Transitioning students with disabilities face a myriad of challenges. They need life skills, technical skills, and training that will assist them as move into work placement, further vocational training, or college. Some students have cognitive challenges, some physical, and some both. Some need a vocational track while in or after high school. Some will attend college but will have difficulty locating a part time job that meets their needs.
These students deserve and need innovative approaches to help them fulfill these needs so they can reach their goals. ArtThread’s Work of Art (WOA) Program brings these new tools and new training to you and your students.
Using the ArtThread Online Gallery and all of its e-commerce and artmaking tools as the center for training, the WOA program provides educators with the tools, skills and curriculum necessary to teach their transitioning students online arts and imaging skills, the joy of making art, and the fundamentals of their own small business. With their own e-commerce stores and art-based products the students have the opportunity to be proud of their unique accomplishments while learning a distinct set of 21st century skills.
The Work of Art Program includes these tools:
The Work of Art Program benefits everyone:
The core of the Work of Art Program is the ArtThread Interactive Online Gallery, a place where students make and share art online in an art-to-art conversation with their peers. As students build their own unique repertoire of photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, or artwork they make online, the Work of Art Program provides a way for the public to purchase a selection of one-of-a-kind products imprinted with student art.
Sponsors and partners: