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About Arts Education

North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, and camps programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

Adult & Youth

Character Development Through Textiles (Rescheduled)

Saturday, 10.00am : 4.00pm & Sunday, 10.00am : 4.00pm
April 20 & 21, 2024 (2 days)
Maplewood House

Instructor:  Eleanor Hannan

Fundamental
Course Description: Create characters and scenes inspired by ancient Greek friezes and the Bayeux Tapestry. Use fabric techniques to craft your visual narrative in a horizontal band or panel style. Join our two-day “Character Development Through Textiles”...

Intro to Acrylics

Tuesdays, weekly, 6.30pm : 8.30pm
April 2, 2024 (6 weeks)
Maplewood House

Instructor:  Nilufar Moayeri

Fundamental
Course Description: Step into the world of acrylic painting with this introductory course that covers the essential techniques and principles of art. You’ll explore the versatile medium of acrylics and learn how to create stunning artwork.   Course...

Needle Felting for (all levels)

Thursdays, 6.00pm : 9.00pm (3 weeks)
April 25, May 9, May, 16 2024
Cityscape Gallery

Instructor:  Kim O'Brien

Fundamental / Creative Escape
Welcome to our three-week felting series! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, each week offers a unique exploration into the world of needle felting as part of a community. After each session, you can take the materials home. This means you can...

Create your own Poetic Theatre or Memory Box

Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
June 13, 2024
We encourage individuals to come out and create with us as well

Instructor:  Kyla Gilbert

Adult & Youth // Creative Escape
Since its inception in February 2022, our monthly CityScape Date Night series has been a creative journey like no other. Every month, we’ve delved into a diverse range of artistic mediums, from acrylics to watercolors, upcycling to drag life drawing.   Date...

Creative Writing: A Night of Reimagining Spaces and Ourselves

Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May 2, 2024
We encourage individuals to come out and create with us as well

Instructor:  Megan Holec

Adult & Youth // Creative Escape
Since its inception in February 2022, our monthly CityScape Date Night series has been a creative journey like no other. Every month, we’ve delved into a diverse range of artistic mediums, from acrylics to watercolors, upcycling to drag life drawing.   Date...

Creative Writing: Reimagining spaces and ourselves: (Online)

Thursdays, 7.00pm : 8.30pm
Thursdays, February 29 - March 14 | March 21 - April 4 | April 11 - 25 April (Three 3-week courses)"
“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” - Thoreau 

Instructor:  MJ Holec

Adult & Youth // Creative Escape
Discover your creative voice through our experiential writing course. Enjoy relaxed online sessions, suitable for both beginners and experienced writers. Connect with your surroundings, uncover your unique writing style, and boost your confidence—all from the coziness...

Life Drawing End of Year Exhibition (free)

Sunday, 13.00 : 16.00 PM
June 16, 2024
Maplewood House

Instructor:  Sandrine Pelisser

Adult & Youth // Fundamental
Our life drawing group is excited to invite you to our End-of-Year Show this Sunday at Maplewood House. Join us from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for an afternoon filled with exceptional artwork created by our talented artists. Each unique drawing is priced at $40, providing...

Life Drawing- Body Positivity, Diversity and Inclusivity (facilitated, but no formal instruction)

Sundays, (bi weekly) 11.00am : 2.00pm
January 14- June 16, 2024
Maplewood House

Instructor:  Sandrine Pelisser

Adult & Youth // Fundamental
Come join us to practice your drawing skills in a friendly, non-competitive environment. We alternate professional models that will pose unclothed, aiming for diversity in age, gender and body shape. This group is for both amateur and experienced artists, and we...