older books. My favorite character is Mara Jade Skywalker.

Mara is my favorite because of the depth her character offers. She served as an assistant to Emperor Palpatine, a smuggler, and a Master Jedi.During her time as a servant in the galactic Empire she was sent on missions to purge rebels and any jedi who survived Order 66. Prior to the death of Palpatine, his parting words to her were kill Luke Skywalker. As soon as the Empire fell she no longer had the will to carry out her mission and ironically became Luke’s wife. After her marriage to Luke, Mara Jade Skywalker was trained in the ways of the Jedi, working her way to the rank of Jedi Master and was tasked with training other force sensitive people the ways of the Jedi. Her intriguing story came to an end after she was assassinated by her nephew Jacen Solo. She is a supporting character in the Book Survivor’s Quest which is about her marriage with Luke and their struggle to save the Jedi order.

Darkest Hour Movie Review

By Jake M.

During winter break my family and I saw the movie Darkest Hour (2017). The star of the film, Gary Oldman portrays British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film highlights key decisions Churchill must make, such as whether to go to war with Nazi Germany or negotiate, plus his handling of Dunkirk. The movie also focuses in on Churchill’s personality giving the audience a detailed look of who Churchill was outside of politics. It’s a history buff’s galore.

Churchill came into power during a tumultuous time with leaders like Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler carrying out ethnic genocide and European occupation. The prior Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s foreign policy of appeasement was failing and Winston Churchill was tasked with convincing parliament and the British citizens that a military campaign was the only way to win against European fascists. He also had to conduct a well organized rescue operation at Dunkirk.

Gary Oldman, the highly revered actor, is a household name with a vast variety of roles. Millennials know him best for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter Series and as Detective Gordon in the Dark Knight Trilogy. He also played a role in the 2014 film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves. Older fans might recognize him from iconic 1990s films. Roles include: Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991), title character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One (1997). Oldman’s résumé speaks for itself and his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour won him the academy award for best actor.

Darkest Hour offers something different for everyone. If you’re a history enthusiast you’ll definitely feel right at home and if you are a fan of Gary Oldman you won’t be disappointed. My biggest takeaway was the beautifully executed portrayal of Churchill and the costume design. I’d give the movie 10 stars.

Featured Artist: Interview with Camille

Animals and Rainbows by Camille
“The drawing is really cool because it’s vibrant, creative, and cute.”  Brianna

Developing social skills is an important area of focus at SEEDs for Autism. One of the creative, yet practical ways we practice these skills is by conducting interviews. Participants make eye contact, utilize active listening and focus on the speaker to gain information. Brianna put these skills into ACTION by interviewing one of her peers about her love of drawing.

INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE:

Question: What are your favorite things to draw?
Answer: Nature, landscapes, travels, and animals.
Question: How long have you been drawing?
Answer: I started when I was little.
Question: How did you learn to draw so well?
Answer: By looking at pictures, illustrations, cartoons and different shapes or something to get ideas.
Question: Why do you like drawing?
Answer: Because it’s fun, relaxing, it makes me happy, and it’s my hobby!

Interviewer: Brianna

Self Portrait by Camille
“I like this drawing because it’s pretty abstract.” Brianna