General Information                       6
                                              Contact Information		                     6
                                              Bursaries		                               9
                                              Pro-D Days, Spring Break, Summer		        10
                                              Programs for Ages 2–6		                   11
                                              Visual, Media, and Applied Arts		 13
                                              Theatre & Music		 22
                                              Dance		 28
                                              Arts Umbrella Foundation & Scholarships		 35
                                              Donor-funded Free Community Programs		 36
                                              Our Supporters		 38
                                              Policies		 40
                                              Important Dates		 41
                                              Our Board and Staff		 42
Cover Photo: Kevin Clark; Photo: Chris Wong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arts Umbrella is excited to be moving
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ARTS UMBRELLA WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO A NEW,                                             into a new arts education facility in

                                                                                                                                                                                                         STATE-OF-THE-ART CAMPUS ON GRANVILLE ISLAND                                             late 2019. Students will have access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the same incredible programming—
                                                                                                                                                                                                         IN LATE 2019                                                                            in addition to new offerings—that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 generations of families have enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at Arts Umbrella. With more capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to provide extraordinary arts education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 experiences for young people, we’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ready to seize this once-in-a-lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opportunity and create the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 new limitless.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Government of Canada, the Province
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of British Columbia, and the City of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vancouver have contributed generously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and we are now working hard to raise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 an additional $20 million to realize this

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vision to serve the next generations of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 young people.

                      To our Arts Umbrella families and friends, welcome to a new year of creativity!

                      Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has provided more than 500,000 young Canadians with
                      profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence,
                      and inclusivity. Today, Arts Umbrella is an internationally recognized non-profit
                      organization with a powerful vision and unique programming model. It is our great
                      privilege to deliver the highest quality arts education programs, from early learning to
                      advanced professional training programs in the visual and performing arts. Every day,
                      we strive to inspire children and youth to live creative, authentic, and courageous lives.

In our 40th year, we are grateful to the many families, donors, sponsors, and volunteers who continue to support
our mission to inspire creativity in young people. Thanks to this incredible community, this year alone we will
reach close to 20,000 young people, with 80% being served through free community programs, bursaries,
and scholarships. I especially want to recognize the extraordinary Arts Umbrella staff who are making such a
positive impact on our next generation of artists, innovative thinkers, and compassionate citizens.                                                                                                      OUR NEW CORE FACILITY                        THE BUILDING WILL INCLUDE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         This 50,000 net-square-foot building         • 6 Dance studios designed to suit dancers of all ages and experience.
This year will be our last in our current Granville Island facility, as we have been given a once-in-a-lifetime                                                                                          will house a dynamic mix of studios,         • 4 Theatre & Music studios with specialized technical and audio equipment that
opportunity to create a new centre of excellence in the former Emily Carr University of Art + Design South                                                                                               media hubs, distance learning labs,            support multi-media applications.
Building on Granville Island. Arts Umbrella’s move to this more spacious, brighter, purpose-built facility                                                                                               and exhibition and performance areas         • 8 Visual, Applied, and Media Arts studios with state-of-the-art media labs, a

marks the beginning of a new era where more young people will develop their skills and confidence to excel                                                                                               for existing and new programming.              darkroom for photography, and two kilns for ceramics.
in whatever life pursuits they choose to seek.                                                                                                                                                           Our doors will also be open to               • A 160-seat professional theatre open to Vancouver’s arts community.
                                                                                                                                                        Photo rendering: Henriquez Partners Architects

                                                                                                                                                                                                         professional and community artists           • A publicly accessible exhibition space to showcase the works of students and
Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. Here’s to a year of limitless opportunities!                                                                                                          and performance groups, promoting              visiting artists.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         continued community interactions             • New workshop spaces for woodworking, stagecraft building, and general
                                                                                                                                                                                                         between artists of all ages, levels, and       fabrication to enhance our capacity to train professionals for the industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         disciplines. Students will have limitless
                                                                                                                                                                                                         opportunities to explore their creativity.   JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To learn more about the project or make a contribution to our building campaign,
                                                                                                                                   Photo: Kevin Clark

Paul Larocque                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         please visit or email Heather Altas at
President & CEO
Arts Umbrella

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JOIN US AT ARTS UMBRELLA                                                                                                                FOUR
                                                                                                                                        BIG   FACILITIES.
                                                                                                                                        BIG IMPACT
                                                                                                                                                  MEANSDOZENS OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS.
                                                                                                                                        THOUSANDS OF CLASSES. ACROSS METRO VANCOUVER.
Arts Umbrella inspires creativity through Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts programs for youth ages 2–22 at our four Metro
Vancouver locations and many community programs. We believe the arts offer a way for all young people to develop life-long                                               West Vancouver
skills like critical thinking, self-expression, and self-confidence.
                                                                                                                                                                                          North Vancouver
MEDICAL AND LEARNING NEEDS                                         STIGMA FREE
Arts Umbrella works to accommodate the learning needs of all       Arts Umbrella fosters a stigma-free environment where
students. Please let Student Services staff know if your child     everyone is free from judgment, free from shame, and free
has any physical, emotional, or additional learning needs that     from personal criticism. We welcome each and every student,
we may need to be aware of to help create the best possible        and our staff and volunteers work to create a safe and
experience for all involved.                                       comfortable space for every young person.
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Vancouver                         Vancouver                        Crossing, N116–15850             100 Ave., Surrey
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                                  Two performing arts                                               The Surrey Centre facility is                                        Richmond
12 studios. Daily classes. Arts   studios are home to Pre-         Our three-studio facility        located in Park Place Towers
Umbrella’s core facility offers   professional and Professional    in South Surrey’s Morgan         at King George SkyTrain
a diverse selection of classes,   Dance programs and our           Crossing (next to Steve Nash     Station. In this studio space,
camps, and workshops,             post-graduate Theatre            Sports Club) offers Visual,      we host a free after-school
and is home to our Pre-           Conservatory program.            Media, and Performing            community program and
professional Dance, Theatre,                                       Arts classes Wednesday to        weekend classes.
                                                                                                                                           Did you know Arts Umbrella
and Visual Arts programs.                                          Sunday.
                                                                                                                                           is in your community? Our
                                                                                                                                           paid and free programs are in                         Delta
                                                                                                                                           schools, neighbourhood houses,
REGISTRATION AND STUDENT SERVICES                                                                                                          community centres, daycares,
                                                                                                                                           and more. Our Dance and
General registration for 2018/19 classes and programs opens June 1, 2018. You can register in person, by phone, or online. If you
                                                                                                                                           Theatre students perform for
need assistance, our Student Services team can answer your questions and help get your child signed up for something inspiring!
                                                                                                                                           youth across Metro Vancouver.
Some Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts programs have specific registration or application requirements. See program                          Now that’s community impact.                                                                                      White Rock
descriptions for details. Please note that not all classes are offered at every location.
Our friendly, knowledgeable Student Services team is ready to help with questions about:
                                                                                                                                            ARTSUmbrella   Core
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• age and level placements                                       • class changes, transfers, and withdrawals
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• curriculum details                                             • payments and fees                                                         A centre of excellence with a rich
                                                                                                                                           and diverse selection of classes and              creativity to many schools, community               students over several weeks at no cost—
• online registration                                            • bursary applications and scholarships                                     and diverse selection of classes and              we bring creativity to schools and                  students over several weeks at no
                                                                                                                                           programs—from preschool to post-                  centres, and daycares.                              removing the geographic, cultural, social,
                                                                                                                                             programs—from preschool to post-                  community centres.                                  cost—removing the geographic,
                                                                                                                                           secondary.                                                                                            and financial barriers that can prevent
如需普通话服务,请于致电778.802.1659并留言。                                                                                                                 secondary.                                                                                            cultural, social, and financial barriers
                                                                                                                                                                                             Free Community Workshops                            young people from accessing the arts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that can prevent young people from
                                                                                                                                                                                             and    COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
                                                                                                                                           Arts Umbrella Locations                                                                                 accessing the arts.
                                                                                                                                             ARTS UMBRELLA
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                                                                                                                                                               Pleasant, South Surrey,       OurAND  PERFORMANCES
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A better world where all young lives                                                           BURSARIES
are inspired to pursue a lifelong                                                              CREATING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO THE ARTS
journey towards self-expression,                                                     
compassion, and humanity.
                                                                                               Creativity is limitless. But for many families, finances can limit access to high-quality arts programming.
OUR MISSION                                                                                    Arts Umbrella’s Bursary Fund helps young artists experience the freedom of creativity by providing financial support to low- and
To be Canada’s leader in arts                                                                  middle-income families. Distributed based on financial need, Arts Umbrella’s Bursary Fund helps hundreds of families in Metro
                                                                                               Vancouver access the arts each year through subsidized rates on tuition-based programming.
education for young people, that builds
community and delivers profound life
                                                                                               APPLY FOR A BURSARY
experiences through our commitment                                                   
to innovation, excellence, and                                                                 Parents and guardians can apply for a bursary to provide their children with arts programming at a subsidized rate.
inclusivity. At the heart of what we                                                           Find our Bursary Application Package online. For more information or to submit an application, contact Student Services:
do, we inspire people to live creative,
                                                                                               VANCOUVER                                                              SURREY
authentic, and courageous lives.                                                                                        
                                                                                               604.681.5268 x222                                                      604.535.1127

