A table is covered in many visual arts supplies including: brushes, rollers, dishes, paper, and paint. A hand reaches in from the left, dipping a brush.

A table is covered in many visual arts supplies including: brushes, rollers, dishes, paper, and paint. A hand reaches in from the left, dipping a brush.

The following are workshops designed and ready to implement at your organization, educational setting, or community group. For more information on how to bring one of these workshops to your space, or design your own with a VSA Vermont staff member, contact us: info@vsavt.org  –  802-871-5002

VSA Vermont’s Disability Awareness Workshop

This training provides information about various disabilities, respectful language, disability access symbols, communication strategies, accessibility and accommodations, and more. Designed to begin a conversation about inclusion that will continue in the community when the workshop is over. This workshop is recommended for anyone working directly with patrons, such as nonprofit administrators, volunteers, and instructors.

Participants will leave the workshop with information about inclusive practices and resources for future questions. Instructors: Heidi Swevens and Toby MacNutt

VSA Vermont Inclusive Arts Education in Practice Workshop

This experiential workshop is designed to illuminate the power of authentic, inclusive arts experiences. Through experimentation with arts materials and adaptations, participants will develop an appreciation for the value of inclusion, build on their current knowledge, and learn tools to use in their own practice. VSA Vermont will invite participants to explore the value each student brings through a process-focused approach that cultivates belonging, engagement, and learning. The relationship between social and emotional skills and art making in groups will be examined. Time and space for reflection will be provided to identify ways to apply learning to individual practices.

Instructor: Alexandra Turner

VSA Vermont Workshops in Partnership with Vermont Afterschool

To register visit http://www.vermontafterschool.org/training/professional-development/new/

Arts and Inclusion in Afterschool
This two-hour workshop is designed to harness the power of authentic, inclusive arts experiences in their afterschool programs. The workshop will include plenty of opportunity to experiment with arts materials, as well as cover the nuts-and-bolts of why and how to offer inclusive art experiences to ensure access for all in your afterschool program.
Level: Basic

Art in 2-D: Drawing, Painting, and Print in Afterschool
In this 2-hour workshop participants will get their hands busy with easy, accessible and inexpensive drawing, painting and print materials that they can use in their programs right away. Not an artist? No problem! This workshop will take you through the process from cultivating a safe studio setting, through the planning, material acquisition, set-up, facilitation and clean-up of authentic two-dimensional art making experiences.
Level: Basic

Art in 3-D: Sculpture in Afterschool
In this 2-hour workshop participants will get their hands busy with easy, accessible and inexpensive materials such as modeling compounds, construction and found materials that they can use in their programs right away. Not an artist? No problem! This workshop will take you through the process from cultivating a safe studio setting, through the planning, material acquisition, set-up, facilitation and clean-up of authentic three-dimensional art making experiences.
Level: Basic