Welcome to Fine Art Miracles, a nonprofit organization where we specialize in classes for those faced with life’s challenges, whether physical, intellectual, emotional or circumstantial, who want the freedom to explore their creativity in a safe and fun environment. Classes are designed for all levels of capability. Our goal is to serve you with educational, affordable fine art lessons, art therapy, music therapy, and social robot enhanced learning.
Dedicated to Serving the Elderly
Fine Art Miracles has been teaching art classes in nursing homes and assisted living facilities since 2007 when the organization was founded. FAM teachers bring a wide variety of activities to groups in nursing facilities and community service organizations now across Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo, Hilton Head Island and Burlington, VT. Music Therapy sessions are provided by our Board Certified Music Therapists. Art activities draw on subjects from nature, portraiture and styles from the masters such as Klimt, Picasso, Kandinsky and Mondrian. We seek to enhance the quality of life of all participants with the opportunity for creative expression!
Classes for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Individuals
Fine Art Miracles, Inc. brings the social, emotional and cognitive benefits of fine art experiences to special needs populations by engaging them in fine art lessons, art therapy, music and social technology. FAM’s Art Therapists provide creative expression opportunities, utilizing a blend of Art Therapy and the FAM method of teaching: inspiring participants with works of a master artist, then encouraging participants to get as creative (and as messy!) as they wish. The results are amazing!
Social Robot Enhanced Learning
Fine Art Miracles works with both challenged and neuro-typical children alike, with the help of a robot named Romibo. The Romibo robot can move around, speak and ask questions, play games, and track the eyes of the person speaking to him. He is a wonderful aide in the classroom, especially for children on the autism spectrum, who have difficulty feeling comfortable interacting with people, but have shown great improvement in social behavior when engaging with Romibo.
Fine Art Miracles, Inc. is proud to announce that we were chosen as one of 75 finalists in the 2014 Pittsburgh Technology Council DATA Awards Summit, showcasing how art and technology can be combined to make the world a better place!
Fine Art Miracles, Inc. was also chosen as a finalist in the 2015 CreateFest Innovation Salon at Three Rivers Arts Festival, with Robots for Learning.
Art + Technology = A Better World!
Fine Art Miracles, Inc. designs Social Robot Enhanced Lessons for all subject matter: art, literacy, social skills, simple math and science. We work with schools, community service organizations, parents and caregivers, to create fun and motivating learning experiences.
See a video clip about our work with social robots here: http://ww.wqed.org/education/remakelearning-romibo.php