A.R.T. Workshops

“CATA has given me my art. I never knew I had this in me.” – Carol Neuhaus, CATA “A.R.T.” artist

Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) is an adaptive painting technique developed by Tim Lefens that provides people with significant physical disabilities the opportunity to paint with the assistance of laser pointers and trained trackers acting as the hands of the artist.


“When you have no means of expressing yourself, the whole world going on around you, without you, and all of a sudden you can place the exact amount of the exact color you want, where you want it on the canvas, a lifetime of pent up energy comes out through a very concentrated channel. For the individuals we work with, painting is not recreation. It’s life.” – Tim Lefens

Paintings by CATA “A.R.T.” artists


Click the thumbnails below to see the full painting. For more information on purchasing artwork, please contact Kara Smith at [email protected] or call 413-528-5485.