Artmania is the place to be this summer. Have you visited our beautiful studio in Dundarave Village, West Vancouver? It’s the perfect inspirational environment to nurture your budding artist! We offer all types of classes for all ages and abilities. Our team of instructors lead your children in fun filled days of art. We’ll take advantage of beautiful weather and lovely surroundings to include the outdoors in art and play.

Our summer classes run Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with three different themes every week! There will be so much for your children to do at Artmania; it’ll be awesome! We’ll work on one theme from Monday to Thursday, 9am-12:30 pm. The afternoons (1:30-5pm) will be a different class with a completely different theme, so your children can bring their lunch and stay all day to take part in all we have to offer. The projects will be complete on Thursday, but we’ll run a different themed art class on Friday for those who can’t get enough! Or, maybe, your children want to check us out for the day (or even just an hour)!

The summer begins with the history of architecture from natural occurring to man-made sand buildings. Travel back through the ages to discover all sorts of fascinating architecture. Students will recreate their own cityscape painting and explore built forms with cardboard; creating their own fully formed city or fantasy castle. This class (Architectural Paintings: Buildings & Castles) will run from 9am to 12:30 pm; Monday July 4th to Thursday July 7th.

The architecture theme continues in the afternoons (1:30 pm to 12:30 pm, Monday July 4th to Thursday July 7th ) with the Architecture of Frank Gehry & Sturdy Stools. “Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian-born American architect, residing in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become world-renowned attractions.” Wikipedia. We’ll move our focus to Frank Gehry’s famous sturdy stools and students will be taught how to design, sketch and plan out the steps needed to construct their own stool.

Bring your children to both morning and afternoon classes by signing up for the all day option: All Day Option Architectural Castles and Sturdy Stools. Then don’t forget to sign up for the Friday class! Let’s Get Messy: Fun in the Sun runs on Friday July 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

And that’s just the first week of summer! Check out our website and stay tuned to our blog posts for a description of all the activities and art themes we have planned for the summer!

written by Domenica Mastromatteo