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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.

CLASSES

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Birds of the Inlet – Songs and Stories

9:30am - 11:00am
Saturday, May 25 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s):  Les George

An activity for children and families to learn about stories that reveal the relations between birds and Tsleil-Waututh members on these lands and waters, inspiring creative expression of birds in the rest of the weekend’s activities. Tickets

Decolonizing Ornithology Walk

11.00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, May 25 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s):  Irwin Oostindie

Reconsider the way we see birds and understand the geography of this place. Let’s explore reconciliation, Indigenous Knowledge and ornithology. Led by Irwin Oostindie. Tickets

Feathers and Fungi Naturalist Walk

10:00am - 12:30pm
Sunday, May 26 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s):  Willoughby Arevalo

Learn all about the relations between birds and mushrooms! Join us on a walk in the woods to observe and learn about the ecological relationships between avians and fungi, exploring how they work together to create food and habitat for each other as well as other...

Coast Salish Plant Nursery

10:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s): 

With hourly tours of the nursery and lessons on bird-friendly native planting for this region.           The Coast Salish Plant Nursery is an important component of what we do at Maplewood Flats. Our aim is to recognize and...

Bird Movement

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, May 26 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s):  Isabelle Kirouac

Learn about birds through embodying their anatomy, movement patterns, and behaviours. Led by Isabelle Kirouac....

Community Parade

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 26 2024
Maplewood Flats

Instructor(s): 

Join our festive community parade along the forested paths of Maplewood Flats for a celebration of our local birds and fungi! Bring your bird wings, your mushroom puppets, or come as you are!...

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(s):  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...

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(s):  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...

Life Drawing End of Year Exhibition (free)

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

Instructor(s):  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...

Earthie: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

15 to 19 July 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Sydney Tough

Children // Camp Creative
Dive into the world of eco-friendly crafting at camp. Explore various sustainable techniques to create vibrant artworks. Experiment with natural colors and textures to bring your creations to life while respecting the environment. At North Van Arts, we strive to...

Feltie: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

8 to 12 July 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Sydney Tough

Children // Camp Creative
Not just needle felting * Explore the exciting world of felting! Campers will learn various felting techniques to create furry artworks. They’ll experiment with colors and textures using needle felting, and other felting techniques to bring their creations to...

Worldie: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

22 to 26 July 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Maryan Cerina

Children // Camp Creative
Explore diverse cultures and traditions through art! Campers will discover unique artistic styles from different continents and create multicultural artworks. At North Van Arts, we strive to create ‘more than just a kids camp.’ We encourage young artists...

Puppetie #2: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

26 to 30 August 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Kamila Bashir

Children // Camp Creative
Join us for puppet camp where kids can explore the art of puppetry! Due to high demand, we’ve added another week of puppet camp. Each week will feature different puppet-making activities and stories, ensuring a unique experience for everyone. Campers will bring...

Puppetie#1: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

29 July to 2 August 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Kamila Bashir

Children // Camp Creative
Join us for puppet camp where kids can explore the art of puppetry! Due to high demand, we’ve added another week of puppet camp. Each week will feature different puppet-making activities and stories, ensuring a unique experience for everyone. Campers will bring...

Weavie: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

12 to 16 August 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Kamila Bashir

Children // Camp Creative
Discover the art of weaving! Campers will try out different weaving methods with handcrafted looms to create stunning textiles and tapestries. At North Van Arts, we strive to create ‘more than just a kids camp.’ We encourage young artists to think beyond...

Mythie: Camp Creative – Summer Camp

19 to 23 August 2024
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Maplewood House

Instructor(s):  Anastasia Barabanova

Children // Camp Creative
Step into a world of magic and wonder with art inspired by myths and legends! Campers will bring their favorite stories to life At North Van Arts, we strive to create ‘more than just a kids camp.’ We encourage young artists to think beyond the walls of our...

NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

CityScape Community ArtSpace
335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3
604-988-6844
info@northvanarts.ca

New HOURS starting
January 1, 2024

Gallery Hours
Wednesday- Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Art Rental Hours
Wednesday- Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Monday & Tuesday by appointment
Email artrental@northvanarts.ca

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With gratitude as guests, we acknowledge that NVCAC activities take place on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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