ArtforMS is a program designed to make all forms of art available to people of all abilities. These classes have been reported to help participants feel more relaxed, combat depression and exercise their fine-motor skills. Group classes also provide an opportunity to connect with others in a relaxed and sociable setting and celebrate the joy of creation and imagination.  Thanks to a Grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, FVAC is now pleased to offer a series of subsidized ArtforMS© classes specifically for the MS Community.



Introduction to Creative Photo Apps for iPhone and iPad with Andy Mars

Final_16-01-16 - IMG_1099_ Cat Promo - 2016 Iphone Class_Andy MarsThis class will introduce you to the best photo apps for taking better photos with your iPhone and/or iPad.  Learn how to edit your photos with popular editing apps, such as Snapseed. You will learn tips on photo composition and get better quality images using photo apps giving you control over your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Learning about fun filters and textures will wow your friends and family! Students are required to have an iPhone 5/5S or later.

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

There is no fee, please submit the  online registration form 



Mixed Media Collage with Jim Brunelle

collageCreating Collage from hand painted papers and using images from magazines and other references, students will allow themselves to be drawn to appropriate subject matter for their project. The mystery unfolds as one cuts, tears, rips, and glues pieces onto mat-board.  Participants start by creating a stash of stunning one-of-a-kind papers, then compose ideas from inspiration in discussions.  Using the papers and supplementing them with paints, pastels, pencils and small photo clippings. This workshop is a great introduction to mixed media for beginners as well as studio time for more advanced students suitable for all experience levels.

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

There is no fee, please submit the  online registration form