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Arts Programs at the Shadbolt

Summer 2021 Programs

Nurture your creative side and reconnect with the community as summer programs and classes return to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. A wide variety of programs are available for kids, teens and adults! We also offer online options for creative writing, visual arts, private speech arts and private music lessons. Please use the links below to view programs.

Priority registration for summer programs begins May 31 at 9am for Burnaby residents. General registration for non-Burnaby residents begins June 3. Registration is available online via WebReg.

If you require additional support during a program, please review the program support package

Fall Program Registration

Priority registration for fall programs begins August 17 at 10am for Burnaby residents.

General registration for everyone begins August 19 at 10am.

Please note: For everyone’s safety, programs are operating at limited capacity in accordance with current Provincial Health Orders (PHO). If there are changes to the PHO that allow us to increase participant capacity and spots open up, people on waitlists will be contacted. We encourage you to add your name to the waitlist when programs are full. 

Week Long Programs:

Children Camps

Camp: Registration:
Art Quake  Waitlist 
LARPing: Fantastic Journeys Waitlist
LARPing: The Deer Lake Chronicles Register » 
Pop Stars Register » 


Children Mini-Camps

Program: Registration:
Art Blast Mini Camp Waitlist
Bridges, Boats and Buildings  Waitlist
Clay Circus  Waitlist 
Piano  Basics - Summer Intro  Waitlist 
Summer Cartooning Mini Camp  Waitlist
Summer Robotix Mini Camp  Register »
Summer Tie Dye & Shibori Mini Camp  Waitlist 
Summer Writing: Making Stories  Waitlist 
Shadbolt in your Community - Sculptooning Waitlist
Violin Basics - Summer Intro  Register » 



Program: Registration:
Character Design Fundamentals  Waitlist
Fashion Design & Illustration Fundamentals   Waitlist
Story: A Fiction Intensive for Youth  Waitlist 
Summer Dance Intensive (13-16 yrs)  Register » 
Summer Teen Drawing Intensive  Waitlist 
Tie Dye & Shibori Fabric Dyeing  Waitlist 



Program: Registration:
Art Explorations for Adults  Register » 
Botanicals with Watercolours & Ink Pens  Waitlist 
Create a Videopoem Register » 
Summer Landscape Drawing  Register » 
Summer Landscape Painting  Register » 
Summer Wordplay Register » 
Summer Writing: A Workshop for Adults Register » 
Watercolour Fundamentals Workshop  Waitlist




Private Piano - Summer (Svjetlana)  Register » 


Summer Shadbolt Teen Clay  Waitlist 


Ceramic Arts 
Chawan & Yunomi  Waitlist
Focus on Wheel-Throwing  Waitlist
Introduction to Pottery  Waitlist 
Pottery @ Home  Register »
Summer Pottery  Waitlist
Raku Firing Workshop (Fall)  Register » 
Soda Firings (Fall) Register » 


Ballet Beginner  Waitlist 
Ballet Intermediate/Advance  Waitlist
Daytime Modern Dance - Open Level  Register » 
Jazz Intermediate   Register » 
Jazz Intermediate/Advance  Register » 
Modern Dance Beginner  Register » 
Modern Dance Intermediate   Register » 
Open Level Ballet  Waitlist 
Tap Dance Beginner  Register » 
Tap Dance Intermediate   Register » 


Literary Arts 
Book Talk: Don McKay  Register »
Book Talk: Rukeyser, Rich & Brand  Register » 
Summer Writing Retreat Register » 
Writing a Memoir Register » 


Visual Arts
Online: Evening Watercolours  Register » 
Summer Urban Sketching  Register » 


For Everyone's Safety:

  • Fine Arts programs will have reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
  • Physical distancing will be enforced through room set-up and floor markers
  • Please maintain 6 feet or more between yourself and others at all times
  • Studios will be open to participants and staff only with designated washrooms for use during programs 
  • Respect and follow the directions of programs staff at all times
  • Expect staff to follow enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols with frequent cleaning of high touch points 
  • Practice good hygiene: wash or sanitize your hands often, and cover your cough or sneeze
  • First aid procedures have been modified to ensure the safety of participants and staff
  • If you appear to be sick, you will not be allowed to participate. Please stay home if you are sick


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