About the Arts Program

A dream to provide quality art instruction to artists with disabilities came into reality when the arts center opened its doors in the beginning of 1997.

The Living Resources Arts Program provides a stimulating and imaginative setting, with classes taking place throughout the week. In addition to primary site we have expanded our services out of two additional studios.

  • 6A Cuyler Avenue, Albany
  • 2176 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady
  • 11 Round Lake Rd, Ballston Lake

Arts explored include:



Jewelry Making



2D Design

3D Design



Graphic Arts

Art Instruction at the Arts Program is provided through:

Medicaid Wavier:
  • Group Day Hab
    Serves individuals living at home, or in Community Residences Classes occur on weekdays between 9-9:30AM and 2:00PM.

  • Supplemental Day Hab
    Serves individuals who live at home or in non 24-hour care Group Homes. Classes occur during weekdays between 3PM and 8PM OR 9AM - 5PM during weekends.

  • Private Pay
    Those individuals who are either not waiver eligible or waiver enrolled can receive instruction at the current Medicaid Rate. Each class is 2 hours long.

Spotlighting our students artwork throughout the community

The Arts Program has been highly recognized not only in the Capital District, but nationally as well. The students continue to win awards at numerous art shows including the State Wide Juried Art Show Voice!, The Autism Society Gala, The NYSACRA Conference, Sunny Viewpoint Gallery, and BUILT.

One of the greatest advantages for students enrolled in our art center is our vast connections throughout the local art community. Our students' artwork has been displayed in local businesses and galleries such as The Albany County Convention and Visitor Center, State office buildings, Thatcher Park Nature Center, The Opalka Gallery at Saint Rose, Fulton Street Gallery in Troy, Case Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Arts Council Building, Hilton Garden Inn at Troy, and many more.

One of the most effective gallery spaces available to artists is our own Miller Sanders Gallery located in the Living Resources Coroporate Headquarters, which features several exhibits throughout the year.

Nadine has been attending Art Classes at Living Resources Arts Program's Schenectady Studio since 2014!  She has an eye for design like no other.  She enjoys shapes and colors.  Nadine's interests for subject matter cover a broad spectrum.  She takes to whatever media or project is at hand, and makes it her own in a beautiful way.  She's had artwork featured in many art shows and on the side of a CLYNK truck which drives around New York state.  She's a pleasure to have in class. We're lucky to have her! 

Arts Program


Sergio Camacho
Assistant Director / QIDP


Cell: (518) 368-1277
Office: (518)899-6962, ext. 3308

300 Washington Ave Ext.

Albany, NY 12203

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