About Arts Education

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


Acrylic Salon

Tues 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Oct 26 - Nov 30, 2021 (6 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Jeff Wilson

Acrylic paints are very popular amongst a wide range of artists for their brilliant colours, and ease of handling and rapid drying. Many students complete one or more introductory classes, which provide a certain grounding in the medium, together with a structure and...

The Wellness Sessions

Thurs 6:30 - 8:30pm (no class Nov 11)
Nov 4 - Dec 16, 2021 (6 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Heather Trotter

The Wellness Sessions have been created to help you cultivate joy and rekindle the spark that lights you up. Whether you have experienced mental health barriers in the past or are dealing with challenging emotions now, this class is for you. No previous art experience...

Writing Your Life: Fun with Form

Wed 7-8:30pm
Nov 3-17, 2021 (3 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Sarah Turner

In this interactive 3-week course we will explore some of the many forms creative non-fiction writing can take. Think Haiku, found poetry, collage, list making, flash nonfiction. Each week I will guide you through exercises specifically designed to spark creativity...

Social Media for Artists

7:00pm – 8:30pm
November 24, 2021
Cityscape Community ArtSpace

Instructor: Andy Warner

In this workshop, Andy Warner shares what’s new or changing on social media and what’s beneficial for artists to know. She is both an artist as well as a member of North Van Arts’ marketing team and lives on the North Shore. This workshop is intended for artists in...

Drawing On Location

Sat 10am-12pm
Nov 6 - 27, 2021 (4 weeks)
Various North Shore outdoor locations

Instructor: Zaiwei Zhang

“Drawing is seeing; drawing is discovering; drawing is witnessing.” In this class, we will explore the basics about drawing on location, emphasizing observation, documentation, and self-expression. Students are encouraged to experiment and challenge the conventions in...

North Shore Art Hive

Sat 2-4pm
Nov 13 - Dec 18, 2021 (6 weeks)
Maplewood House

Instructor: Domenica Mastromatteo

North Shore Art Hive is a place to build community while making art. Do you feel called to make art, but not sure what to do? Find your inspiration at the North Shore Art Hive; where everyone is an artist. Art directives are used as inspiration and...


Fridays,10:00am – 12:00pm
Oct 29 – Nov 26 2021 (5 weeks)
Maplewood House

Instructor: Mariana Frochtengarten

In this 5 week program participants will learn how to dye natural fibre fabrics and how create patterns using basic principles of Japanese Shibori resist dyeing method. Techniques include different ways of folding, pleating, wrapping, tying and clamping the fabric...

Fabric Printing

Fridays,12:30pm - 2:30pm
Oct 29 – Nov 26 2021 (5 weeks)
Maplewood House

Instructor: Mariana Frochtengarten

In this 5 week program, participants will focus on the creative process of surface design, create patterns based on personal inspirations, make their own stamps and explore different ways to print on fabric. Instructor will show several ways in which stamps can be...

Self Portraits for Healing

Tuesdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Nov 16 - Dec 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Samantha Salvat

In this course, we will be exploring the self-portrait as a tool to help us connect to our subconscious, explore and reconcile with our self-image, bring some light to inner issues and quiet down our inner judge. This is a process-oriented class with no prior art...