Creative Arts Programming

At The Opportunity Tree, we incorporate the arts in all we do!  Whether it be our arts employment opportunities or our Creative Aging Program – artists of all abilities can learn to express themselves through a variety of media!

Arts opportunities are offered through our Employment Services, LEAF and Tree Fort Youth Programs. 

Art isn’t just an activity—it’s a transformative process that can help adults and youth with disabilities learn to be more independent.

What It’s Like

Art activities include:

– Music

– Painting

– Pottery

– Mixed Media

– Photography


Partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Opportunity Tree has partnered with Taliesin West and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to offer jobs to our members paid at full minimum wage. Members collect natural materials on the site of Taliesin West and then create artisanal candleholders through a processed developed by an artist-in-residence at Taliesin West.

What Makes Me Me Exhibition

Scottsdale Arts hosted an opening reception for an exhibition called, “What Makes Me Me.” It featured self-portraits of 35 artists living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation organized four workshops, in which participants practiced self-advocacy skills and expressed their individual identities.

How to Join

We offer Creative Arts Programming at our four locations in Phoenix, Casa Grande, Avondale and Maricopa.

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