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2011/12

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A not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth ages 2 – 19


Arts Umbrella inspiring kids for life through the arts Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has delivered high-quality arts education experiences to children and youth ages 2–19. With a strong focus on accessibility, Arts Umbrella provides many avenues of participation: from tuition-based classes with available bursaries, to scholarships and free-of-charge outreach programs. A second location in Surrey is the latest in Arts Umbrella’s community-based collaborations, delivering arts experiences where children need it most. Arts Umbrella is founded on the idea that experiencing the arts can provide profound benefits to a young life and prepare children and youth to be creative, successful members of our communities. With programs in visual, media and performing arts for all skill levels, Arts Umbrella students can begin their artistic learning at any age, and continue to challenge their skills and abilities in a nurturing, artistic environment. A not-for-profit organization, Arts Umbrella relies on the generosity of the community to deliver inspiring programs in visual, digital and performing arts, year after year, to as many children as possible. For information on how you can support arts education in your community, see P6.

how to register Register for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, at the same time! Registration for General programs opens June 1, 2011, and continues all year. Check the website for up-to-date class offerings. See P30 for key dates, contact information and registration details. online New and returning students can register online. www.artsumbrella.com Set up your online account in advance of registration opening, to avoid delays.

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In Person Visit the Student Services team at Arts Umbrella, Granville Island: 1286 Cartwright Street, Vancouver.

By Phone Call the Student Services team during business hours at: 604.681.5268 x222

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, Interac, VISA, American Express or MasterCard.

Have your credit card information ready!

Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


table of contents welcome

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benefits of an arts education

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support arts education at arts Umbrella

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early learning An inspired introduction to self-expression for ages 2–6. Parent & Me classes transition young learners into the learning environment; other classes encourage age-relevant modes of expression.

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visual & applied arts 12 From painting and drawing, to architecture, to sculpture and fashion design, Visual & Applied Arts ask students to represent their perception of the world around them in two and three dimensions. media arts 16 Build a foundation of technical understanding, visual literacy and practical skills for using new media for creative expression and discovery. Current software, hardware and other tools facilitate the learning of theoretical, critical and practical skills. theatre arts 18 Elements of performance, improvisation and play for stage and film develop an artistic sensibility and self-confidence to express with voice and movement on stage. dance 20 Young performers explore dance as artists, athletes, performers, audience members and future professionals. The ballet-based curriculum develops technique, strength and artistic expression, with a focus on health and wellness. home learners, master classes & workshops Connect with peers in an arts-centred learning environment, investigating the arts as a form of personal expression and communication. Visual and performing arts are explored in back-to-back learning sessions.

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outreach Free-of-charge outreach programs provide opportunities for young people to explore their creativity and benefit from arts education, while removing possible socio-economic and geographic barriers to participation.

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spring break & summer programs 28 Get inspired while school is out of session! Spring Break programs are scheduled to match the Vancouver School Board schedule. Two sessions are available for Summer programs in July. Full and half day options available. student services

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key dates

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registration policies and information

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welcome increasing possibilities for inspiration in the coming year Recently, a parent escorted three boys to class, her son and two brothers from the neighbourhood. By encouraging their family, assisting with bursary applications and providing transportation, she ensured two children that may have never visited Arts Umbrella had the chance to learn and grow through creative expression. Arts Umbrella is built on stories like this; stories of community support for arts education, and a shared understanding of how it can positively impact a young life. Stories like this speak to the original and continuing mission to inspire kids for life through the arts.

Lucille Pacey, President & CEO, Arts Umbrella

We have served thousands of children in the past 32 years, bringing the arts to more than 25,000 children in the past year alone, many through bursaries and free-of-charge outreach programs. All of Arts Umbrella’s high-quality programs encourage young people to develop skills that will help them become healthy, confident members of society. The changing makeup of our communities means the needs of our families are changing. As we grow we are committed to taking our programs to the children, and ensuring future success. As a result of market surveys and community consultations, new locations in Surrey will open this year. With 26% of its population aged 19 and under, Surrey was an ideal place to expand and reach children and youth where they live.

Richard Prokopanko, Chair, Arts Umbrella Board of Directors

This is only possible with the ongoing generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations throughout Metro Vancouver. Their commitment to Arts Umbrella allows more children every year to access the benefits of the arts, and lead inspired lives. We welcome our new community partners that have made expansion into Surrey possible, including: BMO Financial Group, City of Surrey, Concord Pacific Development Inc., Deloitte, The Steve Nash Foundation and Westminster Savings Credit Union. Thank you to everyone — parents, volunteers and donors — for believing that inspiring kids for life can result in a better future for us all.

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Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


benefits of an arts education providing children and youth with the tools they need for lifelong success Arts education teaches children methods of discovery and creative expression that can help them achieve success in all areas of life. By providing avenues for cognitive exploration, Arts Umbrella programs encourage children and youth to see the world through their own eyes and determine a path that inspires them.

Research around the world continues to show that engagement in arts learning can result in children that have: • a broader view of themselves and the opportunities available to them • greater self-confidence and self-worth • enhanced innovative thinking skills,

and ability to make decisions • an appreciation of how to work well with others Arts Umbrella believes healthy communities are built by inspired citizens, and is committed to providing arts learning opportunities to as many children in Metro Vancouver as possible.

program highlights early learning - kindergarten More arts classes for our youngest students will now be offered in the early evening and on weekends, to ensure access to visual, media and performing arts for early learners. www.artsumbrella.com/earlylearners

teens - Timetable A separate timetable for ages 13–19 allows teens to stay focussed on school activites while engaging in artistic pursuits. One-day workshops, term-long classes and advanced scholarships provide opportunities to investigate a new art form, pursue a passion, or hone artistic skills in preparation for post-secondary application.

surrey - open in 2011 Two new locations (Central Surrey and South Surrey) will open in 2011, and offer tuition-based and outreach programs to hundreds more children in the fastest growing region of BC.

www.artsumbrella.com/teens

www.artsumbrella.com/surrey

Look for this phrase to see which classes are being offered: NEW! Also available in Surrey.

Artwork hanging in the Lobby of Arts Umbrella - Granville Island. Photo by Alan Gadsby

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support arts education at Arts Umbrella inspiring kids for life leads to strong communities in the future Of the more than 25,000 children who access Arts Umbrella programs annually, more than 13,000 kids, who may face geographical, cultural or financial barriers, participate free of charge or at a reduced rate through bursaries, scholarships and outreach programs.

Arts Umbrella is able to provide accessible programs because of highly committed and supportive donors. Tuition fees cover only 40% of the annual operating budget, with 5% coming from government. The remaining 55% comes from individual, corporate, and foundation donations and fundraising events.

Ensuring programs are sustainable is a key organizational mandate. Only those programs with adequate funding are scheduled, to avoid the cancellation of programs during the year. The negative impact the loss of a program can have on a child is huge, especially when their life may already be filled with uncertainties and instability.

make a difference today Your support is crucial to making a difference in the lives of thousands of children and youth every year. Please consider making a personal gift and encouraging your company to help inspire kids for life through the arts! Make a One-time Donation Every dollar counts! Arts Umbrella welcomes all contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. Commit to a Monthly Donation • $20 a month funds theatre props and creative movement materials for a 10-week Early Learning outreach program, delivered to vulnerable children in Metro Vancouver. • $50 a month buys watercolour and acrylic paints for a 10-month teen outreach program, engaging high-risk youth in creative activities.

Fund a Bursary Bursaries help families overcome financial obstacles to participation, allowing their aspiring artist to enroll in tuition-based programs at a substantially reduced rate. Your gift of: • $130 allows an Early Learning student to attend a 10-week Parent & Me Musical Expressions class. • $470 allows two 10–12 year-olds to attend a 10-week film making and video art program.

Make a Gift of Securities A gift of publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) is a wonderful way to support Arts Umbrella and receive a significant tax benefit. Canadians who donate publicly traded securities to registered charities are not required to pay capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the shares’ value. See your financial advisor for further details. To learn more about how you can support Arts Umbrella, please call 604-681-5268 x271 or email development@artsumbrella.com.

Read more on P29. Read more on P25.

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Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


build a stable tomorrow Make a Planned Gift A planned gift is the ultimate expression of your values and of your support for Arts Umbrella’s mission and helps ensure Arts Umbrella’s sustainability in the long term. Gifts can be made now or deferred, to maximize your tax and other financial benefits. Your gift may be in the form of a bequest, annuity, life insurance

beneficiary designation, or gift of publicly traded securities. Create A Legacy Help ensure that children will continue to benefit from Arts Umbrella programs well into the future by making a gift to a sustained legacy fund, or an endowed gift to the Children’s Arts Umbrella

Foundation (CAUF). Established in 1991, CAUF provides financial stability through changing times. Your investment will ensure Arts Umbrella has an enhanced ability to fund beneficial programs for many years to come. To learn more, call 604-681-5268 x237 or email development@artsumbrella.com.

celebrate with the community Attend unique events to support arts learning Revenue generated by fundraising events helps support program and operational costs and builds Arts Umbrella’s profile in the community. From a signature art auction, to a breathtaking golf experience, to fabulous evenings of food, friends and fun, there is something for everyone! For information, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.artsumbrella.com/events. Indulge: The Art of Beauty May 25, 2011 | Ticket: $200 Spoil yourself with a luxurious experience at holts salon & spa. Only 60 spaces available. Gather your close friends to benefit an inspiring cause! www.artsumbrella.com/indulge Cabriolet June 11, 2011 | Tickets: $200, $350 & $500 Arts Umbrella is honoured to be a charity partner for the Brian Jessel BMW Charity Gala. This year, Cabriolet features a live show by the Barenaked Ladies! www.artsumbrella.com/cabriolet

