‚Äč2901 S. Highland Dr. SLC, UT 84106        (801) 474-3796

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MISSION

Visual Art Institute nurtures creative expression, teaches imagination and fosters artistic development through in-depth study and experimentation, inspiring individuality and confidence regardless of age or ability.

Spring and Summer classes are open!


VAI is Utah's oldest nonprofit, after-school arts organization dedicated to youth. Founded in 1978, VAI strives to help students develop technical skills and creativity. VAI's long-standing success would not be possible without the generous and ongoing support from our partners and sponsors. 

SPRING TERM IS APRIL 16 - JUNE 30

Classes: Intro to Art, Portraits, Comics and Digital Painting, Mixed Media Drawing, Portrait Painting, Figure Drawing, Watercolor, Anatomical Sculpture, Oil Painting, Chalkboard Illustration, Children's Book Illustration and more!

ART CLASSES 

Ready to pull out your swimsuit and BBQ? Plan your summer and check out our... 


Kids' Summer Art Camps


‚ÄčIntro to Game Development


Figure Academy for Teens and Adults

Utah Watercolor Society

Spring Show

May 7th through June 15th

Show opening Friday, May 11th from 6-9 PM

Juror - Jeannie McGuire

We offer a 10-week spring program that includes:


  Kids: Intro to Art, Ceramics, Comics and Digital Painting,   Portraits


  Teens: Chalkboard Painting, Children's Book Illustration, Sustained Portraits, Figure Drawing, Anatomical Sculpture


  Adults: Mixed Media Drawing, Watercolor, Oil Painting, Figure Drawing, Anatomical Sculpture


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Whether you are a budding young artist or a retired professional, we have a class for you. If you want to volunteer your time, we welcome parents, grandparents, and friends to help us better serve Utah's youth and improve our school.

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