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, photography, 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. 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.

Registration

Registration for spring classes is open! You can register online via Eventbrite, in person at Vision Gallery, or over the phone at 480-782-2697. To register online, use the links for individual classes below or visit our organizer profile on Eventbrite. Classes are first-come, first-serve; if a class is full, you can sign up for the waitlist for that class via Eventbrite as well.

To ensure that there is fair and equal access to this program, there is a limit of 3 class registrations per semester, per child. If you would like to sign up for our Anytime Waitlist, please call (480-782-2697) or email us (vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov).

Classes that still have space as of Thurs, Jan 23 are: Jan 25 (am & pm) and May 16 (am & pm). All other classes have waitlists available.

Our Schedule

January 25 – Geek Out with Symmetry with Shari Keith – Ages 10-17
See what happens when a simple design is transformed using different types of symmetry!  Students will enhance their designs with color and found object “stamps.” Ages 10-17.
10am & 1pm

Register 10AM
Register 1PM


February 1 – Street Art Fonts with Such Styles – Ages 6-16
Students will create their own hip and colorful font styles by exploring the history of Street Art. Students will learn how to transform the common alphabet by embellishing letters to say what they want in style!
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10AM
Waitlist 1PM

February 8 – Creating Cartoon Characters with Champ Styles – Ages 6-16
Learn to make your own cartoon characters! Students will explore classic cartooning, drawing inspiration from renowned animators like Walt Disney and Hanna-Barbera.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

February 22 – Pointillist Twilight with Jana Peterson – Ages 6-16
Paint a brightly-colored sunset landscape using pointillism! Learn how to apply small dots of pure unmixed color directly onto the picture and be amazed at how your eyes mix the colors optically.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

February 29 – Bizarre Bird Sculptures with Christy Puetz – Ages 6-16
Use a variety of sculpture-making techniques to create a fantastical bird-like creature! Students will create a wire armature skeleton, bulk up their bird by wrapping aluminum foil around the armature, and then finish the form of the bird with Model Magic clay.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

March 28 – Chihuly Chandeliers with Bobbi Fisher Velazquez – Ages 6-16
Students will learn about world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and make their own colorful, Chihuly-inspired chandeliers using transparencies and permanent markers. 
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

April 4 – Mixed-Media Watercolors with Andrea Cook – Ages 6-16
Experiment with a variety of watercolor painting effects and textures to create a unique abstract watercolor painting.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

April 11 –Artistic Phone-ography with Joanne West – Ages 6-16
Students will learn how to use lighting, composition, and camera settings to create artistic photos with their own phones or simple digital cameras.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

April 18 – Aztec Calendar with Oliverio Balcells – Ages 6-16
Learn about the meaning, history, and purpose of the Aztec Calendar or Piedra del Sol based on the oral tradition, and create your own acrylic painting based on the design!
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

April 25 – Blow Painting with Carla Keaton – Ages 6-16
Create your own wacky painting inspired by Edvard Munch’s The Scream by blowing watercolor paint with a straw to create expressive and colorful lines.
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

May 2 – Fantastical Drawing with Josiah Copley – Ages 6-16
Draw robots, animals, monsters and more in a series of fun drawing exercises!
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

May 9 – Nature Observational Watercolors with Courtney Currier – Ages 6-16
Learn to make scientific observations about sights and sounds from nature using watercolors in an inspiration journal. Students will turn their journaled observation into a finished watercolor painting!
10am & 1pm

Waitlist 10am
Waitlist 1pm

May 16 – Exploring 2-D Abstraction with Lauren Copley – Ages 6-16
Create abstract drawings from your own intuition and imagination! Students will learn color relationships and design strategies to create works inspired by Kandinsky’s vivid and energetic paintings.
10am & 1pm

Register 10am
Register 1pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SPRING 2020

Come in, call, or register online

10 East Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

P: 480.782.2697

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

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