May 8, 2013

Write To Connect now offers classes at arts therapy center in Tampa!


Write To Connect is happy to be working with TPAC, a new physical/occupational/speech therapy and arts center for people with disabilities. W2C will be offering two classes, as posted below, on Fridays. One if for kids and the other is for adults--in both, we use poetry to create dance, art and find new ways to be in our bodies and use our voices. Please see the info below to sign up. 

TPAC seeks to transform lives through adaptive arts education. Many thanks to Lourdes and Mattie for inviting me to work with them!






Write to Connect: Body, Mind, Poetry


What Class is About: In this class, we will listen to/read poems and use them as inspiration to tell our own stories, make dances, create visual art, and more. Writing, while encouraged, is not required. Think of this as an adaptive yoga class combined with poetry. This class is designed to help you be a more creative, confident communicator and also, to find more beauty and possibility in your body.

This class will encourage social skills, language and speech, attention and focus, physical coordination, fine & gross motor skills, auditory processing and sensory play in a therapeutic, safe and supportive environment, that fosters and promotes creativity and self-expression.

Limited Size Classes, so SIGN UP NOW! Class will fill up on a First Come First served basis.

About the Instructor: Amber DiPietra is an adult with a disability who recently returned to Florida after living in San Francisco for 10 years. She has worked as a disability peer counselor, advocate and service provider. She is also a poet and teaching artist, her poetry has been published in various magazines and she has done performances with disabled/nondisabled dance troupes.

About the Participants: Classes are open to those with any type of disability. Participants do not need to have standard verbal or standard writing skills to be involved in poetry appreciation and inspiration. The focus is on expressing oneself in your own, authentic voice and that can mean different things for different people. 


Age Group: Adults of all ages

Class Days: Fridays

Class Time:  12:30 PM

Cost: $70 per month 
      Full month’s payment is due the 1st week of the month, prior to attending the 1st class of the month. 
Visa & Master Card Debit/Credit Cards Accepted.




POETRY in MOTION

What Class is About: In this class, we will listen to/read age appropriate poems and use them as inspiration to tell our own stories, make dances, create visual art, and more. We will explore poems and songs as a way to feel strong and positive in our bodies and to more clearly and creatively express our emotions. Writing or speaking, while encouraged, is not required. This class is designed to help children and teens find new ways to practice their listening skills and use their imagination to really communicate their experiences. 

This class will encourage social skills, language and speech, attention and focus, physical coordination, fine & gross motor skills, auditory processing and sensory play in a therapeutic, safe and supportive environment that fosters and promotes creativity and self-expression. Limited Size Classes, so SIGN UP NOW!  Will fill up on a First Come First served basis.

About the Instructor: Amber DiPietra is an adult with a disability who recently returned to Florida after living in San Francisco for 10 years. She has worked as a disability peer counselor, advocate and service provider. She is also a poet and teaching artist Her poetry has been published in various magazines and she has done performances with disabled/nondisabled dance troupes.

About the Participants: Classes are open to those with physical and/or developmental challenges. Participants do not need to have standard verbal or standard writing skills to be involved in poetry appreciation and inspiration. The focus is on expressing oneself in your own, authentic voice and that can mean different things for different children. Typical siblings and peers are also invited to participate in classes at a lower fee.

Age Group: 10 years and up

Class Days: Fridays

Class Time: 3:00 PM

Cost:           $70 per month 
      Full month’s payment is due the 1st week of the month, prior to attending the 1st class of the month. 
Visa & Master Card Debit/Credit Cards Accepted.


When you call to sign up, ask for Amber's classes.

225 W. Busch Blvd.  #102   Tampa, FL 33612   
(813) 344-0960
Transforming People And Communities