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

Arts in Action

A variety of classes for older adults offered in partnership with community partners. Learn how you can bring a class to your community below.

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.

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.

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 – January

Come celebrate with us and paint the three kings. Join local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta of JJ Art and Design Productions to draw and paint a fun and colorful version of the 3 kings that you can hang on your wall or put on your fridge. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Sketchbook
  • HB pencil
  • Watercolors (assorted colors)
  • Assorted colored markers
  • Assorted acrylic colors
  • Star-shaped stickers

Celebra con nosotros y pinta los tres reyes. Acompaña artista local JJ Gonzalez Acosta de JJ Art and Design Productions para dibujar y pintar una divertida y colorida versión de los tres reyes que pueden colgar en la pared o exhibir en la nevera. Todas las edades y habilidades son bienvenidas.

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Suministros necesarios:

  • Bloc de dibujo
  • Lápiz HB
  • Acuarelas (colores surtidos)
  • Rotuladores de colores surtidos
  • Colores acrílicos surtidos
  • Pegatinas en forma de estrella
Generations of athletes have used visualization to improve their performance and results. What if those same principles could help you manifest wellbeing in all areas of your life, from relationships to career and hobbies to your physical and mental health? Vision boards are a wonderful way to start working toward your personal goals and dreams. Psychology Today points out that the act of creating a vision board helps us gain self-awareness and self-reflect on what is important to us – giving us a visual roadmap toward a positive future. So, let’s get started!
A Central Florida Community Arts Teaching Artist will lead this session, combining the power of words, pictures and your imagination. Using a series of word prompts, your guide will lead you on a journey of self-discovery as you choose pictures to embody your next steps on your wellbeing journey. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with your personalized vision board, setting you up for new opportunities and success in the year ahead.
By participating in this session, you can expect to:
• create a tangible vision board to use in your home or office space.
• enjoy the process of reflecting on your goals and capturing them in a visual format.
• learn the guided process of using prompts to assess the root word of elements that are most important to you.
This program is presented by CFCArts Teaching Artist Chris Hicks and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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After nearly two years of lockdowns and social distancing, do you feel uneasy interacting with new people? Are you looking to boost your confidence as you re-enter the world in social or professional situations again? Discover how the enjoyment of theatrical play can support your Emotional Wellbeing, connection with others, and inspire confidence.
In this workshop led by Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) Teaching Artist Chris Hicks, you’ll learn the basics of stage acting using theater games, role-playing and script readings. This program is a perfect fit for those with little to no experience on stage who wish to feel more comfortable speaking in front of others, or for avid performers who enjoy connecting with others in a safe, creative space. Come prepared to laugh and play!
This program is presented by CFCArts Teaching Artist Chris Hicks and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to move to the music! Embrace your inner dancer in this fun and creative dance offering led by a CFCArts Teaching Artist. You’ll move, stretch, and dance to fun, energizing music while exploring expressive dance styles. No previous dance experience required. This workshop is designed to inspire even the most self-conscious person to discover their ability to move!
By participating in this program, you can expect to:
• learn how dance and movement are powerful tools for Physical and Emotional Wellbeing.
• learn foundational steps of several expressive dance styles.
• discover how to be creative with moves in a way that connects with you.
This program is presented by a CFCArts Teaching Artist and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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Classes & Workshops – February

The Blues is a unique style of music with a rich history originating from African American field hollers. In a period of 50 years, it transformed into a new genre that has since influenced ALL American music that has succeeded it. The Blues has provided a voice for the voiceless during historic periods of oppression and has inspired the lyrical storytelling style we enjoy in music today.
As the nation celebrates Black History Month in February, this program is the perfect way to honor this uniquely American art form.
This 90-minute workshop will feature the history of the Blues and teach participants how to write their own Blues style song. You’ll also enjoy performances by a live vocalist and pianist!
This program is presented by a CFCArts Teaching Artist and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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Did you know the joy from singing can impact your wellbeing? Discover the foundation of good singing by working with Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) Teaching Artist Jill Dautzenberg on concepts like breath support, pitch matching and diction while performing vocal exercises and familiar songs. This program is a perfect fit for those who have little to no experience in a choir or music class, or someone who wishes to return to the basics of singing.
This program is presented by CFCArts Teaching Artist Jill Dautzenberg and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with CFCArts.

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What happens to our minds and bodies when we engage in the arts? Magical, powerful things! Research shows both consuming and participating in creative activities like singing, playing a musical instrument, drawing, painting, or reading can improve your health. Join experts from AdventHealth and CFCArts in this interactive and informative session featuring a drum circle and other activities focused on celebrating the power of creativity. Get ready to play and improve your health.
This program is presented by AdventHealth and CFCArts, and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

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