The Globe and Mail Invitational July 14, 2011 | 18-Hole Tournament: $350; Nine, Wine & Dine: $225 One of Vancouver’s premier charity golf tournaments offers great golf in a spectacular setting at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Arts Umbrella Foundation – creating sustainability for Arts Umbrella’s future. www.artsumbrella.com/golf Arts Umbrella Wine Arts Fall 2011 (dates to be determined) Always “sell-out” events, Arts Umbrella is proud to partner with the Wine Institute

of California to provide premium wine tasting events. This year, both the Napa and Sonoma regions will be featured. www.artsumbrella.com/wine Splash October 15, 2011 | Gala ticket: $300; Luminary ticket: $500 Now in its 29th year, Arts Umbrella’s signature event features a stunning auction of coveted artworks and a spectacular gala in a unique venue on Granville Island. Presented by Brightline | Aymong Family Trust www.artsumbrella.com/splash

Supporters of Arts Umbrella attend Splash - Arts Umbrella’s annual art auction & gala. Photo by Kuna Photography

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current supporters The generous support Arts Umbrella receives from committed donors is integral to making arts education accessible to children and youth through scholarships, bursaries and outreach programs. Arts Umbrella extends heartfelt thanks to all donors and welcomes those who made Arts Umbrella Surrey possible. Please consider supporting Arts Umbrella to inspire more kids for life through the arts!

individuals

foundations

$50,000 and above

$20,000–49,999

Nina Bains Cassils & John Cassils - In memory of H. Mary Cassils

$20,000–49,999

Dana & John Montalbano TELUS Employee Charitable Giving Program

$10,000–19,999

Anonymous Margaret & Gordon Davis

$5,000–9,999

Darrell & David Mindell Catherine Van Alstine & Michael Woods

$1,000–4,999

Andrew Altow Peter Cherniavsky Mary Lou & Peter Gazeley Eugene Jamieson & Mary Ann Crabtree Robert Ledingham Kevin B. Leslie Helen Michelson Andrew Wilkinson & Barbara Grantham Ernest Yee

$10,000–19,999

Buschlen Mowatt Foundation/ Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts Ltd. The Christopher Foundation Pitblado Foundation

Westcoast Reduction/ Diamond Foundation

$5,000–9,999

Robert L. Conconi Foundation

$1,000–4,999

Greygates Foundation The Highbury Foundation Kinder Morgan Foundation London Drugs Foundation Michael O’Brian Family Foundation The Zacks Family Charitable Foundation

corporations $50,000 and above

$1,000–4,999

Vancity wordmark - Positive Version

$20,000–49,999

$10,000–19,999

$5,000–9,999

Brought to you by

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Andrew Peller Ltd. AXA Pacific Insurance Company Bancorp Financial Services Inc. Brook Pooni Associates Capers Whole Foods Market Clive Grout Architect Concert Properties Ltd. Dakralda Properties Ltd. Davis LLP GeoPacific Consultants Ltd. Grosvenor Canada Ltd. Intracorp Projects Ltd. Joey Restaurant Group Kasian Kennedy Design Partnership My Morning Jacket PDG Pediatric Dental Group Inc. Perry + Associates Landscape Architects Reliance Properties Ltd. Sauder Industries Ltd. Singleton Urquhart LLP Strathgae Investments Ltd. Wesbild Holdings Ltd. West 4th Physiotherapy Clinic Inc.

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gift in kind $50,000 and above

$20,000–$49,999

$10,000–$19,999

$5,000–$9,999 The Listel Hotel

government $50,000 and above

$20,000–$49,999

$10,000–$19,999

Arts Umbrella foundation Building a strong financial foundation ensures that children will continue to benefit from Arts Umbrella programs well into the future. Established in 1991, the Children’s Arts Umbrella Foundation (CAUF) provides financial stability through changing times, and increases Arts Umbrella’s ability to independently fund innovative programs. The CAUF manages these funds to support Arts Umbrella’s goals and ensure high quality arts education is accessible to as many children as possible, year after year. Scholarship Endowments

Ken & Anne Woods Scholarship & Bursary Fund is a donor-directed endowed fund to support Arts Umbrella bursaries and scholarships.

Carol Henriquez Legacy Fund (CHLF)

This permanent endowment fund provides sustaining funds for Arts Umbrella programs.

Scholarship and/or bursary endowments have also been established in honour or in memory of the following individuals:

Literacy Chair - $1,000,000

Phyllis Ashley Stephen Denslow, established by Ingunn Kemble Rita Eichenger Dale Mearns Jack Shadbolt, established by the Whist family Gary Switlo Azra Young

Arts Umbrella gratefully acknowledges the contribution from the BC Arts Renaissance Fund ($600,000 endowed)

Additional Annual Scholarship Gifts Tim Brecht Scholarship

Program Endowments - General Sarah McLachlan Music School ($25,000 held in trust) Alan P. Markin ($100,000 held in trust)

Government of Canada

BC Arts Renaissance Fund

Core Discipline Chairs - $250,000 Province of British Columbia The Christopher Foundation Meriem Foundation - in memory of Mary Margaret Young

New Initiatives Chairs - $100,000 The Audain Foundation James A. Burton The Chan Foundation of Canada The Gordon Diamond Family Foundation The Mearns Family - in memory of Dale Mearns Sandra and Mark Snider Anne and Ken Woods

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Teaching Fellowships - $50,000 Darrell and David Mindell

Teaching Fellowships - $25,000 Anonymous Nina and John Cassils - In memory of Mary Cassils Cirque Du Soleil Margaret and Gordon Davis Wendy and Dan Jarvis Dr. Richard and Carolyn Kramer The Lohn Foundation - Darlene and Robert Spevakow Jack Lutsky and Susan Mendelson Marsha and Norman Paul Trudy and Dan Pekarsky Marjorie and Art Reitmayer Pamela and David Richardson The Richardson Foundation Drinda and Barry Scott Beverley and Eric Watt Mary and Peeter Wesik Laylie and Shira Gold, Peter Krivel-Zacks, Juliet Zacks, Ted Zacks - in memory of Melanie Joy Sara Gold

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age ranges l Ages 2–3: Parent & Me, Ages 3–4 & Ages 4–5 | 45 minutes

early learning

l Ages 5–6 (Visual Arts) | 1 hour 15 minutes l Ages 5–6 (Creative Dance, Creative Drama, Digital Discovery and Musical Expressions) | 1 hour Note: “Parent & Me” classes require the attendance of a parent/guardian for the duration of the class.

General early learning supporters include:

dance

theatre

Parent & Me: Creative Dance NEW! Also available in Surrey.

creative drama*

l Early Learning (ages 2–3) Tu 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am W 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am F 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am, 11:30–12:15pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 Join your child as they discover the joy of self-expression through movement, music and rhythm. Group dances, choreography and games encourage coordination, balance and self-confidence, and a foundation for future dance expression. The emphasis is on creativity and fun.

creative dance

NEW! Also available in Surrey. l Early Learning (ages 3–4) M 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am, 1:00–1:45pm F 1:00–1:45pm, 3:00- 3:45pm Sa 8:30–9:15am, 9:20–10:05am Su 1:00 – 1:45pm, 2:00 – 2:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 l Early Learning (ages 4–5) M 2:00–2:45pm Tu 11:30–12:15pm F 2:00–2:45pm Sa 10:15–11:00am, 11:15–12:00pm Su 3:00–3:45pm, 4:00–4:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $120 Spring - $150 The world of dance is revealed to your child through creative exploration, nurturing an understanding of physical expression. Through imagery, music and rhythm, children learn technique, body awareness and ways of relating to each other and the world. Group dances, choreography and the learning of basic dance terminology provide an introduction to various dance genres, from tap to ballet to modern.

NEW! Also available in Surrey. l Early Learning (ages 5–6) Sa 12:15–1:15pm Su 9:45–10:45am Fee: Fall - $180 Winter - $120 Spring - $165 A class packed with fun and exhilarating theatre games encourages children to develop their imagination, creativity and self-confidence. They will learn the beginnings of improvisation, mime and movement through interactive storytelling and an exploration of characterization.

visual arts PARENT & ME: VISUAL ARTS NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Early Learning (ages 2–3) M 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am, 3:45– 4:30pm, 4:45–5:30pm Tu 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am W 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am Th 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am, 11:30–12:15pm F 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am Su 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am, 11:30–12:15pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150

*A session of Dress-up Drama is recommended before enrolling in Creative Drama.

Help your child tap into imagination and creativity by experimenting with colour, shape, pattern, texture, mark-making and collage. Children will work with a variety of wet and dry media including watercolours, finger paint, oil and chalk pastels and some three-dimensional materials.

dress-up drama

art start

NEW! Also available in Surrey. l Early Learning (ages 3–4) M 10:30–11:15am Tu 2:00–2:45pm W 10:30–11:15am, 1:00–1:45pm Th 9:30–10:15am, 1:00–1:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 l Early Learning (ages 4–5) M 9:30–10:15am Tu 1:00–1:45pm W 9:30–10:15am, 2:00–2:45pm Th 10:30–11:15am, 2:00–2:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 The sharing of stories and myths from around the world sets the scene for the children’s journey through the landscape of imagination. Through inspirational theatre games, children create their own stage and pretend to be fantastical creatures, using costumes from Arts Umbrella’s ‘tickle trunk.'

NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Early Learning (ages 3–4) Tu 10:30–11:15am, 1:00–1:45pm W 9:30–10:15am, 2:00–2:45pm Th 10:30–11:15am Sa 10:15–11:00am, 11:15am–12:00pm, 1:15–2:00pm, 4:00–4:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150  Early Learning (ages 4–5) Tu 9:30–10:15am, 2:00–2:45pm W 1:00-1:45pm, 10:30–11:15am Th 9:30–10:15am Sa 9:15–10:00am, 5:00–5:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 Children learn about line, shape, colour and pattern by exploring a variety of engaging themes and their own imaginations. They experience joy and develop confidence in art-making projects using watercolour, tempera paints, oil pastels, chalks and paper collage.

supported by:

Pediatric Dental Group Inc.

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Drawing & Painting NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Early Learning (ages 5–6) W 3:45–5:00pm, 5:15–6:30pm Th 3:45–5:00pm, 5:15–6:30pm Su 9:30–10:45am, 12:45–2:00pm, 2:15–3:30pm, 3:45–5:00pm Fee: Fall - $190 Winter - $135 Spring - $150 Children are inspired by the work of great artists and various artistic themes. They explore art concepts such as scale and proportion, and experiment with texture, line and colour in observational and imaginative drawing. Children work with a variety of materials and techniques, including pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, watercolour, tempera, ink and paper collage.

MIXED MEDIA & SCULPTURE NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Early Learning (ages 3–4) M 9:30–10:15am, 2:00–2:45pm Th 2:00–2:45pm F 10:30–11:15am, 2:00–2:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150  Early Learning (ages 4–5) M 10:30–11:15am, 1:00–1:45pm Th 1:00–1:45pm F 9:30–10:15am, 1:00–1:45pm Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150  Early Learning (ages 5–6) Tu 3:45–5:00pm, 5:15–6:30pm F 3:45–5:00pm Sa 2:15–3:30pm Fee: Fall - $190 Winter - $135 Spring - $150

music

media arts

PARENT & ME: MUSICAL EXPRESSIONS NEW! Also available in Surrey.

DIGITAL DISCOVERY

 Early Learning (ages 2–3) M 9:30–10:15am Tu 11:30–12:15pm Su 9:30–10:15am, 10:30–11:15am Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150 A fun and interactive introduction to basic musical concepts (melody, rhythm, dynamics, musical form and ensemble playing). Musical expression is explored through singing songs, playing handheld percussion instruments, and participating in movement activities and musical stories.

 Early Learning (ages 5–6) Su 9:45–10:45am, 11:00–12:00pm Fee: Fall - $180 Winter - $120 Spring - $165 Children are provided access to software and media arts tools, including computers, printers, scanners, cameras and projectors. Engaged in imaginative projects and themes, children are encouraged to discover their own artistic voice and explore the creative possibilities within media arts.

MUSICAL EXPRESSIONS NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Early Learning (ages 3–4) M 10:30–11:15am Tu 9:30–10:15am Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150  Early Learning (ages 4–5) M 11:30–12:15pm Tu 10:30–11:15am Fee: Fall - $160 Winter - $110 Spring - $150  Early Learning (ages 5–6) Su 11:30–12:30pm, 1:00–2:00pm Fee: Fall - $180 Winter - $120 Spring - $165 See description above.

Children explore and experiment with two- and three-dimensional projects. Their spatial awareness skills will be enhanced by learning techniques and using media including papier mâché, clay, found objects, cardboard, paint and wood. Themes from art history and contemporary subject matter will help children find their inspiration.

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transition  

Early Learning (ages 3–4) Early Learning (ages 4–5)

This supervised 15-minute break allows you to register your child for back-to-back classes on the same day and broaden their exposure to various art forms. Transition is only available as part of a class package.

Class Packages   

Early Learning (ages 3–4) Early Learning (ages 4–5) Early Learning (ages 5–6)

Class Packages allow your child to participate in various artistic disciplines in the same day with back-to-back classes. Children are escorted from their first class to Transition, then to their next class. In packages with three classes, Transition is offered at no charge. Please provide a small, PEANUT FREE snack for your child.

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visual & applied arts

General visual & applied arts supporters include:

Cartooning

London Drugs Foundation

ArCHITECTURE: MAKING & MEANING  Primary (ages 6–8) M 4:00–5:30pm Sa 9:30–11:00am Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Intermediate (ages 9–12) M 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 

Spring - $210

Discover the process of architectural design as you study materials such as cardboard, Styrofoam and wood. Learn to look closely at the buildings and landscapes around you, and develop your manual dexterity and creative process through model-making projects.

Architecture: Scale, Proportion & Composition

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 Spring - $210 Examine design and study many building types — from skyscrapers to stadiums, hospitals to hotels. Learn to understand architecture through observation, drawing and model-making projects. Explore scale, proportion, volume, measurement and creative construction techniques.

ARCHITECTURE: Model Making  Intermediate (ages 9–12) Tu 4:00–5:30pm Sa 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

ARCHITECTURE: DIGITAL SPACES & PLACES

Spring - $210

Explore the relationship between people, habitats, and the environment as you discover ways of building. Learn about scale, structure and composition through observation, drawing and modelmaking while learning the art of creating ‘space.' supported by:

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Spring - $210

Imagine, design and create spaces and places for the future using digital technology. Explore landscape, scale and proportion and use software such as Sketch Up, Photoshop and Illustrator to build your ideas into reality.

Architectural & Environmental Design

 Teen (ages 13–19) Sa 1:30–3:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Further your exploration of architectural concepts and design principles through the study of light, space and materials. This demanding class focuses on spatial design and the interaction of architecture and the environment, and develops your ability to resolve complex design issues. Produce a portfolio of work that expresses your personal style and design approach.

Create stories with cartoons as you experiment with movement, depth, colour, line and point-ofview. Explore character development and use mixed media to make backgrounds, flip-books, shadows, textures, patterns and special effects.

WOOD, CLAY & PAPIER MÂCHÉ  Primary (ages 6–8) M 4:00–5:30pm Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Discover three-dimensional sculpture by using clay, wood, papier mâché and found objects to create unique art pieces. Develop design and construction skills, self-expression and imagination, as you learn about various themes and cultures.

Clay Sculpture

 Primary (ages 6–8) Sa 11:30–1:00pm, 3:30–5:00pm Su 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 Spring - $210 Be inspired by world cultures and contemporary artists. Create three-dimensional works as you learn basic hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab and coil construction.

Cartooning

 Primary (ages 6–8) Tu 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 Spring - $210

Spring - $210

Create funny faces, animals, monsters and comical backgrounds as you learn the tricks of the cartooning trade. Invent images in a variety of media including coloured pencil, pastel, felt marker and paper cut-outs.

Clay Sculpture

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Sa 9:30–11:00am Su 1:30–3:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Travel through time and place to discover myths and fantasy through art. Examine form, function, context and the aesthetics of clay sculpture by using a variety of hand-building techniques.

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Clay Sculpture: Advanced  Teen (ages 13–19) Sa 1:15–3:15pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $170

Spring - $260

Prerequisite: Three sessions of Clay Sculpture or instructor approval Extend your clay sculpture techniques and skills while expressing your creativity through sculptural design. Innovative projects expand your sculpting methods and deepen your understanding of colour, texture and concepts of construction, proportion, form and shape.

Drawing & Painting NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Primary (ages 6–8) M 4:00–5:30pm Tu 4:00–5:30pm W 4:00–5:30pm Th 4:00–5:30pm F 4:00–5:30pm Sa 9:30–11:00am, 11:30–1:00pm Su 9:30–11:00am Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 Spring - $210 Discover artists from all over the world, and learn about colour mixing and patterning, brush strokes and blending. Develop your personal expression, explore drawing and painting with watercolours, inks, chalk and oil pastels, pencils, felts, pencil crayons and tempera paint.

Drawing & Painting NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) M 4:00–5:30pm Tu 4:00–5:30pm F 4:00–5:30pm Sa 11:30–1:00pm, 3:15–4:45pm Su 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150 Spring - $210 Explore natural forms, abstract concepts and still life as you develop your visual perception. Create and make artwork using charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, pen and ink, watercolour and tempera paint. Connect with art history as you tap into your own personal expression.

Drawing & Painting NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Teen (ages 13–19) Tu 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Continue your examination of composition, design, colour theory and art history as you develop your artistic voice and creative style. Using materials such as charcoal, oil pastel, tempera, chalk and pen and ink, learn the art of visual perception through exploring natural forms, abstract concepts and still life.

Drawing & Painting: Advanced

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) F 4:00–6:00pm Sa 1:00–3:00pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260 Prerequisite: Three sessions of Drawing & Painting and instructor approval Continue to develop your drawing and painting skills, and draw inspiration from prominent artists and the natural world. Study colour, line and form through the use of acrylics, conté, ink and pastel. Figure drawings, still life, landscapes, abstraction and other themes will be explored. student services information & registration details P30 T. 604.681.5268 | www.artsumbrella.com

teen scholarship Buschlen Mowatt Scholarship Program 

Pre-professional (ages 14–19)

Fee: Paid by full scholarship Receive mentorship and encouragement to explore unconventional ideas and develop critical thinking in art making, as you create conceptually innovative and aesthetically engaging works. This competitive, juried program is for those who are seriously considering postsecondary studies in visual arts. Committed participants with a passion and a talent for visual arts gain insight to an exhibiting artist’s professional life, and the dedication required to succeed. Projects created in this class build portfolio content and works for public exhibition. The class concludes with a major group exhibition, as part of Expressions (see P17). This 12-week program begins in January. Applications accepted and program information available in November. Visit the website for further details, including portfolio requirements. www.artsumbrella.com/scholarships SUPPORTED BY:

Buschlen Mowatt Foundation/ Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts Ltd.

