Vision Kidz 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.
To register, come in or call:
Vision Gallery - 10 East Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225
All workshops are taught on Saturdays at 10 AM and 1 PM. Please call the Gallery at 480.782.2697 to register your child for up to three workshops, which are offered free to the community.
Each parent may register a child for up to three workshops. Workshops offer appropriate arts curriculum for students between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. 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 withdrawal from future workshops and cancellation of registrations.
Phone & walk in registration begins at 10am-3pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018
- The Art of Huichol Yarn Painting with Emily Costello
January 20 • 10am & 1pm
Learn the centuries old process of creating the traditional colorful yarn paintings produced by the indigenous Huichol Indians.
- Let’s Create Op Art! With Mary Poindexter
January 27 • 10am & 1pm
Optical Art creates the illusion of things that aren’t really there. Using lines, straight and curved and proper shading, students will create an optical illusion art piece.
- The Art of Chinese Paper Folding with Mei-Kuei Chan Cruise
February 3 • 10am & 1pm
Create frogs, turtles, cranes and much more in this class on the ancient art form known as Origami, the art of Chinese paper folding.
- Oh What a Relief it Is with Steven Velazquez
February 10 • 10am & 1pm
Create an original contemporary masterpiece using wax and various techniques to create one-of-a-kind relief work.
- Clay Table Top Totems with Constance McBride - FOR AGES 10-16 ONLY!
February 24 • 10am & 1pm
Create a small table top totem using shapes, marks, patterns or hand carve your own design.
- Tortilla Press Printmaking with Marco Albarran
March 17 • 10am & 1pm
Basic printing techniques and a few kitchen utensils come together in this fun and unique Tortilla Press workshop.
- Matisse Mosaics with Shari Keith - FOR AGES 10-16 ONLY!
March 24 • 10am & 1pm
In this workshop students will look to Henri Matisse for inspiration in creating colorful collages that will be created into a mosaic work of art.
- Sunlight & Cyanotypes with Ashley Czajkowski
April 7 • 10am & 1pm
Come learn one of the oldest photographic processes using only water and sunlight to create images often referred to as blue-prints or sun-prints. Students are encouraged to bring in their favorite botanicals to create their photos.
- Plexi Mono Prints with Martin Moreno
April 21 • 10am & 1pm
Use your imagination to create one-of-a-kind prints from plexiglass plates.
- Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe: Drawing with Oil Pastel with
Sandra Neumann Wilderman
April 28 • 10am & 1pm
Students will study why O’Keefe painted larger than life by drawing in her style and adding color with oil pastels.
- Recycled Sculptures with Craig Cheply
May 5 • 10am & 1pm
Take your recycling to an artistic level when you use clean trash in your creation of a recycled sculpture.
- 3D Line Sculpture: Calder as Mentor with Jose Benavides
May 12 • 10am & 1pm
Take inspiration from artist Alexander Calder in creating your own 3-D line wire sculpture.