                                                                                               Help more families experience how life-changing the arts can be. To learn more and to donate, contact Jeanne Marino at
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE                                                                          604.681.5268 x265 or email
Children Ages 2–6: see program descriptions
on pages 11–12.                                                                                ARTS UMBRELLA BURSARY FUND IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY:
Youth Ages 6–22: Classes are organized by age
and location for each of our artistic disciplines.
                                                                                                                                       Casinos & Entertainment
•   Visual Arts: pages 15–16
•   Media Arts: pages 17–18
•   Applied Arts: pages 19–20
•   Theatre: pages 22–27
•   Dance: pages 28–34
                                                                                               John and Nina Cassils                  Joseph Stauffer Trust          Lagniappe Foundation            Robert Lemon
Learn about our Artistic Directors at the
beginning of each section.                                                                     Michael O’Brian Family Foundation      Viviane and Jay Mehr           Dana and John Montalbano

                                                                                               Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton         John and Claire Nicola         Ken and Anne Woods
You can register online, in person, or by phone.
                                                                                               David Allison and Chris Nicholson                Geyer Family                                Pearley and Norine Brissenden Fund
To create an account online, visit                                                             Heather Altas                                    Mark and Debbie Halvorsen                   Jamie and Michele Pitblado
                                                                                               Mamie Angus                                      Masood Hasan                                Susan Powelson and click the “Register Now”                                                  Anonymous                                        Carol and Richard Henriquez                 Annabelle Price
button on the top right of your browser.                                                       Brad Bardua and Susan Wareing                    Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund                 Jill and Hart Price
                                                                                               Barry Scott Legacy Fund                          Jim Kershaw                                 Richard and Jacquie Prokopanko
Search for classes by location, Session (Fall,                                                 David Battersby                                  Ken Mayer Studios                           Dylan Reece
Winter, and Spring), or Camp (Pro-D, Spring                                                    Wayne Berg                                       George and Karen Killy                      Ron Francis Regan
                                                                                               Border Gold                                      Kinder Morgan Foundation                    James Richards
Break, Summer). Some programs may have                                                         John Bunting and Sara Dubois Philips             Elena Kurbatoff                             David and Pamela Richardson
special registration requirements.                                                             Sandra Chamberlain-Snider                        Leonard Lara and Michael Prout              John Rose
                                                                                                 and Mark E. Snider                             Paul Larocque                               Gloria Schwartz
If you have any questions during registration,                                                 Brook Charles                                    Steven and Sandi Lee                        John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta
please contact Student Services. See page 6                                                    Wayman Crosby                                    David and Jill Lyall                        Beverley Steinhoff
                                                                                               Wayne Davidson                                   Barry and E. Anne Macdonald                 Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott
for more information.                                                                          David and Lynda Davies                           Amanda Magee                                Debbie Thomas
                                                                     Photo: Albert Normandin

                                                                                               Jason Davies                                     Marily Mearns                               Gavin Toy
                                                                                               Jon Dorrington                                   Bjorn Moller                                Terrence and Lisa Turner
                                                                                               Tom Ferries and Lisa Pankratz                    Mark J. Neill and Angela Brooks             Michael Vermette
                                                                                               Dr. Hedy Fry                                     John and Diane Norton                       Nada Vuksic
                                                                                               David Garofalo                                   Chris O’Riley                               Peeter and Mary Wesik
                                                                                                                                                Thomas O’Shaughnessy and Omar Dallal        Andrea Zwack

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CAMPS                                                                                                                                                           PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2–6
                     PRO-D DAYS, SPRING BREAK, AND SUMMER PROGRAMS                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                     Plant the seeds of creativity! Children ages 2–6 get inspired at Arts Umbrella, where they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOCATION KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                     take their first steps in artistic discovery and self-expression.
                     Looking for something to do when school’s out? Arts Umbrella     PRO-D DAYS                                                                                     The early years are a key point in a child’s development: a time to investigate problem-solving,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GI Granville Island, Vancouver
                     offers programming all year round. Beyond regular sessional                                                                                                                                                                           SS South Surrey
                                                                                                                                                                                     nurture curiosity, and develop self-confidence. This makes an adventure in the arts—whether
                     classes, our Pro-D Day, Spring Break, and Summer programs        These one-day art camps are scheduled to match Pro-D dates                                     it’s a first Dance, Theatre, or Visual Arts class—all the more important. Our programs are          SC Surrey Centre
                     help keep young people creative during the holidays.             established by the Vancouver School Board and the Surrey                                       designed to encourage discovery in a fun, supportive, and inspiring environment.
                     Kids are creative shape-shifters at our camps. They transform    School District. Visit our website for a current schedule.

