If you are looking for original, fun and captivating entertainment for your children, or would just like to re-discover puppetry beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street – we’re your puppets!
Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents:
An affordable and reliable entertainment for your Birthday Party!
We perform 20-45 min long original puppet shows for 2-12 years old children.
Ask us about a wide selection of age-specific puppet plays for your kids.
Our mobile Vancouver Puppet Theatre was organized in 2012 and performed actively ever since.
Welcome to artmania, a place for people and art!
We are a team of highly creative and enthusiastic artists with a passion for sharing our knowledge through classes for all ages. At artmania, we are happy to be celebrating our 14th year of bringing art classes to elementary schools across the lower mainland. We are also very proud of our newest addition to the company, a studio and gallery space in the heart of beautiful Dundarave Village, West Vancouver.
What we do:
artmania offers fun and exciting art classes for children and adults. At our studio, we provide the creative setting for a hands on art experience through classes and workshops. We also bring the artmania experience to your local school, offering lunchtime and after school classes.
We offer art parties and workshops at our studio, in your home, or work place. Each event is custom designed to suit your needs. We have a selection of parties to choose from that range from printmaking, wacky crush t-shirts, funky sculptures, cool screen-printed bags and more.
Our gallery showcases and supports unique and emerging local artists.
Please feel free to contact us by phone, through our website, or by visiting our studio to find out more about our programs!
Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways.
When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll carry with them for life. Art comes in many forms, so Arts Umbrella inspires creativity through painting, drawing, music, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, animation, technology, media arts, and more. We base our classes on arts education principles, hire practicing artists to provide innovative instruction, and use top-notch studio supplies.
At four facilities across metro Vancouver, Arts Umbrella enrolls children, youth, and teens in over 1,000 classes every year. To ensure that all kids have access to the arts, we offer scholarships and bursaries, and provide a range of free-of-charge community programs at schools and community centres. Each year, more than 22,000 children experience the arts at Arts Umbrella, with two-thirds participating at little to no cost to families. Our mission is to be Canada’s leader in arts education for young people, a place that builds community and delivers profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity.
Experience limitless creativity. Join the Arts Umbrella community!
Register: Find a favourite class for your young artist.
Donate: Give today to share our community programs with more kids in need.
Volunteer: Help out with a community program
Attend: support our students by attending a theatre performance, dance show, or art exhibit
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The Lyceum is a place full of stories – we have the largest private children’s library in the city. Our camps start with great works of literature, which we take great delight in sharing. We use these to inspire the creation of incredible works of art and writing, or the weaving of shared imaginative spaces where really anything can happen.
The centre is run by Dr. Christianne Hayward, who is a legend in Vancouver’s education and children’s literature communities. She has created this magical space where there’s a focus on making for the joy it brings, and being part of a creative community.
What we hope children will learn is that making things – whether it’s a painting, a story, an ordinary box into something truly extraordinary – is a sustaining and lifelong activity. We also hope that when they leave our camps they have a greater sense of how curiosity transforms into possibility.
The Lyceum also offers delightful art and literature-based summer camps (that may even involve fairies!) all summer long for ages 3-18.
At Gabriela’s Movement Studio, Gabriela specializes in the young child with high quality ballet and creative movement/art classes for boys and girls, from 2 to 9 years old. Gabriela was the winner in 2015 and finalist from 2011 to 2014 as Best Dance Instructor in the Richmond Review Best of Richmond Reader’s Poll. At Gabriela’s Movement Studio groups are small, allowing for more personal attention. The atmosphere at the Studio is family oriented. Each family is special and each child is unique.
All of the students are given the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop their skills and talents at their own pace in a safe environment. The classes are presented in a fun way, resulting in an energetic class, sure to please the young student, all while learning through dance, a skill that help their minds and bodies develop as they learn coordination, memorization, and social interactions.
These skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress according to their own age. Dance enriches children with a sense of creativity, movement and self esteem that remains with them throughout their lives. The classes are specifically designed for each child’s age.
Monarch Arts Education runs spring and summer day camps for children ages 5 – 12 who love to create, dance, sing and perform!
In 2002 Erin Deighton, Owner and Director, started Camp Monarch offering classes in music, art, dance and musical theatre taught by professionals. The inaugural venue for the camp was the historical Anne MacDonald Hall in North Vancouver and the camp has now grown to include the charming Presentation House Theatre where students take dance class and stage their final performance.
Erin wants her campers to leave each camp with new sense of their artistic gifts and of themselves. Through Monarch Arts Education, Erin’s goal is to motivate children to achieve their true potential in the arts within a positive and encouraging environment.