Workshops for Autistic Students

Turning Pointe Summer Camp

On August 2, 2011, the president of La Citadelle art NFP was invited to participate and help "Turning Pointe" Summer Camp with their art project .

Sonja Dickon Bracks, Behavior Specialist and autistic consultant included a workshop hosted by La Citadelle art NFP to improve and develop the behavior of 8 students. The art project invoked student's creativity with the use of different art techniques in order to make a beautiful collage called "The Sea Creatures".  


Autism in April - Expressions through Art

posted Aug 3, 2012, 1:31 PM by Simonida Boscovic   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 8:04 PM by Katarina Boscovic ]

April 2nd - May 1st 2010
Barrington Area Library -
Artist reception: Friday, April 9th - 7pm

The exhibition presents a collection of paintings made by Joe Rosenbloom, who is autistic, and a collection of photographs by Thomas Balsamo used in the book Souls: Beneath and Beyond Autism by Sharon Rosenbloom.

There will be a reception held at the Barrington Library with both artists where you can stop by, chat and view their works.

Joe Rosenbloom was born with autism. Five years ago, he started to paint with Vesna Boscovic, preseident of La Citadelle Art NFP, where his painting began to reveal a wealth of imagery and emotions. Later, he worked with artist Bobi Vidovic who showed him more contemporary painting techniques. Rosenbloom's paintings capture the strength of his feelings hidden under the cover of autism, and help to reveal the true nature of this commonly misunderstood disorder.

Thomas Balsamo developed his love of photography at the early age of 10 after receiving his first camera. His ability to photographically capture people became a career in 1978. Since then his work has been featured on CNN, CBS, WGN and WLS television, published in Professional Photographer among other publications, and in 2003 he received the Autism Society of America's "Literary Work of the Year" for his photography and co-creation of Souls: Beneath and Beyond Autism.

My Inspiration and I' Exhibition

posted Aug 3, 2012, 1:24 PM by Simonida Boscovic   [ updated Jul 17, 2013, 8:07 PM by Katarina Boscovic ]

Town Hall, Chicago IL 
4th June - 18th July 2009

This exhibit showcases an unusual combination of artwork by acclaimed painter
Bobi Vidovic and student Joe Rosenbloom, an autistic teen who uses Bobi's influence to inspire him.

Displayed are original paintings from Bobi's American Anthology collection.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Free/Open to the public
Office of Maria Pappas,
Cook County Building,
118 N. Clark St.
Chicago IL 60602

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