Focus Fire Academy Free Art Program for autistic and special needs kids

To Sign Up for this free art program please email the following info to [email protected]

  • Childs name
  • Childs age
  • City of Residence
  • Parents or legal guardians name
  • Parents or legal guardians telephone number
  • Parents or legal guardians email address


We have one group class at a fixed time and date. A One to one zoom class is available by appointment for those who cannot attend the group class. The one to one classes are available any time now through to March 27.


Focus Comics are proud to champion Super Heroes and Real Life Heroes in the community.

We are proud to announce that Focus Comics will be launching a free 2 week Focus Fire Academy art program in Avondale, Arizona commencing Sunday 24th March. We have one fire engine drawing workshop online (on zoom) for our students to participate in (They can choose the beginners class or standard class), plus an in person class / graduation event at the local Fire Station. The students will get the opportunity to meet their local fire heroes in person, sit in the fire truck, explore the fire station and engage in a few fun fire related activities. There will be complimentary catering (NYPD Pizza) included at the event. Last date to sign up is 23rd March, 6pm. One to one classes are available based on student needs and availability (of the student and teachers).


Duration: 2 weeks.

Week1: Sunday 24 March at 2pm on Zoom – Students will learn how to draw Focus the autistic super hero in an Avondale Fire Engine 172. Students will learn how to draw this step by step with Award winning Artist Yvonne Wan. Beginners will participate in the beginners class at 3.30pm instead of the 2pm class. Parents have the option of assisting their child in class, and make it a family project if they like.

Week 2: Saturday 30th March at 10am: Graduates will meet us at Avondale Fire Station 172 to receive their certificates of achievement featuring their art that resembles a Focus comic cover; and gifts. The students will have a class of 2024 photo with the local fire crew and Focus Creator Yvonne Wan. The kids will get to learn about the work that fire crew do for the community. Duration: up to 1 hour. Address: Avondale Fire Station 172. 1825 N. 107th Avenue. Avondale. Arizona 85392. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the fire station.

Class duration: Each Class will be 40-60 minutes in duration.

We will have the standard class taking place at 2pm. The beginners class will take place at 3.30pm. Students will attend either the intermediate or beginners class. One to one classes take place by appointment only.

For: Autistic and or special needs kids.

Ages: 6-17.

Rewards: Students who graduate from this program will receive Fire Service gifts and Focus gifts.

Art supplies needed: Printer size plain paper, pencil, long and short ruler, eraser, black marker. If you need help with supplies, please contact Yvonne at [email protected] to collect the items locally in Avondale.

Students are required to submit flat bed scans of their art work to the teacher within 24 hours of class so we can track the students progress, share their art online, and design a special certificate featuring the childs art that resembles a Focus comic cover. Ms Yvonne Wan will color the students art digitally as a reward for students successfully submitting their art on time. Scans are needed in order for the art to be colored digitally. If you do not have a scanner, please use the scanner available at the local library, Fed Ex or Office Max. Alternatively you can drop the art off with the teacher in person by appointment.

A students place on the program is not secured until the applicant receives a confirmation email from Focus comics. We have limited spots on the program so we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

This 2 week art program is partially funded by an Avondale arts and culture grant (the gifts are from Avondale Fire services and Focus Comics). Thank you City of Avondale for their support.