ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION...
Arts From The Heart (AFTH)
has been providing valuable cultural art experiences to Wimberley
youth since 1998. Student participation in our numerous programs through the years has reached hundreds of students. We initiated our efforts as a pilot program in 1998 in response to budget cutbacks within the school district that significantly decreased enrichment in the arts. The pilot program proved to be successful and was met with eager anticipation by students wanting to participate. Since our inception, we have received strong encouragement from school administrators and continuous support from the community.
We have never charged students to participate in any of our programs and sustain our efforts through donations.
Our one and one-half hour after-school workshops are held at various campuses on different days of the week. Student enrollment consistently fills very quickly. Our content primarily focuses on the visual arts but at times includes music and song-writing, poetry and prose, dance and drama. Our workshops for younger students typically have a 1 adult to 6 student ratio to insure that every child receives the attention he or she deserves. In addition to our workshops, hundreds of children have participated in our special events, Cultural Art assemblies, student art exhibits, and field trips.
We are also the fortunate recipients of the University of Texas Performing Arts Outreach Program, enabling us to provide many of our older students with complementary tickets and transportation to attend major cultural art events in performance halls that they otherwise might not have the financial means to attend.
A strong philosophy of our organization
is that it is beneficial for young people to become involved with their community. We regularly encourage and facilitate our students to contribute their creative talents and artwork to other community organizations. AFTH has carefully and successfully developed community partnerships and resources. We are fortunate to have a very large volunteer base and an abundance of talented artists who value mentoring youth. AFTH works with over 150 volunteers each year.
Since 1999, AFTH has continuously worked with large groups of students in the cultural art programs we offer. Student participation in our numerous programs through the years has reached over 2200 students.
Arts From the Heart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
To learn more about our organization or to become involved, call 512-847-8500.
PO Box 581
Wimberley, TX 78676