Upcoming Art and Craft Events


How do Art and Craft Sessions help brain injury survivors…
Improve cognitive abilities (memory, reasoning, logic, attention, auditory & visual processing).
Redevelop fine motor skills while doing activities, such as holding a paint brush.
Stimulate mental and physical activity.
Explore abilities through non-verbal and verbal expression.
Learn coping strategies for potential challenges.
Express feelings about the serious emotional and physical trauma they have experienced.
Strengthen self-esteem.
Foster personal growth and wellness.
Grieve, express anger, and relieve depression.
Cope with the change from who they were before their injury.
Re-experience one’s self as a unique individual.
Accept themselves as they are now
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June 16, 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Window Sun Catcher

Design and catch the rays with your beautiful Window Sun Catcher. Using translucent
colored tissue paper, the class creates their own beautiful light and eye-catching window
display.

July 14, 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Clay Freeform Bowls

Working with white clay we apply layers of clay, texture to make a unique bowl that can
hold all kinds of items or just display them on a shelf. The project will come home in a “shape-holding”
bowl to dry.

August 18, 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Lawnware Hanging Light

Using the techniques from the 1960’s “Florida Lawnware Lamps” we use an upside-down
plastic flower pot with added drilled holes pattern, lite bright pegs, and an electric string
light to make a fun, colorful, and useful hanging lamp that will brighten up any corner.

September 8 , 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Electrical Tape Collage

​Make your own masterpiece using some simple techniques of removable painter’s tape, electrical tape, and fast-drying acrylic paints. The skies the limit on your designs, colors, and patterns!

October 13 , 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Olive Bottle Project

Create a stunning centerpiece or light up a quiet corner.  Perfect accent for any room or space 

November 17, 2021

Class Session: 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Class Location: BIRCofWI Office 511 North Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Christmas Gnome Door Stop

Welcome your guests with a festive stuffed little Christmas Gnome at your door. This is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit with this art project.

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