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

Download the summer camp booklet here as a PDF or as a flip book

Register by February 16, 2016 for Children's Celebration of the Arts (CCA) 

Since 199 1 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.

Eight 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, Hammered Dulcimer, Photography Sun Prints, and Japanese Chiyogami. We hope you will join us in this 25-year Celebration of the Arts in the Ventura Elementary Schools.

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

Register by February 16, 2016 for this year's workshops April 4 to May 27.

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.