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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

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...

North Shore Art Hive

Sat 2-4pm
July 9 - Aug 28 (8 weeks per term)
Maplewood House

Instructor: Domenica Mastromatteo

North Shore Art Hive: where everyone is an artist. Learn how you can use art to manage stress in your everyday life.  What is an Art Hive? We believe art making is a human behaviour that offers the meaning-making tools required to adjust to our new realities. The...

Intro to Portrait Drawing

Sundays 10am - 12pm
May 15 - June 19, 2022 (6 weeks)
online via Zoom

Instructor: Clement Yeh

Intro to Portrait Drawing – intermediate Sundays, May 15 – June 19 Online 10am – noon An intro to exploring the human face: structure, proportion, shading, and expression. This course depends on prior knowledge and confidence in using drawing...

Intro to Drawing

Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm
Apr 3 - May 8, 2022
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Clement Yeh

Intro to Drawing – beginner An introduction to the fundamental concepts of drawing- seeing and analyzing shapes, edges, lines, textures, and values. Through exercises and reading handouts, we explore the process of visually analyzing the world and capturing that...

Writing for Mental Health

Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Taslim Jaffer

Stories of Home Online class Thursdays 7pm-8pm Apr 7 – 28, 2022 $68/$48 IMPORTANT: If you sign up past the 5th of April please email stephanieb@northvanarts.ca   Where is home? Is it where you’ve been or where you are now? And how does this influence who you are...