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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.

Programs - Start with the Arts - Teacher Testimonials

“Excellent job, very stimulating and easy to incorporate into classroom curriculum. I especially enjoyed the multicultural music. Thank you.“

“Thank you for the wonderful two days. It was a pleasure.“

“Good variety of activities.“

“Gave me an opportunity to be a child for a while.“

“This was a great workshop. I will be using a lot of these materials in my class. Thank you!“

“Loved hands-on activities and dance, chants.“

“Absolutely wonderful! Even as a veteran special education teacher, I am walking away with new ideas to try with my students. Thanks for the tips!“

“Great Fun!“

“I never thought that I had a creative side in me and through all the activities I had found my creative side. Thank You!!“

“I enjoyed how movement drama, visual arts and music can be used for all students. All children can actively participate.“

“The presenters were excellent and hands-on activities are great activities to extend to my students with disabilities.“

“This was enjoyable and thought provoking. I will absolutely use the knowledge that I have learned today in my classroom.“

“This workshop was really helpful in finding new ideas on how to do art and painting.“

“I had a very good time. The children will enjoy all of the activities that you presented to us. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.“

“Muy Bien! Very good! Thank You! I enjoyed it.“

“This was a wonderful workshop! I learned a lot and I can't wait to show my kids!“

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