At BAC, we believe that everyone is capable of creative expression no matter their artistic ability. That’s why we offer two distinct art programs under The Studio at BAC canopy.

BAC’s Adult Day Training (ADT) program members get to foster their creativity in a classroom setting each day. Handcrafted clay and fused glass creations, bead work for jewelry and assembly of rubber door mats are all made by our artists with disabilities in The Studio. Those interested in purchasing Studio creations can do so weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of BAC’s Rockledge headquarters, as well as throughout the year at local art fairs. In addition, Holmes Regional Gift Shop in Melbourne and Cocoa Beach Surf Company in Cocoa Beach carry Studio items. Proceeds from art sales go directly back to the Studio.

Email Heidi Popp or contact her at 321.632.8610, ext. 273 to find out what’s in stock or for custom art orders.

The Studio also offers an inclusive arts program to the community for ages six and above. Dance, music, painting, sculpting and acting are a few of the mediums taught by visiting artists provided by The Studio to Brevard Public Schools Exceptional Student Education students in elementary through high school, as well as adults in BAC’s ADT program. This arts education is then brought to life at annual events such as the Performing Arts Showcase, Very Special Arts Festival at Brevard Zoo and Holiday Card Contest. Individual donations and grants fund this inclusive and interactive arts program.

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Lee Sorensen or phone her at 321.537.4243.

To donate to The Studio, visit Ways to Give.