Art Ability Open House stenciled on a sign of whitewashed boards.

Expression through art

artAbility is a student-led project supported by the Idaho CDHD in collaboration with the Idaho Self-Advocate Leadership Network (SALN), Moscow Chapter.

The project was created in 2014 to encourage adults with disabilities to express themselves through participation in art workshops with local art instructors and University of Idaho student volunteers.

artAbility 2021-22


Each year, participants take part in a series of art workshops. Each one focuses on a different art technique, creating opportunities to learn about different ways of self-expression. Topics have included clay, expressing emotion through color, outdoor oil painting, collage, Native American culture and drumstick making, wood sculptures and more.

Sessions are led by local artists and our Project Coordinator, with University of Idaho student volunteers providing a helping hand.

Thank you to Stepping Stones, Inc. for funding this year's projects. 


  Cyanotype prints: Sept 25 at 3 pm PT
  Landscape photography: Oct 16, 11 am - 1 pm PT
  Street photography: Oct 23, 11 am to 1 pm PT

Contact Areli Morfin for more information:
208 885 6000


Meet this year's Project Coordinator

Originally from southern Idaho, Areli Morfin is in her second year at the University of Idaho. This is her first year working with the artAbility project. She is looking forward to working with other trainees to provide the best possible experiences for this year’s project participants.

Areli is an architecture student planning to complete a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. After graduation, she hopes to pursue an internship. She is looking forward to working in a field that incorporates design in building future structures. You can email Areli ( for information on the workshops or any other artAbility questions.

This year's local artists

Local artist Sukha Worob will help lead participants in the Cyanotype workshop. He grew up in a small community in Prescott, Arizona. Sukha’s creative practice explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper, installation and interactive works. His work is primarily driven by childhood experiences in communal living and a fascination with the spark of potential in daily life.

He obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. In his day-to-day, Sukha develops instructional experiences for the CDHD. At home, he spends as much time as possible hiking, gardening, cooking and enjoying time with his wife Margaret and two children, Judah and Rosie.