Vision Gallery

Vision Kidz Program

Supported by:

City of Chandler, Arizona

The Vision Gallery offers its VISION KIDZ Programs in a variety of mediums. All classes are taught by professional artists interested in promoting the arts in education. All of our classes are underwritten by individuals, corporations and grants underwriting. The classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants.

The kids who participate in the Vision Gallery’s VISION KIDZ Programs come from all areas of the Valley and represent a wide array of diverse backgrounds. Our program curriculum is designed to promote diversity in arts application, featuring workshops in drawing, watercolor, batik, ceramics, and every medium imaginable. Our workshops are designed to inspire a child's creativity and set an example of how art can be applied to our daily lives.

The VISION KIDZ Program provides children the opportunity to work with a professional artist and create a piece of art that is representative of their creativity. It gives them the opportunity to go home with an artwork in hand and a better understanding of the creative process.

Vision Kidz Classes

Download Winter/Spring 2016 Schedule


All workshops are taught on Saturdays at 10 AM and 1 PM. Please call the Gallery at 480.782.2697 to register your child for up to three workshops, which are offered free to the community.

Each parent may register a child for up to three workshops. Workshops offer appropriate arts curriculum for students between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. A parent or guardian is required to attend the workshop with their children. Only students registered for the workshop will be admitted to the classroom. If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop, please call at least 48 hours in advance so a child on the waiting list can be admitted to the class. It is important that we fill each workshop to capacity, therefore, last minute cancellations or no shows will result in withdrawal from future workshops and cancellation of registrations.

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Winter/Spring 2016

Phone or walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday, January 9th, 2016

March 2016
  • Abstract Forests with Christy Puetz
    March 19 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Paint and create your own colorful and swirling mixed media forest using the abstract elements of color, form, line and shapes to breakdown images and objects into new compositions.
  • Real Life Applications for Watercolor with Kathleen Escobedo
    March 26 • 10 am & 1pm
    Explore the variations in the texture you can create with watercolors to make bookmarks and notecards.
April 2016
  • Making Mono Prints with Jose Benavides
    April 2 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will learn how to create oneof- a-kind prints on Plexiglass.
  • Silly Cities with Jana Peterson
    April 9 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Take some inspiration from Dr. Seuss and Hundertwasser in this vibrant oil pastels workshop filled with silly streets and bright buildings.
  • Learn to Draw with Tony Meli
    April 23 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students are invited to join in and learn the basics of drawing with charcoal in this class that is filled with the fundamentals of good drawing and composition. Learn to draw like the masters!
  • Arizona Gecko in Acrylics with Bonnie Lou Coleman
    April 30 • 10 am & 1 pm
    The geckos are coming! The geckos are coming! Capture the desert landscape with Native Arizona Petroglyph patterns in this workshop incorporating drawing and acrylic paint.
May 2016
  • Aboriginal Dot Painting with Bobbi Fisher Velazquez
    May 7 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Travel down under to the sounds of Didgeridoos with artist Bobbi Fisher Velazquez and create your own Aboriginal Dot painting while learning about the Papunya which is heralded as the birthplace of contemporary Aboriginal art.