                                                                                                                                                                                     PARENT & ME | AGES 2–3
                     from Shakespearean minstrels, to contemporary artists,
                     to digital masterminds. Our hands-on Dance, Theatre, and         SPRING BREAK
                     Visual, Applied, and Media Arts classes challenge students’                                                                   Join your little ones in our studios. Our Parent & Me classes introduce our youngest students to a learning environment while
                     curiosity and allow them explore their artistic boundaries—all   Registration opens Dec 3, 2018                                                                 you share your love of the arts with them. Caregivers and/or parents are invited to attend.
                     in a fun, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere.
                                                                                      GRANVILLE ISLAND                  SOUTH SURREY                                                 VISUAL ARTS GI SS SC                           MUSIC AND PLAY GI                              CREATIVE DANCE GI SS
                                                                                      Week 1: Mar 18–22, 2019           Week 1: Mar 25–29, 2019                                      This class gives your little one a             Nurture a love of music, movement, and         Share a love of dance with your little
                                                                                      Week 2: Mar 25–29, 2019                                                                        foundation in visual arts, while allowing      theatre in your little one. This fun and       one! Parents will get moving in this
                                                                                                                                                                                     them full creative freedom to explore.         interactive class uses song, percussion,       class too, modelling exercises for
                                                                                      SUMMER PROGRAMS                                                                                Children experiment with all kinds of          and musical stories to explore artistic        your child to mimic. Children learn the
                                                                                                                                                    engaging visual art forms, using media         expression, and introduces your child to       elements of dance through movement,
                                                                                      Presented by:                                                                                  such as paper, watercolours, oils, clay,       melody and rhythm.                             imagery, songs, and props.
                                                                                                                                                                                     and chalk pastels.

                                                                                      Registration opens Mar 1, 2019

                                                                                      GRANVILLE ISLAND                  SOUTH SURREY
                                                                                      Week 1: Jul 2–5, 2019 (4 days)    Week 1: Jul 2–5, 2019 (4 days)
                                                                                      Week 2: Jul 8–12, 2019            Week 2: Jul 8–12, 2019
                                                                                      Week 3: Jul 15–19, 2019           Week 3: Jul 15–19, 2019
                                                                                      Week 4: Jul 22–26, 2019           Week 4: Jul 22–26, 2019
                                                                                                                        Week 5: Jul 29–Aug 2, 2019
                                                                                                                        Week 6: Aug 12–16, 2019

                                                                                      SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER PROGRAM INFO
                                                                                      •   Half- and full-day options are available for most ages and
                                                                                      •   Flexible schedule options may include early drop-off, lunch
                                                                                          supervision, and/or late pick-up;
                                                                                      •   Lunch-hour supervision is included for full-day camps;
                                                                                      •   Projects differ morning to afternoon and week to week,
                                                                                          so campers can join us for multiple sessions of the same

                                                                                      SUMMER INTENSIVES
                                                                                      Advanced students can find information about our Summer
                                                                                      Intensives in Dance (p. 33), Theatre (p. 27), and Visual Arts
                                                                                      (p. 21) in the corresponding sections of this guide.
                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Albert Normandin
Photo: Kevin Clark

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AGES 3–6
                                                                                                                                                                  VISUAL, MEDIA, AND APPLIED ARTS
AGES 3–5                                     AGES 4–6, 5–6                               AGES 3–5, 4–6, 5–6
Young imaginations get their start here!     Get colourful! In this class, children      Let imagination grow! It’s fun to use                                       ROXANNE GAGNON
Beginning with the basics, this class        get a foundation in visual arts and         multiple techniques on one surface, and                                     ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
introduces kids to the history of art and    practice their painting and drawing         the studio is filled with hands-on tools                                                                 Roxanne
gives them a foundation in visual arts and   techniques. They’ll discover a wide         and exciting materials like cardboard,                                                                   Gagnon is a
independent work. Little artists get their   range of materials like charcoals, oil      pastels, wood, and inks. Young artists                                                                   Vancouver-
hands on art materials like watercolours,    pastels, temperas, chalks, and inks, and    create 2-D and 3-D artworks, developing                                                                  based artist
tempera paints, oil pastels, chalks, paper   use them for imaginative class projects     their motor skills and confidence, and                                                                   who received
collages, and found objects.                 inspired by great artists and processes.    expanding their creative thinking.                                                                       her BA from
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the University
THEATRE & MUSIC                                                                                                                                                                                   of British
DRESS UP DRAMA GI SS AGES 3–5                                      CREATIVE DRAMA GI SS AGES 5–6                                                                     in 2010 and her BFA from Emily Carr
Stories from around the world inspire journeys into the            Children develop imagination and creativity with fun theatre                                      University of Art + Design in 2001. She
landscape of imagination. Theatre exploration gives kids a         exercises. Improvisation, mime, and movement are just the                                         has exhibited her work at the Gallery of
stage where they become fantastical creatures and characters       beginning. In this class, kids will also discover the thrill                                      BC Ceramics, Hot Art Wet City, and Ayden
with the help of Arts Umbrella’s costume trunks. This class        of creating characters, which helps them to develop self-                                         Gallery in Vancouver, Port Macquarie
helps kids develop listening skills, self-confidence, and focus.   confidence through storytelling.                                                                  Art Gallery in Australia, Saffron Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                     in Victoria, Ranger Station Gallery in
IMAGINATION THROUGH MOVEMENT GI SS AGES 3–5                        MAKING MUSIC GI AGES 4–6                                                                          Harrison Hot Springs, and 3° in Scotland.
Discover the world of physical theatre! Kids learn to express      This hands-on class is a fun, interactive way to introduce                                        Over the years, Roxanne has spearheaded
themselves through imagery, improvisation, and play. Class         kids to music and its relationship to the body. Hand-held                                         many partnerships for Arts Umbrella,
activities may include character creation, rhythm games, and       percussion instruments, song, movement, and musical stories                                       including collaborations with BC
simple choreography to help promote coordination and self-         help kids learn fundamentals like melody, pitch, repetition,                                      Children’s Hospital, Capture Photography
confidence.                                                        and rhythm.                                                                                       Festival, SFU School for the Contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                     Arts, Contemporary Art Gallery, CulturART
DANCE                                                                                                                                                                Exchange, the Vancouver Biennale, Telus
                                                                                                                                                                     Garden, Vancouver Civic Theatres, West of
CREATIVE DANCE GI                            HIP HOP SS                                   BOYS ONLY DANCE GI                                                         Main Art Walk, and many local galleries.
AGES 3–4, 4–5, 5–6                           AGES 3–5                                     AGES 5–6
Discover movement! Percussion                Move to the music—Hip Hop style.             Boys love to dance just as much as
games and choreography encourage             Students think on their feet and move        girls, but some might be a little shy
kids to express themselves through           their way through group dances,              about it. This program is just like our
dance. Children also learn basic dance       percussion games, and choreography.          gender-mixed Dance classes, but in
vocabulary, discover various dance           Energizing and fast-paced, this class        an environment in which some boys
styles, and develop focus. With the          develops rhythm, coordination, focus,        may feel more comfortable. Percussion
emphasis still on play, classes for ages     strength, and agility, without losing the    games and choreography develop
5–6 prepare students for the more            beat of fun.                                 focus and encourage kids to express
structured ballet classes of General                                                      themselves through movement.
Program Level 1.

