Arts Workshops

Arts In / Arts Out

In CATA’s core program, people with disabilities tap into their creativity, discover new talents, and connect with the wider community. Each series explores a particular art form—singing, drumming, modern and tap dance, theater, painting, sculpture, creative writing, yoga, and juggling—with workshops offered across Berkshire and Columbia counties.

CATA in the Schools

CATA in the Schools brings CATA workshops to students in special education and alternative learning programs in nine school districts. Students explore new areas of interest, tap into their talents, and find their creative voice.

A.R.T. Workshops

CATA offers innovative painting workshops for people with significant physical disabilities using Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.), an adaptive painting technique developed by Tim Lefens.

CATAdirect Crafts Cooperative

CATAdirect brings together individuals with disabilities and community volunteers to create beautiful, handcrafted products, which are sold to provide commissions to artists and share CATA’s mission wherever products are sold.

The Art Cart

Rooted in a strong respect for elders and their history, The Art Cart uses the power of the arts to inspire nursing home residents to share their life stories and talents. CATA faculty artists lead group workshops or work one-on-one with elders to share songs, poems, art, and stories.

Card to Culture

We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, Massachusetts Health Connector, and Woman, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare card holders are eligible for up to 4 FREE workshops at our Studio headquarters.