Art class year in review

We’ve changed a lot in 2016! Here are a few of our major milestones

  • We started the official Art Workstation in April
  • 20 people participate in the art program once a week- several people participate multiple times per week
  • We participated in the City Space art show for the first time!
  • Mosaics became incorporated into our weekly routine
  • The second annual Herb Garden/Art Studio calendar collaboration happened with great success!
  • We sold our items at the Open House for the first time- also with great success!
  • We incorporated printmaking into 3 art periods per week
  • Art projects were incorporated into a couple of our village/community events
  • We even started a new art group- a “Nature Art” focusing on all the ways we can participate in our natural environment to make art!


The beauty of food

I came across an article today titled: Artists With Developmental Disabilities Explore The Beauty Wrapped Up In Food. Our art classes often talk about food: What we had for breakfast, what we hope is for lunch, what we’re cooking for dinner, what we dream about but don’t often eat, what we will have as a treat if we do our work, what we can’t eat because of allergies etc. etc. etc. It can seem obsessive and even controlling but somehow, as this article points out, it becomes quite beautiful when turned into art. In the past, we have done many projects revolving around food- some prompted by a group project idea some not. Recently we colored and cut and pasted different fruits to glue onto brown paper and make a “fruit salad tree”. One artist just finished a stuffed version of a cupcake. Others have painted pizza, sculpted donuts, and we even did a whole series of stamped vegetables last summer. Take a look at the article to see some of the beautiful paintings that are coming out of Creativity Explored: ” a supportive studio environment for artists with developmental disabilities in which they receive individualized instruction from mentoring artists, quality art materials, and professional opportunities to exhibit their work. “


Here are a few examples of the work they’ve made surrounding the idea of food:


Innisfree Art Studio blog

Posts from our Art Studio :

We are moving!

We are moving all of our posts over to the main Innisfree Village website. Our new URL if you’d like to keep track of posts you can go HERE. Maybe we’ll have a nicer looking URL in the future, but for now head to the main Innisfree blog in the art category to see what we’re […]

Inspired by Nature outdoors and indoors…

Inspired by Nature outdoors and indoors…

Last week, Amy made these really great bird feeders with the nature group out of corn syrup and birdseed. They were left to dry all week, and we came in this past Friday to string them up and get them ready to hang in trees. We had such great luck with weather! It was warm […]

April Round-up

April Round-up

We have been trying to enjoy this gorgeous spring as much as possible, which has resulted in some really fun projects this past month! The Innisfree Art Studio has expanded into a 3 days/week workstation and it’s been so fun coming up with more and more projects to suit all sorts of needs. Here’s a […]

VSA Art Show 2016: Pictures

A bit delayed but here are pictures of the proud artists from this year’s VSA Art Show! The show is still up until May, so go take a look if you can! Most of the art pictured is also for sale.    

VSA Art Show 2016

VSA Art Show 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Innisfree Art Studio will be participating in the Very Special Art show this Saturday , March 19th at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville, VA! Over a dozen Innisfree artists have pieces in the show and we are eager to show off our hard work.  6:30-8pm with refreshments, music, and […]