Teaching Artists sing and ASL interpret songs from past Art of Me performances. Photo by Jason Bucklin.

The Art of Relationships

“The Art of Relationships” is one of our newest programs, exploring sexual health, self-advocacy, and positive relationships. The first half of each session focuses on the essentials of sex education, while the second half allows participants to unpack what they are learning, processing their emotions and practicing self-advocacy through poetry, painting, music, dance, and theatrical scenario work. We adapt this program for groups of all genders, most often in partnership with Adult Day Programs.

“The Art of Relationships” was featured by Marianne Combs on Minnesota Public Radio in August 2015! Click here for the full story.

To learn more about bringing Upstream Arts to your setting, please select one of the following:

School Programs (pre-K-12 classrooms and Transition Programs)
Adult Programs (Adult Day Programs or disability service providers serving individuals from age 21-75+)
Community Programs (arts organizations, community organizations, friendship clubs, Parks and Recreation)
Training Programs (any kind of professional development setting)

“The conversation around sex and relationships has not happened in these individuals’ lives and is not currently happening; and as a result, people are making inappropriate and unsafe choices. We have a need for programming that begins this dialogue and creates a space for discussion and learning. Upstream Arts’ use of the arts makes learning experiential, less abstract, and relatable to real life choices and situations.”

– Michelle Dickerson, Vice President of Program Services, Midwest Special Services

 Curious about bringing Upstream Arts to your school or organization?

Contact us at [email protected] to set up a 1 hour FREEBIE!

This session – absolutely free of charge – can offer insight into how we work to support individuals with a range of cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities.