The Visual Arts Department 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 classes include:
Artists will have a variety of on site and outside exhibition opportunities including participation in the annual VSA Festival, the biennial juried HOPE Center for the Arts exhibition CURIOUS, as well as curated and juried exhibitions for artists both with and without disabilities. All artists receive a portion of the sale of their artwork.
Past projects include:
- Integrity House Mural
- Very Special Arts (VSA) yarn bombing at the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, CA.
- S P A C E 252, a project of the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation
- Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
- Hope Art Gallery, located at Hope Center for the Arts
HOPE Handcrafted (A Fine Craft Boutique) The HOPE Handmade Studio offers participants the opportunity to learn a variety of fine craft techniques. Artists also learn about product marketing, sales and fulfillment of orders. All of this provides a sense of accomplishment and self-worth demonstrating the value of their creative work.
These mediums include:
Hope Center for the Arts
295 E Yale Loop, Irvine, CA 92604