Art For Health’s Sake

Patron Sponsors: The Circle

Additional Support:  Lisa O’Brien





Art For Health’s Sake offers a wide-range of carefully guided creative engagements, courses and program activities for adults and teens in the Vero Beach area. These experiences are provided by specially certified instructors, who design the activities with a focus on the process instead of the product, because through this expressive engaging process a space for positive interaction and communication can be achieved. The Museum currently provides off-site programs at Indian River Estates and Senior Resource Association as well as on-site.

Exhibition Explorations and Studio Interpretations

This class will introduce Veterans to artists and artworks from the VBMA’s exhibition Poetry of Nature: Hudson River Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, as well as from the Museum’s collection. Participants will look at and discuss selected artworks, then create related artworks in the Museum Art School studios by exploring a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylics, mixed media collage, and clay.

The class is taught by Dawn E. Miller, Art for Health’s Sake Program Manager, and Bridget Lyons, Museum Facilitator.

Classes meet at the VBMA on Wednesdays from April 14 – May 12, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

All materials will be provided and no previous art-making experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Dawn Miller, Art For Health’s Sake Program Manager at +1(772) 231-0707 ext. 155 or email Download the flyer here: Veterans EESI Flyer April 2021

Participants will have temperatures checked upon entering, wear masks, and remain socially distanced while at the VBMA.

Register for Exhibition Explorations

Program for Veterans – The Creative Photographer

Aric Attas, instructor

Discover your world with fresh eyes! This class uses photography to engage the healing power of creativity. Today’s technology gives us all the opportunity to carry a camera with us everywhere we go. Whether you use a phone or a more sophisticated camera, we will explore new ways of thinking and seeing creatively. Local photographer and Museum Art School instructor, Aric Attas, will guide you through a variety of photographic strategies to help discover unique perspectives, see new patterns and themes not readily apparent, and develop personal insight. Learn how to apply those discoveries to your photography and reframe your life.

Class is open and free of charge to Veterans only. No previous photography experience is necessary, and any level of camera is welcome. All CDC guidelines will be followed; participants must wear masks at all times while in the Museum.

Classes meet in the VBMA studios, June 3 – July 1, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

Register for Creative Photographer

For more information, please contact Dawn Miller, Art For Health’s Sake Program Manager at +1(772) 231-0707 ext. 155 or email