Inclusive Arts Education in Practice
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this class is postponed. Please check our web banner and Facebook for the most up to date information on SVAC activities.

Instructor: Alexandra Turner
Date: April 20, 2020 // This event is postponed (exact date yet to be determined). Please check back for updates.
12 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: SVAC’s Wilson Museum
Register using the red REGISTER button to the left, click HERE or contact Erin Kaufman (802) 367-1306 or ekaufman@svac.org.

Offered by Inclusive Arts Vermont in partnership with Vermont Arts Council, this experiential workshop is designed to illuminate the power of authentic, inclusive arts experiences. Through experimentation with arts materials and adaptations, participants will develop an appreciation for the value of inclusion, build on their current knowledge, and learn tools to use in their own practice. We invite participants to explore the value each student brings through a process-focused approach that cultivates belonging, engagement, and learning. The relationship between social and emotional skills and art making in groups will be examined. Time and space for reflection will be provided to identify ways to apply learning to individual practices.

“Seeing by example just how it’s done was valuable: how to invite participation, offer a gentle nudge along the way, draw out a ‘quiet’ student, provide safety in which to speak/do something new, the uses of deep listening.” -Previous Participant

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Develop an appreciation for the value of inclusion in the arts classroom, with a specific focus on the value of all students belonging. Experience and identify hands-on techniques and practices for inclusive instruction
  • Examine how art-making in groups can be relational and a rich opportunity to develop positive social and emotional skills.
  • Identify specific tools and techniques and make a plan to apply these techniques in your own practice


We will make every effort to honor accommodation requests made by April 6. Contact Erin Kaufman (802) 367-1306 or ekaufman@svac.org.


The accessible entrance is located at the front of the Wilson museum directly off of the traffic circle. Accessible parking is available in both parking lots adjacent to the museum. We encourage participants to contact us for more information about parking as well as pick up and drop off locations.

April 20 at 12:00pm
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm (4h)