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.