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$10.00 Level

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$25.00 Level

15 Supporters

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$50.00 Level

10 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$100.00 Level

9 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

Even though this last year has been challenging, our Art Inspired Academy team has done an amazing job of being "creative" and holding all classes online. Our beloved Vinnie Van Go and our amazing staff deliver supplies to our students at their homes. We've been able to have classes for drawing, painting, music enrichment, movement, and more - all online! The donations we recieve help Vinnie and our classes keep going with funding for art supplies and scholarships for students who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend these important classes.

For all of us, but especially people with developmental disabilities, the isolation of the past year has been hard, and sometimes our classes are the only social and creative interaction that someone receives. This is one of the many reasons why AIA classes are so important! Creative arts classes provide people of all abilities with social interaction, and a new perspective on how they can focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities.

Students with developmental disabilities learn to express themselves through artistic experiences to improve:

Communication

Motor Skills

Social Skills

Self Control

Confidence

Collaboration

Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Skills

Since classes are inclusive, students who don't have a developmental disability expand their awareness about disabilities and gain self esteem, leadership skills, and friendships.

At Art Inspired Academy, EVERYONE has the opportunity to explore the arts in a positive and supportive environment. So, let's keep Vinnie Van Go going!

 

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About Art Inspired Academy/Friends of Abilities First

In 2013, Art Inspired Academy, a program of Abilities First, was created, and allows individuals with and without disabilities to participate in creative arts; theatre, movement, music, and art. Our staff provides people with inclusive classes in community settings, collaborates with existing programs, and provides support for individuals with disabilities to attend classes and seek employment in the art field.

The Art Inspired Academy staff share a passion for helping individuals with and without developmental disabilities. Each staff member comes from an extensive educational background with expertise in special needs and behavioral training. All classes are designed to provide experiences in the arts while also working on individual goals.

Art Inspired Academy/Friends of Abilities First

http://www.artinspiredacademy.org

Springfield, MO
417-886-0404
artinspiredacademy@abilitiesfirst.net