Arts Education

Education Programs
Spring Term COVID Safety Protocols  

Masks are required indoors for instructors and students over the age of 2 and are optional outdoors. Parents of children who require special health considerations should contact Registrar, Joy Ghigleri, at 206-259-3005 so that adjustments can be made to individual class policies. We will continue to practice the following COVID protocols: 

  • All staff and instructors are fully vaccinated.  
  • Windows are open during class for increased ventilation.  
  • High contact surfaces are wiped down frequently.  
  • Students, staff and instructors must stay home if they have had exposure to someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID, or if they or someone in their household are experiencing any COVID symptoms (including fever, congestion/runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, vomiting, or any other symptom identified by the CDC as identified with COVID).  
  • We will communicate quickly and openly to parents in the event of any suspected or confirmed exposure to COVID. In the event of a confirmed positive case, we will contact local health officials and follow their guidance on next steps.  

Note for student performers: In order to participate in a dance or musical theatre production on the Kay White Hall stage, all students must show proof of vaccination, OR test negative for COVID on the first day of loading into the theater AND again on the day of the first performance. To facilitate this process, we will set up a testing station in which VCA staff will witness the testing and results of a parent/guardian administered rapid test. Parents/Guardians will need to purchase their own tests and bring them to the testing station with their student. We recommend BinaxNOW kits, available through Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Amazon. We will reach out with more information for students involved prior to their production dates.  

*We will continue to monitor the local and overall COVID case numbers and will require all students and instructors to wear masks if cases increase significantly. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the shifting Covid landscape. 

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› Summer Camps & Classes

Tiny Treasures in Clay

Tiny Treasures in Clay
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 8-12 |10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (includes $35 for materials)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Use your imagination to make mini ceramic treasures like embellishments, beads, and pocket-sized sculptures. Learn the basics of working with ceramics on a small scale and use tiny tools to add texture and details to your art. We will use low-fire clay, colored pigments, and screen-printed glaze applications. Jewelry making supplies are provided. A great camp for making art for yourself, and gifts to share with friends and family!

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Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid – FULL (Join Waitlist)

Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid - FULL
Ages: 8-16
Mon-Fri, Aug 1-12 | 10 am-2 pm
Performance in Kay White Hall: Fri, Aug 12 | 7 pm
Tuition: $495 Member | $525 General (includes $45 materials fee)
Instructors: Elise Ericksen, Marita Ericksen
Location: Kay White Stage

Dive into two weeks of musical theatre as you journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

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Faces and Expressions Drawing Camp

Faces and Expressions Drawing Camp
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 15-19 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260 Member | $280 General (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Bring your characters to life by learning how to draw faces with emotion. Explore how a face moves and how small details in your work can change the emotion of a face. Draw people and animals with proportionate facial features and interesting expressions and learn how to tell a story through art. Practice the basic placement of the parts of a face and how they change as we express joy, surprise, curiosity, and more. Use pencils, graphite sticks, chalk pastel, charcoal, pens, inks and markers. Learn tools and tricks like tracing, drawing a reflection, and drawing on top of a photograph to make drawing feel easier. This camp is for everyone, regardless of experience level with drawing.

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Crown & Canopy Nature Building Camp

Crown & Canopy Nature Building Camp
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, Aug 22-26 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $255 Member | $275 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron Gallery and Backyard

Bring your imagination to life as you construct small worlds out of natural materials. Make fantastic crowns. Build mini-tree houses, forts, and fairy houses complete with ladders, swings, hammocks and staircases. What will you create?

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Scholarships available!

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have financial aid available to make arts education classes accessible to any student interested.

Please click the link below or contact BHEC Registrar for more information:

joy@vashoncenterforthearts.org