AGES 3–5
Give your little one a creative head-start on kindergarten. Our half-day Arts Immersion program lets preschool-aged artists
discover the fun of art in its many forms, and helps them develop essential skills such as focus, self-confidence, and creativity—
preparing them for a lifetime of opportunity.
                                                                                                                                        Photo: Albert Normandin

Designed with maximum flexibility in mind, our one- to four-day options combine Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
programming, incorporating all of the disciplines offered at Arts Umbrella. See class descriptions above for more information.

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In our Visual, Media, and Applied Arts classes, young artists learn to develop ideas
                     and reflect on the world around them. Their art may take many forms—sculptures,
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                     animations, paintings, models, movies, photos, designs, and more.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                   SS South Surrey
                     Our artist-instructors bring professional-level instruction to even our youngest
                     artists, and supply kids with high-quality materials in every class. Beyond general           SC Surrey Centre                                              AGES 6–8
                     programming, we also offer advanced classes, scholarship programs, and portfolio-
                     building and exhibiting opportunities.                                                                                                                      CLAY SCULPTURE GI                         DRAWING, PAINTING,                          MIXED MEDIA AND SCULPTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                 Budding sculptors create 3-D art          AND PRINTMAKING GI                          GI SS
                                                                                                                                                                                 inspired by world cultures and            In a fun and engaging environment,          Kids take drawing and painting even
                     VISUAL ARTS                                                       MEDIA ARTS                                                                                contemporary artists. Students learn      young artists learn about monoprinting,     further, shaping 2-D and 3-D projects
                     Explore classical and contemporary art practices in our Visual    Technology is everywhere, and our Media Arts classes give                                 the foundation of hand-building and the   caligraphs, and stenciling to create        with an inspiring mix of materials.
                     Arts programs, whether your child is drawn to Clay Sculpture,     young people a way to investigate art through new media.                                  process of ceramic design. They’ll also   their own original works. Students also     On this engaging journey through the
                     Mixed Media, or Drawing and Painting (p. 15).                     Students experiment and share their stories in classical                                  explore decorative applications using     experiment with materials—like oil          elements of art and design, young
                                                                                       animation, filmmaking, cartoons, graphic novels, graphic                                  glaze or hand-painting.                   pastel, tempera paints, printing inks,      artists use wood, fabric, paper, found
                     ADVANCED CLASSES                                                  design, and more. Along the way, they’ll develop important                                                                          and collage—dig into famous artists’        objects, tempera, watercolour, pastel,
                     Push your creative limits! Students in our advanced classes       skills like critical thinking, communication, and innovation—
                                                                                                                                                                                 DRAWING AND PAINTING GI SS SC             stories, discover historical influences,    chalk, and other materials.
                     develop their skills in drawing, painting, sketching, and clay    so they can go on to engage with their world in original ways
                                                                                                                                                                                 Smoky charcoals, bright temperas          and examine works of fine art.
                     sculpture in an intensive environment (p. 16).                    (p. 17).
                                                                                                                                                                                 and chalks, oil pastels, or pen and                                                   WOOD, CLAY, AND PAPIER MÂCHÉ GI
                     Applications must include a portfolio, letter of interest,                                                                                                  inks—colours and textures blend in this                                               Artists use their imaginations to
                     artistic statement, and application form submitted to                                                                                                       exploration of composition, design, and                                               create original works using materials
            For full application details,       APPLIED ARTS                                                                              colour theory. Kids draw inspiration                                                  like wood, clay, papier mâché, found
                     visit or contact               Our Applied Arts classes engage students in architecture,                                 from artists while they learn to apply                                                objects, and more. Themes from art
                                                       fashion, photography, and more. By applying their creativity to                           critical-thinking and problem-solving                                                 history and around the world inspire
                                                                                       new fields, young artists will have the opportunity to see their                          skills to their creations.                                                            students and give them a place to start,
                     Deadlines:                                                        ideas become reality—from building architectural models to
                     • Fall 2018 Session: Jul 24, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       all while we introduce kids to new tools
                                                                                       developing prints in our darkroom (p. 19).                                                                                                                                      and construction skills.
                     • Winter 2019 Session: Dec 7, 2018
                     • Spring 2019 Session: Mar 8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                 AGES 9–12
                                                                                                                                                                                 CLAY SCULPTURE GI                         DRAWING AND PAINTING GI SS SC               DRAWING AND SKETCHING
                                                                                                                                                                                 Draw inspiration from artists and         Get inspired by abstract concepts           TECHNIQUES GI SS
                                                                                                                                                                                 create original clay sculptures!          or still life, hone visual perception,      Graphite, India ink, charcoal, chalk,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Students learn to sketch and then         and create original interpretations.        and oil pastel—this class helps young
                                                                                                                                                                                 sculpt 3-D art. This class explores       Using materials such as charcoals, oil      artists develop their technique in
                                                                                                                                                                                 many clay hand-building methods such      pastels, temperas, chalks, and inks,        many media. Students experiment
                                                                                                                                                                                 as modelling, pinch pot, coil, and slab   students develop critical-thinking skills   with styles—from traditional charcoal
                                                                                                                                                                                 work. Young artists also experiment       and learn about composition, design,        drawings to contemporary abstracts—
                                                                                                                                                                                 with shape, texture, and finishes.        colour, and art history.                    and produce new works using the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       foundation of art and design.
Photo: Kevin Clark

                                                                                                                                                            Photo: Kevin Clark

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AGES 13–19
                                                                                                                                                             MEDIA ARTS
                     DRAWING AND PAINTING GI SS SC                                     FINE ART STUDIO II GI                                       
                     Students unleash their creativity while learning about design,    Experience in a Visual or Applied Arts medium and/or Fine Art
                     perception, colour theory, and art history. Teen artists          Studio I recommended.
                     complete the class with a better understanding of perspective,
                     line drawing, and tonality, and learn the fundamentals of
                                                                                       Why was Dada so radical? How was Cubism more truthful                 AGES 6–8
                                                                                       than photography? Young artists discuss the relationship
                     using acrylics and watercolours, including colour mixing,         between big ideas and their impact on modern visual                   CARTOONING GI SS                                                   CLAYMATION GI
                     paint application, and composition.                               culture, and experiment with techniques inspired by recent            Draw real cartoons! Kids explore their creativity, bringing        Slow it down! Frame by frame, from backgrounds to
                                                                                       artistic innovations. Each class encourages students to find          stories to life with their own hand-drawn cartoons and a           characters, kids learn the claymation basics. They get a sense
                     FINE ART STUDIO I GI                                              inspiration in art history and make critical connections today.       cast of favourite characters. This class covers basic forms        of movement, pace, storyboarding, props, sound, pixilation,
                     Experience in a Visual or Applied Arts medium recommended.                                                                              and shapes, and explores how facial expressions help tell a        and flip-o-ramas, while also getting their hands on Plasticine
                     Build or expand your portfolio and learn what to expect           PRINTMAKING GI                                                        bigger story.                                                      to make wild and wonderful characters.
                     in first-year art school. Teaching artists guide students         Expand your artistic practice into the world of printmaking!
                     through technique and medium experimentation, as well as          Students learn techniques such as monotype, calligraphy, and          CLASSICAL ANIMATION GI                                             KID TECH GI
                     concepts such as composition, portraiture, self-inquiry, and      silk-screening to create prints with multi-media applications.        Get animated! Kids get into hand-drawn animation, explore          Kids love developing their ideas using art-based software.
                     theme development. This class helps prepare students for          Explore multi-layered printing techniques and expand your             character development, learn how to move cartoon drawings,         This class mashes up source material like original digital
                     post-secondary portfolio submission and advanced-level or         knowledge of material application and fundamental skills in           and have fun with flip-o-ramas. Movement, pace, and                camera photos, Photo Booth shots, and digital downloads.
                     scholarship programs.                                             this tactile practice.                                                storyboarding all have a place in this class, helping young        Students will also record sound and explore their new
                                                                                                                                                             students grow their artistic confidence.                           understanding of animation techniques.