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Drawing & Painting: advanced  Teen (ages 13–19) Sa 3:00–5:00pm Fee: Fall - $260 Winter - $170

Spring - $260

Prerequisite: Three sessions of Drawing & Painting are required and instructor approval by portfolio review. Portfolios are accepted up until two months in advance of the session. A portfolio is a collection of a student’s best work showcasing the use of various techniques and media. This can be a sketchbook that shows an ongoing interest in art. Due to high demand there will be no exceptions to this policy. Continue to develop your drawing and painting skills, and draw inspiration from prominent artists and the natural world. Study the use of colour, line and form with acrylics, conté, ink and pastel. Figure drawing, still life, landscapes, abstraction and other themes will be explored.

Drawing & Painting Techniques

DRAWING & SKETCHING TECHNIQUES plus

FINE ARTS STUDIO

Prerequisite: Three sessions of Drawing & Painting are required and instructor approval by portfolio review. Portfolios are accepted up until two months in advance of the session. A portfolio is a collection of a student’s best work showcasing the use of various techniques and media. This can be a sketchbook that shows an ongoing interest in art. Due to high demand there will be no exceptions to this policy.

It is recommended that students have previous experience in this subject before enrolling.

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) W 4:00–6:00pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260

In this intensive exploration of mark-making, study the use of colour, line and form by sketching with conté, graphite, ink, oil and chalk pastels. Create perspective figure, still life, landscapes and abstract drawings. SUPPORTED BY:

 Teen (ages 13–19) Su 12:00–2:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335

Free your creativity through examinations of colour, form, composition, line and tone. Develop an understanding of historical and contemporary art. Use traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting materials to create realistic, abstract and expressive works.

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING  Primary (ages 6–8) W 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Experiment with techniques and materials, from oil pastel and tempera paints to printing inks and collage. Create unique works of art with drawing, painting and carving, develop your own artistic expression, and learn about artists and historical influences. SUPPORTED BY: Robert

 Teen (ages 13–19) Th 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Strengthen your artistic foundation by working from observation and the imagination. Develop skills and techniques to portray depth, perspective and shading. Experiment with a variety of media, including charcoal, ink, oil and chalk pastels.

FASHION FOUNDATION  Teen (ages 13–19) F 6:00–8:00pm Fee: $540

During this year-long (25 week) program, you will develop skills in life drawing, fashion illustration, trend forecasting, visual communication and design conceptualization. Alongside this you will explore textiles and fabric design, research historical context of fashion design and expand your skills to build an inspirational fashion portfolio.

Ledingham

DRAWING & SKETCHING TECHNIQUES

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Drawing & Sketching Techniques NEW! Also available in Surrey.

Spring - $210

Develop visual perception by studying perspective, scale and proportion. Create portraits, stilllife images and other works by using your own thoughts and imagination to translate what you see into expressive drawings.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have previous experience in this subject before enrolling. Instructor approval via portfolio review is required. A portfolio is a collection of a student’s best work showcasing the use of various techniques and media. This can be a sketchbook that shows an ongoing interest in art.

NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Teen (ages 13–19) Su 2:30–4:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335

Explore contemporary ideas and experimental techniques. Create in two and three dimensions with painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Initiate self-directed projects while developing a portfolio for admission to post-secondary institutions or the Buschlen Mowatt Teen Scholarship Program. See P13 for more information.

Mixed Media & Sculpture NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Primary (ages 6–8) F 4:00–5:30pm Sa 1:30–3:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Create two- and three-dimensional projects using tempera, watercolour, pastel, chalk and a variety of found objects. Study pattern, texture and colour as you learn to use clay, wood, fabric, paper and other materials in unconventional ways.

mixed Media & sculpture NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Intermediate (ages 9–12) W 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $215 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Enter the world of three-dimensional art forms, and develop skills and techniques using materials and methods of sculptural design. Create your own pieces with traditional techniques and experimental methods, using wood, paint, clay, papier mâché and found objects.

PHOTOGRAPHY: FOUNDATION

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) Tu 4:00–6:00pm Sa 1:30–3:30pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260 Develop your technical skills with a manual 35mm camera. Discover historical processes including pinhole cameras, photograms, cyanotypes and hand colouring to broaden your understanding of the evolution of creating still images. This class includes supervised field trips on Granville Island.

For those who wish to gain experience in fashion design please see Master Class options: P24.

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Photography: Image Making  Teen (ages 13–19) Sa 4:00–6:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335

Begin with the basics of black and white photography, shooting with a 35mm manual camera. Develop film and create original prints in the darkroom. Learn about lens choice, exposure, depth of field, composition and presentation.

Photography: Projects and Portfolio  Teen (ages 13–19) Su 12:00–2:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335

Kicking it old school with the 35mm camera, look at what life was like at life before the digital age. Explore the relationship between the camera and the image as you create work that can be used for your portfolio.

WEARABLE ART (FALL Only)  Teen (ages 13–19) Su 2:30–4:30pm Fee: Fall - $225

Experiment with different print techniques and textural processes as your explore textile art. Explore design concepts specific to working with fabrics, and learn to understand design requirements for printed textiles. This class is for young designers interested in developing and solidifying their design portfolios.

support arts education in your community all children deserve the benefits arts education can bring In order to reach as many children as possible with the benefits of arts education, Arts Umbrella needs to raise more than $1,000,000 from individuals, corporations and foundations through the Annual Campaign. Did you know Arts Umbrella tuition fees cover only 40% of the organization’s annual operating budget? Just 5% comes from government sources, while the remaining 55% comes from individual, corporate, and foundation donations and fundraising events. Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education centre committed to delivering the highest quality visual and performing arts education to young people, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

Of the more than 25,000 children who access Arts Umbrella programs annually, more than 13,000 kids who face geographical, cultural or financial barriers, participate in our programs free of charge or at a reduced rate through bursaries, scholarships and outreach programs. We invite you to contribute any amount to support the Arts Umbrella program or discipline of your choice. Your donation of $1,000 or more will be recognized in print and your donation of $5,000 or more will be recognized with logo placement in the 2012-2013 Arts Umbrella Program Guide. Learn more about how you or your company can support the Annual Campaign. Call 604-681-5268 x224 or email development@artsumbrella.com.

Friends of Arts Umbrella stop by the 2010 Visual and Media Arts Exhibition at Buschlen Mowatt Gallery. Photo by Alan Gadsby.

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media arts

ANIMATION

 Teen (ages 13–19) Th 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $215 Winter/Spring - $335 Prerequisite: Experience using Flash Strengthen your existing storyboarding and character design skills by taking your projects to the next level. Incorporate effects, lighting and mood, and create stories that others have only dreamed about.

Classical Animation  Primary (ages 6–8) Sa 9:30–11:00am Su 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Su 9:30–11:00am Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Spring - $210

Spring - $210

Spring - $210

Expand your animation skills with clay animation, one of the many forms of stop-motion animation. Mould and shape Plasticine to bring your characters and backgrounds to life. Reform and finesse your final project into a short animation to share with friends and family.

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FILM MAKING & VIDEO ART Spring - $210

It is recommended that students have previous experience in this subject before enrolling. Expand your knowledge of contemporary computer animation and enhance your skills using the software, Flash. Learn the principles of character design, storyboarding and animation as you create innovative and unique works.

Claymation

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) M 4:00–5:30pm Sa 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

DIGITAL DISCOVERY

Develop a story as you bring your own characters and drawings to life using flip-books, puppets, clay, cut-outs and multi-plane animation. Engage with contemporary and pop culture animation to create new, inspired works.

 Primary (ages 8-10) F 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

COMPUTER ANIMATION

Early Learning (ages 5–6)

 Teen (ages 13–19) Sa 4:00–6:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Use storytelling, screen tests and inspiration from films to create dynamic cinematography and video work. Develop skills working from simple projects to more sophisticated productions, adding sound and digital effects.

Kid Tech

NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Primary (ages 7–8) W 4:00–5:30pm Sa 11:30–1:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $190

See Early Learning programs P11.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

 Teen (ages 13–19) M 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Capture, create and manipulate digital images using the latest digital SLR cameras. Learn the technical aspects of the camera as you expand your creative expression abilities by exploring Photoshop, Illustrator and other digital imaging software.

FILM MAKING AND VIDEO ART

Develop confidence with the creation of digital imagery and time-based works, such as animation and video. Experiment with KidPix and Photobooth in preparation for further training in Photoshop and Flash. This class is recommended for those interested in taking further Media Arts classes at Arts Umbrella.

MEDIA ARTS

NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Intermediate (ages 9–12) Tu 4:00–5:30pm Sa 9:30–11:00am Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) Sa 1:30–3:30pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260

 Teen (ages 13–19) Tu 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335

Work individually and in small groups to plan, write, shoot and edit short videos using iMovie. Connect with ideas presented by contemporary and historical film and video artists in a way you never have before.

Create dynamic digital art works as you develop your technical and creative skills. Explore image manipulation, animation and video-making with a variety of software, while studying contemporary digital media artists.

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teen scholarship

SOUND ART

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) F 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

 Teen (ages 13–19) W 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter/Spring - $335 Students will create sound works using both proprietary and open source software, exploring field recording with contact and regular microphones, while considering the potential of everyday objects as instruments. Projects will also include the remixing of appropriated sounds from YouTube, movies, and TV shows. Each week the techniques of different sound artists will be explored in relation to student-driven projects.

