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The Very Important Arts Program, known as VIA, serves children with disabilities ages 3-22 in arts and recreation. The program is designed to provide opportunities for expression, engagement, and exposure in the areas of art, music, dance, and more! Funded generously by the Windsong Trust, VIA provides Arts Mentors that teach fun and engaging classes, sponsors field trips and special events, and now … virtual content too!
We invite you to explore this new “Virtual VIA” website to find bios on all of the Mentors, pre-recorded videos for you and your students/children to follow-along, downloadable activities, and lots of additional resources! 

 

5/21/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Goofy Masks (Art)
  • Cast Printmaking (Art)
  • Expanded Images (Art)
  • How to Draw a Birthday Cake (Art)
  • How to Draw a Hibiscus (Art)
  • Baby Shark March (Music)
  • Move to Classical Music (Music)

5/14/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Hand Signals (Art)
  • Graph Paper Patterns (Art)
  • Drawing with Thread (Art)
  • Cupcakes (Art)
  • Desert Landscape (Art)
  • Dance with Color Sheets (Dance)
  • Dance & Art Combo (Dance)
  • Music in a Glass (Music)
  • Musical Family Tree (Music)

5/07/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Bugs (Art)
  • Aboriginal Hand Prints (Art)
  • Banana Split (Art)
  • Ice Cream Cones (Art)
  • Follow the Lines (Dance)
  • Color Dance Spots (Dance)

4/30/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Artist Trading Cards (Art)
  • Expanded Images (Art)
  • Lesson on Smooth & Sharp Movement (Dance)
  • Water & Ice: A Lesson on Flowing Free and Bound Movement (Dance)

4/23/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lesson Added!

  • Wrapper Art (Art)
  • Print and Go T-Shirts (Art)
  • Draw the Sky (Art)
  • Draw a Volcano (Art)
  • Self Space & General Space (Dance)
  • Elevators (Dance)
  • Body Parts (Dance)
  • Move & Rest (Dance)
  • Musical Hot Seat (Dance)
  •  How To Be Together (Dance Video Lesson)

4/16/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lesson Added!

  • Zig Zaggy Abstracts (Art)
  • Draw a Car Using Fractions (Art)
  • Draw Advanced Mountains (Art)
  • Exploring Locomotor Movements (Dance)
  • Exploring Non-Locomotor Movements (Dance)
  • Musical Red Light Green Light (Music)
  • Good Morning Song (Creative Movement Video Lesson)

4/9/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lesson Added!

  • Draw a Tulip (Art)
  • Draw a Butterfly (Art)
  • Egg Hunt (Art)
  • Curvy Line Abstracts (Art)
  • Exploring the Elements of Dance – Finger to Body (Dance)
  • Exploring the Elements of Dance – Shape Pictures (Dance)
  • Musical Memory (Music Video Lesson)
  • Ipad Apps Pt. 1 (Music)

4/2/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Cartoon Bunny (Art)
  • Cartoon Spider (Art)
  • Toucan Collage (Art)
  • Easy Spring Flowers (Art)
  • Imaginary Animals (Art)
  • Mandala Geometry (Art)
  • Think & Share (Dance)
  • Intro to the Elements of Dance (Dance)
  • The Sound of My Day (Music)

3/26/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • African Mask (Art)
  • Cartoon Puppy (Art)
  • Bu-Ba-Bunny (Art)
  • Baby Birds (Art)
  • Head, Shoulder, Knees & Toes (Music)
  • Dance Therapy : Movement Metaphor (Dance)
  • Dance Therapy : Mirroring (Dance)

3/19/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Geometric Character (Art)
  • Flower Landscape (Art)
  • Drawing a Fox (Art)
  • Easy Easter Eggs (Art)
  • How OWL You (Art)
  • A Trip Through the Solar System (Music)
  • Rhythm is Your Friend (Music)
  • Dancing Around the World (Dance)
  • Dance & Pose (Dance)

3/12/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Geo Bird (Art Video Lesson)
  • Old Timey Truck (Art Video Lesson)
  • Let’s Learn About Your Voice Pt. 2 (Music Video Lesson)
  • An Aboriginal Adventure Pts. 1-4 (Art)
  • Dancing Chicken (Dance)
  • Carnival of the Animals (Music)
  • Dancing Dice 2 (Dance)
  • Dancing Robot (Dance)
  • Clownfish (Art)
  • Mandala (Art)
  • Rose (Art)
  • Elephant (Art)
  • Exploring Triangles (Art)
  • LOVE Poster (Art)
  • Money in the Bank (Art)
  • Near and Far (Art)
  • Put Your Name in That Tune (Music)
  • Remote Control Dance Race (Dance)
  • Learning Songs (Music)

