North Van Arts strives to create ‘more than just a kids camp.‘ We ask our young artists to think beyond the walls of our camp venue to discover, learn and wonder about how art can shape our future.
We have continued to explore themes such as; Eco-art, environmental stewardship, public art, nature, surface design, landscapes, upcycling, and community, using a variety of mediums such as; storytelling, drama, music, foraged nature, sculptures, paint, fabric, textiles, felting, homemade inks, drawing, collage, stencil.
No two camps are the same, so pick one, pick two or join us for the whole summer! All our camps are located at MapleWood House – 399 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1S6
WEEK 1 | Camp-y Camp Inspired By the Playful, Extravagant, and the Colourful | July 4 – 7
Young Artists will explore themes of the playful, extravagant, and colorful through creative writing prompts, goofy storytelling and dress-up runway, puppetry, and set design.
WEEK 2 | Weaving our Stories, Inspired by Place | July 10 – 14
Young artists will explore weaving sculptures in the woods, textures of the Northshore, movement, public art, poetry in the woods, printing, landscape sketches, creative writing prompts and more. Parents will enjoy an end of week Site-specific exhibition in the surrounding woods.
WEEK 3 | Puppetry | July 17-22
Young artists will explore the themes of puppetry (more content to come)
WEEK 4 | Eco Explorers, Inspired Upcycling and Nature | July 24- 28
Young artists will be transforming unwanted fabrics, exploring printmaking, handmade inks, sewing, and much more
WEEK 5 | Mythical Creatures and Faraway Lands | July 31 -Aug 4
Young artists will explore the themes of Mythical Creatures from Faraway Lands, Story and character building, and Paper Mache mask-making to be exhibited at the end-of-week parade in the forest!
WEEK 6 | Natural Wonders, Inspired by Place | Aug 14 – 18
Young artists will explore the themes and mediums of sculptures, painting, drawing, public art, site-specific art, movement and clay.
WEEK 7 | Giant Abstract Sculpture | Aug 21-25
Young artists will explore the giant abstract sculptures our of cardboard waste!