Arts Education

VCA’s Arts Education program was founded with the belief that art has the power to ignite creativity, build confidence, foster connections and change lives. The Blue Heron Education Center—our dedicated space for classes, art experiences and curated shows—is home to a rotating catalog of classes in drawing, painting, theatre, photography, ceramics, creative writing, music, movement and more. Vashon’s talented artists are our community’s richest resource. We partner with 45-50 local artists to offer over 90 classes and camps per year to students of all ages and abilities.

Summer is coming–and we are more than ready for it at Vashon Center for the Arts. And you can breathe a little sigh of relief, too, when you reserve your student’s spot. All of our summer camps are open for “risk-free registration at this time.” That means you don’t pay for camps until you know they’ll run . . . conditions permitting, COVID-19 safe-to-play! VCA Registrar will contact you with invoice once camp is confirmed to run. Several of our teachers are working on alternate lesson plans and pricing in case the camps must go online!  Tuition and times subject to change.

**VCA couldn’t do it without all our volunteers and donors who contribute in so many ways including our SCHOLARSHIP fund!! Thank you!! We have scholarships available for all applicants, making art and dance accessible to all! For more info, click the link below:


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Crazy Creatures Illustrated Book

Crazy Creatures Illustrated Book
Ages: 7-11
Mon-Fri, July 6-10 | 9:30 am-11:30am
Tuition: $130 Member | $145 General (includes $10 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Online

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Mythical Creature Puppet Camp

Mythical Creature Puppet Camp
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, July 13-17 | 10 am-1 pm
Tuition: $180 Member | $195 General (includes $22 materials fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende
Location: Online

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Crazy About Photography

Crazy About Photography
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 13-17
Mon & Fri, 10:30 am-1:30 pm 
Tuition: $180 Member | $195 General 
Instructor: Ray Pfortner

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Family Screen Print: T-shirts and More!

Family Screen Print: T-Shirts and More!
Ages: 5-Adult (anyone younger than 10 needs an adult buddy)
Sat, July 18 | 12:30-5 pm
Tuition: $75 Member | $85 General (includes $20 materials)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

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Printmaking Extravaganza!

Printmaking Extravaganza!
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, July 20-25 | 10 am-noon
Tuition: $130 Member | $145 General (tuition includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Zoom

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Summer Suzuki Lessons

Summer Suzuki Lessons
Ages: 4-18
Four session Summer term (contact Gaye to schedule)
15mins: $70 General | $60 Member
30mins: $125 General | $110 Member
45mins: $195 General | $180 Member
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: United Methodist Church Classroom

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Young Songwriter Camp

Young Songwriter Camp
Ages: 7-12
Mon-Thurs, July 27-31 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $235 Member | $250 General (includes $12 materials fee)
Instructor: Havilah Rand

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Self Portraiture

Self-Portraiture
Ages: 9-13
Mon-Fri, July 27-31 | 10 am-noon
Tuition: $125 Member | $140 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Online

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Teen Photo Intensive

Teen Photo Intensive
Ages: 14-19
Mon-Fri, Aug 10-14
Mon & Fri 10 am-3 pm at Blue Heron; Tues-Thurs, 8 am-5 pm off Island photo shoots
Tuition: $470 Member | $495 General (includes $110 fee for materials, admission & transportation)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner

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Figure & Costume Drawing Camp

Figure & Costume Drawing Camp
Ages: 11-17
Mon-Fri, Aug 17-21 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $240 Member | $260 General (includes $17 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

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Natural Wonders Clay Camp

Natural Wonders Clay Camp
Ages: 7-11
Mon-Fri, Aug 17-21 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260 Member | $280 General (includes $50 lab fee)
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: Liz Lewis Studio

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