Arts experiences offered for little or no cost to the community including virtual and partner based programming for under resourced populations.

Caring for the Caregiver Seminar

This two-hour seminar is designed to use theater as a catalyst for caregivers to identify the thoughts and feelings that accompany caregiving. While caregiving is a challenging journey, the focus of the seminar is to encourage the caregiver to take time for self care and to identify the positive learnings they experience during caregiving.

Arts & Health Collective

A group of higher education, service providers, arts organizations, and health care professionals that together provide a continuum of services, arts education and experiences for a lifetime.

Virtual Workshops & Classes

CFCArts is offering virtual and in-person classes for free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

If you have any questions, email school@cfcarts.com.

For a list of all upcoming classes, click here.

Artist Toolbox – These classes taught by professionals in their field and are for teens, adults, and seniors who want to grow as artists.
Family Arts – These classes are designed to be enjoyed together as a family! They can be taken as an individual, but these activities, including painting, song creation, learning about world music, and so much more are designed for children and their families to come together and create art and memories together. Only one registration is required per family, and families do not have to reside in the same household. Using the option for break-out rooms in Zoom, families can connect through the class virtually.
Explore Cultural Arts –These workshops are created to expose our CFCArts community to cultural diversity in the arts.

Classes & Workshops – June 13-19

In Celebration of Juneteenth 

How Art Reflects Life Workshop: Using the artist’s eye and creative thinking to create visual solutions and address life’s confusions. An introductory artist course on how to mentally master art from a canvas of white to the canvas of life. This is a workshop to ease your artistic anxiety to fulfill the creative purpose within you. For the passionate ones.

Materials Needed:

-Pencil

-Paper

Click here to register

About the Artist: Saint Jose Fuertez, your friendly neighborhood Fuertez, Creative Native & Rising Sun of Orlando. With the sole purpose to create and inspire, he is a visual storyteller who uses his gift to invoke in us all the feelings reminiscent of being superheroes like those on the big screen today.

In Celebration of Juneteenth 

Coloring Art Therapy is a combination of coloring methods and techniques surrounded by a main topic including  affirmations and mantras.

Materials Needed:

-Colored Pencil or Ultra-Fine Sharpie

-Coloring Template (provided)

-Pencil

Click here to register

About the Artist: Safari Maisha is an Abstract Artist, A Teacher, And A Songbird. Born Into This World From A Lineage Of Artists, Musicians, And Local Laborers. A Creative Overall.

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create a fun and festive artwork: a card for dad! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
– Cardstock – Any color – preferred size: 22 x 14
– White sheet of paper
– Stickers
– Markers
– Scissors
– Glue stick

In Celebration of Juneteenth 

Participants will go through exercises of creating poetry based on their heart and intuition instead of traditional styles of poetry.

Materials Needed:

-Writing Materials

Click here to register

About the Artist: “I am Juaquina She: an Orlando Poet and Public Speaker. Through my talks, poetry, and blog posts, I create a safe space for women to be transparent without judgement. From this space, I hold their hand while we walk to a place of healing together.”

In Celebration of Juneteenth 

Participants will be shown a series of pictures and write only words that convey their feelings about the picture.  Once the last picture is shown they will reflect for a few minutes and write a short piece using the words they’ve written down. The artist will give them examples and options for the type of poet. Volunteers can share if they like

Materials Needed:

-Writing Materials

Click here to register

About the Artist: “Writing has always been my thing,” says Porsche “Sché” Sanders, a Tampa, FL native who started writing poetry at the age of 8. More popularly known as “Sché the Poetess” her style is simple and relevant yet powerful as she encourages positive self-image and awareness. She enjoys creating pieces that are relatable and paint pictures of everyday challenges and experiences of the young and ambitious. She draws most of her inspiration from music inspired by artists like Wale and the late great, Tupac. She is an FSU Alumna who finished school, while working full time and taking care of her two children. She believes in the importance of  remaining true to yourself and never settling until you’re satisfied.“Life is short. Make your experiences GRAND.”

Presented by Brain Health Programs and Sponsored by AdventHealth and Clincloud
Join CFCArts Teaching Artist Grace Sellers and exercise your brain and body while learning the basics of sketching through use of simple art techniques and observing the world around you.
Materials Needed:
-#2 Pencil
-Eraser
-Blank Paper
RSVP for Free to ORL.Parkinson@AdventHealth.com

In Celebration of Juneteenth 

“A Poet’s Toolbox” workshops participants will be able to write and perform (voluntary) a poem. The workshop will emphasize tools like cadence, flow, word choice and poem structure. This workshop will explore how poetry can be used as a tool to advocate, protest and manifest a world we want to live in.

Materials Needed:

-Writing Materials

Click here to register

About the Artist: True Poet, given name Sergio Dixon, is an Afro Latino who shares his struggles and accomplishments through poetry. He used his platform to spread awareness for the LGBTQ+ community and also show that beauty can come from the ugliest of things. His hopes of uplifting his community fuel his poetry to surpass any barriers, break through boundaries, and motivate the people who hear him.

Classes & Workshops – June 20-26

Join Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Alison Issen, as she teaches the creative and motivational art of journaling. The powerful process of journaling is proven to help develop self insight, intuition and contemplative skills.
In Celebration of Pride Month and in Partnership with The Center Orlando
Join us for a fun afternoon of creative writing, complete with a chance to learn spoken word and poetry, and even test it out at an open mic!
Schedule:
1-2pm Poetry & Spoken Word
2-2:30pm Open Mic
This is an in-person event happening at The Center (946 N Mills Ave. Orlando, Fl 32803)

Classes & Workshops – June 27-July 3

Ancient Civilization Arts Passport Series (Week 1 of 5)

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create your very own arts passport! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
-Colored sheets of paper
-Blue sheet of paper
-Travel stickers
-Color cord
-Glue stick
-Scissors
-Metalic Markers
Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create a fun and festive artwork: a bald eagle! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Classes & Workshops – July 4-10

Ancient Civilization Arts Passport Series (Week 2 of 5)

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create your very own Mesopotamian art! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
-Plain medium stone
-Acrylic paint
-Paint brushes
-HB pencil
Life Review involves the mining of valuable information in our memories, which might otherwise lie forgotten.  By reconnecting with our past, seeing the patterns of achievements and losses and reviewing our major choice points, we can gain greater insight, a sense of pride and a direction for our future. In this workshop, we will experiment with several ways of recalling our past and telling our unique stories through our practice of keeping a journal.

Classes & Workshops – July 11-17

Ancient Civilization Arts Passport Series (Week 3 of 5)

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create your very own Egyptian art! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
-Cardboard
-Acrylic paint (gold, blue, black, and yellow)
-Scissors
-HB pencil
-Markers
-Wooden scale sticks
-Hot glue

Classes & Workshops – July 18-24

Ancient Civilization Arts Passport Series (Week 4 of 5)

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create your very own Greek art! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
-Toiler paper or paper towel roll
-Brown cardboard
-Scissors
-Glue stick
-Hot glue
-Ruler
-HB pencil

Classes & Workshops – July 25-31

This blend of drama and meditation will encourage participants to engage with theater in meaningful ways. Join us in discussing and performing scripts, followed by a guided meditation related to the material.
Ancient Civilization Arts Passport Series (Week 5 of 5)

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create your very own Roman art! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:
-Colored sheets of paper or colored cardboards
-Sheet of paper
-HB pencil
-Scissors
-Glue stick
-Ruler