Visual Arts

Plant the seeds of creativity!

Art classes for kids inspire children ages 2 to 6 to explore Visual Arts. Our youngest students discover, create, and have fun, all while making their first steps in self-expression.

The early years are a key point in cognitive development, a time to investigate problem-solving, nurture curiosity, and develop self-confidence. This makes an adventure in visual arts – be it drawing, painting, sculpture – all the more important.

Parent & Me classes

You can join little ones in the classroom. Parent & Me classes transition younger students into the learning environment and share your love of the arts. Join us in the art studio!

Why start art classes

Art helps young minds grow! Numerous studies report that people who receive arts education early in life reap tangible, long-term, and life-changing benefits. From enhanced critical thinking and improved self-esteem to improved academic scores in math and science, little ones gain life skills that they carry with them wherever they go.

Half-day Art Immersion – classes as unique as your young artist!

Art, dance, drama, music – in our half-day immersion programs, children ages 3-5 have access to many art forms in a class package that suits their interests. Early Learning classes help little ones develop essential skills such as focus, self-confidence, and creativity – preparing them for a lifetime of opportunity.

For more information about half-day programs, please contact Student Services at 604.681.5268 (Granville Island) or 604.535.1127 (South Surrey).

Support Arts Umbrella

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.