                                                                                                                                                             AGES 9–12
                     ADVANCED CLASSES                                                                                                                        CARTOONING GI                                                      COMPUTER ARTS GI
                     All advanced classes require an application. Visit to learn about portfolio requirements and        Frame the next scene in your cartooning adventure! Youth           Go digital! This class introduces youth to various media arts
                     to download an application package.                                                                                                     practice hand-drawn cartooning techniques and bring their          styles and gets kids working in the Mac Lab with software
                                                                                                                                                             favourite characters, monsters, and animals to life on the         such as Photoshop, Photo Booth, and Illustrator. Lesson
                                                                                                                                                             page. Students learn how to develop characters by working          topics range from perspective, movement, and space, to
                     AGES 10–12                                                        AGES 13–19                                                            with shapes, faces, expressions, and emotions, and then give       investigating how music affects motion and mood.
                                                                                                                                                             them a voice with speech bubbles.
                     DRAWING AND PAINTING GI SS
                                                                                       CLAY SCULPTURE GI                                                                                                                        FILMMAKING AND VIDEO ART GI
                     Take creativity to a whole new level! Uncover art history
                                                                                       Students heighten their clay sculpture technique and                  CLASSICAL ANIMATION GI SS                                          From movies to music videos, this class covers the basics
                     through the lens of various artists, art practices, and
                                                                                       develop skills in hand-building, painting, and glazing, honing        Animate your stories! In this class, students learn classical      of filmmaking and genres. Learn how elements like
                     movements. Experimentation, exploration, and one-on-
                                                                                       in on their favourite methods to express their creativity.            animation basics like movement, pace, storyboarding, and           storyboarding, cameras, production planning, lighting, scene
                     one instruction help students discover and develop their
                                                                                       Contemporary and traditional world cultures also help spark           flip-o-ramas. Youth create and develop characters, shape and       creation, editing, and scene selection come together to put
                     own artistic voices. Young artists gain critical-thinking and
                                                                                       original creations.                                                   move props, and draw backgrounds. Students find confidence         stories on the big screen. Students get a feel for software
                     problem-solving skills while deepening their knowledge of
                     materials and applications.                                                                                                             in this class, and get a feel for different animation styles,      such as Photoshop, GarageBand, and iMovie HD.
                                                                                       DRAWING AND PAINTING GI                                               including hand-drawn, cut-out, and object animation.
                                                                                       Teaching artists guide students in independent research                                                                                  GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMIC CREATION GI SS
                                                                                       about artists and styles to inspire and inform their original         CLAYMATION GI                                                      Create your own comic! Youth create a graphic novel from
                                                                                       works. Students investigate ideas of abstraction and series           Play with timing and make a moving animation! Clay                 scratch, learning about character design, scriptwriting,
                                                                                       work, all while refining fundamental skills in their visual art       animation is one of the many forms of stop-motion                  drawing technique, and composition. Using pencils, paper,
                                                                                       practice. The art of accepting and delivering constructive            animation, where kids get hands-on with software,                  and brush pens to draw, students scan their completed work
                                                                                       criticism is explored.                                                equipment, and Plasticine—all used to mold colourful               to print a unique creation!
                                                                                                                                                             characters. Students also learn the animation basics,
                                                                                       DRAWING AND SKETCHING TECHNIQUES GI                                   including movement, pace, storyboarding, character design,         NEW MEDIA ARTS SS
                                                                                       Young artists improve their technique and experiment with             props, backgrounds, and sound.                                     Go digital! This class introduces youth to various media arts
                                                                                       styles to develop their own method of artistic communication.                                                                            styles and gets kids working in the Mac Lab with software
                                                                                       Students also discuss how various well-known artists express          COMPUTER ANIMATION GI                                              such as Photoshop, Photo Booth, and Illustrator. Lesson
                                                                                       themselves, examining what shapes their ideas and images.             Bring digital drawings to life. In this class, students have fun   topics range from perspective, movement, and space, to
Photo: Kevin Clark

                                                                                       This advanced class gives students access to drawing media            animating with tools and programs in our Mac Lab. Lessons          investigating how music affects motion and mood.
                                                                                       such as graphite, India ink, charcoal, and chalk pastel.              cover topics like frame rate, timelines, and the process of
                                                                                                                                                             frame-by-frame animation.

