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

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 – May 2-8

“Meditating on Folk Tales”
These great stories from around the world are packed with mindful messages for all ages. The session will consist of a shared folk tale, brief guided meditation and a way to incorporate the lesson into your day.

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Happiness starts in your heart with unconditional love for yourself. Casting everything else aside, spend some time just appreciating how wonderful you are. Includes a talk and guided meditation.

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Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create a fun and festive artwork: May the 4th Be With You – A Star Wars Tribute! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:

– Acrylic Paint – Colors: Black, Brown, Purple, Lilac, Nude, Bronze and Silver.
– Paint Brushes
– HB Pencil and Eraser
– Metallic Sharpies – Black, Gold, Silver and Bronze
– Sketchbook
– Tape

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

Materials Needed:

– Paper: Pink, Red and White.
– HB Pencil and Eraser
– Craft Sticks (ice cream wooden sticks).
– Acrylic Paint: Pink and White
– Hot Glue or Glue Stick
– Assorted Colored Markers (Sharpies – or similar – are recommended).

Are you feeling disconnected, frazzled, or struggling with anxiety? Breath work is the number one way to reboot yourself and is one of the few natural resources we have to reset and refocus our lives. Begin your journey to reconnection with this introductory class.

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Classes & Workshops – May 9-15

In Partnership with Nader Tabsh from UCF Center for Arts and Medicine

Participate in open-ended discussions about visual works of art in an online tour. In this stress-relief workshop, participants will share their personal interpretations about the art, engage in meaningful conversations, and explore different perspectives.

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In this workshop we will explore the effects of perfectionism on our well-being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and discover ways of accepting the inherent value in all aspects of our humanness through practices for reflection, writing exercises and group discussion.

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In Partnership with the Center for Health & Wellbeing

Did you know that you can use your iPad to create digital art? Yes, there’s an app for that! Join local artist and Central Florida Community Arts Teaching Artist Grace Sellers as she teaches the basics of digital art using the Procreate App. Learn how to create your own masterpiece on your iPad — no need for paints or paper.

By participating in this program, you can expect to:

  • engage with other artists;
  • discover how to use basic digital art software;
  • learn the techniques of digital art.

Materials Needed: iPad and stylus or Apple Pencil

Please download the App via procreate.art/ Note: There is a fee for the app.

This program is presented by Grace Sellers and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Program:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

  • One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
  • One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

For troubleshooting and other Zoom-related questions, please email us at programs@yourhealthandwellbeing.org

All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.

By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.

About the Program Presenter

Central Florida based Artist Grace Sellers has been painting since 2011. Her work is inspired by the natural world around her and features motifs like landscapes, animals, and botanicals. Besides her personal art practice, she has been teaching beginner art classes since 2017. She has enjoyed working with CFCArts teaching a variety of art workshops to audiences of all ages and abilities.

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

Materials Needed:

– Assorted Colored Construction Paper: Blue, Brown, Pink, Red and White.
– Scissors.
– Glue Stick or hot glue
– HB Pencil and Eraser
– Toilet paper tube

Classes & Workshops – May 16-22

In partnership with the Center for Health & Wellbeing

Embroidery is a skill that has been practiced throughout history by both men and women as a form of visual storytelling; like many crafts, embroidery has regained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Central Florida Community Arts Teaching Artist Ashleigh Ann Gardner to learn the simple fundamentals of embroidery. This class will cover basic simple stitches that make up the foundation of all embroidery and will show students how to embroider a small sheep with stars and a crescent moon.

By participating in this program, you can expect to:

  • learn the history of embroidery;
  • learn basic stitches;
  • and create a small embroidered design.

Materials Needed:

  • Piece of 12”x12” cotton or cotton/polyblend cloth (a light color works best)
  • Black (or similar dark color) thread (DMC embroidery floss/thread can be found at any Joann’s or Michael’s store; a spool of sewing machine thread is fine if you don’t have embroidery floss!)
  • 1 sewing needle
  • A pencil (for drawing the pattern)
  • A pair of scissors

Provided at Program Registration: an embroidery stitch handbook that teaches stitch fundamentals.

This program is presented by Ashleigh Ann Gardner and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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Classes & Workshops – May 23-29

Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to create a fun and festive artwork: Red, White and Blue Stars! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Materials Needed:

– Acrylic Paint: Blue, Red and White
– Craft Sticks (ice cream sticks).
– Sequin and Rope
– HB Pencil and Eraser
– Scissors
– Glue Stick or Hot Glue
– Red, White and Blue Tissue Paper

Classes & Workshops – May 30-June 5

In Celebration of Pride Month and in Partnership with The Center Orlando
Join us for a fun day of dyeing t-shirts in an assortment of colors! Make sure to select your shirt size when registering to participate.
This is an in-person event happening at The Center (946 N Mills Ave. Orlando, Fl 32803)

Classes & Workshops – June 6-12

Classes & Workshops – June 13-19

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

Classes & Workshops – June 20-26

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)