Ernesto Marquez Montes is the new Moscow artAbility project director. Ernesto is a student in his third year at the University of Idaho, and is eager to work on the artAbility project as the new Director. Ernesto is a Psychology Major with an Art Minor, and hopes to pursue a higher degree after he earns his B.S. Ernesto has been working at the CDHD for a year and previously shadowed Mia to be able to take over the project after she left. You can email Ernesto for information on the workshops, student volunteer opportunities, or any other artAbility questions.
University of Idaho students provide support as workshop-assistants and support the workshop participants in their artistic process. Though no experience is necessary to be a volunteer for artAbility, students are required to attend a one-hour instructional seminar on how to appropriately and respectfully interact with and assist individuals with disabilities. Through these workshops, students get the chance to interact with individuals who have varying skills and abilities in addition to assisting them in their artistic process.