Newmark Schools Transform Into Art Gallery for Students with Special Needs

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Newmark Schools' transform into a vibrant art gallery, showcasing over 200 pieces of original artwork by students from both the Newmark School (K-8) in Plainfield and Newmark High School in Carteret. This is the culmination of nearly eight months of creative art classes for students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders, including autism, who come from districts throughout New Jersey. This year's 7th Annual Newmark Schools Art Show will be May 6 at 6 - 9 p.m. For information, visit http://www.newmarkeducation.com or call 908-753-0330.

Some of our students are highly gifted graphic artists and we help foster these skills to provide the training necessary for jobs after high school or towards future college degrees.

For one night each spring, the Newmark Schools transform into a vibrant art gallery, showcasing over 200 pieces of original artwork by students from both the Newmark School (K-8) in Plainfield and Newmark High School in Carteret. This is the culmination of nearly eight months of creative art classes for students with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders, including autism, who come from districts throughout New Jersey.

Well-integrated into Newmark’s academic curriculum, the progressive art and technology program is designed to provide a creative outlet and life skill training for students who often have had little experience or success in the arts. “We look at the art and technology program at Newmark High School as an opportunity to explore career options for our students,” says Cynthia Allman, Co-Executive Director of the Newmark Schools. “Some of our students are highly gifted graphic artists and we help foster these skills to provide the training necessary for jobs after high school. For college bound seniors, the art and technology program is an opportunity to nurture a future major in the graphic or fine arts. With the right kind of training, the right type of environment, children can succeed, regardless of a special needs label.”

To celebrate the efforts of the Newmark student artists this year, Newmark School invites families, friends, and the entire community to the annual Art Show, held this year on May 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Newmark School, 365 Emerson Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. In addition to showcasing the students' artwork as depicted in pen, pixel, clay, and paper, the evening will also feature a wine and cheese reception, raffle baskets, and live auction. Last year’s Art Show had 300 people who attended and raised over $40,000. This year over 400 guests are expected to attend. Newmark also expanded the event to include an online auction for a 10-day Galapagos Adventure with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, powered by http://www.CharityFolks.com.

The Art Show event is open to the community. Tickets for the event are $25 per person; children under 18 are free. For information, please visit http://www.newmarkeducation.com or call 908-753-0330.

About Newmark Schools
Newmark School and Newmark High School are state-approved, private schools for children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders from school districts throughout New Jersey. The schools specialize in educating children with autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, bipolar, PPD-NOS, obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and sensory integration disorder. Education is based on structure and discipline. Each student receives an individually tailored academic plan with appropriate educational material and learning tools for their level, delivered by highly trained staff members. For more information about Newmark’s academic and behavior modification programs, visit http://www.newmarkeducation.com.

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