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Virtual Recreation Art Gallery

Funded by the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Paintings are displayed in alphabetical order by the painter's first name. Click on the image to enlarge the painting and scroll right to see more artwork. 


Thanks to a grant from the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, The Arc, Ocean County Chapter Recreation department offered free virtual paint classes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to further enhance our arts programs for the individuals we serve and the people of Ocean County.

50 registered participants received a free paint kit in the mail including paint, a canvas and brushes to follow a step-by-step ocean sunrise guided paint class on Zoom, led by Jasmine Wilker, an experienced art instructor, the Virtual Recreation activity leader and Development Associate.

The virtual paint classes provided an opportunity for participants with IDD to try something new while staying safe at home, express their creativity and inspire future artistic endeavors. A recorded paint tutorial is available on YouTube that invites the Ocean County community to paint their own ocean sunrise and add to our gallery. 

The Artist Behind the Painting

Step-by-Step Paint Tutorial

Couldn't make it to one of our live paint classes on Zoom? That's okay! You can follow along to this step-by-step paint tutorial on YouTube to create your very own ocean sunrise master piece!

All you need is a canvas, paint brushes, paint (red, orange, yellow, light blue, dark blue, black white and brown), a palette, a glass of water, paper towels and a pencil! 

Send us pictures of your finished painting to be added to our gallery!