With nearly 50 years of experience in arts education, Place des Arts is the expert in arts education for children. Whether your child’s interest lies in visual or performing arts, the centre inspires its students in a wide variety of disciplines. Every summer, kids across Metro Vancouver look forward to Place des Arts Summer Fun! Camps.
Summer Fun! Camps are unlike other summer camps because they are completely customizable. You and your child can choose the camp you want when you want it. You get to decide whether to enrol in a full day of arts activities or pick a camp to fill only a portion of the day. Running for six weeks in July and August, Place des Arts Summer Fun! gives kids a chance to try various art forms over the space of a week. Place des Arts Half-Day Camps are for ages 5-7, 8-12 and 11-14; their Day Camps run the full day for ages 7-10.
Below we’ve highlighted just a few of the Place des Arts Summer Camps that piqued our interest. To get the inside scoop on all of Place des Arts Summer Fun! camps, check out their online brochure.
Abstract Mural Painting – working together as a group the campers will design and create a mural that will become a piece of public arts to be enjoyed for years to come.
All About Dance – learn about different dance styles – ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and more.
Clay Play – get muddy and have fun creating unique clay projects such as cool creatures, cups, and bowls which will all be fired and painted or glazed.
Comic Book Creations – Create characters and design your own story in comic book format.
Dress to Express – Upcycling Fashion – learn how to upcycle clothing to make fierce fashion statements. Participants will learn textile painting, how to make patches, rework one item of tired clothing, as well as the current trends in this global movement.
Flower Power Botanical Art – Work with flowers – both real and artificial – to make collages, prints, flower crowns, head bands, and a floral still life.
Musical Theatre – learn to dance, sing and act when you learn the basics of musical theatre including character development, coordination, and storytelling.
If your child has more specific interests, the Coquitlam-based arts organization also offers private music lessons and dance classes in the summer to help hone their love and skill for a particular instrument or dance form.
Registration for the summer camps opens on April 10, 2022.
Place des Arts Summer Fun! Camps:
When: July 4 – August 12, 2022
Where: Place des Arts
Address: 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam