8/1/2014 3:30:40 PM
The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) is partnering with ARTformation, an art based community non-profit, to host two free formal sessions for students with Autism on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in CML's Art Room. These children will experience learning, PLAYing and expressing themselves creatively in a safe setting with two art therapists. Registration for the sessions is required and available at www.exploreCML.org or by calling CML at 843.853.8962.
SuperStars! is a regularly scheduled program offered by CML every second and fourth Sunday of the month for children with special needs and their families and friends to come and PLAY in the Museum before hours from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for free. Children are able to explore the Museum without the obstacles of crowds and over-stimulation. CML offers planned activities that are designed to encourage participants to learn at their own pace, build self-confidence and discover their natural talents. Using CML as an alternative environment allows children to hone fine and gross motor skills through PLAY.
ARTformation shares in these same beliefs of creating safe and creative environments that encourage the education of little ones through discovery and PLAY. ARTformation provides the opportunity for therapeutic environments designed to meet the needs of communities. After evaluating the needs of communities, ARTformation develops and implements goal specific projects, using the creative arts as a method for individual change and personal growth for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. CML is pleased to welcome these two ARTformation therapists on Sunday, Aug. 10:
Charlotte A. Crosland ATR-BC, CACII, LPC/I
Charlotte graduated from the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) in 1999 with a BS in Psychology, and then went onto Southwestern College to earn a Master's Degree in Art Therapy. Currently, she is enrolled in the dissertation stage of Ph. D. program for Counselor Education and Supervision. Charlotte has lived in New Mexico where she facilitated open art studio sessions with Native Americans at a residential school; in 2004 she interned at Queensland, Australia working with Aboriginal children who had experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence. Since then, Charlotte has been working in Charleston, focusing on addiction recovery with individuals who experience substance and behavioral addictions. In 2006, Charlotte started Intentions, LLC, a private practice to serve the community through art therapy and counseling. Charlotte felt the need to extend services and resources to the community, and in 2014 she founded the ARTformation.
Sarah Estes Hocutt ATR, CACP
Sarah graduated from College of Charleston with a BS in Psychology, and then went onto Florida State University to earn a Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Education. Sarah has been using art therapy and creative learning techniques to help people in the Charleston area for the past nineteen years. Sarah's therapeutic focus with children has been helping children on Autistic Spectrum develop skills and successfully integrate into classroom settings. She also provides support and education for parents and caregivers of children through a variety of topics and resources. Sarah also has experience working with adolescents in high risk environments, implementing creative and social techniques to assist adolescents with being empowered and successful through goal setting and implementation. Sarah has experience working with adults and families, and has a variety of experiences with ages and particular challenges which can benefit many families. Sarah is a nationally registered Art Therapist (ATR).