Improv for Interaction – “If I” ®

Using improvisation, theatre games and role-play, students will practice skills needed for positive social interaction, relationships, and job skills.

Themes include:

  • Building successful and sustaining friendships

  • Creating positive relationships/dating

  • Reading ‘cues’

  • Setting and respecting appropriate boundaries

  • Self-care and positive personal appearance

  • Telling and ‘getting’ jokes

  • Understanding idioms – different ways words and phrases can be used – socially not always literally

  • Using improvisation to discover your unique talents and abilities to find work that you enjoy

  • Practicing job skills in a creative supportive environment

  • Tools to ease anxiety and develop self-regulation

  • Creative ways to deal with teasing and bullying

  • Ways to increase flexibility, spontaneity, imagination and playfulness

  • Having fun!

The Miracle Project uses a groundbreaking and evidence-based methodology that brings out the best in all participants. The Miracle Project is an evidence-based intervention that can help in easing anxiety, increasing confidence, and enhancing self esteem.

De Colores presents workshops across the Bay!

Summer Session

Improv for Interaction® and Art Therapy

Artistic, social & physical, activities will engage the student to uncover unique qualities to build personal wellness. Join Art Therapist and The Miracle Project® Instructors

Welcome Melissa Contreras-Walter. Melissa holds a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. She has over 10 years experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families across all settings. As a therapist in private practice and with The Creekside School in San Jose, she uses Art Therapy to assist her clients in their healing process and to provide them with the opportunity to have a voice through creative expression. 

Melissa Contreras-Walter, M.A., AMFT, ATR-P • Register Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #102170 • Art Therapy Registered-Provisional #18-006 • Supervised by Maritza Henry LMFT #38496 & Melissa Satterberg Ph.D., ATR-BC  #13-148

4-week session

June 15, 29, July 13, 20

Wings Learning Center

1201 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063  

Time: Saturdays, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm - students should bring a lunch

Moving Lines

Use art with creative card making to learn about yourself and others, express your feelings, listen and communicate, and build your social connections. Classes are offered from March to October so participants can enroll in both workshops to support additional development skills.


De Colores Studio

49 N San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401

Time: Saturday, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

March 23, April 27, May 18, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 28, October 12

Golden Gate Regional Center Vendor # PG2876

Please Contact Your Social Worker

Personal Pay New Student Application Fee: $60

(non-refundable, applied towards total if enrolled)

No Application Fee For Returning Students
Cost: Varies per location, based on length of offering. 

Please click below to find out more details on pricing. 

Classes are limited. If you are ready to apply, click on the link below.

Regional Center clients should contact their social worker directly.