Quilt & Fibre Art by Coleen Adderley

Quilted Reflections

Autism Art Program

Visual Arts provides an excellent medium for the development of cognition, imagination, reasoning, sensory, communication, and motor skills in children, youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Autism Arts Program has been developed for children, youth and young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum to explore self expression through a variety of different mediums. This creative process will help to enhance the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children of all ages. Some of the key focus area include the following: 

Communication through artistic expression

 Imagination and abstract thinking

Improve visual / spatial abilities

Recreation and leisure skills

Sensory integration

Classes consist of:

  • 1:1 classes with instructor
  • exposure to a variety of different mediums
  • focus on developing areas of weakness while enhancing areas of strength
  • promote communication, emotional growth and sensory integration
  • each class will build skills that will help in everyday life
  • incorporation of individuals integrated educational plan (IEP), if applicable, class projects and teaching will be designed to meet students needs and encourage development through exposure to positive reinforcement
  • class fees include all class supplies


About the program instructor Coleen Adderley

I am a quilt and fibre artist that has developed a program to help kids, youth and young adults express themselves through a variety of different mediums. My program will help with self expression, listening skills, hand eye coordination/fine motor skills, sensory integration skills all while building communication and social skills.

A bit about me, I am a Licensed Practical Nurse with a Bachelors of Health Sciences degree with a psychology major. I have taken courses on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADD & ADHD) and the development of Integrated Education Plans (IEP;s). In addition to my education, I have hands on learning as I have a daughter with Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Diagnosed (PDDNOS)

I have been a quilt and fibre artist for over 17 years and have been teaching for the past six. I have sold several pieces of fibre art, had pieces exhibited all over the world and continue to express myself creatively on a regular basis. I look forward to working with your loved ones and helping them to find their medium of choice when creatively expressing themselves.


To book classes please contact
Coleen Adderley
5939 Victoria street, Peachland, BC, V0H1X4
ph: 250-300-6215
email: quiltedreflections@gmail.com