School Arts program

Each year, VSC's school arts program offers weekly hands-on arts instruction to over 200 low-income rural Johnson Elementary School students.

Program Coordinator Arista Alanis ensures that JES students are exposed to VSC’s diverse creative community by inviting artists-in-residence into the classroom to present their work and to offer hands-on instruction. Through studio tours and talks with VSC residents, JES students gain access to an international community of working artists from a wide range of backgrounds, traditions, and disciplines, and come to understand and appreciate art as both a viable vocation and an integral aspect of the human experience.

This exciting cultural arts curriculum has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our donors.

You can support the school arts program by making a gift, or by volunteering with the students during your residency. Contact Arista at for more information.