EA Digital Arts Scholarship Program

 Pre-professional (ages 14–19) Fee: Paid by full scholarship Explore digital arts tools and technology, gain foundational visual arts skills, and learn more about careers in the digital arts industry. You will have the rare opportunity to work with industry professionals who share their knowledge and provide project mentorship. Participants with a passion for new media, a talent for storytelling and commitment to the program, will be able to develop a strong portfolio of work for post-secondary school application.

This full scholarship program concludes with a group exhibition at Electronic Arts, as part of Expressions (see P17). This 12-week program begins in January. Applications accepted and program information available in November. Visit the website for further details, including portfolio requirements. www.artsumbrella.com/scholarships

SUPPORTED BY:

celebrate the cycle of learning expressions, Arts Umbrella's year end festival, shares the magic A collection of inspired performances, showcases and exhibitions comes together to create Arts Umbrella’s yearly festival of the arts. Expressions is an opportunity to celebrate young artists and their arts learning from the past year. Every discipline, every class, and virtually every Arts Umbrella student from

Spring session has work represented, allowing them to take pride in their accomplishments and share that pride with family, friends and the broader public. Catch a glimpse of the artists and inspired citizens of our community’s future! Many activities are free of charge or low cost, ensuring arts learning

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experiences are extended not only to our students, but the community as a whole. Learn more about Expressions: www.artsumbrella.com/expressions SUPPORTED BY:

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theatre arts

General theatre arts supporters include:

Musical Theatre

 Primary (ages 8–10) Th 4:00–5:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

ACT ONE: youth

 Teen (ages 13–19) Fee and schedule information is available online. Prerequisite: Approval of the Artistic Director of Theatre by email pmonizdesa@artsumbrella.com This exciting year-long class will give students the opportunity to work with veterans of the Vancouver theatre industry. Students will use the skills they have learned to create and perform an original piece which will tour to elementary schools across Metro Vancouver. Students will also share their discoveries by creating and delivering workshops in schools. supported by:

This project is supported by the Youth Take Charge program at Canadian Heritage.

Acting for the Camera

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) Tu 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260 Explore the on-camera experience by learning specific acting techniques and gaining an understanding of screen direction. Work through improvisation, monologue, scene study and cold reading exercises as you develop your skills acting for the camera.

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Acting for the Camera NEW! Also available in Surrey.

 Teen (ages 13–19) M 6:45–8:45pm Fee: Fall - $215 Winter/Spring - $335 Explore on-camera acting and develop a deeper understanding of various techniques and screen direction styles through improvisation and scene studies. Build self-confidence and self-awareness through cold readings, audition skills and on-set simulations.

 Intermediate (ages 10–12) Th 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $280 Winter - $190 Spring - $260 For those who love to sing, dance and act, familiarize yourself with musical theatre repertoire through ensemble pieces, solos, vocal training, choreography and improvisation. Learn how to prepare and perform an audition. The Intermediate Spring Session concludes with a performance at the Waterfront Theatre as part of Expressions (see P17).

Musical Theatre

Creative Drama

NEW! Also available in Surrey.  Early Learning (ages 5–6) See P10.  Primary (ages 6–8) F 4:00–5:30pm Sa 1:30–3:00pm Su 11:15am–12:45pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

 Primary (ages 8–10) Sa 3:00–4:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

 Intermediate (ages 9–12) Tu 4:00–5:30pm Sa 4:30–6:00pm Fee: Fall - $225 Winter - $150

Spring - $210

 Teen (ages 13–19) F 6:00–8:00pm Fee: Fall - $215 Winter/Spring - $325 Train in all aspects of ensemble and musical theatre performance, including vocal techniques for group, solo singing and choreographic styles. Focus on technical abilities and artistic styles, while building a repertoire of ensemble performance pieces. The Winter/Spring Session concludes with a performance at the Waterfront Theatre as part of Expressions (see P17).

Scene Study Spring - $210

Discover your imagination, develop your creativity and build your self-confidence through fun and exciting theatre games. Develop your ability to share story ideas through challenging, ageappropriate theatre games.

 Teen (ages 13–20) Th 6:30–9:00pm Fee: Fall - $270 Winter/Spring - $405 Prerequisite: Approval of the Artistic Director of Theatre by email pmonizdesa@artsumbrella.com Concentrate on acting without focussing on public performance. Improve acting skills and discover the art of rehearsing by exploring text, character, story, relationship and rehearsal techniques. Most importantly, learn from the acting process itself. Recommended as a supplemental class for Theatre Troupe members. Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


Theatre Intensive

 Intermediate (ages 10–13) M 4:30–6:30pm Fee: $850 Prerequisite: Approval of the Artistic Director of Theatre by email pmonizdesa@artsumbrella.com Interested in pursuing professional training? This year-long, 32-week class helps you to build your warm-up repertoire and improve audition, rehearsal and performance skills through mask, voice, scene studies and script work. The class concludes with a performance at the Waterfront Theatre as part of Expressions (see P17).

pre-professional theatre training Arts Umbrella offers a rigorous training program for aspiring actors including voice, movement, and choir. Participants are chosen by audition to take part in classes and troupes that emphasize teamwork, discipline, creative input and cooperation. A full year commitment is required.

Directing 

Pre-professional (ages 15–19)

Prerequisite: Approval of the Artistic Director of Theatre by email pmonizdesa@artsumbrella.com This year-long class sharpens your directing skills and teaches you the process of mounting a professional touring production. Work one-on-one with the directors of the Musical Theatre, Junior, or Senior Theatre Troupe to direct short scenes and assist in the direction of the Troupes’ final productions, presented as part of Expressions (see P17).

Junior Theatre Troupe 

Pre-professional (ages 12–15)

Develop the team spirit necessary for touring and producing a play. Fall session is dedicated to intensive training in movement, voice, improvisation, group scene studies and script work. Winter and Spring sessions are dedicated to mounting a professional production that tours to elementary schools across Metro Vancouver. The year culminates with public performances at Waterfront Theatre, as part of Expressions (see P17).

Fee and schedule information is available online. Fees include: 165 hours of class time, extra rehearsal hours, technical rehearsals, headshot sitting fee, Troupe hoodie and tickets for three theatrical productions throughout the year.

Past productions include “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2011), “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2010), ”The Adventures of Stuart Little” (2009) and “Charlotte’s Web” (2008).

Musical Theatre Troupe 

Pre-professional (ages 13–19)

Work with industry professionals in music, dance and theatre to build and polish your audition repertoire and gain valuable experience through intensive training in dance, voice and acting. Immerse yourself in advanced choreography, scene study and vocal training in ensemble and solo performances. Rehearse a full length Musical Theatre production, and complete the year with public performances at the Waterfront Theatre, as part of Expressions (see P17). student services information & registration details P30 T. 604.681.5268 | www.artsumbrella.com

Past productions include “Dear Edwina, Jr” (2011) “Into the Woods, Jr.” (2010), “Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” (2009) and “Honk! Jr.” (2008).

Senior Theatre Troupe 

Pre-professional (ages 15–19)

Get your acting career started with intensive training in voice, movement, non-verbal exercises and professional audition techniques. Focus on developing your process and audition repertoire through skills based exploration and scene work in the Fall session. Winter and Spring sessions are dedicated to mounting a professional production that tours to secondary schools across Metro Vancouver. The year ends with public performances at the Waterfront Theatre, as part of Expressions (see P17). Past productions include “Hecuba” (2011), “Much Ado About Nothing” (2010) “1984” (2009) and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (2008).

auditions auditions for pre-professional theatre training June 12 & September 18, 2011: 10:00am Apply online or contact: Paul Moniz de Sá Artistic Director, Theatre pmonizdesa@artsumbrella.com Audition packages are available online.

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dance

Arts Umbrella’s Dance program is internationally recognized as high-quality training that develops the whole dancer, stressing technique, strength, intellectual and artistic expression, with a focus on health and wellness. Young dancers are given the opportunity to explore dance as artists, performers, audience members and professionals. The program has a strong foundation in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance forms. Program options range from beginner to career-level dance training, including graduate-level programs and a half-day academic program. Arts Umbrella now offers a dance diploma through Vancouver Community College. In addition to regular classes, Arts Umbrella professional-level dance students are given the opportunity to work with local and internationally renowned guest artists and perform world-class choreography through participation in the Arts Umbrella Dance Company (see P22). Performances are an integral part of the program, developing a sense of community and ultimately an understanding of their chosen art form. Program placement is based on age and ability, as assessed through faculty placements or audition, as specified for each program level.

