Bring the Arts to Your Class!

Starting in 2012 VSA Iowa is offering arts workshops to Iowa schools at no charge to educators or schools. Class hours with artists are available to classrooms with one or more students with a disability who have an individualized education program (IEP). Workshops are one to three hours long and all material costs are covered if needed.

Many of VSA Iowa’s teaching artists have a disability and live as professional artists. Through collaboration with school educators artists can provide a lesson on their art-form, or work to incorporate arts education with the curriculum of the classroom through the workshop experience.

Arts experiences with VSA Iowa artists enhance not only arts and humanities curricula, but also bring unique perspectives to lessons in biology, mathematics and social sciences. With the arts, learning becomes an interactive process that challenges students to approach a subject from a new and exciting perspective. It also gives students
multiple ways to engage with lessons and discover learning from new perspectives.

Experienced teaching artists are available for one to three hours of classroom time. Artists with expertise in visual arts and performing arts, from painting and music to sculpture and theater, are on our roster and we welcome educators to choose which art-form they would like to bring to their classroom. We can also gauge the goals and needs of the classroom and make a match with an artist who is able to integrate your goals into their lesson. If you are interested, please fill out the included form and return it to VSA Iowa.

Questions? Need more information? Call 515-281-5839 or email

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