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 spring classes will open on Saturday, January 5, 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

The Art of Papier Collé with Janet Keller
March 2 – 10am & 1pm

Learn the history of decoupage. Students will create their own artistic decoupage platter using printed paper motifs. Come learn the techniques used by Matisse in some of his works.

Blind Contour Portraits & Objects with Amanda McGlothern
March 9 – 10am & 1pm

In this workshop students will create drawings of people and objects without looking at their paper, using their hand-eye coordination to create original drawings using only a few materials.

Wild Horses, Drawing in Motion with Charlene Hardin
March 16 – 10am & 1pm

Celebrate one of the Southwest’s favorite creatures as students learn to draw this legendary animal through a better understanding of its anatomy, habits and unique qualities.

A Bird in the Hand, Clay Feathered Friends with Sandra Luehrsen
April 6 – 10am & 1pm – CLASS FULL

Create a fine feathered friend using the pinched pot method in this clay class.

*Birds will be fired by the artist and returned to the gallery at a later date.

CMYK Screen Printing with Eli Richard McGlothern
April 13 – 10am & 1pm – CLASS FULL

Learn how to print your own posters using the CMYK screen printing process! Students will learn printmaking techniques as they screen print their own four color poster.

Self Portraits: Watercolor and the Human Form with Martin Moreno
April 27 – 10am & 1pm

Learn the use of watercolors and proportion while touching on the human form as students create self – portraits.

Abstract Watercolor Painting with Andrea Cook
May 4 – 10am & 1pm

Explore abstract watercolor painting in this class where students will learn the techniques of layering, masking, wet on dry and other tools to create an abstract masterpiece.

Nature’s Inspiration in Watercolors with Courtney Currier
May 11 – 10am & 1pm

Georgia O’Keeffe, Kandinsky and Monet were all inspired by nature. Create your own work in watercolor inspired by the ecology and environment that surrounds us.

Painting with Acrylics with Tony Meli
May 18 – 10am & 1pm

Create a masterpiece of your own using the techniques to handle and create a painting with acrylic paint.



10 East Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

P: 480.782.2697

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

Vision Kids 2019 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.

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