Vita Institute for the Arts A Learner Centered Approach

Vita Institute for the Arts is a non-profit 501 ( c ) (3) Arts education organization dedicated to meeting the needs of practitioners in the arts who are seeking continued professional education free of the constraints imposed by traditional, credit-offering institutions.

The goal and ultimate mission of the Vita Institute for that Arts is to breathe life into the artist through small community workshops in places where culture and history stimulate the artist into visioning  new ideas without restricting the experience by either a rigid format or a artificial grade structure.

VITA Institute offers Learner centered workshops based on the idea of Novum Est–something new. These workshops are led by nationally and internationally known artists and offer self-motivated  individualized programs of study within the structure of a small yet dynamic learning community.

The workshops introduce participants to rich national and international artistic cultures and heritages, and how those traditions can be emulated and applied to contemporary artistic concepts providing possible directions for their future work.IMG_1566

Participants are encouraged to investigate her or his own vision of the world while developing skills with purposeful inquiry and creative expression in locations both nationally and internationally.  The Institute also encourages collaboration between visual artist,writers, musicians, film makers, poets, photographers, artists from all media and disciplines. Collaborations that will expand and advance the dialogue between disciplines.

With a Learner centered approach here your ideas and concepts are your own. Rather than the VITA Institute telling each participant what they should study and/or learn the Institutes workshops offer a general outline of topics and categories, such as the aspects of process, product and response, from which each individual participant can construct their own personal workshop experience.

You determine your direction supported by the experience of the workshop presenters and your fellow participants.  The workshops will encourage each member to investigate her or his own vision of the world. The workshop leaders will establish an environment in which each Learner can investigate a number of techniques, concepts and principles that will build toward their idea of novum est. Students SRISA 13

Committed to the idea of authenticity of place, being there, the workshops offer an opportunity to develop creative skills with purposeful inquiry and creative expression.

If you are looking for an opportunity for artistic growth and personal development within the framework of a shared experience please contact us at the following e-mail address: