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Prints by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD Camp Participants On View

Updated on 2/5/2010 10:10:58 AM.

During June 2009, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts worked with elementary students participating in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD Summer Camp.

The TRIAD or Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders Summer Camp provides an integrated social skills program that is designed specifically for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders between the ages of 7 and 21 who have language and reading skills.

TRIAD is dedicated to providing a fun-filled camp environment in which all children can learn and have successful interactions with their peers.

The program for elementary campers between the ages of 7 and 11 focuses on developing social skills such as greetings, compliments, emotions, appropriate play, and choosing conversation topics. Campers have the opportunity to practice these skills during group activities, outdoor play, and crafts.

Frist Center staff was invited to conduct a series of three art lessons, during which participants were introduced to the exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration and became familiar with Chuck Close’s methods of printmaking. Students created monoprints based on some of Close’s portraits.

This exhibition celebrates the works of these students. Half of the campers' artwork will be on view until February 7, and the remaining half will be on display February 8-March 7.

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