Vision Kidz Program
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.
Our new Registration Date is Saturday, December 1st, 2012 starting at 9 AM. Please call us at 480-782-2695 or stop by the Gallery at 10 East Chicago Street to register.
- Two Point Perspective, with Jose Benavides
December 1 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Students will design a cityscape using the visionary technique of the two point perspective. Artist Jose Benavides helps us to interpret distance and depth on 2 dimensional surfaces.
- Masquerade: Clay Masks, with Sandra Luehrsen
January 5 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Have a ball with fired clay masks! Artist Sandra Luehrsen shows us how to hand build extreme character masks out of clay.
- Art of Bookmaking, with Barbara Burton
January 12 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Paper arts artist Barbara Burton leads students on a journey of story building and interpretation while helping us to design, illustrate and bind small art books.
- “Elastic Plastic Fusion – Recycling Meets Art,” with Sylvia Fugmann Brongo
January 26 • Ages 10-16 Only, 10 AM & 1 PM
Students will learn how to fuse layers of thin plastic sheets to create a mosaic of colors, textures, and depth. Create a landscape or a portrait, layer and abstract or a street scene.
- Write & Illustrate Your Own Story, with Bonnie Lou Coleman
February 2 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Artist Bonnie Lou Coleman helps us learn the art of illustration. Create a unique story all about yourself and tell the story in images.
- Wonderful Watercolor, with Kathleen Escobedo
February 9 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn the basics to get you started in watercolors. Using water media to design a master artwork is what this class is all about.
- Desert Tiles, with Samuel Swain
February 23 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Use natural elements from the Sonoran Desert as inspiration to create a hand-made clay tile honoring our home and your place in it.
- Transforming Newspaper Photos With Encaustic, with Shari Keith
March 2 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn to create your very own encaustic masterpiece collage with artist Shari Keith. Melted wax and paper, what could be more fun?
- Graphic Design Fun, with Steve Fitch
March 9 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn how Graphic Design is a part of our everyday life. We see it all around us from logos to product packaging. Create your own logo or design that represents you as an artist and how you feel about art.
- Art Journals, with Kathy Shimpock
March 16 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Create an art journal of your very own to keep your thoughts and memories in. These journals are designed for you to add to over the years, creating an on-going work of art for you and your family to share.
- So You Want To Write, with Laurie Fagen
March 23 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn the basics of writing and character development as you write a short fiction or nonfiction story. Work with artist Laurie Fagen to begin learning how to craft stories that will awe your friends and family.
- Mixed Media Mayhem, with Emily Costello
April 13 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn a variety of techniques using different mediums in this creative workshop. Students will design an artwork, bringing together all kinds of elements that will help us master the ideas of complimentary components and composition.
- Contemporary painting with Wax Resist, Steve Velasquez
April 20 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Artist Steve Velasquez teaches students how to create a contemporary fish painting utilizing wax as a resisting agent.
- Family Tree Genealogy, Yvonne Torres
April 27 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Create an artwork collage based on your family tree. Artist Yvonne Torres helps students to explore the meaning of generational relationships in art.