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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

Welcome to VSA Texas

Illustrate Your Story

Illustrate Your Story
with Nilea Parvin
VSA Texas Master Teaching Artist
Calling All Creatives!

Through this hands-on Maker's workshop, you can create a small original book (zine) of anything you wish. You are the Author Maker: tear, draw, cut, paint; old books, magazines, trinkets, fabric, your imagination!

Nilea will lead you through the creative process of Zine making as a means to tell your story. It could range from story to recipe to poetry to dream... We will provide all the supplies, just bring yourself and any special items you may want to add.

Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $35
Location: AGE of Central Texas
3710 Cedar Street (off 38th, east of Guadalupe), Room 101, Austin, TX 78705

Register by emailing Lynn Johnson or calling 512-454-9912.

It's My Story

It’s My Story
Classes for young adults with disabilities ages 16-22. Learn how to tell your story through digital media!

Spring and Summer 2017
FEE: $35 per class Each class will be held at VSA Texas Room 101, 3710 Cedar St, Austin, TX 78705

Spring Break Week: M-Th, March 13-16
10 am – 2 pm
"Say It! - Video Storytelling" w/ Dana Sayre

Say It! Tell a story about something you care about passionately. Students will script, storyboard and create a 2-3 minute video with teaching artist Dana Sayre.

Dana Sayre is working to become certified as a Registered Drama Therapist by the North American Drama Therapy Association and currently works for Creative Action, volunteers with Building Connections at the Hideout Theatre, and is a provisional member of Austin Playback Theatre.

Click here for complete spring & summer classes.

AD Training

YOU are invited to participate in a Two Day Training in Audio Description for the Performing Arts, presented by VSA Texas
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
& Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 1- 4 pm

AGE Building
3710 Cedar St.
St. David's Conference Room 161
Austin, TX 78705

Cost: $55 (includes handouts, Saturday lunch), ages 18+
Special 25% discount for organizations enrolling two or more persons

Audio description is the verbal translation of visual information to make theater, television, films, museum exhibits, and outdoor events more enjoyable for people who are blind or have low vision. For details click here.

Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

February 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Join us for our Open Mic. Performers of all types are encouraged to participate.

NEW! Sign up on the list when you arrive to reserve your space. Don't miss out! This monthly event is growing in popularity.

For more information email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

Everyone moves in unique and different ways. Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body, and creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing. Every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. Come experience an Elements class and learn how you, too, can move creatively in a group or by yourself. We have been doing this for over 10 years, and we are just getting started! Thank You Impact Austin for your support. Visit for more information.

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