(Tampa, FL) March 5, 2018 VSA Florida and the University of Tampa’s Art Therapy Department will be facilitating Camp SpARTan program at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery March 12-16, 2018. This pilot arts-immersion camp that will run from 9 AM-2 PM daily, is geared for elementary age students with disabilities and will include visual art activities, music and dance/movement.
With VSA Florida teaching artists taking the lead, art therapy students will get a bird’s eye view and practical experience into making adaptations and modifications to an arts-based curriculum that includes everyone in attendance, regardless of ability.
“UT students will gain hands-on experience supporting their studies and provide memorable experiences for these elementary students that will foster their interest in the arts,” said Jocelyn Boigenzahn, gallery director. “We are so happy to team up with UT’s art therapy instructors and VSA Florida to support this incredible opportunity for these students to engage with the arts.”
Space in the program is limited. Register at http://www.vsafl.org/university-tampa-arttherapy-program-and-vsa-florida-present-animals-florida-spring-break-arts-camp. The Camp SpARTan program is possible through the support of the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and the UT Friends of the Gallery. For more information, contact Boigenzahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-6217, or Wendy Finklea, director of programs at VSA Florida, at email@example.com or (813) 974-0715.
VSA Florida (VSAFL) provides, supports and champions arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. A private not-for-profit organization, VSAFL conducts art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers; promotes the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances; and increases access to the arts through professional development workshops. VSA Florida is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network (a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.) and is headquartered in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.