Arts for All, Inc.

About

Arts for All is a department of the Tucson J’s Disability Program Services that offers arts programs for children and adults including Adult Day Program, Out of school time, Summer Arts Camp, and our Very Own Dance Company. 

Adult Day Program

This program aims to help adults with disabilities build confidence, gain meaningful relationships, and develop performing and visual arts skills. We offer daily classes in dance, drama, music, exercise, ceramics, painting, and sketching.

In addition, we bring adult participants to shows (Arizona Drama Company, Borderlands, Invisible Theatre, and others), parks, pools for therapeutic swimming, libraries, and the local museum. We also invite adults to audition for our dance company and drama ensembles. Throughout the day, options are presented to enable increased independence and self-confidence.

Sample Daily Schedule (Year-Round):

  • 8:00 a.m. – Coffee/Social Time
  • 9:00 a.m. – Drama/Ceramics
  • 10:00 a.m. – Ceramics/Drama (Note: Some Leave for the Field Trip)
  • 11:00 a.m. – Wheel Throwing/Exercise
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – Dance/Games
  • 2:00 p.m. – Weekly Reflections
  • 3:00 p.m. – Relaxation
  • 3:30 p.m. – Snack
  • 4:00 p.m. – Art
  • 5:00 p.m. – Music

Note: The end of May through the beginning of August changes for the summer schedule.

Students and Teacher Dancing at the Day Dance Program
Staff Member Serving Lunch
Smiling Man and a Donkey
Man Doing Artwork

Laser Art Technique Program (LAT)

LAT, a method devised for mobility, is rapidly gaining popularity in the art world. By using a laser mounted on custom headgear, the artist can direct their artistic creations through the laser to a tracker. A tracker will act as the artist’s hands. It also stands by the canvas and paints what the artist directs. 

Woman Teaching a Student to Paint