South Surrey Summer Session

Make the most of the warm months getting inspired by some of the best arts educators in the province, enjoying spacious studios and high-quality materials at our studios in Vancouver and South Surrey. Classes are available for online enrollment here on our registration site.

Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: Jul 12-16
Week 3: Jul 19-23
Week 4: July 26-30
Week 5: August 9-13
Week 6: August 16-20
Week 7: August 23-27

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Art & Design | In Person
  • 1 hour camp: $250
  • 3 hour camp: $325
  • Full day camp: $650
Theatre, Music & Film | In Person
  • 1 hour camp: $250
  • 3 hour camp: $325
  • Full day camp: $650

Art & Design

Art Start
Ages 4-5

Press go on your child’s journey with art! Young artists engage with shape, colour, pattern, and culture, while getting to know art materials and supplies.

Ages 6-8
Children explore their creativity, bringing stories to life with hand-drawn cartoons and a cast of favourite characters. At the foundation level, this class covers basic forms and shapes, and explores how facial expressions help tell a bigger story. As students progress, they will learn to further develop characters with expression and emotion, and give them a voice.

Computer Arts
Ages 9-12
Plug in and get creative! Kids get familiar with software like Photoshop, Flash, and iMovie— giving them the skills to create web pages, animations, movies, and more.

Drawing & Painting
Ages 6-8, 9-12
Get inspired by abstract concepts, still life, and celebrated artists. Participants hone their visual perception through the study of composition, colour, and art history, then apply their ideas to the page using a variety of materials. For online classes, art kits will be provided by Arts Umbrella, with curbside pick-up.

Graphic Novel & Comic Creation
Ages 9-12
Here, students learn to create a graphic novel from scratch, through character design, scriptwriting, drawing, and composition. At higher levels, students expand on these techniques and skills. All levels use pencils, paper, and brush pens to draw, then scan their completed work to print a unique creation.

Kid Tech
Ages 6-8
Children are introduced to the computer by exploring their ideas using different software in this class. Students create digital art using original photos, Photo Booth shots, and digital downloads. Kids will also record sound and explore their new understanding of animation.

Mixed Media
Ages 6-8, 9-12
Go beyond traditional materials to study various art forms and explore design through experimental methods. Students work with a variety of materials such as wood, paint, and found objects to create unique 2D and 3D artworks. For online classes, art kits will be provided by Arts Umbrella, with curbside pick-up.

Theatre, Music & Film

Ages 6-8, 9-12
Be curious, be bold, and be yourself. Students will explore a variety of age-appropriate acting tools and techniques such as the relationship between the physical body and character. Younger students develop imagination, creativity, self-confidence, and empathy in a fun and expressive way. As students progress, they will apply their techniques to solo and group scripts, improvisations, and devised work. Teen artists will learn to sharpen their instincts to make strong and consistent choices.

Acting for the Camera
Ages 6-8, 9-12
Develop on-camera acting skills through exercises, readings, and improvisation. Young actors build confidence and self-awareness both on- and off-camera. Students also learn how to prepare as an actor and tackle creative projects like how to develop a dynamic character.

Acting: Stage and Screen
Ages 6-8, 9-12
This class will explore the difference of how we share stories through stage and screen, both non-verbally and through text. Learn to experiment with emotional and physical character portrayals. Young actors will build their self-confidence, and self-awareness, both on- and off-camera through fun acting exercises, readings, and improvisation.

Creative Drama
Ages 4-5
The world of theatre is revealed to children in this exciting, interactive, and expressive 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, and discover ways of relating to one another and the world.

Improv & Sketch Comedy
Ages 6-8, 9-12
Improv teaches students valuable tools for life, like problem-solving, team building, and communication. This class is a group experience that allows students of all abilities to express themselves while also developing individual skills in creativity. Participants should be ready to play, explore, and share new ideas.

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