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Vision Kids Program

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.

Vision Kids Classes

All workshops are taught Saturdays at 10 AM and 1PM. Registration opens on Saturday, August 11, 2018. 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

Street Art Fonts with Such Styles
September 8th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Explore the history of the Street Art Movement and the involvement of custom fonts associated with this art genre. Students will use their imagination and creativity to create a personal piece of art.

Cartooning and Characters with Champ Styles
September 15th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Learn the classic cartoon traits used in many characters of the Street Art Movement and the Subway Art Movement. Students will learn how to create proportion, pose and composition in creating their own personal cartoon character.

Creating Cyanotypes with Ashley Czajkowski
September 22nd – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic processes often referred to as blue-prints or sun-prints. Students will create beautiful prints using small hand held objects. Students are encouraged to bring favorite materials such as botanicals or small toys.

Cellphone Photography with Joanne West
September 29th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Use your cellphone for things other than playing games and social media. Photographer Joanne West will teach students how pre-visualizing, paying attention to lighting and being quick to capture key moments can create more powerful photos.

*Students must bring a fully charged cellphone with a camera and plenty of memory for photos

Butterfly Brushstrokes with Carla Keaton
October 6th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Students will learn how to create and paint a beautiful Butterfly by sketching and utilizing a grid method before painting their creation with acrylics.

Art in the Naïve Style with Josiah Copley
October 13th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Students will learn to create works of art in bright colors in the likes of Henri Rousseau, Grandma Moses.

Finding Inspiration in a Drop of Ink with Mary Poindexter
October 20th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Create cute, scary, funny or strange monsters using ink, air and straws and your creative imagination to write a short story on how your monsters came to be.

Crayon Encaustic with Shari Keith
October 27th – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Participants will explore the technique of encaustic using melted crayons and warming trays to create an original work of art.

DIY Zines with David Miller
November 3 – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Zines, short for magazines, are fun self-publications that have a personal touch. Students will learn about the DIY Zine culture while designing their own 8 page publication that expands into a poster. Learn the elements of comic art, logo design and collage in a surreal pop lo-fi style.

Paint the Desert with Mixed Media Techniques with Vesna Taneva Miller
November 17 – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Students will paint a variety of desert plants using mixed media techniques.

Cute or Creepy, Pop Art Style with Christy Puetz
December 8 – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Draw and paint your way to creating a Pop Art styled cute or creepy image. Taking inspiration from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s use of bright colors and fun imagery students will create creatures both cute and creepy.

Cubist Portrait Painting with Reggie Casillas
December 15 – 10:00am & 1:00pm

Students will create a portrait using the Cubist style of painting made popular by artists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.



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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