Vancouver in a Little Artist’s Eye: 4-Day Winter Arts Camp in Vancouver
Vancouver is one of the most agreeable cities to live in the world. It is a paradise for artists from different countries to obtain inspiration. When you step on this exotic land, we have prepared a basket of fun for you — Vancouver in a Little Artist’s Eye Winter Camp. We will take you to exploit the clear sky full of stars and the tranquil little town teemed with pastoral atmosphere under Vincent van Gogh’s painting brush. Follow the world’s top artists to learn and dampen yourselves in the thrill of painting.
The 4-day winter arts camp is organized and sponsored by Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation. It is aimed at broadening students’ horizon, introducing local Vancouver arts, and promote painting culture. Through painting, sketching in nature, and tours in various scenic spots, the camp enables students to learn the features of Canadian ways of living and cultivate their interest in painting.
- Painting classes: Mr. Weizhang Meng, Chair of organization committee of the 4th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition, Founder of Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation, also a renowned painter and photographer in Vancouver, will teach potential painting classes. We will learn about the creations of artists, different styles and schools of paintings, and the historical development of modern arts.
- Sketching in nature: The winter camp includes one trip to Stanley Park for students to do sketching. You will draw and paint, taking as our inspiration the urban landscapes we love, or love to hate. We will look at how exciting perspectives on art and architecture can transform the body and spirit of this lovely city.
- Study tours: You will visit Emily Carr University of Art and Design, one of the top Canadian art schools. You will learn about its unique programs and curricula. On your way to Emily Carr, you will take a slow walk on Granville Island, a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colorful artistic community.
- Yoga practice: This is a child-friendly activity that stimulates mental and physical health. Practicing yoga has a lot of benefits for kids. It encourages children’s creative imagination and self-expression, as well as promotes concentration, self-discipline and develops inner strength and clarity. A certified yoga instructor shares his knowledge and skills in very engaging atmosphere.
- Exhibition and granting certifications: Want to make your creation public? We will hold an exhibition for all the camp participants to showcase your art works in Richmond Public Library on the last day of the camp. We will invite local school students, teachers and Vancouver governmental officials to come and visit the exhibition. You will also get a certificate for participating and complete the winter camp.
Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation is a non-profit organization concentrating on the enhancement of art development among youth. Therefore, the camp fees are covered by the foundation. All the selected participants are only responsible for their transportation, meals, and painting tools.
How to Register
Local students aged from 7 to 18 years old are encouraged to apply. Please get and fill out the application form, and submit your art portfolio including three of your past art works (including a cover letter introducing the portfolio) at 5631 No. 3 Rd, Richmond.