Adult Arts Education

“I was not sure taking pictures was something I even could do, but now I feel that with a little assistance I can take pictures for myself and feel good about it. Now I’m really glad I had the chance to take this class.”

Photography Class Participant

We present an ongoing variety of six- to eight-week Adult Arts Education classes designed to engage participants with disabilities as they discover talents, learn new skills, and express creativity, all in a supportive, inclusive environment. Through many art forms including photography, sculpture, dance, and more, the exploration of abilities and finding one’s own voice is center stage.

Service organizations such as adult day centers, homeless shelters, and agencies serving people with developmental disabilities contract with Inclusive Arts Vermont in communities throughout the state. Participation is free for individual participants.

In the Adult Arts Education program, highly trained teaching artists help students connect art-making with their personal development goals, resulting in new experiences and deeper learning. Classroom instruction and encouragement extend into opportunities for community acknowledgment, such as public recitals and art exhibitions in public venues.

For more information on Adult Arts Education, contact Heidi Swevens, Director of Community Partnerships.

Three individuals are seated, facing the camera. They are engaged in conversation. The man at left gestures with his hand. They are seated in front of three framed photographs in black frames hanging on a white wall.
Three individuals are seated, facing the camera. They are engaged in conversation. The man at left gestures with his hand. They are seated in front of three framed photographs in black frames hanging on a white wall.
Two individuals face each other, engaged in a dance. Their movement has their hands in the air, over their heads. Each lift one foot off the ground with a bent leg.
Two individuals face each other, engaged in a dance. Their movement has their hands in the air, over their heads. Each lift one foot off the ground with a bent leg.