Get Inspired with Art & Design
In our Art & Design classes, young people learn how to develop ideas and reflect on the world around them. We offer programs across a wide range of visual and media arts–ensuring that students first develop a strong foundation before moving on to more advanced techniques, no matter the age at which a young person first encounters their artistic practice.
Our faculty bring professional-level instruction to every class across all Arts Umbrella locations. We offer a rich curriculum for students at every level, including mentorship for those seeking to expand their artistic practice. Experience-based learning is at the core of our program objectives. This means that as young people learn new skills and techniques, they will put them into practice in a way that develops their individual creativity. Student engagement—through classroom discussion, critique, and exhibition-making—helps children and youth develop real-world skills such as communication, confidence, and discipline.
Placement in our Sessional Art & Design programs is based on age, and with small class sizes and instructors and assistants in every studio, dedicated students will be able to make personal advancements within their chosen artistic discipline. Our faculty and Student Services team are also prepared to make recommendations for new programs to further develop and expand a young person’s artistic practice, whether they enjoy Drawing & Painting en plein air, sculpting in the pottery studio, or delving into new media in the Moffat Media Arts Hub.
Our Advanced Classes are designed for young people who want to push, inquire, and develop a more in-depth practice. For young people who demonstrate an interest in post-secondary study in the creative sector, our Scholarship Programs—developed alongside program partners—provide access to experts and professionals in industries such as architecture, animation, and contemporary art.
Arts Umbrella’s top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff. In all decisions, Arts Umbrella will adhere to the recommendations and guidelines from the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. View our health and safety measures at artsumbrella.com/health-safety or follow us on social media to keep up to date.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Student Services team during business hours at:
604-681-5268 | Granville Island
604-535-1127 | Surrey