“CATA has given me my art. I never knew I had this in me.” –Carol (CATA artist)
In CATA’s core program, artists with disabilities participate in arts workshops taught by faculty who are working artists in their fields. Arts In / Arts Out workshops provide stimulating and creative opportunities for CATA artists to develop new skills and achieve broader goals.
To meet the need caused by the coronavirus pandemic, CATA has reinvented in-person workshops as vibrant, multi-week virtual programs in a variety of art forms, including painting, writing, acting, drumming, singing and songwriting, yoga, juggling, dance, and more. Traditionally, workshops take place across Berkshire and Columbia counties in residences, day habilitation programs, schools, and eldercare settings, as well as in CATA’s own studio in Great Barrington, MA.