Painting it Forward

Colors of Autism

Thursday, April 29

6:30 - 8:30PM


per guest

Class Details

This painting is dedicated to those living with autism and those with loved ones diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The mystery and complexity of autism are shown with puzzle pieces while the many colors represent the diversity of people affected. The bright colors show hope for intervention and treatments to improve the lives of those affected.

APRIL IS AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH- Please join us for a fun filled event as we raise money for Marklund’s Life Skills Program/Autism
For students ages 3-21 on the autism spectrum and those with other disabilities,
as well as with behavioral and medical needs.
The Life Skills Program at Marklund Day School provides an enriching education experience for students ages 3-21 with autism and other disabilities, as well as behavioral and medical needs

Marklund achieves this in a variety of ways:

Comprehensive approach: Through a collaborative team of teachers, therapists, parents/guardians, and school district representatives, Marklund focuses on academic, cognitive, communication, gross-motor, and fine-motor skills.

Nursing staff: Marklund Day School can accommodate students with complex medical needs by integrating highly qualified nursing staff into the program.

Highly structured classrooms: Marklund Day School utilizes methodologies such as – PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related
Communication Handicapped Children), Discrete Trial Training and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis).

Individualized curriculum: Students follow a complete and individualized curriculum tied to Illinois Learning Standards, Common Core Essential Elements, and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals. Courses offered to our students are aligned to the general education course offerings. Functional life skills and vocational training are integrated into students’ daily lessons.

Technology: Computers equipped with accessible switches and adapted programs; SMART technology (SMART Table and SMART boards), individualized iPads with accessible communication apps and modified programing.

Each classroom incorporates a sensory diet for students with frequent movement breaks on a trampoline, platform swing, squeeze machine and motion table. Marklund Day School also has Snoezelen therapy rooms that offer sensory experiences and enhanced learning.

Community outings: As students participate in outings to the park, local stores and community service events, they have the opportunity to apply generalized skills and interact with individuals outside of the school setting

The Perfect Night Out

Enjoy drinks, upbeat music and hanging out with your favorite people while you paint! It's as fun for first-time painters as it is for experienced artists.

  • Fun Atmosphere

    From the moment you walk in, the mood is light, the music is fun and the conversation comes easy!

  • Easy to Do

    You don't need to be a seasoned painter — we make it easy for everyone to find their inner artist!

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    Sit Together

    You'll get seats with all your friends, even if you book separately. Just tell us your friends' names when you register.

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    Paint Your Way

    There's no rule that says you have to follow the artist's steps. It's your art, so paint it however you like!

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQs to learn more about what to expect from your Pinot's Palette experience or feel free to call the studio to speak to a member of our staff.

  • How do I sign up for a class?

    Its as easy as clicking on "Find A Location" at the top of the screen, select your location, and click the "View Full Calendar" link. This will display the calendar for that location. Select which painting you would like to paint and click "Add To Cart" Follow the on-screen directions to complete the order. Contact us if you have trouble completing your order and we will walk you through the process.

  • What days are classes held?

    Classes are held almost everyday - view our class calendar to find out more!

  • What Is your cancellation policy?

    Due to the custom nature of all our classes, no refunds will be issued for reservations. However, if you cancel with at least 24 hours’ notice your payment will be turned into a credit that can be used for a future class within 90 days. If you no-show, or don't give at least 48 hours’ notice, you forfeit your reservation payment and will not receive a credit. Seats are transferable, but please notify us at least 3 hours prior to a class with the name change.

  • Can I bring my own alcoholic beverage?

    No. South Barrington does not allow BYOB. But we do have a well stocked bar at our studio.

  • Where are you located in the Arboretum?

    We're located next to the iPic theater

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