Kindred Spirits Children’s Workshops

Program Adopted in 2011 by Art AccessKC VSA C

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 with a partner, who can be a friend, sibling or parent, 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 through a discussion that involves the parent. In the past, some younger and older children have participated in the program.

Along with developing new art skills, participants will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the culminating Kindred Spirits Exhibit every May.

Session Dates/Times: Three 6-week sessions and one week-long summer camp are held annually.

Number of 6-Week Session Participants: A maximum of 10 (20 with adult/sibling peers)

Number of Summer Camp Participants: A maximum of 7 (14 with adult/sibling peers)

Fee: $60 per session (may be discounted or waived based on need) includes art materials and snack. Pre-registration required.

Register: To register, you may visit our Registration page and review openings and then register online.

Contact:

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

Upcoming Workshops:

PLANETARY MOBILES with LONÉ VILNIUS & JESSE WARNER 

ClarkLogoWednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, & March 5, 2014

Join us in our exciting partnership with Clark Planetarium! Imagine and build your own planetary mobile! Explore planetary science and dream about planetary possibilities through the incorporation of astronomy and art. Students will receive expert instruction from professional artist Loné Vilnius and Clark Planetarium education staff Jesse Warner.

Artwork produced will be featured in our DEEP SPACE ART exhibition opening on April 4, 2014 at the Clark Planetarium.

To register for Planetary Mobiles, CLICK HERE

(PLEASE NOTE - THE PLANETARY MOBILES WORKSHOP HAS ALREADY PASSED)


PET PORTRAITS with CORINNE HUMPHREYHumphrey2
Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014

Award-winning children's book author & illustrator, CORRINE HUMPHREY, will teach an animal portraits class using paints and mixed media. Children will learn about different styles and materials to create pieces celebrating their favorite animals!

To register for Pet Portraits, CLICK HERE

 

(PLEASE NOTE - THE PET PORTRAITS WORKSHOP HAS ALREADY PASSED)

 

THE STORY OF YOU: SELF-PORTRAITUREKindraSelfie copy
with KINDRA FEHR

Daily from June 16 – 20, 2014 from 10:00AM to Noon

How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? What is the story behind your face and who you are? Join us in creating life sized mixed media self-portraits. We will explore a variety of mediums, learn portrait proportions, and get acquainted with the self-portraits of great artists.

Kindra Fehr began painting at age 15. She earned a BFA in drawing/painting from the University of Utah in 1990, has studied at the Lacoste School of the Arts in France and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Kindra has taught art for 20 years in a variety of settings including Art Access, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Discovery Gateway, and many Salt Lake City schools. She was awarded a Salt Lake City Weekly Arty award for Best Art Teacher for the Kids in 2006. She currently works out of her studio in Sugarhouse and is Arts Specialist at the Montessori Community School.

To register for the The Story of You: Self Portrait Workshop CLICK HERE 

 

 

 

 

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