Spring Break

Boy wearing face mask painting an artwork
Registration for Spring Break classes in Vancouver and Surrey is open now!

Our Spring Break programs not only teach the fundamentals of each art form, but also help your child challenge their creative limits, build self-confidence, and discover new passions. Artist-instructors work with every young person to help them realize their full potential. Arts Umbrella fosters a stigma-free environment where everyone is welcome, and our staff work to create a comfortable and safe space for every student.

This year we are offering a mix of safe in-person and remote learning options. All in-person classes follow strict health and safety protocols (see below).

Week 1: March 15–19, 2021
Week 2: March 22–26, 2021

More about Spring Break programs


The health and safety of our students, families and staff is our top priority. Our COVID-19 Safety & Response Protocols adhere to all current recommended measures, while our Health & Safety Plan includes rigorous cleaning measures, physical distance guidelines, mandatory masks for those aged 6+, and strict health declarations. Read the latest on our measures here.

Good to know:
  • Children ages 3–4 must be potty trained and have prior experience being in a classroom setting without a parent or guardian present.
  • Projects in Week 1 classes are different than in Week 2 classes. Join us for both!
  • Students are responsible for their own nut-, egg-, and shellfish-free lunches and snacks.
  • Participants ages 13 and older are able to arrive and leave camp unaccompanied by an adult.
  • Students ages 9 and up may leave camp only if their parents sign the Authorized Release Waiver.
  • For safety reasons, students require a working understanding of English.
How to register for Spring Break:
  1. Create an account or sign in to your Arts Umbrella account. Need help? Give us a call at 604.681.5268 (Granville Island) or 604.535.1127 (South Surrey).
  2. Select a week: Programs run Mar 15–19 (Week 1) and Mar 22–26 (Week 2).
  3. Select your child’s age: Classes are sorted by age. Let us know how old your child will be when the program begins to filter the search results.
  4. Mix and match: Choose a morning program, an afternoon program, or both.
  5. A helping hand: Finances shouldn’t prevent any child from participating. We have a bursary fund that’s open to all applications for full or partial subsidy.

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.