Barranca Vista Center


Barranca Vista Center (BVC)
The Imagination Center for the Arts
7050 East Ralston Street (click here for a map)


Download the current My Ventura for a complete listing of classes in theater, dance, music, art, wellness and family events
for all ages. Obtain the class codes to register online.

Register online using the code for each class in My Ventura or call 805-658-4726 M-F 8-5 closed alternate Fridays


Bling & Everything In Between Holiday Boutique on November 14

Give the Gift of Art now for Children's Celebration of the Arts (CCA) in 2016

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.

2015 was another stellar year for Children’s Celebration of the Arts with 13 artists leading 270 workshops reaching over 8,000 students in all 17 Ventura elementary schools, two private schools and the Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education.

For more contact Kathryn Lawson: 805.654.7553 or


This distinctive City of Ventura program offers a wide variety of unique opportunities for the elementary classroom teacher to enhance the curriculum. Each workshop is one hour to one hour 15 minutes and costs an affordable $45 per workshop.

18 workshops include music, dance, and visual arts workshops celebrating world cultures and include Mexican Tin Art, Stained Glass, Hidden Art Through the Microscope, Totem Masks, Native American Medicine Shields,  French Impressionism, Sumi Painting, Persian Folk Dance, Hammered Dulcimer and Banjo Music, Photography Sun Prints, Visual Storytelling (Chilean and Egyptian) and five new Paper-Cut workshops (Daruma wish figures, Spring Windows, Japanese Carp & Pictographs and Endangered Animals Block Printing). We hope you will join us in this 24-year Celebration of the Arts in the Ventura Elementary Schools.

Give the Gift of Art!
To purchase a Children's Celebration of the Arts 2015 gift certificate for a Ventura Elementary classroom contact Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805/654-7552 or or use the online donor form below.

Register by February 20, 2015 for this year's workshops April 13 to May 29.

Registration, first-come, first-served, is by mail, email, fax and walkin (registrations by telephone are not accepted).

Please call Kathryn Dippong-Lawson at 805/654-7552 or email for more information. Watch for the workshop brochure to arrive at your school each January.