Robbie Foundation Arts Adventures

Summer 2019 classes have been cancelled! Please do not register until further notice. Thank you.

Help your child express their inner artist! Robbie Foundation offers an Arts program for all kids to age 20 with developmental disabilities. These programs will be held in Scarborough, Saco, Auburn & Westbrook. A $20 deposit per program will reserve your spot. Robbie Foundation is funding the remaining costs of the programs.

Both experienced and beginner artists, musicians and dancers are invited to attend these programs. We are encouraging siblings to attend as well, but first priority will be given to all creative persons with special needs.

Please note: For the Fine Arts Program a care provider / parent / guardian must attend with the artist for the entire program if a one-to-one is required during school. This allows us to offer up a wide range of projects.

Four Art Genres to Choose From:

Fine Arts

Robbie Foundation Arts Adventure

This program is for any artist with a special need  interested in getting creative.  Whether this is your first time or you are a seasoned artist there will be lots of creative options and fun for everyone.  We will try lots of different materials so be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty.

Artist Kristine Biegel is very excited to welcome Robbie Foundation Artists into the studio for some creative and colorful chaos. Kristine is the owner of The Creative Child and Adult Arts Program. She has been teaching art classes for over 15 years, sometimes in the art studio, sometimes in schools both public and private, as well as Art Museums, libraries and other non-profits.  She has her Masters in Education and loves to work with artists of all ages and abilities. She believes that everyone can make great art!

If space allows we are encouraging siblings to attend as well. But first priority will be given to all creative persons with special needs.

This 4 week class will run Thursdays
July 13, 20; August 3, 17
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Creative Child and Adult Arts Studio, 152 US Route 1, Scarborough
Phone 207-831-8001 

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Music Lovers

Robbie Foundation Arts Adventure

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of music for speech & communication, stress relief, emotional regulation and self-expression, and movement.

Group will include instrument play, singing, movement, breathing, and listening. No musical experience necessary.

Kate Beever is a board certified music therapist with a masters in music therapy from New York University. She interned at Beth Israel’s Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine assisting with research projects, and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center facilitating group and individual music therapy sessions with patients of all ages. Now back in her home state of Maine, her work focuses on teens and adults with cancer, cerebral palsy, brain injury, trauma, developmental disabilities, depression and dementia. She presents at conferences through Southern Maine and performs regularly as a percussionist and pianist. She is also a certified HealthRhythms facilitator.

If space allows we are encouraging siblings to attend as well. But first priority will be given to all creative persons with special needs.

This 6 week class will run Wednesdays
July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Location: 307 Main Street, Saco *New location!

Phone 207-233-8734

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Dancers & Hip Hop Artists

Robbie Foundation Arts Adventure

Students will work on movement geared to their ability level and there will be a piece of choreography taught that builds on itself week to week. We will perform the choreographed piece on the last day of class. Music volume will be adjusted to students’ tolerance levels.

Dance Instructor Kristin Sutton has been dancing in some form or another for the past 38 years. Kristin began her dance education with Encore Dance Center in Augusta under the direction of Keltie Collins. Kristin is the current director/choreographer of G-tric Dance Crew and teaches Tap, Hip Hop and Zumba at Avant Dance and Event Center where she is the general manager.

There is lots of room at this studio so we are inviting siblings to attend as well.

To learn more about the studio visit the Avant Dance & Event Center website

This 6 week class will run Mondays
July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Location: Avant Dance Center, 865 Spring Street, Westbrook
Phone: 207-899-4211

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Martial Arts


This program offers a unique look at martial arts for children with developmental disabilities.  Donna & Harry Harris, owners have studied multiple martial arts with 30+ years of combined experience and have a specialty in serving this population.  The program will be adapted to the individual child’s needs.  Students will use the dojo precepts humility, self-control, integrity, courtesy, discipline, perseverance and compassion to remind us of the true meaning of the martial arts.  Students will be taught that karate starts and ends with self defense.  Who doesn’t want to be a Ninja Turtle  or Power Ranger? This is your child’s chance to learn the moves of their favorite Super Hero!

To learn more about the program please feel free to visit their website

This 6 week class will run Tuesdays
July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts, 945 Center Street, Auburn

Phone: 207-577-1046

Click here to reserve your spot »

Posted on December 20th, 2014 by Lynn Gierie | Programs