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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.

Children & Camps

Feathers & Fungi Make Your Own Birdwings!

9:30-12:30pm
Saturday, May 28
At Wild Bird Trust Maplewood Flats
Instructor: Carmen Rosen

Feathers & Fungi Make Your Own Birdwings! Join this workshop to learn about your favourite local birds then create your very own set of bird wings so you can “become” your bird. Artist Carmen Rosen will walk you through the steps of how to paint and assemble...

Feathers & Fungi Naturalist Walk

2.00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, May 28
Wild Bird Trust Maplewood Flats
Instructor: Cease Wyss and Willoughby Arevalo

Feathers & Fungi Naturalist Walk 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 forest life. Led by...

Feathers & Fungi Make Your Own Paper Mâche Mushroom Puppet!

9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday, May 29
Wild Bird Trust Maplewood Flats
Instructor: Willoughby Arevalo

Feathers & Fungi Make Your Own Paper Mâche Mushroom Puppet!   Using sticks, paper, tape and glue, we will craft larger-than life mushroom puppets to carry in the Feathers and Fungi Parade, inspired by real mushroom species from here and around the world....

Feathers & Fungi Bird Movement Workshop

3.30-5.00
Sunday, May 29
Wild Bird Trust Maplewood Flats
Instructor: Isabelle Kirouac

Feathers & Fungi  Bird Movement Workshop   Learn about birds through embodying their anatomy, movement patterns and behaviors, and move inspired by murmurations and migration patterns. All ages welcome, but kids must come with an adult. Facilitated by...

Summer Camp: Emerging Artists Inspired by Public Art on the Northshore, July 4-8

July 4-8, 2022
Mon-Fri 8.30-3.30
Ages 6-11
Instructor: Sydney Tough

Young Artists will explore a broad range of art media and techniques, including painting, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, bookmaking, and clay. Taking inspiration from both historic and contemporary art on the Northshore, emerging artists will have fun exploring...

Summer Camp: Eco Makers Inspired by Nature, July 11-15

July 11-15, 2022
Mon-Fri 8.30-3.30
Ages 6-11
Instructor: Sydney Tough

Throughout the week artists will explore a variety of art medias and techniques using foraged and upcycled materials, felt and textiles, clay, homemade inks and paint. Our focus will be around environmental stewardship through art making, and the role our imaginations...

Summer Camp: actOUT! Inspired by farm animals, July 25-29

July 25-29
Mon-Fri 8.30-3.30
Ages 6-11
Instructor: Claire Douglas

SOLD OUT  CURRENTLY WAITLISTING To be put on the waitlist email stephanieb@northvanarts.ca Drawing inspiration from the animals living on Maplewood farm, campers will make animal puppets, brainstorm characters for them and make mini sets for an end-of-camp show...

Summer Camp: Imagine, Create, Perform Inspired by Music, Aug 15-19

Aug 15-19
Mon-Fri 8.30-3.30
Ages 6-11
Instructor: Sydney Tough

Join us for a storytelling adventure this summer. This creative camp will take young artists on a journey into your imagination. Build confidence and knowledge while exploring storytelling in fun and interesting ways. Throughout the week we will put together a small...