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The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. We are closed on holiday weekends.
Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Arts
Every year, Artists for Kids takes a group of 8 to 18 year olds up to Paradise Valley for Summer School of the Arts. Both the junior group (ages 8 to 12) and the senior class (ages 13 to 18) are paired with a professional artist who presents on their work throughout the week. The students work with Art Specialist Teachers to make art of their own in response to the presentations from the Visiting Artist. There are also blocks of recreation time where the students go canoeing, hiking, or sketch the gorgeous scenery that surrounds them.

"In the summer before Grade 8, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Arts with artist Etienne Zack. Being the eldest child in my family, I was extremely nervous about going into high school, as I didn't have an older sibling to look up to. However, during that week at camp, I was able to befriend other teens who were just as friendly as they were talented. Not only did i get to paint and canoe for five days, but the AFK summer school experience made my first big life transition that much easier." 

— Sophia Boutsakis, Grade 12


Registration is closed - please call the office for information.


​July 9 to 14, 2017
​Artist: Aimée Henny Brown
​Age 8 to 12
​$695Online registration closed
please call the office for information.
​July 9 to 14, 2017
​Artist: Andrea Taylor
​Age 13 to 18
​$695Online registration closed
please call the office for information.


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Download our brochure for Junior camp (ages 8-12): ArtistsforKids_Junior_Summer2017.pdf

Download our brochure for Senior camp (ages 13-18): ArtistsforKids_Senior_Summer2017.pdf

View video of the 2016 summer camp.

Week one, ages 8-12 with artist Lori Goldberg.

 


Week one, ages 12-18 with artist Damien Moppett.

 




View videos of the 2015 summer camp.

Week one, ages 8-12 with artist Tiko Kerr.

 


Week two, ages 13 - 18 with artist Erin McSavaney
 
 


2014  camp videos

​Week one, ages 8 - 12 with artist David Wilson

 



Week two, ages 13 - 18, with artists Greg Murdock and George Rammell
 




2013 camp videos

​​​Week one, ages 8 - 12, with artist Ben Reeves

 


Week two, ages 13 - 18, with artists Angela Grossmann and Attila Richard Lukacs.