Arts

A Birthday with Puppets, presented by Vancouver Puppet Theatre
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…

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.

Vancouver
778-330-4313
artmania
2432 Marine Drive
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…

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!

West Vancouver
604-670-7592
Arts Umbrella
1286 Cartwright Street


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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…

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

Follow us: We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Vancouver / Surrey
604-681-5268
Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
3696 W. 8th Ave.
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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…

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.

Vancouver
604.733.1356
Monarch Arts Education
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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…

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.

604-723-8151
Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Avenue
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Place des Arts is an established arts centre and music school in Coquitlam offering high quality arts education for all ages and abilities from preschool to adult since 1972. Whether you are looking for music lessons, group music classes, dance classes, art classes, theatre classes or creative writing classes, Place des Arts aims to inspire the artist in everyone! Place des Arts’ visual art department…

Place des Arts is an established arts centre and music school in Coquitlam offering high quality arts education for all ages and abilities from preschool to adult since 1972. Whether you are looking for music lessons, group music classes, dance classes, art classes, theatre classes or creative writing classes, Place des Arts aims to inspire the artist in everyone!

Place des Arts’ visual art department features a vast array of art programs in a variety of art mediums. Our highly skilled teachers offer drawing and painting classes, mixed-media classes and even cartooning and animation classes amongst others.

Place des Arts is one of the few facilities in the Lower Mainland equipped with a mid-fire stoneware facility consisting of three spaces: the manufacturing area, the glazing area and the kiln room. Our exceptional teachers offer pottery classes to youth and adults each session, and during our Spring Break and Summer Camps, the studio is filled with children and youth eager to get their hands in the mud.

The centre also boasts a well-equipped fibre arts studio featuring a variety of table and floor looms, and spinning wheels. It is available to registered students for practice sessions free of charge. Spinning & dyeing and weaving classes fill the studio during Place des Arts’ fall, winter and spring sessions. Weaving students may take home small table looms for practice between classes.

If it’s music you’re looking for, Place des Arts has over 35 highly qualified and reputable teachers available for private music lessons in a multitude of instruments. We also offer classes in guitar, piano, drum set and fiddle, as well as a variety of music classes for young children. A number of music ensembles teach students how to play well with others and offer performance opportunities.

Place des Arts also offers dance classes for children, teens and adults in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and acro. The centre’s lively theatre arts department offers classes for children starting at age 4 in stage acting, on-camera acting and musical theatre. In 2017/18, Place des Arts formed the Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company (CYT), a by-audition, performance training company made up of emerging theatre artists ages 10 -17. Members of the Company perform in touring shows in the winter and on-stage at a professional venue in June. Auditions for CYT take place in May for the following season.

For the burgeoning writer and illustrator, check out Place des Arts’ Creative Writing and Illustration classes for children and teens.

Along with the multitude of classes and lessons available at Place des Arts, the centre also programs an events season filled with opportunities for young and old alike to engage in the arts, such as Family Day at PdA, Just for Teen events, [email protected] for adults, our Celts and Classics Concert Series and more!

Why not unleash your inner artist at Place des Arts? Visit our website today to discover the many ways you and your family can engage in the arts at Place des Arts. We inspire the artist in everyone!

Coquitlam
604.664.1636
Gabriela’s Movement Studio
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Richmond
604-272-0607
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North Vancouver
6049080878