We work to provide a safe and welcoming environment, that encourages artistic self-expression for adults with special needs. We tend to focus on the process of art, versus the final product. Becoming comfortable with various media and materials and learning specific art techniques allows students to feel confident even when on their own. We also value incorporating adaptive technologies as needed so that all ability levels can participate and work on improving their fine motor skills.

While we have engaged with several students with disabilities over the years, this is our first program specifically for these wonderful individuals. We are so excited, because we have found a teacher who is not only highly qualified, but also very enthusiastic about teaching this new program at Firstlight.

This class is for adults over the age of 18 and out of high school.

Meet Your Instructor, Arianne Reducha

With a Bachelors in psychology and a Masters in Developmental Disabilities, Arianne has merged her passion for art, with teaching and working with the special needs community.

She comes to Firstlight from a previous position as an instructor and art program director at a special needs school in Miami, Florida.

She mostly enjoys painting with watercolors and doing large scale commissions inspired by her love for nature.

1710 General George Patton Dr

Brentwood, Tennessee  37027