About this project
ESMoA, in collaboration with community partner Mychal's Learning Place, has developed a curriculum to support free and accessible instruction for museum educators that will increase their knowledge and skill in co-developing educational internship experiences for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant #: MG-45-16-0009-16.
ESMoA is an art laboratory located in El Segundo, California. Our mission is to Spread the Spark of Creativity using art Experiences to ignite creative thinking and doing.
About Mychal’s Learning Place
Mychal’s Learning Place believes that children and adults with developmental disabilities deserve to be challenged with opportunities that build self-esteem and independence, creating long term success for life.
In doing so, we encourage each child and adult to develop their individual talents and the skills necessary for them to interact and contribute to society.
We believe that no disability should ever hinder the growth, passion, success, or independence of those who are willing to try.
Facilitators and Collaborators
Barbara Boehm - Special Projects, ESMoA
Holly M. Crawford - Education Manager, ESMoA
Brett Sheridan - Video Production, ESMoA
Eugenia Torre - Instructional Designer, ESMoA
John G. and Emmanuel T. - Mychal’s/ESMoA Interns
Anna Garalde - Administrative Director, Path to Independence Adult Day Program, Mychal’s Learning Place
Christie Martinez - Assistant Program Director, Path to Independence Adult Day Program, Mychal’s Learning Place
Tariq Abdelshife, John Grimble, Ryan Jameson, & Emmanuel W. Torres, - Mychal’s/ESMoA Interns
Stipends for the 2016-2017 Mychal’s/ESMoA Interns were funded by SKECHERS.