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AGES 13–19                                                                                                                                                APPLIED ARTS
                     CLASSICAL ANIMATION GI                                          FOUND FOOTAGE GI                                                                
                     Be a pro in the making. Teens advance their classical           From discarded 16mm prints to hours of archival footage,
                     animation know-how and build on knowledge of movement,          inspiration is everywhere. Teens work with collected,                                     AGES 6–8
                     pace, storyboarding, character design and development,          previously photographed images and engage in both digital
                     props, and backgrounds. They’ll explore hand-drawn              and physical editing processes. Students learn about film and                             ARCHITECTURE: MAKING AND MEANING GI SS
                     animation styles to hone technical skills while growing their   digital photography and filmmaking, as well as how to mix                                 Get building! This class introduces young artists to the fundamental elements of architectural design. Kids explore and create
                     artistic confidence.                                            media for a unique visual expression—pushing technological                                with 2-D drawing and 3-D model making, using materials such as pencil and paper, cardboard, recycled items, and wood.
                                                                                     boundaries to tell new stories.
                     CLAYMATION GI                                                                                                                                             AGES 9–12
                     In this class, teens will deepen their knowledge of clay and    GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION GI
                     other types of stop-motion animation, and bring ideas to life   Tell a story with illustration and design. This class focuses on                          ARCHITECTURE: DIGITAL SPACES                 ARCHITECTURE: DRAWING AND                   MIXED MEDIA: COLLAGE AND
                     by molding Plasticine characters and animating them with        practical and theoretical approaches to graphic design and                                AND PLACES GI                                MODEL MAKING GI SS                          ASSEMBLAGE GI
                     software and equipment. Pace, storyboarding, character          illustration. Hands-on projects give students the opportunity                             Build on screen. Students develop            Take your ideas from paper to 3-D! This     Inspiration and creative materials
                     design, props, backgrounds, and sound all play a part in this   to learn—from ideation and sketching, to development and                                  digital skills in our Mac Lab, learning      class studies the architectural design      are everywhere! This mixed media
                     robust class.                                                   review.                                                                                   to design spaces using SketchUp 3-D          process, including form, line, shape,       class promotes innovative thinking
                                                                                                                                                                               modelling software, which allows             colour, space, texture, balance, and        and encourages working with non-
                     COMPUTER ARTS SS                                                GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMIC CREATION GI                                                       students to visualize the sculptural         composition. Students use inspiring         traditional materials. Students
                     Go digital. In this class, teens delve into the media arts,     Turn a blank page into your own graphic novel. Teens create a                             side of buildings. From viewing famous       materials to explore the crucial            assemble unique 2-D or 3-D works
                     working in our Mac Lab with software like Photoshop, Photo      graphic novel from scratch, learning about character design,                              architecture to sketching floor plans,       relationship between architectural          using personal iconography, altered
                     Booth, and Illustrator. Lesson topics range from perspective,   scriptwriting, drawing technique, and composition. Using                                  this class covers a lot of square footage.   drawings and model making.                  photos, shadow boxes, paint, newsprint,
                     movement, and space, to investigating how music affects         pencils, paper, and brush pens to draw, students scan their                                                                                                                        text, found objects, and more.
                     motion and mood. Students share their process and creations     completed work to print a unique creation!
                     to develop their ability to critique work.                                                                                                                AGES 10–12
                     FILMMAKING AND VIDEO ART GI                                                                                                                               DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GI SS                    FASHION ILLUSTRATION GI                     PHOTOGRAPHY: FOUNDATION GI
                     Showcase your storytelling chops. In this class, teens                                                                                                    Basic camera understanding recommended.      Find your style! Experiment with            35mm cameras, film, and a fully equipped
                     gain filmmaking know-how. Students get hands on with                                                                                                      Digital camera included.                     fashion illustration while talking          darkroom included.
                     storyboarding, cameras, production planning, lighting, scene                                                                                              We supply the cameras. You supply            about style and aesthetics. Students        Develop film in a real darkroom! In this
                     creation, editing, and scene selection. Young filmmakers grow                                                                                             the creativity. Learn to capture, create,    learn how to draw a croquis—a quick         class, students hone their technical
                     their skills, using software such as Photoshop, GarageBand,                                                                                               and manipulate digital images. This          sketch of a figure—and about trend          skills with a 35mm film camera, and
                     and iMovie HD.                                                                                                                                            class introduces students to digital         forecasting, visual communications,         learn about the history of photography
                                                                                                                                                                               photography, including manual camera         and illustration concepts. The class        and the evolution of still images.
                                                                                                                                                                               features such as aperture, shutter           shapes students’ skills in depicting        Here, science meets art, as young
                                                                                                                                                                               speed, ISO, and white balance. Youth         materials and figures, providing a          photographers discover how a camera
                                                                                                                                                                               compose images and work with editing         foundation for further instruction.         works and learn how to develop film.
                                                                                                                                                                               software to complete their vision.

                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Kevin Clark
Photo: Kevin Clark

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AGES 13–19                                                                                                                                VISUAL, MEDIA, AND APPLIED ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
                     Build on screen. Students develop digital skills in our Mac         35mm cameras, film, and a fully equipped darkroom included.           ARCHITECTURE INTENSIVE GI AGES 13–19                               ELECTRONIC ARTS TEEN ANIMATION SCHOLARSHIP
                     Lab, learning to design spaces using SketchUp 3-D modelling                                                                               Admission by jury portfolio review.                                PROGRAM GI AGES 14–19
                                                                                         Get creative in our photography darkroom. Here, science               Visit to view               Admission by application. Find full application details and
                     software, which allows students to visualize the sculptural         meets art, as young photographers develop technical skills
                     side of buildings. From viewing famous architecture to                                                                                    prerequisites and to download an application.                      deadlines at
                                                                                         with a 35mm camera, and learn how cameras work and how
                     sketching floor plans, this class covers a lot of square footage.   to develop film. Teens also study the history of photography          Teens get the rare opportunity to work with some of                Here’s your animation industry insider. Students in this program
                                                                                         and the evolution of still images, and take local field trips to      Vancouver’s most celebrated architects from whom they’ll           learn to use animation software and develop stories under artist-
                     ARCHITECTURE: DRAWING AND MODEL MAKING GI SS                        snap images and find inspiration.                                     learn about creative approaches in building public spaces. In      instructor mentorship. Participants with a passion for animation
                     Take your ideas from paper to 3-D. This class studies the                                                                                 a studio environment, students draw and create models, and         and commitment to the program will develop a strong portfolio
                     architectural design process, including form, line, shape,                                                                                engage in research, critique, and discussion. The program          piece for post-secondary school application. The program
                                                                                         PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGE MAKING GI
                     colour, space, texture, balance, and composition. Students use                                                                            concludes with a group exhibition.                                 concludes with a group showcase at Electronic Arts.
                                                                                         35mm cameras, film, and a fully equipped darkroom included.
                     inspiring materials to explore the crucial relationship between
                     architectural drawings and model making.                            Grab a 35mm film camera. This class begins with the basics
                                                                                                                                                               Full scholarship provided by:                                      Full scholarship provided by:
                                                                                         of black-and-white photography, followed by lessons on how
                                                                                         to develop film and create original prints in Arts Umbrella’s
                                                                                         darkroom. During the session, students learn about lens
                     Shape your community. Students explore the relationship                                                                                   VISUAL ARTS SUMMER INTENSIVE GI AGES 15–19                         SOUTH SURREY VISUAL ARTS TEEN SCHOLARSHIP SS
                                                                                         selection, exposure, depth-of-field, composition, and
                     between architecture, urban design, and the environment,                                                                                  Admission by jury portfolio review. Visit    AGES 15–19
                     introducing them to environmental design basics such                                                                                      to view prerequisites and to download an application.              Admission by jury portfolio review. Visit to
                     as energy conservation, water management, sustainable                                                                                     Want to push the boundaries of your artistic practice?             view prerequisites and to download an application.
                     landscapes, car-culture critique, and sustainability rating         PHOTOGRAPHY: PROJECTS AND PORTFOLIO GI
                                                                                         Prerequisite: Completion of Photography Foundation or                 This intensive is designed for artists who are ready to            Gain insight into an artist’s professional life. Students in this
                     systems. Teens complete individual projects, and large-scale                                                                              experiment. In a supportive studio environment, teens work         program will find out what it takes to succeed in the visual arts
                     group work brings theories and information to life.                 Photography Image Making.
                                                                                         35mm cameras, film, and a fully equipped darkroom included.           with leading Vancouver artists, curators, and educators,           world through mentorship and exploration. A series of guest
                                                                                                                                                               exploring a range of contemporary art practices. Through           artists bring their techniques and ideas to the class, enriching
                     DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GI SS                                           Build your photography portfolio. Students learn about black-         artist workshops, critiques, and discussions, students             students’ understanding of contemporary art practice.
                     Basic camera understanding recommended.                             and-white film photography, with a focus on shooting and              develop new ideas. The program culminates in an exhibition         Instructional time is divided into three parts: research, concept
                                                                                         developing images. Teens also learn related skills, including         at the Contemporary Art Gallery.                                   development, and finalizing artwork for exhibition. The program
                     Compose, capture, and edit digital images! Get more out of
                                                                                         photo manipulation, editing, and printing know-how. The class                                                                            concludes with a public exhibition of their work.
                     your digital camera by exploring manual functions such as                                                                                 Full scholarship provided by: Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott
                                                                                         also discusses projects, shares inspiration, and learns how to
                     aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. Excursions
                                                                                         critique work.
                     and photo critiques help teens build skills and further develop
                     their artistic voice.                                                                                                                     Program Partner:

