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.
All workshops are taught on Saturdays at 10 AM and 1 PM. Please call the Gallery at 480-782-2695 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 14 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.
Fall & Winter Session 2013
Phone or walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
- Pencil Techniques with Kathleen Escobedo
OCTOBER 26 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Sharpen your pencils and drawing skills with this basic pencil drawing class. This class helps students sharpen their skills when interpreting images on paper.
- Goofy Cartoons with Justin Pierce
NOVEMBER 16 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Get the paints out because here comes J. Pierce to teach kids all about cartooning in art.
- Quilting with Hexagonals with Molly Shannon
NOVEMBER 23 • 10 AM & 1 PM
While working with artist Molly Shannon students will learn the process of hexagonal quilt piecing, also known as Grandmother's Flower Garden. The design and fabrics used in this class will take Grandmother's quilting method and make it modern.
Ages 10 – 16 only.
- The Birds and the Bugs in Clay with Sylvia Fugmann-Brongo
DECEMBER 14 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Get your hands dirty working with clay to create the cutest birds and bugs you have ever seen. This class is a lot of fun and be sure to wear something old because it will be messy.
Winter & Spring Session 2014
Phone or walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday, January 4th, 2014
- Learning how to Create Chalk Murals with Charlene Hardin
JANUARY 18 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Have a ball with chalk and learn how to layout, outline and shade a mural with chalk!
- Wonderful Clay Wind Chimes with Sandra Luehrsen
JANUARY 25 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Work with ceramic artist Sandra Luehrsen and create clay wind chimes that will inspire a fantastic spring garden.
- Bound to be a Book with Barbara Burton
FEBRUARY 1 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Students will learn about the wonderful art of bookmaking with print artist and designer Barbara Burton. Make a fun miniature book with personalized prints.
- Color Theory with Rose Warner
FEBRUARY 8 • 10 AM & 1 PM
What helps an artist understand composition and design? You guessed it, color theory! See how different colors affect one another and how color theory can create successful artworks!
- Crazy Crayon Cloisonné with Emily Costello
MARCH 1 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Learn to create your very own masterpiece using cloisonné techniques with crayons. Melted wax and paper, what could be more fun?
- Who Can Resist Wonderful Watercolor Resist?
MARCH 8 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Who Can Resist Wonderful Watercolor Resist? Taught by Kathleen Escobedo Learn the basics and paint with watercolors, including an understanding of how to control the water media with resist.
- Creating Mixed Media Art Figures with Fabric, Clay Beads and More with Mary Poindexter
APRIL 5 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Students will construct and embellish a small fabric figure, using clay to create a wonderful oneof- a-kind face and then embellish it with a variety of mixed mediums.
- So You Want To Write with Laurie Fagen
APRIL 12 • 10 AM & 1 PM
Work with artist Laurie Fagen and learn to craft stories that will awe your friends and family! Learn to write your very own short fiction or non-fiction story.
- Landscape Art with Justin Pierce
MAY 10 • 10 AM & 1 PM
See a variety of special techniques that will show young artists how they can use point perspective and master wonderful landscape paintings.