Children's Celebration of the Arts

About the Program


Since 1991, thousands of elementary school children have explored the visual, dance, music and language arts of world cultures as inspiration to create or perform their own pieces in classroom workshops led by professional artists every April and May.

The Children's Celebration of the Arts program offers a wide variety of unique opportunities for elementary classroom teachers to enhance their curriculum. Each workshop is one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes and costs an affordable $45 per workshop for an entire classroom.

2017 Fall Information

The City of Ventura, VEP and the VUSD are proud to partner for this specialized new Fall Children’s Celebration of the Arts program 

Our 2017 Fall Children's Celebration of the Arts Booklet contains workshop descriptions and artist biography information.

To register for classes please print out the registration form and follow the directions on the form to submit.



Give the Gift of Art


Gift certificates are available for parents, patrons and businesses to sponsor a workshop for an entire classroom for only $45. To purchase a Children's Celebration of Arts gift certificate for a Ventura Elementary classroom download this form.


2018 Workshop Brochure


Watch for the 2018 workshop brochure to arrive at your school in January 2018 with registration occurring in February 2018. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is available through email, postal mail, fax and walk-in (registrations by phone are not accepted).
For more information please contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805-654-7552 or by email at [email protected].