The Stratford Library is partnering with Fleeting Moments Photography and the Josephine Herrick Project to provide a gratis photography course for elementary school aged children with autism spectrum disorder.
Art and photography and other visual media have been shown to given children with autism spectrum disorder a engaging and motivational way to communicate and express themselves. The visual medium of photography provides an opportunity for students to explore their community through their artistic vision and creativity.
The courses run on Thursday afternoons form 4 to 5 pm at the Stratford Library from April 24 through May 15th. Registration closes on April 15th and space is limited, and will accept applications on a first come, first serve basis. Cameras will be provided, and parents will not need to provide cameras for the class.
Fleeting Moments Photography is a small Stratford based business managed by Denise Pressman. Pressman's inspiration for opening her own photography studio is rooted in her personal belief that photographs are more than just pictures. They are a story, the images of your life and most cherished memories," as she writes on Fleeting Moment's Photography website.