Arts For All, through VSA of Loudoun County
DaVinci Art Program provides opportunities for people of all abilities to enjoy the multiple benefits of making art.
OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Something Sweet!” March 9- April 8, 2018
Artists with disabilities are invited to submit works in all mediums for the theme, “Something Sweet”. $10 submission fee for up to three entries. This exhibit is sponsored by VSA Loudoun and DaVinci Visual Art Program. Drop off March 6 and 7, 9:00-4:30 p.m. All artwork will be for sale. Please contact DaVinci Director Huyen MacMichael for questions and further details.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Artists will be given one (1) ticket to the VSA Loudoun performance of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” for THAT evening, Saturday March 10. Additional tickets can be purchased at $15 or $10 per person.
The DaVinci Art Studio adult program consists of two types of on-going sessions. In ‘Open Studio’, participants (16 and older) work on their own art and ideas. ‘Art Group’ is designed to encourage self-expression and an interesting way to connect with peers. Artwork is shared and discussed with the group, offering a chance to not only discover art, but also something about oneself and each other.
Discovery, like creating art, is a process. The DaVinci Art Studio program is very much about process, the act of creating, and of doing so in a social environment. Though the art, or product, created by DaVinci artists is often exceptional, sometimes the real beauty is in its’ authenticity. Each piece is as unique as the individual who made it.
DaVinci Art Studios has a current exhibit in the Inova Medical Building (201 Hirst Road in Purcellville). An art installation is also up at the ALLY Advocacy Center at Paxton Campus (601 Catoctin Circle NE
Leesburg). DaVinci Artists’ works will also be on display and ornaments and miniature paintings will be available for purchase at the Abilities Expo at Dulles Expo Center Dec 1st-3rd.
Please come visit the exhibits and if you are interested in purchasing any art, contact VSA program coordinator Kellie Goossens (540) 338-7973 or emailing Huyen MacMichael, Director of Visual Arts for DaVinci. You can also visit, like, or follow DaVinci on Facebook.
While classes listed below are on-going and drop-in, please contact Kellie Goossens at (540) 338-7973, VSA Program Coordinator, regarding your interest in order to help with planning. Overall, we follow the LCPS schedule for holidays and weather cancellations. Fees are nominal (please inquire if assistance is needed) and all programs include materials.
Paxton Campus, ALLY Building
601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176
Art Group -Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM, *No group Oct. 9, Columbus Day
Description: (ages 16 and up). Weekly sessions provide artistic opportunities to express yourself, while also connecting with peers. Artwork will be shared and discussed with the group, offering a chance to not only discover art, but also share something about yourself and each other! $10.00 per session
Open Studio -Mondays 11:00AM-12:00 PM, *No group Oct. 9, Columbus Day
Description: (ages 16 and up). This ongoing studio session provides an artistic outlet for people just beginning to explore their interest in the visual arts as well as those who have long enjoyed painting, drawing and other art media. Participants will enjoy meeting at area art centers to do their own work at their own pace, with an instructor on hand for tips and techniques. $10.00 per session ($15.00 for both Studio and Group)
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
Open Studio -Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 AM, *No group Sept. 20
Description: (ages 16 and up). This ongoing studio session provides an artistic outlet for people just beginning to explore their interest in the visual arts as well as those who have long enjoyed painting, drawing and other art media. Participants will enjoy meeting at area art centers to do their own work at their own pace, with an instructor on hand for tips and techniques. $10.00 per session