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.

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

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 each, held in our Access II Gallery each July-August.

Number of 6-Week Session Participants: A maximum of 15

Number of Summer Camp Participants: A maximum of 15

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

        $30 for Saturday morning workshops

        Fees (may be reduced based on need) include art instruction, materials, and snacks. Pre-registration required.


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


2014/15 Workshop Dates & Times



Design Your Own Alien Life Form

Saturday, October 1, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Join us in our exciting partnership with Clark Planetarium! Work with teaching artist Wayne Geary to design and create alien life forms in this science-fiction themed workshop.

Note: Artwork produced in these workshops will be featured in our DEEP SPACE ART exhibition in April 2015 at the Clark Planetarium.


Puppetry with teachign artist Louise Fischman
Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Other workshops dates, teaching artists TBD

Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Saturday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon



June 15 - 19 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon 



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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