Parent & Me

Parent & Me classes at Arts Umbrella
Inspire creativity... together

Join your little ones in our studios. Our Parent & Me classes introduce younger students to a learning environment while you share your love of the arts with them. Caregivers and/or parents are invited to attend.

NEW! Parent & Me to Parent Free
(Age 3)
Sometimes children need time to transition to being comfortable in the studio on their own. This year, Arts Umbrella is launching Parent & Me to Parent Free options for Creative Drama and Imagination Through Movement. Parents, guardians, or caregivers and children will begin classes working together, and gradually, over the course of the term, students will stay in class on their own to create and explore with their peers.

Location Key
GI = Granville Island
SS = South Surrey
SC = Surrey Centre

Classes

Clay Sculpture
Ages 2-3
GI
Support your budding young sculptor in this introduction to clay. Students explore the medium and applications such as hand-painting, to create their own 3-D art.

Creative Dance
Ages 2-3
GI SS
Share a love of dance with your little one! Children learn the elements of dance through movement, imagery, songs, and props.

Creative Drama
Ages 2-3
GI SS
The world of theatre is revealed to parents and children alike in this exciting and interactive acting class. Young actors will develop imagination, creativity, and self-confidence through fun theatre exercises that explore the relationship between the physical body and storytelling as they discover ways of relating to one another and the world.

Imagination Through Movement
Ages 2-3
GI
Create memories where you and your child learn to express yourselves together through improvisation and play in this physical theatre class. Class activities may include character  creation, mime, rhythm games, and simple choreography to help promote coordination, spatial awareness, and self-confidence.

Making Music
Ages 2-3
GI
Nurture a love of music, movement, and theatre. This interactive class uses song, percussion, and musical stories to explore artistic expression, and introduces your child to melody and rhythm.

Puppetry
Ages 2-3
GI
Play time takes on a whole new meaning when you play with puppets. Nurture and inspire your child’s creativity in this new parent and me offering. Parents and students will create their own puppet characters from the ground up and explore an art form that encourages curiosity, empathy, and imagination that will last a lifetime.

Visual Arts
Ages 2-3
GI SS SC
This class gives toddlers a foundation in visual arts while allowing them full creative freedom to explore. Children experiment with media such as paper, watercolours, oils, and chalk pastels.

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Arts Umbrella donors, volunteers, and sponsors share the same belief: that arts education can transform a child’s life. Whether attending an event, making a monthly gift, or donating time, our supporters are vital to helping us inspire creativity for good through the arts.