THE ARTS

VSA Florida – The State Organization on Arts and Disability
The mission of VSA Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible.

VSA Florida’s Animation Gets Real 2017 Summer Camp  – Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2017!
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, University of South Florida, Tampa.  This program is designed for 13-22 year olds.  If your student is outside of this range, please contact Director of Programs, wfinklea@usf.edu, 813.974.0715 before registering.

Join animator Dani Bowman and professor Clint Randles in exploring the exciting world of animation, film-making and iPad music, while teaching real life skills! Visualize animated characters singing, dancing and hopping across the computer screen, while learning technology systems students will use throughout their lives.  Space is very limited – Click here for more information and to register.

Community Art Classes:  VSA Florida coordinates inclusive art classes in communities across the state.

Annual VSA Florida Student of the Month Recognition Program strives to increase public awareness of the impact arts make on students with disabilities.  Students who participate in the arts develop creativity, have increased self-confidence, understand teamwork, have increased language and math skills and are generally more engaged. It’s time to endorse this understanding, recognizing students monthly through this statewide program.  Your invited to recognize a student in one of two different age groups (5-13) & (14-22), who exemplify outstanding work in and through the arts. The student artist may be accomplished in visual arts, music, dance, drama, literary arts or just exemplify amazing personal achievement and leadership through one of the genres. Each month VSAFL will select one student in each age category from a pool of students that have been nominated by administrators, educators, teaching artists, community members and parents using our easy-to-navigate, online tool.  The winning students will be featured on the VSAFL website and in our monthly e-newsletter.  All winners will receive a $25 gift card and personalized award presented at an awards ceremony of choice.


C.R.E.A.T.E. Art Therapy for Adults with Special Needs
Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, Brandon, Florida

Art Therapy for Adults:  Participants  will learn to use ART as a therapeutic resource.  Students will use ART as a creative tool to express, communicate, heal and grow.  The focus will be on the therapeutic value rather than the finished art project.  A variety of materials will be used, pencils, markers, paints, clay and more.  Projects will be based on individual needs.
Monday’s, 5:00 to 6:00 pm: (No Classes in March) April 3, 10, 24 and May 1, 8, 22  Flyer

 

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