With a backdrop of a hay bale and a large painted easel pad, a young woman wearing a green t-shirt with stamped horse shoe prints on it reaches into a red bucket, gazing down at the unseen object she is about to take out, while making art at a barn as part of a VSA VT education program.
“VSA Arts theater changed my whole life. Now the door is open. All you have to do is walk in.” Bill Villemaire
“I don’t think I would have perceived the depth of my student’s understanding of concepts in the past. I feel like a whole different teacher. It freed me up to have more fun in my job. Once each child is learning or expressing knowledge in a way that works for them, your classroom management as a teacher is done for you. Engagement!” Third grade elementary school teacher
Wherever Vermonters are seeking to find their voices or to participate in arts events, VSA Vermont (VSA VT) can help. No matter where you live, no matter your age or ability, we would like to hear from you. VSA VT uses the magic of the arts to engage the capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities. Let us know how we can make the arts a bridge to new communication and experience for you.
A creature made of orange and purple polymer clay is poised on its three legs which are folded into a triangular base. Its bright white hair and eye whites, bright white triangular nose and white smile on its triangle-shaped head stand out in contrast to the purple and orange elsewhere in a way that brings those human-like features into playful and engaging focus.
“I can’t see well, but I can feel the clay and I love it. Please keep our teacher coming. She is a life saver.”87-year old student in a clay class at Springfield Adult Day Services