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.

To register, come in or call:
Vision Gallery- 10 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225


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 the students registered for the workshop will be admitted into 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 registration.

Download Vision Kidz 2016-2017 Workshop Schedule

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Fall/Winter 2016

Phone or walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2016

August 2016
  • Drawing to Tie Dye For with Steven Velazquez
    August 27 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Tie Dye takes a new direction. Students will create a drawing on a tee shirt and utilize a flow release technique to vibrantly highlight their artwork.
September 2016
  • Letís Draw Amazing Animals! with Emily Costello
    September 10 • 10 am & 1 pm
    By following tips instead of rules students will use shapes to learn to draw whimsical and charming animals that will be turned into amazing prints.
  • Musically Inspiring: Abstract Painting with Christine Sutherland
    September 17 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Each student will create a masterpiece influenced by music and their creativity using a mixture of acrylics and a glass bead medium.
  • Transformation Designs with Shari Keith
    September 24 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Slide, Flip and Rotate! Students will explore the design potential of translations, reflections and rotations in this class where math meets art.
October 2016
  • Color Theory City Scape with Christy Puetz
    October 15 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Create your own abstract city scape complete with high rise buildings, castles and tiny houses as students learn the differences between geometric and organic shapes and the basic principles of color theory.
  • Drawing with Thread with Mary Poindexter
    October 22 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Using free flowing watercolors and thread, Students will create an interpretation of work inspired by abstract artist Wassily Kandinski.
  • Pencil Drawing with Tony Meli
    October 29 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Learn to draw like the masters! Students will learn the basics of drawing using the fundamentals of composition and proper techniques needed in pencil drawing.
November 2016
  • Making Paper! With Diane Watkins
    November 5 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Using organic materials participants will learn to create beautiful sheets of handmade paper suitable for framing or creating cards.
  • Create a Creature! Creature Sculpting with Wire with David Miller
    November 19 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Get creepy and creative! Students will create a unique 3-dimensional animal or person in this fun wire sculpture class.
December 2016
  • Chinese Calligraphy with Mei-Kuei Chan Cruise
    December 3 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy. Students will learn the basic calligraphy strokes, Chinese characters and their meanings while learning some of the Chinese language.
  • Krazy for Klimt with Emily Costello
    December 10 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will use Gustav Klimtís Tree of Life for inspiration as they sketch, paint and add shapes to create their own Tree of Life filled with symbols meaningful to them.
  • Spectacular Sunflowers! with Bertica Garcia Dubus
    December 17 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will learn the techniques and painting basics to create vibrant sunflowers using acrylic paint and charcoal sticks.

Winter/Spring 2017

Phone or walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday January 7th, 2017

January 2016
  • Making Manga with David Miller
    January 21 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Create Japanese comics the way the old masters did in this exciting Manga class by using ink and graphic design screen tones.
  • Fun Feast: Plate of Food with Sandra Luehrsen
    January 28 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Using the slab, Coil and pinch methods of creating with clay, students will create some of their favorite foods like tacos, French fries and fruit while learning how to finish their creations with texture and colorful glazes.
February 2016
  • The Colorful Hummingbird with Oliverio Balcells
    February 11 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Ever wonder how the hummingbird got its iridescent colors, its wind levity and strong will power? Learn that and more as you create your own hummingbird with your favorite colors.
  • Elastic Plastic Fusion: Recycling Meets Art with Sylvia Fugmann Brongo
    February 18 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Discover the dynamic results fusing layers of thin plastic sheets from grocery, bread, chip, veggie or candy wrappers to create a mosaic of colors, textures and depth. The finished sheet can be used to create a cover of a journal.
March 2016
  • Repousse Repurposed with Emily Costello
    March 11 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Come learn the ancient art of repousse, the art form used in creating armor plates, the Statue of Liberty and the late 18th dynasty mummy mask of King Tutankhamen. Students will create a faux functional art piece.
  • Pop Art Painting with Christy Puetz
    March 18 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Taking inspiration from the iconic paintings of Romero Britto, you will create a Pop Art masterpiece using bright colors, simple shapes, patterns and thick black outlines to draw the world around you.
  • The art of Chinese Painting with Mei-Keui Chan Cruise
    March 25 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will learn specific styles of Chinese painting on rice paper utilizing watercolors. Learn the techniques of landscape painting creating flowers, trees and other plants.
April 2016
  • Magnificent Monoprint with Jose Benavides
    April 8 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Using a press and plexi plates students will use their imagination to create one of a kind monoprints suitable for framing.
  • The art of Creating Portraits with Martin Moreno
    April 22 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will be introduced to the art of drawing as they create then paint a portrait of themselves or loved one.
  • Watercolor Resist with Sandra Neumann Wilderman
    April 29 • 10 am & 1 pm
    This workshop will teach students how to apply and remove paper cement and the techniques on how to paint wet-on-wet over paper cement. Participants will learn about the light source and how to mix media using crayons and oil pastels.
May 2016
  • The Wonders of Watercolor with Kathleen Escobedo
    May 6 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Students will experience the range of effects that can be achieved using watercolor paints while creating their own unique notecards and bookmarks.
  • Recycled Sculpture with Craig Cheply
    May 13 • 10 am & 1 pm
    Taking clean trash to an artistic level students will create sculptural works, utilizing egg cartons, boxes, cardboard, newspapers and other items that would be thrown away.