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My Art My Way Community Art Classes
VSA Florida community art opportunities continue to be opened in classrooms throughout the state. VSA Florida My Art My Way after-school art classes as well as School Day Art Residency Programs are moving into a variety of settings including private and public schools. Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Polk counties have begun classes and are opening their doors for new enrollees to join them in their individual settings. To find out their times and locations, please visit If you are interested in hosting this program (with at least 6 students), please contact your regional coordinator, and they will help to facilitate the process. Keep in mind the classes can be scheduled at any public, accessible location within your community….art centers, recreation centers, museum education and outreach locations, etc.

Jennifer Bonaventura, Region 1

Pat York, Region 2

Anna Preston, Region 3

Heather Spooner, Region 4

Kristin Langeloh, Region 5

VSA Florida's Community Art Classes

Site Name
Site Contact
Site Email
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S Red Rd
Yvette Cotera

C & R Pottery
7495 SW 38th St.
Pat York

Polk Museum of Art
800 East Palmetto Street
Ellen Chastain

Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association
619 Vonderburg Drive, Ste B
Dawn Galia

Land O'Lakes Rec. Center
3032 Collier Parkway
Land O'Lakes
Cindy L. Szappan

MacDonald Training Ctr.
5420 W Cypress St.
Rita Hattab

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Residency Program Unites VSA Florida Artists and Transitioning Students with Disabilities in Florida Public Schools

VSA Florida artist in residency programs in Florida public schools continue to focus on transition age students bringing opportunities for creative expression to students with disabilities. Through the use of “Splash”, the ArtThread online art making tool, students can create graphic designs while exploring an all new social networking site devoted entirely to creating art. The skills learned can be applied to many aspects of a student’s personal and work life, giving them the foundation for life-long learning in the creative and technical arts. We invite you to visit our ArtThread site, and consider bringing this powerful enrichment residency to your school or community site. For more information, please contact

VSA Florida Brings Art Statewide to People of All AbilitiesVSA Florida, the state organization on arts and disability, is headquartered at the University of South Florida in the College of Education. We are a member of the international network of VSA, and a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA Florida provides arts, education, and cultural opportunities for and by people with disabilities in all 67 counties of the state. Programming is based on community needs that could include artist residencies, exhibitions, festivals, workshops and trainings. Professional development is available on inclusion for artists and teachers who work directly with students and adults with disabilities as well as access training for cultural venues interested in disability awareness, compliance with ADA regulations and assisting patrons with disabilities. State and national Calls for Art are distributed for students and adults of all abilities throughout the year. Through a network of Regional Coordinators and Affiliates, VSA Florida is able to successfully offer statewide services.


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