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dance program dates

alumni

September 12, 2011 2011–2012 Dance program begins

Amber Funk Barton (1999) Independent Dance Artist, Founder of The Response Contemporary Dance Company Lara Brecht (1999) District Manager Sixty Inc., Director James Perse Canada Alexander Burton (2010) Ballet British Columbia Michelle Cheung (2005) Ballett National Theater Mannheim (Germany) Katherine Cowie (2000) BJM Danse, Hofesh Shechter Company (UK) Danielle De Jong, MD (1998) Graduate of UBC Medical School Kimberley De Jong (2000) Itzik Galili Dance Company, Compagnie Marie Chouinard Alison Denham (1999) Dance Makers, Wen Wei Dance, Vancouver Independent Artist Tara Dyberg (2000) BJM Danse, Vancouver Independent Artist, Joe Ink Livona Ellis (2010) Ballet British Columbia Shannon Ellis (2006) Melbourne Ballet Company (Australia) Alexis Fletcher (2004) Ballet British Columbia Alyson Fretz (2009) Ballet British Columbia Shannon Ferguson (2005) Ballet Kelowna, Ballet British Columbia Yeva Glover (2004) Company XIV (New York City) Connor Gnam (2005) Ballet Kelowna, Ballet British Columbia Chris Hoyte (2010) Dresden Semperoper Ballet Caroline Kirkpatrick (2009) Sidra Bell Dance New York Rena Narumi (2008) ProArteDanza, Kidd Pivot, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany) Rebecca Niziol (2007) DanceWorks Chicago Alex Parrett (2009) Noord Nederlandse Dans Studio Group (Holland) Julie Pecard (2005) ProArte Danza, Ballett National Theater Mannheim (Germany) Acacia Schachte (1998) Ballet British Columbia, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet NYC Jeannie Vanderkerhove (2000) Independent Dance Artist Sarah Wasik (2006) Toronto Dance Theater Maddy Wynne-Jones (2002) Founder and resident choreographer of the Tempered Body Dance Company in London, England

June 16, 2012 2011–2012 Dance program ends New student registration: June 27, 2011 2011–2012 program registration opens June 25, 2012 2012–2013 program registration opens

past guest faculty GIOCONDA BARBUTO (Montreal) ASZURE BARTON (New York City) CHERICE BARTON (Spiderman NYC) MARC BOIVIN (Montreal) ROBERTO CAMPANELLA (ProArteDanza) MARGIE GILLIS (Order of Canada Governor General Award) GLENN GILMOUR (The National Ballet School) ROBERT GLUMBEK (ProArteDanza) MARK GODDEN JEAN GRAND-MAÎTRE (Alberta Ballet) SHAWN HOUNSELL (LA LA LA Human Steps) ROB KITSOS (SFU) THOMAS KLEIN (Compañía Nacional de Danza de España) DONNA KRASNOW (York University Dance Faculty) JAMES KUDELKA (International Choreographer) FRANCISCO MARTINEZ (Alvin Ailey Juilliard Faculty) ANDREA MILLER (Gallim Dance) EMILY MOLNAR (Ballet British Columbia) KEVIN O’DAY (Ballet Mannheim Germany) KENNY PEARL (Founding Member Toronto Dance Theatre) CRYSTAL PITE (Kidd Pivot) DONALD SALES (Ballet British Columbia) RISA STEINBERG (Juilliard Faculty) LESLIE TELFORD (Nederlands Dans Theatre) WEN WEI WANG (Wen Wei Dance) ALEXANDRA WELLS (Juilliard Faculty)

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general program No audition required. Classes run after school and on weekends. Student advancement is made by instructor placement.

LEVELS 1–8

BOYS ONLY LEVELS 1–3 Ages 6–11 (Grades 1–6)

Boys are introduced to the physical elements of dance and learn aspects of movement, rhythm and musicality in a supportive and active environment. Students will learn appropriate dance class conduct that is based on self-discipline and the ability to work with others.

Ages 6–13 (Grades 1–8) This ballet-based program teaches self-expression through the fundamentals of dance technique. Students learn to appreciate and enjoy movement, musicality, rhythmical awareness and movement vocabulary. All levels are required to take at least one Ballet class per week. Other dance training techniques such as Jazz, Character, Modern and Cecchetti Exam preparation are introduced as early as Level 2. Younger students attend 1 to 2 classes per week, gradually increasing to 4 to 6 classes for the higher levels.

Boys Only classes are one hour per week, after school or on weekends. Students may transition into the gender-mixed General program Levels at any time, where they will continue to learn movement principles and be introduced to Ballet, Character, Jazz, Modern and Pas de Deux (partnering) techniques. supported by:

INTRO TO DANCE

Ages 10–13 (Grades 5–8) Students may audition for the Professional program as early as Level 5. After completing Levels 7–8, students may continue their dance training by auditioning for the Comprehensive or Afternoon Professional Training programs. SUPPORTED BY: West

4th Physiotherapy Clinic Inc.

Students with little or no dance experience are taught basic movements and principles of technique with a focus on alignment, flexibility and strength development.

“As first position is the foundation of dance, Arts Umbrella is the foundation of life… ... The acquired and transferable skill set I received from working with world renowned artists, teachers and a director such as Artemis Gordon gave me the discipline, knowledge and ability to dance through life.” - Lara Brecht, Arts Umbrella alumna

Students take 1 to 2 classes per week, after school or on weekends. Dancers in this program may transition into the General program by instructor placement. Students who wish to pursue advanced training can audition for the Professional Training program.

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professional program supported by:

Entry into all elements of the Professional Program is by audition only. Classes run during the day, after school and on weekends, depending on the level.

AFTERNOON PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (APT) LEVELS 1–2

Ages 13–15 years (Grades 8–9) Classes run after school and on weekends. For advanced dance students who wish to maintain a high level of physical training while adhering to a standard academic timetable. It is designed to develop technique, strength and artistic expression. Classes include Ballet, Jazz, Cecchetti Exam Preparation, Pointe Work and Modern. Students are required to take 5 to 7 classes per week. Students wishing to pursue professional training may audition for the half-day Professional Program.

PRE-ELEMENTARY TO SENIOR LEVELS Ages 11–18 (Grades 6–12)

The Professional Program is designed for the committed and talented dance student. Younger students are introduced to the rigour and physical demands of professional training. Higher levels are for advanced dancers seriously considering a professional dance career. This ballet-based program demands high levels of physical strength, technique and discipline. To complete their high school courses, students are required to either be home-schooled, or attend King George Secondary or Magee Secondary’s half-day Sports and Arts program (SPARTS). SPARTS offers students in Grades 8–12 the opportunity to complete their academic requirements in preparation for secondary school graduation and post-secondary entrance, while allowing them to maintain their rigorous dance training schedule. Students wishing to enroll in the half-day program must attend the audition on January 22, 2012.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Two year post-secondary program. This program provides high-level dance training towards a professional career in dance. Applicants must be at an advanced Ballet level with a pre-professional background. Students receive between 35–50 hours a week of dance instruction at Arts Umbrella. Daily classes include Ballet training, Pointe or Men’s Work, Pas de Deux, Composition, Improvisation, Classical Variations, Cecchetti Exam Preparation, Body Conditioning, Health, Flamenco and Jazz & Modern techniques. The program also features residencies with renowned guest choreographers and rehearsals and performances with the Arts Umbrella Dance Company.

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE & ARTS UMBRELLA DANCE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Two year post-secondary program. Application to Vancouver Community College required. For more information, visit: www.vcc.ca. The unique Dance Diploma partnership between Arts Umbrella and Vancouver Community College (VCC) furthers the Graduate program with academic classes in arts and culture, rhythm training and professional business skills through VCC. After successful program completion, students earn a postsecondary diploma, granted under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.

auditions Live auditions take place at Granville Island for students applying for: • • • •

Professional Dance program Graduate program Vancouver Community College & Arts Umbrella Dance Diploma program Summer Dance Intensive

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January live audition applications must be submitted by January 6, 2012.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March live audition applications must be submitted by February 24, 2012.

DVD Applications

DVD applications will be accepted for students who cannot attend the live audition dates. For details on the admissions process and application forms, visit the website, or contact Marilyn Seki at mseki@artsumbrella.com or 604.681.5268 x200.

www.artsumbrella.com/dance

ARTS UMBRELLA DANCE COMPANY Ages 12+ Students of the Professional Program, as selected by the Artistic Director, Dance.

Established in 1985, the Arts Umbrella Dance Company provides young dancers with broadbased performance opportunities and technical training, in preparation for post-secondary dance education, or a career in a professional adult company. Past members of the Company have gone on to perform in companies around the world. The Company includes senior and apprentice ensembles that train, rehearse, and perform new and innovative works by locally and internationally acclaimed guest choreographers. Company members perform in more than 15 shows a year, and have toured to Montreal, Toronto, New York, and most recently to Japan and Holland. The Company instills a sense of commitment and discipline and teaches good work habits. Participation in the Company is supplemental to other program requirements, and requires full commitment from its members and their families. Company members must dedicate 6 to 10 hours per week to class and rehearsals, plus 4 to 10 hours per month to performances. supported by:

Friends of AUDC, TELUS Employee Charitable Giving Program

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Photo by Michael Slobodian

Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


summer programs SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE Ages 12+ (Grade 7+) August 6–24, 2012 Audition required.

World-renowned choreographers and instructors offer a dance training experience that will help students reach their performance potential. The extensive three-week program includes Ballet, Repertoire, Pointe, Pas de Deux for advanced students, Modern, Jazz, Coaching and Conditioning and Movement Exploration. Students take 4 to 6 classes each day with master instructors, repetiteurs and choreographers, and work toward a final performance.

JUNIOR SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE August 2–6, 2011 July 31–August 4, 2012 Ages 8–12 (Arts Umbrella Levels 3–7) Junior: ages 8–9 Intermediate: ages 10–12

New this year, this program is one of the few intensive summer programs for younger dancers. Featuring special guest instructors as well as Arts Umbrella faculty, the Junior Summer Dance Intensive is a comprehensive way to prepare for classes in September. Classes for both levels include training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance forms.

Photo by Michael Slobodian

connect. engage. inspire. Arts Umbrella Alumni (aua) If you have taken classes at Arts Umbrella in any discipline, for any length of time, since the organization was founded in 1979, we want to hear from you!

We hope to share and celebrate the successes and accomplishments of our past students to inspire our present and future students.

This fall, Arts Umbrella will launch AUA, a program for Arts Umbrella Alumni who wish to reconnect with the magic of Arts Umbrella, re-engage with each other and inspire future generations.

To reconnect with Arts Umbrella Alumni, please email your name and phone number to alumni@artsumbrella.com

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home learners, master classes & workshops programs for home learners

TRANSITION

This supervised 15-minute break allows you to register your child for back-to-back classes on the same day, and broaden their exposure to various art forms. Transition is only available as part of a class package.

theatre

(ages 7–12) M 3:00–4:30pm Fee: Fall - $225 (ages 10–13) W 3:00–4:30pm Fee: Fall - $225

master class series THEATRE

(ages 14–19) Dates and offerings to be determined.

