About Us

Inklude Studio is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community based, art and design studio. We provide an open, creative, and collaborative studio environment for adult artists with autism and other developmental disabilities. Artists who participate in our studio program have the opportunity to earn income from the sale of their creative work. Our studio program is artist directed. Artists develop their own projects and make decisions regarding exhibition and sales opportunities. Our goal is to have studio artists included in as much of the studio's operations as possible - so they may develop practical business skills; as well as, develop their creative skills.

Artists at Inklude Studio work in a variety of mediums, including; fiber arts, textiles, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookbinding, sculpture, photography and more. One-of-a-kind hand-made items crafted from textiles designed by Inklude artists are available for sale in our store. Original artwork and limited edition items are also available for purchase.

To commission artwork or a custom project, please contact us.

Inklude Studio is a program of Little Friends. Little Friends is a private, non-profit organization serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Based in Naperville, Illinois, Little Friends operates 11 dynamic programs including three alternative schools, family support and consultation services, vocational training programs, community-based residential services and the Little Friends Center for Autism. Founded in 1965, Little Friends serves more than 800 people each year throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, and western Cook counties.

Inklude Studio shares space with ColorBurst Screen Printing, a division of Little Friends. Unlike any other area screen printer, ColorBurst offers job skills training and employment opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental challenges. ColorBurst specializes in custom printed t-shirts, apparel, and accessories. All profits generated by ColorBurst help to fund the range of support programs offered by Little Friends.

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