Arts Umbrella invites kids to try something new or hone an existing artistic passion. The Arts Umbrella Summer Camps are all about diving head-first into the arts and discovering what ignites your imagination and fuels your soul. Summer programs – in art, design, dance, theatre, music, and film – offered by Arts Umbrella provide young people aged 3 – 19 with an opportunity to discover new artistic passions, develop their skills, and enjoy the school break alongside peers. With single-week or multi-week programs; Arts Umbrella has something to fit every summer schedule.
If your child is interested in Art & Design they have a myriad of programs to choose from including cartooning, mixed media, claymation, photography, drawing & painting, sculpture & ceramics. Without a doubt, one of Arts Umbrella’s most popular programs, which is only offered in the summer, is the Fine Art of Hanging Out. And, no you aren’t paying a camp registration fee for your child to sit on the couch and chat with buddies. This inspiring camp has kids exploring Vancouver on foot creating art en plein air (in the open air).
For students interested in Theatre, Music & Film there are a number of different classes and intensive programs to dive into. Here are a few highlights: acting, musical theatre, sketch comedy, and the Summerstage Musical Theatre Intensive, where older students will learn and perform a full Broadway musical in four weeks, the only summer program in Metro Vancouver to offer such an opportunity. New this year is an exciting series of Stagecraft Intensives. Students ages 13-19 will learn from a stagecraft professional in the art of prop building and scenic painting.
Summer Programs run from July 3-August 25, 2023. Classes are available at both the Granville Island and South Surrey locations.
Week 1: July 3-7
Week 2: July 10-14
Week 3: July 17-21
Week 4: July 24-28
Week 5: July 31- August 4
Week 6: August 8-11 *no class on August 7th for BC Day.
Week 7: August 14-18
Week 8: August 21-25
Dance Intensives provide an excellent opportunity for students to increase their skills and knowledge under the guidance of exceptional teachers and guest instructors. Students will learn Ballet, Conditioning, Jazz and Character classes as part of the Junior (ages 7-9 and 10-12) and Teen (ages 12-15 and 16-18) Dance Intensives. The Dance Intensives are offered for Weeks 1-3 in July.
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 its new home on Granville Island. The 50,000-square-foot building dedicated to arts education for young people features state-of-the-art studios, exhibitions, 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 its satellite location in South Surrey.
Registration for Arts Umbrella Summer Camps is open now. For class descriptions, schedules, pricing information, and to register, please visit artsumbrella.com/summer (Granville Island) or artsumbrella.com/surreysummer (South Surrey).
Arts Umbrella Summer Camps:
Dates: July 3 – August 25, 2023
Downtown Location: 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
South Surrey Location: 15850 26 Avenue N116, Surrey
Downtown Phone: 604-681-5268
South Surrey Phone: 604-535-1127
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