Workshops for Children Ages 5-11

This program is on hiatus until a later date. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for youth 5 to 11 in your space we would love to partner with you! Please email  to find out more information regarding partnering with Art Access. 

Program Adopted in 2011 

Art Access' children's workshops offer 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, The children's workshops works to eliminate barriers, empower participants and foster growth. The collaborative atmosphere fostered by the program provides a safe and inclusive environment for creative language that instills self-worth, ability and respect.

Art Access serves a diverse clientele. Chronological and cognitive ages are taken into consideration upon registration of any participant, as well as individual adaptive needs. In the past, some younger and older children have participated in the program. If a partner/mentor/interpreter is required, please contact  to make arrangements.

A parent/partner is welcome to attend and work with a participant who would feel more supported with one. Partners are there to assist the participant in the workshop as needed. A partner can be a relative, guardian or friend who can offer individual support to the participant. If your participant requires a partner helper, please email to inform the program director. 

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



The Kindred Spirits program (now the children's workshops), 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.

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

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Art Access grateful to the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, US Bancorp Foundation, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums.







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