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Children’s Classes

Arts Visalia Education

Youth Art Classes

``Arts Visalia was wonderful! The instructors were knowledgeable and kind. Our grandchild looked forward to each class. I also appreciated the safety protocols in place for pick up and drop off.``-
``Every class I take, I make new friends, create art, and discover things about myself.``- Jack
``I enjoy going to art class because I made a new best friend and I get to sit by her.``- Lily
``My daughter loves to draw, so the children's art classes are perfect for her.``- Michele
``My daughter learns something new every summer. The teachers are nice and polite.``- Denise
``We did lots of fun things in class, paint and free draw. I would like to do it again.``- Kaitlin

Quality Art Education

Our goal is to provide quality art education, combining hands-on projects with cultural art instruction. Our classes promise a fun introduction to the basic elements of art, with an emphasis on imagination and creative problem solving. We have courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and mixed-media.

Fall, Spring & Summer Sessions

We offer Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions.  During the Fall and Spring months, classes are held after school and on Saturdays. There is a variety of 2- to 4-week courses from which to choose, with new courses beginning each month.

The summer session, during June and July, consists of new week-long courses beginning each week.  Participants in our summer session are encouraged to display their masterpieces in our annual Young at Art Exhibition in August.

Young At Art Gallery Exhibition

The creative efforts of the summer art classes culminate in our annual Young at Art exhibition featuring artworks by each artist who participated in the program.  Held annually in August, the Young at Art exhibit is always the most joy-filled exhibit of the year as young artists, along with their families and friends, have the opportunity to see their creations presented in a professional gallery setting.

Previous Young at Art Exhibitions can be viewed in our virtual gallery tours. View the virtual gallery tours by following the links below.

Young At Art 2020 Virtual Gallery Tour. Young At Art 2022 Virtual Gallery Tour.
``My daughter love's attending art classes at Arts Visalia. She has made great friendships and its a place she feels comfortable being herself. Thank you for creating such an amazing environment.``-
``My son has built so much confidence and socialization to communicate with others. His artwork abilities have grown and when his artwork is displayed on the art gallery walls, his eyes widen up so proud of his art painting.``-
``These lessons were wonderful. My daughter really liked them.... Thank you so much. Wonderful program.``- Brock
``My 7 year old absolutely loved the projects!``- Justin
``The projects are engaging and used various fun mediums of Art.``- Cathy
``Every idea Art Visalia has/had my daughter loves every moment of it. The instructors that my daughter had/has are very compassion with every student member growth in their Art. Seeing her work being displayed is another achievement is where an artist skills and talents begins.``-

To enroll your child, please fill out the enrollment form and return it to Arts Visalia.  Class sizes are limited with enrollment on a first-come first-served basis.  To guarantee a place in a class, tuition must be paid at the time of enrollment.  Tuition is non-refundable unless cancelled by the parent at least one week prior to the start of class.  In the event a class is cancelled by Arts Visalia, a full refund will be given.

Classroom Volunteers and Notice to Parents
All instructors and volunteers over 18, including parents who would like to be in the classroom, are required to complete a livescan through Arts Visalia, to  ensure the safety of our students.  A livescan fee of $20.00 will be billed to the recipient.  We may occasionally have class observers for educational purposes. Thank you for your understanding.

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide both full and partial scholarships to help cover tuition costs. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to take a part in our art classes. If you know a child who would benefit from one of these scholarships, please contact us. Enrollment forms are available on our website and in the gallery.

You may sponsor an art class for a child you know by contacting us, or simply Donate Here to provide a scholarship for a child in need through our scholarship fund. Your generosity will make a significant impact on a young person. Your donation is 100% tax deductible due to our 501(3)(c) non-profit status.  Please consider making a donation to our Arts Visalia Scholarship Fund today.

The Young Imaginations Gallery

In our Young Imaginations Children’s Gallery you will find the creative works of the 5-17 year old participants in our year-round art classes.  Each month showcases a new group of young artists who were involved in the previous month’s art classes at Arts Visalia.  In addition, it provides a safe place for children and families to visit during gallery hours.

Through the United Way, Belay Foundation, Visalia Breakfast Lions Club, City of Visalia Nonprofit Grant we target participation of at-risk and underserved youth in our after-school and summer art classes.  Working with at-risk and underserved students has enabled us to see how art impacts these children.  Art has been considered a deterrent to negative behavior.  Our art classes provide a positive atmosphere where children explore and expand their creative abilities, work collaboratively with peers and instructors, and make new friends.

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