Envision Arts Studio
The Envision Arts Studio model is built on the concept that adult artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities can maintain a disciplined studio practice in a community setting. The therapeutic studio environment encourages creation and life skills. It provides our artists with opportunities to exhibit and sell their work, receiving both recognition and financial compensation.
Our art studios promote artistic independence through high quality professional art instruction offered in a supportive atmosphere. This approach emphasizes not only artist expression, but promotes independence, personal choice and community integration.
Our interdisciplinary programs offer the following focus areas:
1.) Two Dimensional Art: Opportunities are provided in watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, drawing and printmaking. Much of the art created in the studio is matted and presented in repurposed frames that are lovingly sanded and repainted by artists in our studio. » View Gallery
2.) Textile Arts: Fiber manipulation through hand weaving, decorative embroidery, natural fiber spinning and soft sculpture construction of recycled textile animals and dolls is expressed in vibrant colors and lush textures. Our program boasts access to a Saori weaving loom as well as four other floor looms throughout the agency. » View Gallery
3.) Collaborative Quilting: Our quilting program links accurate cutting, innovative design and solid construction with professional quilting and binding done on our industrial long arm quilting machines. The uninhibited pairing of shape and color in our quilts make them a best seller. » View Gallery
4.) Ceramic Construction: The Judy Henry Ceramic Center offers classes in hand building, wheel throwing and tile making as well as mosaic design and installation. A growing number of artists in our center are mastering techniques and creating professional quality work with complete independence. Our Brent model 16, a fully adaptable pottery wheel, makes wheel throwing a welcoming experience for all of our potting enthusiasts. » Learn More
Envision Arts Studio: Ceramics | Two Dimensional Art | Quilting | Textiles