Vision Kids Program

Vision Gallery hosts VISION KIDS, is a series of art classes taught by professional artists for kids ages six to sixteen, offered free of charge. VISION KIDS students come from all areas of the Valley and represent a wide array of diverse backgrounds; anyone can participate!

Classes are offered on Saturdays during the school year in morning (10am) and afternoon (1pm) sessions. Our students learn techniques in a variety of media including drawing, watercolor, ceramics, photography, and more! VISION KIDS is designed to inspire children’s creativity and empower them to integrate art into their daily lives.

The VISION KIDS program provides children with the opportunity to work with a professional artist and create a piece of art that is representative of their own creativity. It gives them the opportunity to develop important avenues for self-expression and an understanding of the creative process.

VISION KIDS is made possible through the support of the Chandler Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Your generous donations help to make visual and performance arts accessible to our Chandler community and beyond.

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Our Schedule

We have rescheduled our cancelled Spring classes for this summer to take place on Zoom! We can’t wait to make art with you from our own homes. More classes will be announced this Fall, sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know.

August 1 – Scream! 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

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August 8 – 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

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August 22 – Fantastical Drawing with Josiah Copley – Ages 6-16
Draw robots, animals, monsters and more in a series of fun drawing exercises!
10am & 1pm

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Self-Guided Art Activities

Good news – art can happen wherever you are! We made some fun coloring sheets based on artworks on display at Vision Gallery that are available for you to download any time. You can also download the map for the Art Spot scavenger hunt! Follow the map to go on an art-finding adventure in Downtown Chandler.

Virtual Classes Open for Registration

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.

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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.

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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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