St. Johns Campus ARC Art Instruction Program – Topic for November Meeting

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
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November 21

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

ARC St. Johns Community Campus art instructional staff will share information about the Art Program in ARC. Speaking at the November Program meeting will be Jessica Regan and Molly Ferraro.

Jessica Regan is a Para Professional with ARC leading the Creative Arts Department. She has been with ARC over four years with experience as a trained artist for many years working in art shows, art walks and juried shows with a passion for helping other individuals through self-expression and art therapy.  ARC Creative Arts Department is an inclusive arts program for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities, physically and behaviorally challenged young adults in the planning and implementation of art projects, lessons, shows and enterprise. The program employs a hands on approach through technique and different mediums, while incorporating art history with for students. The program challenges their talents, abilities, interests, feelings communication and self-expression through art, art therapy and relatable artists, as well as open the doors to the various art careers available within the industry.

Molly Ferraro, also a Para Professional, with ARC for over eight years has an additional seven years’ experience with ESE populations. Since the Arts Program started two years ago students have grown in the use Art for self-expression, imagination, and therapeutic purposes. The department is an inclusive arts program for individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities as well as behaviorally challenged. The goal is to teach individuals the “World of Art” and the career fields it offers in an effort to open more opportunities for their future.

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