                     FASHION ILLUSTRATION GI
                     Find your style. Students learn how to draw a croquis—a
                     quick sketch of a figure—and about trend forecasting, visual                                                                              VISUAL, MEDIA, AND APPLIED ARTS SUMMER INTENSIVES
                     communications, and illustration concepts. Young designers
                     learn how to depict materials and figures, providing them with                                                                            DRAWING AND PAINTING INTENSIVE                FOUND FOOTAGE INTENSIVE GI                   PHOTOGRAPHY INTENSIVE GI
                     a deeper appreciation for the fashion industry.                                                                                            GI AGES 13–19                                AGES 13–19                                   AGES 13–19
                                                                                                                                                               Create original work with technique and       Recommended prerequisite:                    Recommended prerequisite: a previous
                                                                                                                                                               passion. In the Drawing and Painting          Mac computer knowledge                       photography course
                                                                                                                                                               Intensive, artist-instructors guide           From discarded 16mm prints to                Learn to capture, create, and manipulate
                                                                                                                                                               students in independent research into         hours of archival footage, inspiration       images. Students learn about both film
                                                                                                                                                               artists and art history. From there,          is everywhere. Teens in the Found            and digital photography, including camera
                                                                                                                                                               inspiration and knowledge informs             Footage Intensive work with collected,       settings such as aperture, shutter speed,
                                                                                                                                                               original works created in class.              previously photographed images, to           and ISO, as well as composition and
                                                                                                                                                               Investigate the ideas of abstraction          engage in both digital and physical          framing techniques. Using a 35mm film
                                                                                                                                                               and series work, all while refining           editing processes. Throughout the            camera, teens take black-and-white
                                                                                                                                                               fundamental skills in your visual art         program, they’ll learn about film and        photographs with a focus on shooting and
                                                                                                                                                               practice, including composition, design,      digital photography and film-making, as      developing film. They’ll also learn how to
                                                                                                                                                               and colour theory. In conversation            well as how to mix media for a unique        manipulate and edit photos. As a group,
                                                                                                                                                               with your peers, the art of constructive      visual expression. Participants blend        participants will discuss their creations to
                                                                                                                                                               critique is also practiced.                   aesthetic styles and push technological      better their practice and get inspired.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             boundaries to tell new stories with
                                                                                                                                                                                                             found footage.
Photo: Kevin Clark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Program Partner:

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                                                                                                     Costumes, improv, script work, character studies, theatrical performances, and local
                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOCATION KEY
                                                                                                     tours! Arts Umbrella’s Theatre & Music programs nurture young performers’ creativity;
                                                                                                     in the studio, students develop skills that benefit them both on the stage and in everyday       GI Granville Island, Vancouver
                                                                                                     life. We see how musical harmonies foster teamwork, how learning to project your voice          SS South Surrey                                                                             builds self-confidence, how imagination is freed when shown a new script, and how
                                                                                                                                                                                                     SC Surrey Centre
                                                                                                     leadership is shaped in the director’s chair.
                                                                                                     Renowned theatre, film, and television artists guide students through collaborative and
PAUL MONIZ DE SÁ                                                                                     solo theatre exercises to teach timing, memorization, melody, harmony, and bodily self-awareness. We also tackle the technical

                                                                               Photo: Tim Matheson
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR                                                                                    aspects, like lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup. Our programs give students opportunities in a wide range of performing
                           Paul Moniz de Sá is a                                                     styles, from Shakespeare, to on-camera acting, to ensemble performances.
                           professional actor, director, and
                           sound designer. He’s worked in                                            Be curious, be bold, and be yourself—all while growing a love of theatre and music that will last a lifetime.
                           theatres across North America,
                           including Bard on the Beach,
                           Touchstone Theatre, The Arts
                           Club, The Vancouver Playhouse,
                           Green Thumb Theatre, Manitoba
                           Theatre Centre, and The                                                   GENERAL PROGRAM
National Arts Centre. Paul has received Jessie Richardson
awards for his work in “The Lion, The Witch and The                                                  AGES 6–8
Wardrobe” for Pacific Theatre and for his work in the
                                                                                                     CREATIVE DRAMA GI SS                                                MUSICAL THEATRE GI SS
original production of “The Overcoat.”
                                                                                                     The world of theatre helps kids develop their imagination,          Let your inner Broadway star shine! Here, kids find their
Paul’s on-camera credits include Steven Spielberg’s The                                              collaborate with their peers, and build self-confidence.            voice, and make the connection between their body, music,
BFG, Arrow, Timeless, Shut Eye, The Flash, Once Upon a Time                                          In this class, kids discover the art of pretending through          and storytelling. This class features ensemble pieces, vocal
in Wonderland, Motive, Fringe, The Killing, The X-Files, and                                         scripted work and fun theatre exercises that teach tools            training, choreography, and physical improvisation.
recurring roles on Stargate SG1 and Eureka.                                                          and techniques like improvisation, memorization, and
                                                                                                     character creation.
As an educator for over 20 years, Paul has worked with
students of all ages. He’s taught at institutions across the
Lower Mainland, including Douglas College, Bard in the                                               AGES 9–12
Classroom, and Learning Through the Arts. Paul has been
the director of the Arts Umbrella Senior Theatre Troupe for                                          ACTING FOR THE CAMERA GI SS                                         MUSICAL THEATRE GI SS
over 10 years and is proud to be a graduate of both the Arts                                         Get comfortable on camera! Young actors learn basic on-             Get on stage to sing, act, and dance! Youth learn how physical
Umbrella Theatre Program and Studio 58.                                                              camera acting techniques like slating, hitting a mark, setting      expression, and posture impact performance, and gain a
                                                                                                     the scene, and taking screen direction, all while building          better understanding of how their voices work. Of course,
                                                                                                     self-confidence and self-awareness. Students also learn how         there’s choreography, improvisation, and plenty of singing, too,
                                                                                                     to prepare as an actor and tackle creative projects like how to     including vocal training and collaborative ensemble pieces.
ANDY TOTH                                                                                            develop a dynamic character.
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                              THEATRE WORKS GI SS
                           Andy is currently the director                                            THE ART OF IMPROV GI                                                All the world’s a stage and we are merely players. Explore the
                           of the Pre-professional                                                   The Art of Improv is a group experience that allows students        world of theatre to develop your creativity, self-confidence,
                           Musical Theatre Troupe at                                                 of all abilities to express themselves while they also develop      and self-awareness. This class delves into script work with a
                           Arts Umbrella, where he has                                               their individual creative skills. Students play, explore, and       focus on voice, physical theatre, and character work, letting
                           directed “Dear Edwina,” “Lucky                                            share new ideas while gaining valuable tools for life such as       students feel more emotionally and physically comfortable in
                           Stiff,” “Pippin,” “Little Women,”                                         problem solving, team building, accepting and building on the       their own bodies. Let’s play together and discover how theatre
                           “Bring it On,” “Urinetown,” and,                                          ideas of others, communication, and so much more.                   works.
                           most recently, “Oklahoma.”
                           Andy has directed and produced                                            COMEDY WRITING GI                                                   VOICEOVER SS
shows for Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Chilliwack                                                    Discover the world of comedy writing and create your own            Find your voice! From cartoons to commercials and radio to
Academy of Music, and industrials for companies like                                                 work. Students will be introduced to a variety of comedic           video games, voiceover is an integral part of an actor’s tool
Yellowtail and RBC. He has performed province-wide in the                                            styles, from sketch and stand-up, to parody and satire.             belt. Learn the fundamentals of voice acting and discover how
smash hit Arts Club production of “Avenue Q” and twice on                                            Students have weekly in-class writing activities based on           your voice can bring a story to life.
Vancouver stages as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” Andy                                               the form of comedy studied that day. Special attention will
also has a successful voice-over career with hundreds of                                             be placed on how to establish premise and how to develop a
cartoons and commercials to his credit. Andy is also the                                             unique voice in all writing forms.
Artistic Director of Awkward Stage Productions, a leading
youth theatre production company.