Winter - $150

Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Spring - $210

Theatre Arts classes support the development of each student’s individual artistic voice through analytical thinking and communication skills. Explore your inner actor through improvisation, movement and theatre games, while building a strong foundation in the fundamentals of acting and theatre performance.

Class Packages

Class packages allow your child to participate in various artistic disciplines in the same day with back-to-back classes. Children are escorted from their first class to Transition, then to their next class. Please provide a small, PEANUT FREE snack for your child.

Visual arts (ages 7–12) M 1:15–2:45pm Fee: Fall - $225

Winter - $150

Spring - $210

(ages 10–13) W 1:15–2:45pm Fee: Fall - $225

Winter - $150

Spring - $210

Explore individual creativity through a variety of visual arts disciplines. Fall session includes printmaking, photography, carving, monotypes and silkscreen. Winter session develops two- and three-dimensional building skills and techniques with wood, clay and papier mâché. Spring session focuses on drawing, painting, en plein air (in the open air) exercises and mixed media.

visual Arts Anatomical Life Drawing Tu 6:00–8:30pm, 3 weeks Fee: $120 This three-part workshop explores the structures and forms of the human body, starting with the skeleton and musculature and moving outwards to flesh and drapery. You will utilize monochromatic mediums such as chalk, conté and acrylic paint with a strong focus on lighting and how it effects form. This workshop will give you the tools needed for accurate and dynamic life drawing. Life Drawing in Colour Tu 6:00–8:30pm, 3 weeks Fee: $120 Colour can convey emotions, seduce the eye, and enhance details. Explore the vast possibilities of adding colour to the human figure. Learn some colour tricks and techniques using coloured pencils, oil & chalk pastels, watercolours, tempera and acrylic paints. Introduction to Fashion Design & Illustration Tu 6:00–8:30pm, 5 weeks Fee: $200 Develop fashion design and illustration skills through the use of a broad range of media and mark-making techniques. Explore fashion illustration and engage in the fundamentals of fashion design, including research development, figure drawing and illustration techniques. Guided assistance will be provided throughout the idea generation process and research development.

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Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


workshops funday afternoons (ages 4–40+) Su 2:30–4:30pm, 3 weeks Fee: $75 Experience art as a family. Join your child in the creative process and embark on a journey full of fun and exploration. Experiment with two- and three-dimensional projects using a variety of wet and dry media, including inks, paints, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, wood, clay, papier mâché and cardboard. Work independently or join with loved ones to make a family masterpiece, creating a visual memory lasting forever. Projects are appropriate for all ages and skill levels, no artistic skill necessary. Just have fun! Activities change weekly. Please note: all children participating in Funday Afternoons must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For groups, there must be one adult for every two children.

Westminster Savings arts umbrella Art-Full Saturdays NEW! ONLY available in Surrey. Bring your family and friends and share in the magic of creating art. Activities include visual artmaking, conversation, laughter and joy! This class is available on a drop-in basis.

commit to helping vulnerable kids Support Arts Umbrella’s outreach programs every month Outreach programs remove geographic, cultural and financial barriers to children’s participation and provide them with opportunities to explore their creativity, and provide access to the life-long benefits of arts education. The magic, experience and expertise of an Arts Umbrella class is delivered free-ofcharge to children and youth, in their communities. Arts Umbrella engages with Metro Vancouver schools, community centres and neighbourhood social service agencies with a high proportion of vulnerable children and youth to deliver programs where they are needed most and will provide the greatest positive impact. Your monthly gift can make a huge

difference to vulnerable children. • $20 per month funds theatre props and creative movement materials for a 10-week Early Learning outreach program, delivered to vulnerable children in Metro Vancouver. • $50 per month provides watercolour and acrylic paints for a 10-month teen outreach program, engaging high-risk youth in creative activities. • $100 per month provides curriculum development for a new outreach program in Metro Vancouver. Learn more about how you or your company can set up a monthly gift. Call 604-681-5268 x237 or email development@artsumbrella.com

Please note: all children participating in Art-Full Saturdays must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For groups, there must be one adult for every two children. official community partner:

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outreach

General outreach supporters include:

HeadStart

Andrew Peller Ltd., Clive Grout Architect, Concert Properties Ltd., Robert L. Conconi Foundation, GeoPacific Consultants Ltd., Grosvenor Canada Ltd., The Highbury Foundation, Intracorp Projects Ltd., Kasian Kennedy Design Partnership, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Helen Michelson, Perry + Associates Landscape Architects, Strathgae Investments Ltd., Wesbild Holdings Ltd.

metro vancouver Art Start for Parents

This program provides visual art and creative movement training to parents enrolled in Ray-Cam’s Child Care Training program. Arts Umbrella assists in providing specialist training skills and resources to parents who are mostly ty wordmark - Positive Versionto Canada and parenthood or those training new to become employed as child-care workers. supported by:

Nina Bains Cassils & John Cassils - In Memory of Mary Cassils

ARTS OUTREAcH AT THE FOCUS FOUNDATION OF BC

The Focus Foundation of BC offers a variety of support services for youth, city-wide. This weekly drop-in program provides a fun and safe environment for youth to develop skills and expertise in the fine and performing arts.

ARTS OUTREACH AT THE IMMIGRATION SERVICES SOCIETY (ISS)

Arts Umbrella offers young people going through a settlement program at ISS a chance to develop their own creative expression, build self-confidence and learn new skills through play, movement, music and art making in a safe and supportive environment. Open to those participating in a refugee settlement program. Pacific Insurance Company, Nina Bains Cassils & John Cassils - In Memory of Mary Cassils

HeadStart programs aim to “level the playing field” for children ages 2–6 living in Vancouver’s inner city by providing a stimulating arts-based learning experience. The programs serve children of families from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Contact Arts Umbrella for further information on programs in your community. Programs run at the following locations: Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre Grandview Terrace Pre-school Eagles-in-the-Sky Daycare Strathcona Pre-school Britannia Pre-school Hastings Street Early Learning Centre supported by: Westcoast Reduction/ Diamond Foundation

SUPPORTED BY: AXA

Dance Outreach At Henderson Annex

Fun and exciting dance instruction in a variety of styles is provided for K-Grade 5 students. Through basic dance movements and vocabulary, group dances, games and choreography, the program fosters balance, coordination, fitness and creative expression.

The Christopher Foundation

Music & Theatre Fundamentals at Florence Nightingale Elementary School

Students participate in two back-to-back classes, exploring the basics of music and theatre learning. Musical Expressions introduces the general elements of rhythm, melody, form and tibre, while the Theatre component explores the basics of improvisation, mime and movement.

supported by:

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Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


Surrey Arts Outreach at Lena Shaw Elementary School Stars Academy

Theatre Arts Outreach at Strathcona

This eight-month program includes improvisation, mask making, clowning, script development and puppetry. Students ages 7–12 are provided with a nutritional snack each week. A final public performance is held at the end of each program year.

This multi-discipline program offers after-school instruction in theatre, visual arts and photography to Grades 9–12 students. Classes are designed to help students of the Stars Academy program build self-confidence, develop positive peer connections, and learn problem solving skills while exploring their own creative expression and process.

supported by: Joey Restaurant Group, Dana & John Montalbano, Pitblado Foundation

Theatre Arts Outreach at Britannia

Waterside Child Development Centre

supported by:

westminster savings arts umbrella after-school program

This program offers after-school instruction in improvisation, mask making, clowning, script development and puppetry for students ages 12–18 at Britannia Secondary School. Students are provided with a nutritional snack each week. A final public performance is held at the end of each program year.

Through movement, music and art making, young participants are encouraged to develop imaginative forms of expression in a creative environment that supports the child’s social and personal development.

This program delivers engaging arts programming for young people living in the Central Surrey community. The four-day per week program provides a fun and safe environment for youth to develop skills and expertise in the fine and performing arts. Margaret & Gordon Davis, Dana & John Montalbano

official community partner:

THEATRE ARTS OUTREACH AT KIWASSA NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Kiwassa provides programming for people living in the Hastings Sunrise and Grandview Woodlands areas. These classes provide mentorship and encourage self-esteem through games, improvisation, scene work and performance.

programs for schools HSBC Arts Umbrella Environmental Education Program

This program helps children develop critical thinking skills and an awareness of environmental issues through arts-based projects. Each year, children from elementary schools in Metro Vancouver visit Arts Umbrella to participate in movement and visual arts workshops. Students respond artistically to an environmental topic and explore their impact on the planet. Open to all schools in Metro Vancouver. School representatives can book online in the fall to register their classes. Visit www.artsumbrella.com in late summer for more information.

Rio Tinto Alcan Van Go & Stage Coach

Free theatre and visual arts programs are delivered by Arts Umbrella instructors to select inner city elementary schools throughout the Metro Vancouver area. Students learn to sketch, draw, paint and act in response to a particular topic. Participating schools are defined by consultation with school boards. Preference is given to schools that would normally not have access to programs.

School Performances

Thousands of Metro Vancouver students from select inner city schools experience performances by the Arts Umbrella Dance Company and the Junior, Senior and Musical Theatre Troupes. After each show, students can further their learning experience through a discussion with the dancers and actors. For some students, these performances are their first introduction to the arts, and for others a performance by their peers can foster a life-long appreciation of the arts. Performances are geared towards both younger and older audiences. supported by:

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spring break & summer

Spring Break and Summer programs offer an intensive, arts-infused learning experience. Through hands-on theatre, dance, visual, digital arts, professional programs and early learning classes, children and youth have the opportunity to be immersed in creative discovery and fun, learning while they are free from their regular school work.

spring break Registration opens November 1, 2011.

summer Registration opens February 7, 2012.

