Art and Autism

In collaboration with Brookline High School and the Autism Higher Education Foundation (AHEF), the BAC created a program which provides a semester-long art class for young adults ages 18-22 with autism and related disabilities. We offer students a creative outlet to encourage and develop their interests, communication and skills.


Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media

Thursdays, September 26 - December 12 (No class on Nov 21 or Nov 28) 

12:00-2:00pm | Teacher: Leonie Little-Lex 

Class Fee: $280, Materials: $20


This class allows students to explore various mediums including drawing, painting and collage. Student progression is based on their individual interests and experience exploring art. Skill building follows each student’s learning style and works to support long term enjoyment of art. Teachers foster independent exploration and work to build knowledge of the many components of creating meaningful artwork.


This program is a collaboration with Brookline High School, but is open to students enrolled in other schools if space allows. Financial aid is available. For more information or to register, please call us at 617-566-5715 or contact


For students under 18 and over 22, we are committed to offering support in our regular schedule of classes.


The Brookline Arts Center is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its programs and employment. We welcome participants of all abilities.  To request reasonable accommodations for you or your child(ren),  we advise you to please contact the BAC office at least ten days in advance at 617-566-5715 or email


The first floor is wheelchair accessible. One handicapped parking space is available in front of the building. Dial 711 if you are deaf, hard of hearing or need voice access via Massachusetts Relay TTY. You may also call Massachusetts Relay at 1(800) 439-2370, or at 1(800) 439-0183 for voice access.