Programs

Michelle exchanging with AliceOTL is open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
Our studio focuses on expressive arts programming; and helping adult participants become established, professional artists in the Greater Boston community. OTL staff consists of artists and expressive art therapists who are able to support participants and mentor them as artists. We are an open art studio environment that focuses on group programming, but also provides individual support. OTL does not have a minimum attendance requirement and is flexible regarding participants’ schedules. OTL is proud to be a trauma-informed positive behavioral supports agency.
 

Drop in Classes

OTL offers a variety of drop-in class options for those interested in learning new expressive art skills but don’t want to attend a full day at the program. Classes range in price from $15-$20. The OTL programming schedule changes quarterly, so please contact us for a current class schedule.
 

Programs we offer

 

Vocational training

OTL offers vocational training in the areas of food prep, product creation, and customer service skills. Participants are able to select and develop preferred work activities within our studio and Medford office. We are always interested in developing partnerships that allow our artists to develop additional skills working in their local community.

 

Fitness and movement

We offer dance and movement programs twice a week onsite and off, in conjunction with the Dance Complex in Central Square and our own dance movement therapist. These programs teach fitness, build self confidence, and provide another expressive outlet to the people that we serve. We also offer a weekly yoga class onsite.Additional recreational activities include bicycling, basketball, and frisbee.

 

Health and wellness

We offer the Healthy Meals Program, which helps participants develop pre-vocational skills as they cooperate to produce healthy, well balanced meals, available to them at no cost. Non-participants can sign up for the meal plan or purchase meals for $1-$2.

About 70% of the food is produce donated to us.

 

Community Based Programming

OTL has a special program focused on all community based activities. Qualified participants in this program meet at the OTL studio at 9am and then travel into the community with a staff member. (Staff to participant ration varies). Community activities are scheduled based upon the participant’s interests and needs. Participants in this program practice social integration skills, community resourcing, and vocation skill building. Participants return to the OTL studio by 2:45pm to meet their transportation to be taken home.

The Mystic Arts Program

The Mystic Arts Program is ideal for individuals with special needs who are highly independent and are seeking to build their artistic skills in a communal, welcoming studio environment. Participants can sign up for affordable classes, use the studio, and volunteer.

To learn more about how to get involved with this program, please contact us.

Community Arts Workshops

We welcome the community to engage in our collaborative projects that we prepare for ArtBeat and other local events. We often hold community workshops that are open to the general public.

To learn more about how to get involved with this program, please contact us.

 


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