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 Winter 2021

Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm
Jan 26 – Mar 2, 2021
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Jeff Wilson

This course allows attendees to work through a project of their choosing in a structured and supportive environment. In each session, the instructor will give a short demonstration or analysis of previously completed work. Then you can dive into your painting, with...

Artist Residencies Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm
Mar 9, 2021
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Jeff Wilson

Art residencies are one of those things that serious artists do, but it is often unclear what is actually involved & how to get them.  Jeff will describe the typical range of residency characteristics, how to apply for them, and discuss personal examples of...

Drawing for Mental Health

Saturdays 12:00pm-2:00pm
Jan 30-Feb 27, 2021 (4 weeks, no class Feb 13)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Shermond Wong

Join this class to de-stress and see where your creativity takes you!  Drawing is an excellent activity for stress reduction and mindfulness. Let off some steam and share your ideas to inspire others. Registration is per household. North Van Arts is committed to...

Everyday Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mar 4-25, 2021 (4 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Zaiwei Zhang

Drawing can take place anywhere at any time, whether you are mid commute, grabbing lunch, or during a long staff meeting. Students will acquire essential drawing skills, and complete a series of drawings on subjects of their choosing. The classes are comprised of...

Home Movie Collage

Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mar 1-29, 2021 (5 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Dave Biddle

This course offers an introduction to video editing with a focus on using found footage (no new filming required!) for making video collages. Students will learn the fundamentals of Adobe Premiere Pro in order to create at least one video artwork. The videos that...

Intro to Monotype Printing

Mar 2-23, 2021 (4 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Margaret Joba-Woodruff

This course will focus on colour, texture, layering and play through the technique of Monotype printmaking. Students will experiment with different approaches to making prints including stenciling, texture transfers, and both additive and reductive mark making. To end...

Journal Journey

Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mar 10-31, 2021 (4 weeks)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Kathy van Gogh

Take an old book, completely redo the cover with texture, 3D elements and paint, rip out the guts, add new and creative paper and tuck spots, charming bits to write upon then add some handmade embellishments and you have an amazing altered book to journal in. ...

Watercolour Portraits

Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm
Jan 31-Feb 28, 2021 (4 weeks, no class Feb 14)
Online Class via Zoom

Instructor: Clement Yeh

If you have ever wanted to create realistic watercolour portraits, this class is for you. Clement will walk you step-by-step through the drawing practice, and then you will learn techniques for realistic shading and highlights. Registration is per household. North Van...

What is Music?

Mondays 2:00pm-4:00pm
Jan 25-Mar 8, 2021 (6 weeks, no class Feb 15)

Instructor: Isidora Nojkovic

A music history class with a focus on western classical music from the last 100 years, centered around the question “what is music?”. This will be an interactive, discussion-based class for musicians and non-musicians alike (no previous musical training is necessary)....

Writing for Self Discovery

Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Feb 4-25, 2021 (4 weeks)

Instructor: Taslim Jaffer

Writing is a tool that can help us recover and discover our true selves. In this 4-week series, Taslim Jaffer provides writing prompts to set you on a path of exploration. Whether you are hoping for change in some area of your life or simply looking for a way to spend...