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AGES 13–19                                                                                                                               YEAR-LONG INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
                      ACTING FOR THE CAMERA SS                                           COMEDY WRITING GI                                                     No audition necessary, but previous theatre experience required.
                      Imagine yourself on screen. Teens develop self-confidence          Find your comedic voice. Students explore various types of
                                                                                                                                                               Our Year-long Intensive Programs are a place to belong—where others share in your larger commitment to the art and craft of
                      and self-awareness through cold reads, viewing and reviewing       comedy writing, including sketch, stand-up, monologues,
                                                                                                                                                               theatre, on-camera, and vocal and musical performance.
                      performances, and on-set simulations. Students also take           and short film, and listen to or watch successful examples
                      part in scene studies and on-camera improvisation to develop       and discuss what makes them work. They also learn about               Your journey is a year-long commitment. From September to June, you’ll work with industry professionals to take your skills to
                      a deeper understanding of acting techniques and screen             different types of comedy, like parody, satire, and caricature.       the next level. Students in our Intensives will have the opportunity to participate in performances throughout the year, such as
                      direction.                                                         Students have weekly in-class writing activities based on             our Cabaret Evenings, Winter Shorts, Come Together, and the Expressions Theatre Festival.
                                                                                         the form of comedy studied that day. Special attention will
                                                                                                                                                               At-home preparation and regular attendance is required, especially for students considering further study in our Pre-
                      THE ART OF ACTING GI SS                                            be placed on how to establish premise and how to develop a
                                                                                                                                                               professional Theatre program. Level placements are made in consultation with the Artistic Director. Students in the Musical
                      Whether you’re in front of the camera or a live audience, a good   unique voice in all writing forms.
                                                                                                                                                               Theatre and Theatre Intensives will be grouped into ensembles based on age, experience, and skills development, allowing each
                      performance comes down to the art of acting. Teens sharpen                                                                               student to focus on material appropriate to their group.
                      their instincts and discover how to make strong, consistent        SCENE STUDY GI
                      choices. This class touches on improv, film, scene work,           Get the most out of your rehearsal and bring your theatre             For more information, or to apply for one of our Year-long Intensive Programs, visit or contact
                      rehearsal skills, and collaboration—all to improve their art.      training to the next level. Students explore classic and              Paul Moniz de Sá at
                                                                                         contemporary theatre works and take charge of their process,
                      THE ART OF IMPROV GI                                               working alongside industry professionals and Theatre
                      Life is improvised. The Art of Improv gives students tools         Conservatory Program students. See page 27 for more
                                                                                                                                                               YOUTH ACTING INTENSIVE GI AGES 9–12
                      for the stage and for everyday life: problem solving, team         information about the Theatre Conservatory Program.
                                                                                                                                                               Places, please! Young actors learn how to improve their
                      building, accepting and building on the ideas of others,                                                                                 rehearsal and performance skills through focused theatre
                      trusting instincts, communication, and much more. Get ready                                                                              exercises that encourage mindfulness and self-awareness.
                      to play, explore, and share new ideas.                                                                                                   Students also experiment with emotional and physical
                                                                                                                                                               character portrayals, all while collaborating with a class of
                                                                                                                                                               like-minded performers in a supportive environment.

                                                                                                                                                               YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE GI AGES 9–12
                                                                                                                                                               Command the stage! Young performers work on group and
                                                                                                                                                               solo pieces from the musical theatre canon with a director/
                                                                                                                                                               choreographer and accompanist. Through play-based teaching,
                                                                                                                                                               students explore the intersection of dance, song, and acting.
                                                                                                                                                               In-depth vocal and acting techniques are brought into focus.
                                                                                                                                                               Students get more comfortable on stage and with each other as
                                                                                                                                                               they nurture their sense of self as a performing artist.

                                                                                                                                                               FILM ACTING INTENSIVE GI AGES 11–16
                                                                                                                                                               Discover what it’s like to be on set and what it takes to get you
                                                                                                                                                               there. Students collaborate to make an original short film,
                                                                                                                                                               which will be screened at Arts Umbrella’s Winter Shorts, Come
                                                                                                                                                               Together, and Expressions Theatre Festival. The class explores
                                                                                                                                                               techniques on how to be in the moment, how to surprise yourself
                                                                                                                                                               in your work, and how to audition for film and television.

                                                                                                                                                               MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE GI AGES 11–16
                                                                                                                                                               Command the stage. Young performers work on group and
                                                                                                                                                               solo pieces from the musical theatre canon with a director/
                                                                                                                                                               choreographer, and accompanist. Students explore the
                                                                                                                                                               intersection of dance, song, and acting. In-depth vocal and
                                                                                                                                                               acting techniques are brought into focus. Teens get more
                                                                                                                                                               comfortable on stage and with each other as they nurture
                                                                                                                                                               their sense of self as a performing artist.

                                                                                                                                                               THEATRE INTENSIVE GI AGES 11–16
                                                                                                                                                               Trust your instincts. Develop your understanding of the actor’s
Photo: Tim Matheson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo: Tim Matheson
                                                                                                                                                               process through character study, script work, Laban technique,
                                                                                                                                                               mime, mask, and breath work. Young actors are empowered to
                                                                                                                                                               access and make bold emotional and physical character choices.

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