Skill Building Arts Education for Adults
Experience the magic. Share the joy. VSA Vermont (VSA VT) presents a variety of 8 week adult arts education programs designed to engage participants with disabilities as they discover talents, learn new skills, and express creativity. Through art genres like photography, print making, textiles and dance, the exploration of abilities is highlighted. Classroom instruction and encouragement extend whenever possible into opportunities for community acknowledgment.
"Look at that! Something from nothing!"
Card-making at Springfield Adult Day Services
VSA VT's skilled artists trained in inclusive teaching methods can come to you too! Service organizations like adult day centers, homeless shelters and agencies serving people with developmental disabilities contract with VSA VT in communities throughout the state.
For more information about VSA VT's Adult Arts Education Programs, contact us.
Sample Adult Arts Education 8-week Programs
Introduction to Textile Arts with Toby MacNutt
The art of textiles is, in part, the creation of yarns and fabrics. It has a long, rich history worldwide. In this class, participants will make a simple frame loom, dye yarns, and learn the basics of weaving. We'll explore different weaving techniques. We will learn how to work with color and texture. In addition we will learn interesting techniques to use with a finished cloth to create a piece of fiber art. No prior experience necessary!
Shooting Beautiful pictures with photographer Dawn O'Connell
The power of photography is about capturing the essence and feeling of what is around you in an image. In this class you'll be exposed to many different kinds of photographs and will learn how to take your own on 35mm SLR cameras. This class is open to people interested in developing their artistic expression using photography.
Adventures in Singing with Mark Pekar
Let's sing our way through American History! We'll sing together everything from Traditional Folk Songs to the Music of Elvis and the Beatles, Festive Songs and Sing Alongs!
Cathy Ward, Burlington City Arts instructor for a VSA VT class, helps proud artist, Sandy Cadorette, to hold her triptych print in which the middle panel, an abstract collage in grayscale with Sandy's name, is flanked by freestyle drawn figures on bright orange and purple ink washes.