We celebrated our 100th week of our Focus comic free art camp for autistic and special needs kids. Our students drew Focus the autistic super hero as their art teacher and themselves as a student. Check out our students art! Congratulations to Audrey Lam our 10 year old autistic student for winning first place in our special art contest. We colored her art digitally and converted into a certificate of achievement that resembles a comic cover as a reward. Digital colors by Yvonne Wan. We are proud to champion kids with special needs through the arts. Feel free to support us!
Focus comic Free Sumi Art Program Graduation Event for Autistic and Special needs kids
Focus comic had a successful graduation event over the weekend for its Autistic and Special needs students. The free art program introduced our students to the art of Sumi inking (relevant to comics), the importance of animal conservation and how to present their art.
In the middle: Yvonne Wan, The creator, writer and artist and art teacher of Focus comic. Douglas Hebert, one of the artists and art teachers of Focus comic. The other kids are our autistic and special needs students.
Check out the highlights film. Many thanks to Yvonne Wan for filming and editing the footage so the kids can remember their special day.
Congratulations to class of 2022 for the Focus comic free sumi art program graduates ! They did amazing! Check out our students art (Certificates designed by Focus creator Yvonne Wan):
Here are the two highlights films showing our students best moments on the free Focus comic sumi program:
We are proud to champion autistic and special needs kids. The kids were excited to receive their custom certificates of achievement with their art on it. The kids also loved their graduation gifts, free Focus merchandize and Anker noise cancelling ear buds courtesy of Focus and Anker.
Our interns Marlena and Aarav also had a great signing event celebrating the release of their trading card. They loved presenting their art to the public and they were encouraged with the positive attention that they received.
Here are a few photos from over the weekend. Please visit focuscomic.com to see more images:
Thanks 3M for providing our students with masks.
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Meet Aarav Gupta and Marlena Ammon, our two new autistic trading card interns. Aarav is 8 years old and Marlena is 12 years old. They both love Focus the autistic super hero and love to draw. They had a successful signing event in Avondale Arizona over the weekend and had the most amazing time presenting their art to the public.
Check out our students art! We are proud to develop autistic and special needs talent within the community through our free art programs. Congratulations to our autistic interns for having their art published with us.
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This week our we taught our autistic and special needs students how to draw the Queen of the United Kingdom with Focus the autistic super hero as the Queens guard. Check out our students art! We will be mailing our students art to the Queen at Buckingham palace as a class gift pack. We hope the Queen will display it at her palace and write back with words of encouragement.
We are proud to have served 98 weeks of free classes at the Focus comic free art camp for autistic and special needs kids. Please support our project in any way you can. Our mission is to maintain dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma, and championing autistic and special needs kids through the arts. Focus comic features one of the first autistic super heroes, art by professionals plus autistic interns.
Here is the highlights film:
Here are our students art:
If you missed the virtual Focus class, you may participate by watching this class tutorial:
Class duration: 40-90 minutes depending on the childs abilities.
Art supplies needed: Pencil, paper, eraser, marker and coloring pens.
The kids had fun learning about composition, symmetry (math, geometry and physics), diversity, global awareness, human emotions and fashion design. They also got to improve their inking and coloring techniques.