Students with Special Needs

Art with Heart Scholarships Available –  for ages 5 and up with an adult!

Art with Heart is the Hunterdon Art Museum’s newest class for children, pre-teens and teenagers (ages 5 to 16) with special needs, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any neurodiversity, and it’s similar to our Artistic Expressions class for adults. This class encourages students to explore and learn about a medium of their choice. Mediums could include: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, clay, mosaics, weaving, photography, animation, jewelry, plaster, wire sculpture, and wood working.

Six full scholarships (three scholarships per session) are available on a first-come, first served basis for Art with Heart for the fall 2020 semester, allowing full tuition to all five class meetings in the fall semester. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is Thursday, September 17. To apply, submit this application.

If you are interested in learning more about this class, please call our Education Department at 908-735-8415 ext. 119. Click here to get more details or to register! There are four class meetings for Art with Heart; attend just one or come to all 4!

Artistic Expressions – An Open Studio for People with Special Needs since 1990

We will set you up with what you want to do:


Each semester ends with a celebration and an exhibition of all the work you’ve made that term

We have scholarships available for our fall 2020 Artistic Expressions class starting Thursday, October 1. Click here for our scholarship application; deadline to apply is Thursday, September 17.

Artist Jim Pruznick leads this open studio class designed for adults and teens with special needs, physical limitations, developmental disabilities and/or any neurodiversity. Art-making topics are tailored to new and returning students, and include drawing, painting, sculpting, mixed media and fiber arts.

What do we mean by “open studio?”  Open studio means it’s all about choice. Students are presented with a variety of materials and are encouraged to express their own vision in a fun and supportive environment. The instructor presents the materials and how to use them; but the students are in charge of making their own art — and all the creative choices!

“Artistic Expressions” is an art class with creative, therapeutic and social objectives, and helps build skills, dexterity and self-esteem.  If you would like to learn more, please call our Education Department at 908-735-8415 x. 119.

Tours & Art Activities for Individuals with Special Needs

Hunterdon Art Museum offers group tours of our exhibitions with or without a related art activity. Tours can be customized to meet your groups special needs. Contact the Education Department, 908-735-8415, to learn more about our tours for individuals with special needs or to book your date.

If you have a group of adults with special needs looking for a fun outing, the Hunterdon Art Museum has just what you need! We can provide your group with a hands on art making activity in our studios. We can accommodate groups of 20 adults, not including chaperones.  Tours and activities can be booked for weekdays or evenings, contact the Education Department to learn more, 908-735-8415 ext. 116 or 119.

Scholarships are made possible thanks to grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Investors Foundation and donations by generous individuals.