If you are looking for an enriching, arts-infused Spring Break experience for your child look no further than Arts Umbrella. The 2023 Spring Break Camps provide young people with the opportunity to discover new artistic passions in the disciplines of art, design, dance, theatre, music and film.

Arts Umbrella is the pre-eminent arts educational facility in British Columbia. Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has provided more than 500,000 young Canadians with profound life experiences through their commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. In April 2021, Arts Umbrella moved into their new home on Granville Island. The 50,000 square-foot building dedicated to arts education for young people features state-of-the-art studio, exhibition, and performance spaces to inspire future generations. Arts Umbrella also supports arts education for families on the east side of the Port Mann Bridge with their satellite location in South Surrey. What makes Arts Umbrella special is not only the breadth of their course offerings, but also the variety of classes for different ages. Children aged 3- teenagers up to 19 years old can find classes that inspire them through experiential, hands-on learning.

Art & Design

In the Arts Umbrella School of Art & Design, young artists learn art may take many forms: sculpture, animation, painting, model, movies, photos, design, and more. The artist-instructors bring professional-level instruction and supply participants with high-quality materials in every class.

The 2023 Spring Break camps include:

  • Architecture (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)
  • Cartooning (ages 6-8 years)
  • Character Design and Illustration (ages 9-12, 13-17 years)
  • Clay Sculpture (ages 5-6, 6-8, 9-12, 13-19 years),
  • Claymation (ages 9-12 years)
  • Darkroom Photography (9-12, 13-17 years)
  • Drawing and Painting(ages 5-6, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 years),
  • Graphic Novel and Comic Creation (ages 9-12 years)
  • Intro to 3D Animation (ages 13-17), Intro to Game Design (ages 13-17) and Intro to VR Design (ages 13-19)
  • Kid Tech (ages 6-8 years)
  • Media Arts (ages 9-12 years)
  • Sculpture & Mixed Media (ages 5-6, 6-8, 9-12 years).
  • Stop Motion Animation (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)

Theatre, Music & Film

Arts Umbrella’s Theatre, Music & Film programs have young performers getting hands-on with costumes, improv, script work, character studies, and theatrical performances. Experienced instructors in theatre, film, and television guide students through collaborative and solo theatre exercises to teach timing, memorization, melody, harmony, and bodily self-awareness. Some of the camps also provide exposure to the technical aspects of theatre: lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup.

The 2023 Spring Break camps include:

  • Acting: Film (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)
  • Acting: Theatre (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)
  • Creative Drama (ages 5-6 years)
  • Dress Up Drama (ages 3-5 years)
  • Imagination Through Movement (ages 3-5, 5-6 years)
  • Making Music (ages 3-5 years)
  • Musical Theatre (ages 6-8, 9-12 years),
  • Sketch Comedy & Improv (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)
  • Stagecraft (ages 6-8, 9-12 years)


The Intensives are perfect for the student eager to dive head-first into in-depth, explorative, and rigorous training. The Intensives allow participants to truly hone their skills and further develop their passion in a specific area of the arts.

The 2023 Spring Break Intensives include:

  • Architecture & Environmental Design (ages 13-19 years)
  • Dance Intensive (ages 7-9, 9-12 years)
  • Acting: Film (ages 9-12 years)
  • Musical Theatre (ages 8-12, 13-19 years)
  • Sketch & Comedy Improv (ages 13-19 years)
  • Songwriting & Digital Music Production (ages 12+)
  • Stagecraft Intensive: Scenic Painting (ages 13-19 years)
  • Stagecraft Intensive: Prop Building (ages 13-19 years)

You can register for Arts Umbrella Spring Break Camps online or call 604-681-5268 (for camps offered on Granville Island) or 604-535-1127 (for camps offered in South Surrey). Morning and afternoon packages are available, in addition to full-day camps. Full-day camps always include supervised lunch; an optional supervised lunch add-on is available for both morning and afternoon packages.

Arts Umbrella Spring Break Camps:

Dates: March 13-24, 2023
Vancouver Location: 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
South Surrey Location: 15850 26 Avenue N116, Surrey
Vancouver Phone: 604-681-5268
South Surrey Phone: 604-535-1127
Emailinfo@artsumbrella.com or registration@artsumbrella.com