(ages 12+) August 6–24, 2012 Audition required.

Summer Programs are divided into two, twoweek periods in July. Each period offers students the opportunity to attend up to four classes per day, five days a week.

See P21 for audition dates and registration information.

SUMMER SESSION 1 (JULY 3–13, 2012) SUMMER SESSION 2 (JULY 16–27, 2012)

Spring Break program are scheduled to match the schedule established by the Vancouver School Board.

Children and Youth

Spring Break Session 1 (March 12–16, 2012)

Classes packed with imaginative theatre games, explorations in colour and form and investigations into digital and camera arts are sure to pique the interest of every child.

Spring Break Session 2 (March 19–23, 2012)

(ages 3–4, 5–6, 6–8, 9–12)

Pre-professional Programs (ages 13–19)

These practical, project-based classes have been created for students who wish to develop or enhance their skills and strengthen their portfolios. All programs are suitable for enthusiastic and openminded students with a keen interest in the arts.

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Summer dance intensive

World-renowned choreographers and instructors offer a dance training experience that will help students reach their performance potential. The program is designed to encourage technique, strength and artistic expression.

JUNIOR SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

August 2–6, 2011 July 31–August 4, 2012 Ages 8–12 (Arts Umbrella Levels 3–7) Junior: ages 8–9 Intermediate: ages 10–12 New this year, this program is one of the few intensive summer programs for younger dancers. Featuring special guest instructors as well as Arts Umbrella faculty, the Junior Summer Dance Intensive is a comprehensive way to prepare for classes in September. Classes for both levels includes training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance forms.

Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


share the magic with another child Help a child in financial need receive the benefits of high-quality arts education Arts Umbrella’s Bursary Fund assists families financially to provide arts education for their children at a substantially reduced rate, or a nominal fee. Share the magic of arts education with those who struggle to afford full tuition. Your gift of: • $130 allows a 2–3 year-old to attend a 10-week Parent & Me class.

• $1,520 allows a 15–19 year-old to attend a week-long theatre intensive during Summer session. • $4,110 allows a 12–14 year-old to attend a full year of pre-professional dance training. Learn more about how you or your company can contribute. Call 604-681-5268 x271 or email development@artsumbrella.com

• $470 allows two 10–12 year-olds to attend a 10-week film making and video art class. Artwork on display at an Arts Umbrella exhibition. Photo by Alan Gadsby.

student services information & registration details P30 T. 604.681.5268 | www.artsumbrella.com

“Our gratitude for the bursary is beyond the words ‘thank you’... ... It made a difference in our son’s life.” - Arts Umbrella parent

bursary fund is supported by:

The Mearns Family - in memory of Dale Mearns Ken & Anne Woods Scholarship & Bursary Fund

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student services supporting learning and accessibility

contact student services

Arts Umbrella strives to meet the needs of all students and their families, ensuring their Arts Umbrella experience is positive and arts learning is maximized.

Registration Line: 604.681.5268 x284 Registration Fax 604.681.5272 E-mail: registration@artsumbrella.com

Contact the Student Services office for information related to classes, programs and registration, including: • age and level placement information • class curriculum details • online registration questions • registration change requests

• withdrawal information • payments and fee schedule • bursary requests

Coordinator, Student Services T 604.681.5286 x222 Registration Specialist, Student Services T 604.681.5268 x200

Thank you for choosing Arts Umbrella for your child’s artistic learning experience!

key dates & information Note: dates indicated pertain to Arts Umbrella programs in Vancouver. For information on Arts Umbrella Surrey, visit www.artsumbrella.com/surrey. general programs (ages 2-12) Fall Session (12 weeks): September 12–December 4, 2011 Winter Session (8 weeks): January 9–March 4, 2012 Spring Session (11 weeks): March 26–June 17, 2012

summer programs Session 1: July 3–13, 2012 Registration begins February 7, 2012 Session 2: July 16–27, 2012 Registration begins February 9, 2012 Summer Dance Intensive: August 6–24, 2012 Junior Summer Dance Intensive: August 2–6, 2011 July 31–August 4, 2012

Registration begins June 1, 2011

See dance session dates.

teens Session 1 (10 Weeks): September 26–December 4, 2011 Session 2 (15 Weeks): January 23–June 4, 2012

Dance program Registration for 2011–2012: begins June 27, 2011

Registration begins June 1, 2011 spring break programs Session 1: March 19–23, 2012 Session 2: March 25–30, 2012 Registration begins November 1, 2011

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Program dates: September 12, 2011–June 16, 2012 Dance Recital June 8–10, 2012

Arts Umbrella Closures No classes or programs take place on the following days, unless otherwise noted for specific programs. Labour Day: Monday, September 5, 2011 Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 10, 2011 Remembrance Day: Friday, November 11, 2011 Winter Break: December 24–January 3, 2011 Easter Weekend: April 6–9, 2012 Victoria Day: Monday, May 21, 2012 Canada Day: Sunday, July 1, 2012 BC Day: Monday, August 6, 2012 stay in touch Check Arts Umbrella’s calendar for more important dates: www.artsumbrella.com/calendar Arts Umbrella is on Twitter and Facebook!

Registration for 2012–2013: begins June 25, 2012

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Summer Dance Intensive: August 6–24, 2012 Junior Summer Dance Intensive: August 2–6, 2011 July 31–August 4, 2012

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Arts Umbrella | Inspiring Kids for Life! charitable registration # 118852300 RR 000


registration information and policies tips for a quick and easy registration process

2011/2012 Registration Dates

Arts Umbrella classes and programs provide diverse opportunities for children and youth to discover their artistic voice in a positive learning environment. For details on participation in outreach programs, see P26. Check the website or contact Student Services for details on specific classes, including advanced and pre-professional program admission guidelines, and prerequisites.

Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions registration begins June 1, 2011. Teen programs registration begins June 1, 2011. Spring Break programs registration begins November 1, 2011. Summer programs registration begins February 7, 2012.

policies Instructors or program content may be changed at Arts Umbrella’s discretion, without notice. Information on the online registration system should be considered the most up-to-date. Some programs and classes may have specific requirements and policies. Please visit the website or contact Student Services for details. FEES Applicable program fees must be paid in full upon registration. A charge of $25 will apply to returned cheques. ATTENDANCE Every child who attends a class at Arts Umbrella must be registered through online registration or by Student Services. Instructors do not have the ability to register students. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class and unregistered students will be directed to Student Services. PARENT PICK-UP Arts Umbrella is not responsible for students before or after class time. If a parent/guardian is late picking up a child from class, a fee of $10 will be charged. Repeated lateness may lead to discharge from the class with no refund. FIELD TRIPS Instructors may lead supervised excursions on Granville Island during class time. Parental permission for these excursions is required at time of registration. The front desk is always informed of excursions on Granville Island.

Participation in off-island field trip(s) will only be granted on receipt of Field Trip Parent/ Guardian and Student Permission form. AGE Arts Umbrella reserves the right to withdraw students who have been registered into the incorrect age category. MEDICAL/LEARNING NEEDS Parents/ guardians are required to inform Arts Umbrella at the time of registration of any allergies, or physical, emotional or learning needs their children may have. LANGUAGE For safety reasons, all students must have a comprehensive understanding of English before attending classes. ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY Arts Umbrella reserves the right to photograph and film students and their work for advertising and publicity purposes. Arts Umbrella reserves the right to use student artwork for exhibition at no charge. Parental permission is requested at time of registration. WITHDRAWALS, transfers and refunds All withdrawal and transfer requests must be received in writing. Non-attendance or non-payment of outstanding fees does not constitute a formal withdrawal. Requests may be dropped off, faxed to 604-681-5272 or e-mailed to registration@artsumbrella.com. Please note that Arts Umbrella no longer retains credit balances.

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Fees and Deadlines: Fall, Winter, Spring Session • Withdrawals $50 • Transfers: $25 • Deadline: 48 hours after the 2nd class Year-Long Programs (Dance and Theatre) Withdrawals: • 2 weeks before start of program $100 • Before Sep 30 - Arts Umbrella retains 30% • Before Dec 1 - Arts Umbrella retains 50% • After Dec 1 - Arts Umbrella retains 100% Spring Break & Summer Programs / Summer Dance Intensive • Withdrawals: 2 weeks before start of program $100; not accepted after the deadline. • Transfers: $50 Illness or injury: A pro-rated refund may be issued outside of the above time guidelines if a written request is accompanied by a physician’s note. Removal for Conduct: Arts Umbrella reserves the right to remove any student who fails to comply with its rules and regulations or who engages in any activity deemed contrary to the fulfillment of Arts Umbrella’s objectives by the Director, Programming. In such an event, Arts Umbrella will be owed the fees for the complete school year. Bursary recipients will be asked to reimburse the full value of any bursaries used toward their current registration.

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locations New! Arts Umbrella opens in Surrey in 2011! Learn more at www.artsumbrella.com/surrey Arts Umbrella Granville Island 1286 Cartwright Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 T 604.681.5268 Main reception: x0 Registration Fax 604.681.5272 Email: info@artsumbrella.com

Arts Umbrella Surrey - south Shops at Morgan Crossing #N112–15850 26 Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 2N6 Email: surrey@artsumbrella.com

Arts Umbrella surrey - central Park Place Central Surrey 13688 100 Avenue Surrey, BC Email: surrey@artsumbrella.com

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