Teen Programs

Discover Your Creative Potential

Find your voice. Create your space. At Arts Umbrella, engaged teen artists like you come together to create and collaborate.

We are where artistic teens push their creative boundaries – on the dance floor, on the canvas, on the stage, or on the screen. Here, you’ll strengthen that awesome, one-of-a-kind-ness that makes you an artist – so you’ll be ready to take on whatever ideas pop into your head.

Professional artists lead all our classes. These experienced mentors help you create projects and develop your talent – for school applications, or just for the fun! And every spring, you’ll have the opportunity you to showcase your hard work in our annual Expressions Festival: the biggest exhibition of young artists in Metro Vancouver.

Whether you live on a canvas or live on a stage, we’ve got an inspiring space waiting for you.

Visual, Applied, & Media Arts

Wherever your artistic journey takes you, you can find a home in one of our many Visual, Applied, and Media art classes. Drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, photography, animation, and graphic novel creation are just a few of the teen classes at Arts Umbrella.

If you want to kick it up a level, we offer specialized programs and scholarships for ambitious teens.

Advanced Visual Arts Program

Westminster Savings Artful Afternoons (FREE)


For more information about our Visual Arts intensives, contact Roxanne Gagnon, Artistic Director of Visual, Media, and Applied Arts



You can take the stage in so many ways at Arts Umbrella. Seasoned artist-instructors lead the classes, guiding students as they collaborate, create, and perform productions at venues like the Waterfront Theatre and Performance Works.

Our one-term session are a great way to whet your acting appetite while digging into the finer points of the craft. For those itching for more there are our year-long programs.

Acting for the Camera


Year-long Theatre Intensive Program

Pre-Professional Theatre Program




Arts Umbrella’s vanguard dance program committed to nurturing every dancer to achieve their full potential. Whether you’re headed toward a professional dance career or dance recreationally, we have a program for you.

Teen Program

Afternoon Professional Training Program

Professional Training Program

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.