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Guest post by Jessica Wright. If you haven’t heard of Vancouver Performing Stars (VPS), it is time you learned about the amazing performing arts programming they offer for kids aged 2-16. Whether you have a tiny ballerina, a youthful hip-hop artist or a yogi in training, children can hone their skills in the multiple classes…

Looking for an extra special outing for the family on a blustery, wet weekend? Take them to the theatre for a magical  family friendly theatrical production of Sleeping Beauty Dreams. This Mexican style take on the famous fairy tale features gorgeous wooden marionettes and hand-made puppets and tackles some universal and topical themes around independence,…

Free art workshops just for families? In Vancouver? Impossible! Well, did you know there’s a gallery devoted exclusively to kids art in downtown Vancouver? The ArtStarts Gallery showcases artwork created by children together with professional artists and installed in a professional gallery setting. Not only is the gallery completely free of charge but the organization…

Looking for a fun, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Check out these pottery studios across Metro Vancouver for do-it-yourself ceramics! Not only do you and your kids get to create a unique masterpiece that will be treasured for years to come, it’s also a great way to spend a rainy winter day. Handmade cups, baby prints, or…

Six benefits of arts camps

We hear a lot about the benefits of team sports and sports camps, but arts camps bring a whole lot of unique benefits of their own. Think self-expression and confidence and bursts of creative thought that lie dormant amid all the tech cacophony of modern life. Six benefits of arts camps Confidence builder Arts camps give kids more time…

Did you know that BC families spend more on Spring Break camps than any other province? It’s not surprising considering how many amazing camps there are. However, if you’re looking to save a little money over the break, there are lots of free activities including this ground-breaking downtown Verus Art exhibition where you get to…

Let’s face it, most of us enroll our kids in art classes or camps―music, ballet, painting―and some of us even have our own evening of book clubbing, crafting or knitting. But how often do we experience art as a family?

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