Visual Arts

Watercolour with Nazanin Intermediate

Discover the world of watercolour painting! Gain watercolour experience under the guidance of a skilled artist. Please come with your own OPUS painting paper.

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Artmania - Art Fundamentals

In this class, students will have fun while learning a variety of basic art techniques. Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of art materials including oil pastels, clay, paper and paint. Enjoy this unique learning experience that emphasizes having fun while learning foundational art skills.  

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Artmania - Art History through Painting

In this class students will learn painting techniques used by artists throughout history. Have fun while learning skills and processes that will expand your art practice, and create wonderful paintings to hang in your home.

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Artmania – Building Confidence through Creativity

Improving confidence through the power of performance and play is invaluable for children moving through transitions as well as day to day life. Learn good communication skills and eye contact through theatre, games, poetry, and imagination. Gain valuable social skills while having fun and harnessing a belief in yourself! Instructor: Alexa Morden

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Artmania – Comics Comics

Learn from the professionals, how to bring your comics to life. Students will have fun learning the fundamental art skills of drawing and composition, comic sketching, scriptwriting, character design and colouring techniques. Learn the power of visual storytelling from professional Illustrator and teacher Meg Iverson.

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Artmania – Creative Kids Abstract

Come and join your Artmania teachers at the Silk Purse to discover the world of art! Through art games, painting, sculpture and craft, Artmania will show your child how many fun ways there are to learn and make great art! Double Up! Can’t get enough of Creative Kids? Make sure you sign up for Creative Kids – Paint (114913), classes complement each other.

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Artmania – Creative Kids Paint

Come and join your Artmania teachers at the Silk Purse to discover the world of art! Through art games, painting, sculpture and craft, Artmania will show your child how many fun ways there are to learn and make great art! Double Up! Can’t get enough of Creative Kids? Make sure you sign up for Creative Kids – Abstract (114154), classes complement each other.

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Artmania – Creative Kids

Get inspired by our professional teachers, artists and illustrators and hone your visual art through the study of balance, composition, colour, line, shape, value and rhythm. Our Creative Kids develop creativity and imagination while gaining confidence in their own self - expression. Students will learn and create beautiful art work while having fun on Saturday with their friends. Instructor Meg Iverson.

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Artmania – Creative Writing Juniors

Explore your creativity through the written word! This class is for junior creative writers who will be introduced to foundations of story-telling forms such as short stories, poems, and free-form styles along with games to have fun while helping to boost ideas. Instructor: CK Kaur.

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Artmania – Drawing The Basics

This course is designed to further our students interests in learning how to draw and sketch. Students will learn the tools and techniques artists use to draw. Discover elements of composition, value, texture and line. While learning how to draw animals, people, still life, flowers and more! Learn a life long love of art from educator and artist Mary Hay.

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Artmania – Master Artists

Art is more than something beautiful it shapes our world. Join artist and educator, Mary Hay and learn some funny facts about Master artists and their lives. You will learn the skills and techniques of international artists like Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Augusta Savage, Louise Nevelson  and use these lessons to create your own modern take on sculpture and painting.

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Artmania - Puppet Theatre Play

Get creative and explore shadow puppetry and theatre design with artist and filmmaker Nina Adreina. Learn about the ancient form of Chinese shadow puppets, and learn how to create your own shadow puppets and theatre. Students will bring home their own short film, puppets and puppet theatre. Enjoy entertaining your family too!

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Artmania - Sculpture Explorations 

Sculpture is one of the oldest visual art forms, and helps us learn about history and ancient civilizations. In this class, students will learn the tools and techniques of hand building and construction using a wide selection of materials. Join us for sculpture explorations and have a blast creating.

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Artmania – Storytelling

Have fun with games and storytelling. This class is for junior creative writers who want to learn the foundations of different storytelling forms such as the short story, poetry and free-form. Get your creative juices flowing, and boost your ideas by playing games and having fun.  Instructor: Silouan Hainsworth

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Artmania – Storytelling with Photography

Learn photography and design from multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Andreina IseaIn this class our students learn the fundamentals of photography, how to take a memorable shot, what your message is and how to produce a compelling story through the use of digital cameras, iPhones, iPads and our Photoshop software. 

Notes: We recommend students bring their own cameras in order to continue with their photography outside of our classes. Small studio cameras are available as well.

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WVAM Art Jam

This after school art program for children, presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum, is designed to develop skills in art, design and creative thinking through enjoyable hands-on learning. Participants learn how to express ideas through drawing, painting and mixed media sculpture while discovering fun ways to use a variety of art materials.

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Art Explorers Weekend Edition

Join us for the Weekend Edition of our popular Art Explorers class! Join us every Saturday and draw, paint, sculpt and make prints while discovering the world of art & design. Mediums and techniques using paint, clay and more will be introduced.

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