Kindred Spirits Children’s Workshops

Program Adopted in 2011 by Art Access

Designed for children whose chronological and/or cognitive age is 5 to 12, the Kindred Spirits program offers young participants an opportunity to engage creatively in a variety of visual arts projects in an inclusive environment. By integrating children with and without disabilities, Kindred Spirits works to eliminate barriers, empower participants and foster growth.

Working collaboratively with other students, the program provides a safe and inclusive environment for creative language that instills self-worth, ability and respect.

Each child's unique cognitive age and level of attention span is considered on an individual basis if requested by the parent. In the past, some younger and older children have participated in the program. If a partner/mentor/interpreter is required, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

Along with developing new art skills, participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the culminating Kindred Spirits Exhibit, held in our Access II Gallery each July-August.

2014/15 Workshops



DESIGN YOUR OWN ALIEN LIFE FORM with WAYNE GEARY - November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Art Access Workshop - FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGSITER, CLICK HERE REGISTER

PLANETARY DESIGN with WAYNE GEARY Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Art Access Workshop - REGISTRATION DETAILS TBA

Join us in our exciting partnership with Clark Planetarium! Artwork produced in these workshops will be featured in our DEEP SPACE ART exhibition in April 2015 at the Clark Planetarium.


MONSTERS ON MAIN STREET with MEGAN HALLETT - Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Art Access Workshop - REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS with LOUISE FISCHMAN - Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Art Access Workshop - FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

PUPPETRY & COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE with LOUISE FISCHMAN - Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Art Access Workshop - FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE


Schedule: June 15 - 19 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon


Fee: $60 for multi-week sessions and summer camp

        $30 for Saturday morning workshops

        Fees include art instruction, materials, and snacks. Reduced fees available based on need.


Marina Alexandrescu
Kindred Spirits Coordinator
801-328-0703, opt. 7 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

KC Contract color-2015

This program is provided in part under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 


The Kindred Spirits program was founded in 2003 by Alice Perrault, a professional artist and parent of a son living with profound disabilities. Alice believed children of all abilities could come together and flourish in a nurturing, artistic environment. This program was adopted by Art Access in 2011 and has become a popular and well-regarded children's art program in our community. 

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Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.