• Jet Baker

Volunteers Deliver Art Supplies to Arc of the Arts, AGE of Central Texas and VSA

Thank you Share Art Heal volunteers Amy, Will, Marleigh, Sally and Reese for spending the day delivering art supplies to 3 of our partners. Our first stop was Arc of the Arts with 50 canvases and 50 paint brushes. Monday is digital art day and we watched the class make stop animation promos for their upcoming art show Puppy Love February 5th. Some of the students were drawing the backgrounds and some were drawing puppies, cutting them out and putting them on popsicle sticks like stick puppets. Then they took photos looking down on the the scene moving the figures a little bit for each photo. We saw a little of the final animation. So great! Congratulations Arc artists!

Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery provides an artistic bridge between people with developmental disabilities and the community. They teach a variety of art forms to individuals with developmental disabilities. Clients sell their exceptional art in the gallery and also receive pre-employment skills training. In addition, they have museum-like souvenir items, featuring reproductions of some of their clients’ popular artwork via high quality prints. They're are located at 4902 Grover Ave. Austin, Texas, and are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stop by for a visit!

Next we dropped 50 canvas boards and 50 paint brushes of at VSA Texas, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, offering programs that enable educational achievement and career success, events that feature the work of our artists, and specialized arts training for artists, educators and service providers.

VSA Texas partners with supporters, volunteers, community organizations, educators, and state and local governments across Texas to promote and facilitate people with and without disabilities working together to create inclusive and strong communities.

Our third delivery and visit was with AGE of Central Texas and a delivery of markers and Share Art Heal Coloring Cards to their day program for seniors with memory loss. As always some folks were coloring. Our Coloring Cards feature artwork by students from APD's Summer Youth Leadership Program. Thank you students for sharing your art with the seniors.

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