Arts Education at the Blue Heron Education Center

The Blue Heron Education Center is home for arts education classes and second home to many participating students in our community. We fill every classroom, nook and cranny with arts education activities all throughout the week. There is something for everyone of all ages. For over 30 years we have been providing arts education classes instructed by our very talented local artists. Classes range from painting, clay, violin lessons, encaustics, print making and more. We offer 3 sessions: Fall, Spring, and Summer. And we even have scholarships available. For more information, you can reach our Registrar at 206-259-3005. Welcome to the Blue Heron!

Summer Registration Opens March 13th at 10:00am!

Bezel Set Stone Setting 

Vashon Island High School Vashon, WA, United States

Bezel Set Stone Setting 
Ages: Adults
Tuesdays, March 5-26 | 6-9 pm 
Tuition: $250 (includes $45 materials fee)
Instructor: Kate Dunagan
Location: Vashon High School, Room 1109

Sculptural Self Portraits

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Sculptural Self Portraits
Ages: 8-12
Friday, March 8 | 9 am-3 pm  
Tuition: $120 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Botanical Linocut Paper Quilt Exchange

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Botanical Linocut Paper Quilt Exchange
Ages: 15-Adult
Saturdays, March 23 & 30 |10 am-5 pm
Tuition: $240 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Yoshi Nakagawa
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Lost Wax Casting

Vashon Island High School Vashon, WA, United States

Lost Wax Casting
Ages: Adults
Tuesdays, Apr 16-May 7 AND Wed, May 1 | 6-9 pm
Tuition: $315 (includes $55 materials fee)
Instructor: Kate Dunagan
Location: Vashon High School, Room 1109

Accordion Books

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Accordion Books
Ages: 16-Adults
Tuesdays, April 16-May 21 | 7-9 pm
Tuition: $235 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor: Susan Gross
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Photo Styling: The Art of Arranging

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Photo Styling: The Art of Arranging
Ages: 15-Adult
Thursdays, Apr 18 & 25 | 6-8 pm - indoor photo shoots (BH gallery)
Saturday, Apr 27 | 10 am-noon - photo shoot at Pt. Robinson
Thursday, May 9 | 6-8 pm - photo sharing via zoom
Tuition: $140
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Location: see above

Basket Weaving: Beaded Wooden Serving Tray

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Basket Weaving: Beaded Wooden Serving Tray
Ages: 13-Adult
Sunday, April 21 | 1-5 pm
Tuition: $95 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor: Barbara Gustafson
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Clay Hand Building

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Clay Hand Building
Ages: Adults
Wednesdays, Apr 24-May 29 | 6:15-8:45 pm
Tuition: $310 (includes $55 materials fee)
Instructor: Laurie Thorpe
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Drawing and Biomimicry

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Drawing and Biomimicry
Ages: 13-Adult
Thursdays, May 2-30 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuition: $170
Instructor: Britt Freda
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Science & Art Series: Octopus! 

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Science & Art Series: Octopus! 
Ages: 10-Adult (students under 15 please register with an adult) 
Sunday, May 5  
Session 1: 9:30 am-12:30 pm 
Session 2: 2-5 pm 
Tuition: $100 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructors: Duncan Berry and Maria Metler  
Location: Blue Heron Gallery   

Natural Dyeing Basics

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Natural Dyeing Basics
Ages: 10-Adult
Saturday, May 18 | 1-4 pm
Tuition: $95 (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Monica Wilson
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

UNMUTE

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

UNMUTE
Ages: 15-Adult (younger participants with instructor permission)
Saturdays, June 1 & 8 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $180
Instructor: Yasmin Ravard-Andresen
Location: Blue Heron

Recurring

Brilliant Bookmaking

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Brilliant Bookmaking
Ages: 9-13
Mon-Fri, June 24-28 | 10 am-2 pm
Instructor: Allison Trundle
Location: Blue Heron Gallery
Tuition: $340 (includes $40 materials fee)

Recurring

Wild About Photography

Wild About Photography
Ages: 8-12
June 24-28
Mon, Wed, Thurs | 10 am-3 pm (Vashon days)
Tues & Fri | 10 am-5 pm (field trip days)
Tuition: $495 (includes $60 for admission fees and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner

Recurring

Miniature Worlds in Clay

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Miniature Worlds in Clay
Ages: 7-10
Mon-Fri, June 24-28 | 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $335 (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Recurring

Zombie Camp!

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Zombie Camp!
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 1-5 | 10 am-3 pm (skip July 4)
Tuition: $350 (includes $50 materials fee)
Instructor: Desiree McIntyre
Location: Blue Heron Gallery & Backyard

Recurring

Magical Carpet Ride

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Magical Carpet Ride
Ages: 5-7
Mon-Fri, July 8-12 | 10 am-1:30 pm
Tuition: $285 (Includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Jimena Lloreda
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

Recurring

Under the Sea Dance Camp

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Under The Sea Dance Camp
Ages: 3-5
Mon-Fri, July 8-12 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Tuition: $205 (Materials included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Recurring

Troll Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Troll Camp
Ages: 8-11
Mon-Fri, July 8-12 | 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $320 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Greyson Lee
Location: Blue Heron Backyard, Point Robinson

Recurring

Create Your Own Ballet Dance Camp

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Create Your Own Ballet Dance Camp
Ages: 6-9
Mon-Fri, July 8-12 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuition: $205 (Materials included)
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Location: Downstairs Studio

Recurring

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical
Ages: 12-18
Mon-Fri, July 15-26 |10 am-2 pm*
Performances: Fri, July 26, 7 pm & Sat, July 27, 2 pm
Tuition: $600 (includes production fee)*
Instructors: Marita Ericksen & Elise Ericksen
Location: VCA Stage

Recurring

Young Songwriter Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Young Songwriter Camp
Ages: 7-12
Mon-Thurs, July 15-18 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $320 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Havilah Rand
Location: Blue Heron Backyard and Classroom

Recurring

Teen Photo Intensive

Teen Photo Intensive
Ages: 13-18
July 15-19
Mon & Wed | 10 am-3 pm (Vashon days)
Tues, Thurs, Fri | 10 am-5 pm (field trip days)
Tuition: $535(includes $70 for admission fees and materials)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner

Recurring

Strawberry Fields Dance Camp

Blue Heron Dance Studio 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Strawberry Fields Dance Camp
Mon-Fri, July 22-26
Ages: 3-5 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 6-8 | 1-3pm
Tuition: $205 (Materials included)
Instructor: Arianna Vickers
Location: Downstairs Studio

Recurring

Animal Vessels Clay Camp

Blue Heron 19704 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA, United States

Animal Vessels Clay Camp
Ages: 7-10
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $335 (includes $35 materials fee)
Instructor: Greyson Lee
Location: BH Backyard

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