Vision Kids Program

The Vision Gallery offers its VISION KIDS 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 KIDS 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 KIDS 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 Kids Classes

All workshops are taught Saturdays at 10 AM and 1PM. Registration for fall classes will open on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10am.

Each parent may register a child for up to three workshops per semester. Workshops offer appropriate arts curriculum for students between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. Workshops are two hours long and 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 your child being removed from future workshops and cancellation of registrations.

Our Schedule

September 7 – Create a Crazy Coiled Clay Pencil Holder with Sandra Luehrsen – Ages 6-16
Make a decorated pencil holder using the coil method and use glazes to fire on color.
*Pencil holders will be fired by the artist and returned to the gallery at a later date.
10am & 1pm

September 14 – Create a 3D Line Sculpture with Jose Benavides – Ages 6-16
Students will learn how to manipulate soft wire and form a standing sculpture that replicates a drawing in 3D space.
10am & 1pm

September 21 – DIY Zines with David Miller – Ages 6-16
Zines, short for magazines, are fun self-publications that have a personal touch! Students will learn about zine culture while designing their own 8 page publication that expands into a poster.
10am & 1pm

September 28 – Anamorphosis: Drawing in Distorted Perspective with Charlene Hardin – Ages 10-17
Students will make their own optical illusion and learn to create a flat, distorted image that appears with normal proportions when placed in front of a mirrored cylinder. This class is for children between the ages of 10 and 17 only.
10am & 1pm

October 5 – Chinese Painting on Rice Paper with Mei-Kuei Chan Cruise – Ages 10-17
Celebrate ancient Chinese painting techniques and paint a rich landscape full of life using watercolor on rice paper. This class is for children between the ages of 10 and 17 only.
10am & 1pm

October 12 – Aluminum Foil Hand Casts with Nathaniel Lewis – Ages 6-16
Create and decorate a quick and easy cast of your hand! Students will learn the skills to cast anything using only aluminum foil and tape.
10am & 1pm

October 19 – Lets Take the A-Train: Abstract Jazz Painting with Erica Gillette – Ages 6-16
Learn about Billy Strayhorn and the world of Jazz in this musical art workshop. Students will be taught the freedom of expression through emotions, and interpreting music through abstract painting. *Artwork created in this class will not be immediately available to take home. Student’s art will be temporarily displayed at the Chandler Center for the Arts and class participants will be notified when their work is available to be picked up.
10am & 1pm

October 26 – Clay Totems with Sylvia Fugmann Brongo – Ages 6-16
Students will celebrate the history of totem poles in Native American cultures and create their own clay totem pole by building figures onto a metal dowel.
10am & 1pm

November 2 – Three-Color Screen Printing with Eli Richard McGlothern – Ages 6-16
Print your own poster using the screen printing process! Students will learn how to layer color on multiple screens to reveal a vivid, detailed image of their own.
10am & 1pm

November 16 – Bead Pixel Art with Malena Barnhart – Ages 6-16
Explore the world of pixel art and use fusible beads to create a drawing with a digital look.
10am & 1pm

November 23 – Visual Journal Techniques with Amanda McGlothern – Ages 10-17
This workshop promotes creativity by teaching students the skills to create their own visual journal to develop their art and ideas using text, drawing, and collage. This class is for children between the ages of 10 and 17 only.
10am & 1pm

December 7 – Found Object Cyanotypes with Ashley Czajkowski – Ages 6-16
In this workshop, children are encouraged to bring in some of their favorite materials and arrange them in an interesting way to create cyanotypes, also known as blueprints.
10am & 1pm

December 14 – Self Portraits in Exaggerated Color with Mars Henriquez – Ages 10-17
Students will mix their own bright, abstracted colors to paint a self-portrait and learn how to use color as value. This class is for children between the ages of 10 and 17 only.
10am & 1pm



10 East Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

P: 480.782.2697

M-F: 10:00am – 5:00pm
SAT: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Vision Kids Classes

The Vision Gallery offers its Vision Kids Programs in a variety of media and all classes are taught by local professional artists. The classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants, and are underwritten by individuals, corporations, and grant funding.

Gallery at the CCA

The Gallery at the Chandler Center for the Arts is curated by the Vision Gallery as part of the Arts Center Division of the City of Chandler. Both galleries are non-profit art galleries managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation and host six to eight exhibitions per year.

Vision Gallery in the News

The Vision Gallery, Gallery at the CCA, and Chandler’s Public Art program are regularly featured in local media outlets including the SanTan Sun News, Phoenix New Times, AZ Redbook, and KJZZ. Read recent stories and find links here.


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