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The January/April edition of the Yale Center for British Art’s journal devotes a section to Chapel Haven’s popular “Out to Art” program. Click here Yale Center for British Art and Chapel Haven’s Out to Art to see the story. The actual feature on Chapel Haven starts on the second page. Enjoy the photos of our students and community members too!

Thanks to the leadership of Tina Menchetti, Chapel Haven’s art teacher, students and community members have enjoyed the renowned collections at the Yale Center for British Art, but the program goes well beyond just a museum visit.

As noted in the journal, Chapel Haven’s Out to Art class since 2009 has developed cutting-edge museum educaitonal program with the REACH program. Students enrolled in Chapel Haven’s 24-month REACH program take part in a wide range of museum activities and sensory learning. They enjoy beyind-the-scene tours, close looking at works of art and studio activities. Participants are able to build life skills while also developing theory of mind, memory and interpersonal connections.

Classes take place weekly at the Yale Center and are taught in collaboration with museum staff. Chapel Haven students study famous British paintings and sculptures, and draw and paint with direction and influence from the extensive collection.

“We have been thrilled to develop a true partnership with the Yale Center,” Tina said. “This class is a special opportunity to create and learn about art in one of the world’s finest museums.”