VSA Arts Connect All Workshop Program
Amazement Square is privileged to offer free arts programming for Middle and High School students with special needs for the 2018-2019 school year. Throughout the course of 6 sessions, students explore art centered around the theme “Yo soy…Je suis…I am…My Family”
The Office of VSA and Accessibility, is a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center believes that engagement in the arts is an essential, ongoing part of the education of students with disabilities and is working to make it standard practice throughout the country. VSA’s signature programs nurture and recognize the vital role of arts education for students with disabilities, from pre-K through the 12th grade and beyond, to sustain achievement academically, socially and as engaged citizens of the twenty-first century. VSA program participants – whether writing their first one-act play or painting a self-portrait – are artists first!
Programming for Special Education Classrooms
As a Partner in Education with the Lynchburg City Schools, Amazement Square celebrated its 15th year in an ongoing partnership with LAUREL Regional Program. Serving students ages 4-21, this program offers hands-on workshops and museum visits to youth who are living with severe physical and/mental challenges. These programs have been tailored to student needs and provide an opportunity for teachers and students to develop portfolios for the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program.