Visual Arts Discovery

Arts Horizons is pleased to conduct Visual Arts Discovery programs under contract with VSA and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2017- 2018 academic year.  This year, programs will be led by teaching artists Mansa Mussa and Sarah Yuster at at four partner sites  including Kings County Hospital Behavioral Health Unit, PS 226M, Queens Transition Center and PS 188X.

Programs are delivered according to this year’s theme, “Yo soy…je suis… I am … Motivated to Create,” and take influence from the VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities’ Teacher Resource Guide.   The international initiative also offers and exciting opportunity   for children with disabilities from around the world to display their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition in Washington, D.C.!

Mr. Mansa leads students at PS 226M in an 8 week program to explore the elements and principles of art including drawing, digital portrait photography, collage and three-dimensional design.  He also focuses on introducing students to using art making materials and documenting their work with the iPad.  Students are given the opportunity be creative, to solve problems and think critically while employing VSA Lesson 1: The World of Color, Lesson 2: Motion and Balance, and Lesson 7: Portrait of a Leader.

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For more information please contact Dena, Program Director, or Kiran, Program Coordinator,




About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

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