HOPE Center for the Arts provides exploration in both visual and performing arts, supports artistic learning and personal growth, and creates vocational opportunities for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
HOPE provides these opportunities in creative art studios, class spaces and online. Other learning opportunities provided are in academics and life skills, along with access to a variety of creative arts therapies to support the whole person. This program also promotes community participation and public awareness through exhibitions and performances given throughout the year.
HOPE Center for the Arts program provides services on a part-time and full-time basis in Irvine, CA.
HOPE offers a dynamic combination of studio instruction, socially engaged public art projects, exhibition opportunities, and fine craft production for our in-house boutique, HOPE Hand Crafted. The Visual Arts Program seeks to serve the whole person, transforming the lives of adults with Intellectual Disabilities through the arts, building self-esteem, fine and gross motor skills, cultivating community integration and social skills as well as building job and vocational skills. These courses vary by individual needs and interests and include such courses as:
Performing Arts is a time-honored vehicle for developing self-esteem, social interaction and communication skills, critical thinking and, perhaps most importantly, creativity, self-discovery and self-expression. These courses vary by individual needs and interests and include such courses as:
Creative Arts Therapy services at HOPE Center for the Arts are provided by accredited professionals who have completed an approved therapy program. The department supports our artists by providing a therapeutic relationship for growth. Using a holistic approach, we work in conjunction with each department at HOPE. These courses vary by individual needs and interests and include such courses:
Life Enrichment classes encourage clients to develop independence and everyday living skills through our academic/life enrichment classes. These courses vary by individual needs and interests and include such courses as: