Summer Intensives

Summer Art & Design Intensives at Arts Umbrella
About our Summer Intensives

Our Summer Intensive programs provide teens with opportunities to advance their skills in contemporary art, drawing and painting, architecture, and more.


Drawing & Painting

Create original work with technique and passion. In the Drawing and Painting Intensive, artist-instructors guide students in independent research into artists and history. From that, inspiration and knowledge informs original works created at home during online classes. Investigate the ideas of your work, all while refining fundamental skills in your visual art practice, including composition, design, and colour theory. In conversation with your peers, the art of constructive critique is also explored and practiced.


August 10-28, 2020
9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages 13-19

Summer 2020 registration is now closed. Watch this space for news about our Summer 2021 program.

Scholarship Programs

Created in partnership with organizations such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, Electronic Arts, the Contemporary Art Gallery, and BTY Group, our application-based Scholarship Programs provide youth with and opportunity to work alongside dedicated peers and passionate industry experts.

Summer Intensives

Architecture Scholarship Intensive

Visual Art Summer Intensive

Winter Intensives

Electronic Arts Teen Animation Scholarship Program

Year-Long Intensives

Art Exchange

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.