2/26/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Happy Bugs (Art Video Lesson)
  • Tap Your Toes (Dance Video Lesson)
  • Jellyfish Drawing (Art Video Lesson)
  • Sponge Paintings (Art Video Lesson)
  • Buzz, Chirp & Flap (Music)
  • Drawing a Bird Using Geometry (Art)
  • Drawing a House Using Geometry (Art)
  • Drawing an Apple Using Geometry (Art)
  • Flying Fish Mobile (Art)
  • High & Dry (Art)
  • How Does the Story Begin (Theater)
  • If I Were an Animal (Art)
  • Imaginary Animals (Art)
  • Insect Symmetry (Art)
  • Inside Out (Art)
  • Ladybug Geometry (Art)
  • Landscape & Polar Bear Painting (Art)
  • Make Your Own Weather (Art)
  • Making & Moving Shapes (Art)
  • Matching Words to Pictures (Music)
  • Move & Stop (Creative Movement)
  • Movement to Music (Creative Movement)
  • Musical Ball (Music)
  • Hamster Song Dance (Dance)

2/12/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Let’s Learn About Your Voice Pt. 1 (Music Video Lesson)
  • Triangle Doggies (Art Video Lesson)
  • Balloon Dancing (Dance)
  • Body Bubbles (Creative Movement)
  • Drawing a Truck Using Fractions (Art)
  • Going Buggy (Art)
  • Drawing a Ladybug Using Geometry (Art)
  • Shapes Cats (Art)
  • Songs with Simple Repeated Texts (Music)
  • Sound Matching (Music)

2/5/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Let’s Learn About Bass Guitar (Music Video Lesson)
  • Art with Circles (Art)
  • Cartoon Bugs (Art)
  • Crazy Catz (Art)
  • Dance Scrapbook (Dance)
  • Dancing Sensations (Dance)
  • Dream T-Shirts (Art)
  • Hand Tree (Art)
  • Instrument Invention (Music)
  • Sponge Painting (Art)
  • Musical Scrapbook (Music)

1/29/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Bubble Letters (Art Video Lesson)
  • Hand Tree (Art Video Lesson)
  • Smiling Sun (Art Video Lesson)
  • Ribbon Dance 1 (Dance Video Lesson)
  • Ribbon Dance 2 (Dance Video Lesson)
  • Bean Bag Balance (Dance)
  • Bean Bag Freeze (Dance)
  • Dog Bone (Art)
  • Favorite Music Interviews (Music)
  • Graphic Star (Art)
  • Music Spanish Learning (Music)
  • Soundtrack of my Life (Music)
  • Spanish Playground (Music)

1/22/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Cartoon Cat (Art)
  • Cartoon Dog (Music)
  • Draw What You Hear (Art/Music)
  • Musical Hula Hoops (Dance)
  • Musical Spoons (Music)
  • Ribbon Dancing (Dance)
  • Teddy Bear With a Heart (Art)
  • Making Easy Valentine Hearts 1 (Art Video Lesson)
  • Making Easy Valentine Hearts 2 (Art Video Lesson)
  • Making Easy Valentine Hearts 3 (Art Video Lesson)
  • Ukulele with Jon (Music Video Lesson)

1/15/2021 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Spruce Tree (Art)
  • Musical Clothes (Music)
  • Mirroring (Dance)
  • Art Paper (Art)
  • Flashy Fish (Art)
  • Under the Sea (Dance)
  • Turn Into… (Dance)

1/8/2021 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Loops & Swirls (Art Video Lesson)
  • Circles 2  (Art Video Lesson)
  • Barnyard Book (Creative Movement)
  • Cartoon Car (Art)
  • Dancing Dice (Dance)
  • Fireflies (Art)
  • Happy Feet (Dance)
  • Love Bubble (Art)
  • Make Your Own Dessert (Art)
  • Make Your Own Lunch (Art)
  • Pathways (Creative Movement)
  • Pot of Gold (Art)
  • Bop It! (Dance)
  • Shooting Star (Art)

12/22/2020 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Smiling Sun K-5 (Art)
  • Drawing Mountains 9-12  (Art)
  • Food Art for the Holidays (Art)
  • Coloring Pages (Art Video Lesson)
  • Follow Along Dance Class (Dance Video Lesson)

12/11/2020 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Alien Drawing Game (Art)
  • Emotions  (Art)
  • Drawing Squares (Art)
  • Map Art (Art)
  • Shoe Design (Art)
  • Silly Santas (Art)
  • Symmetry (Art)

12/4/2020 : New DIY Activities and Video Lessons Added!

  • Alphabet Beat (Creative Movement)
  • Push Play 2 (Dance)
  • Rock ‘N’ Reindeer (Art)
  • When I Hear the Music (Creative Movement)
  • Marbled Paper (Art Video Lesson)
  • Geometric Design (Art Video Lesson)
  • Saxophone Demonstration (Music Video Lesson)


11/20/2020 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Crazy Creatures Drawing Game (Art)
  • Create Your Own Coloring Pages (Art)
  • Fun With Circles and Lines (Art)
  • Fun with Lines (Art)
  • Marbled Paper (Art)
  • Push Play (Dance)
  • Things That Start With… (Art)
  • Virtual Field Trips (Music)

11/13/2020 : New DIY Activities Added!

  • Circle Game (Art)
  • Dancing Switch (Dance)
  • High School Dance Class (Dance)
  • Not All Triangles Are the Same (Art)
  • Obstacles Game (Dance)
  • Pass the Dance Activity (Dance)
  • Shapes Dot to Dot (Art)
  • Small to Big (Dance)
  • Wax Museum (Creative Movement)