Arts Education

Education ProgramsCOVID Safety Protocols 

VCA education classes have the following COVID protocols in place to help keep students safe:

  • All staff and instructors are fully vaccinated.
  • Students ages 12 and above must show proof of vaccination prior to start of first class (if we have already seen your vaccination card, no need to show it again). Students who are not vaccinated due to a medical exemption or other reason can contact Wendy 206-259-3001 or Joy 206-259-3005 prior to registration for information on access through testing.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while indoors.
  • Each class begins with sanitizing hands and temperature checks. Students with a temperature above 100.5 will be sent home.
  • 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, couch, 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 in to 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.

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Music Together™ – WAITLIST

Music Together™ - WAITLIST
Ages: 0-5 with caregiver
Instructor: Sunder Michelle

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I Solisti di Vashon

I Solisti di Vashon
Grades: 6-12
Mondays, Jan 10-Mar 28 | 5:15-6:30 pm (skip Jan 24 & Feb 21)
Tuition: $160 General | $150 Member
Instructor: Gaye Detzer

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Musical Theatre Teen Class: Once Upon a Mattress

Musical Theatre Teen Class: Once Upon a Mattress
Grades: 6-12
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan 11-Mar 30 | 3-5 pm AND Sun, Mar 20| 1-4 pm
*Additional rehearsals during tech week
Performances: Fri & Sat, Apr 1 & 2
Tuition: $515 General | $500 Member (includes $55 production fee)
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Lisa Peretti and Elise Ericksen

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Musical Theatre Ensemble Class: Once Upon a Mattress

Musical Theatre Ensemble Class: Once Upon a Mattress
Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays, Jan 11-Mar 29 | 3:45-5:15 pm and Sunday, Mar 20 | 1-4 pm
*Additional rehearsals during tech week
Performances: Fri & Sat, Apr 1 & 2
Tuition: $255 General | $245 Member (includes $30 production fee)
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri

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Musical Theatre Lead Class: Once Upon a Mattress

Musical Theatre Lead Class: Once Upon a Mattress
Grades: 6-12
Thursdays, Jan 13-Mar 31 | 3-5 pm
Tuition: $220 General | $210 Member
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Lisa Peretti, Elise Ericksen

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Friday Arts Lab: Connections Around the World

Friday Arts Lab: Connections Around the World
Grades: K-2
Jan 14, 28 | Feb 11 | Mar 4*, 18* | Apr 1, 22 | May 6, 20 | June 3 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*classes in March will begin at 12:45 pm and will last 3 hrs each)
Tuition: $340 General | $325 Member (includes $70 materials/snack fee)
Instructors: Joy Ghigleri and Christine Nelson
Location: Blue Heron

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Friday Arts Lab: Self-Discovery through Comics & Cardboard!

Friday Arts Lab: Self-Discovery through Comics & Cardboard!
Grades: 3-5
Jan 14, 28 | Feb 11 | Mar 4*, 18* | Apr 1, 22 | May 6, 20 | June 3 | 1:45-3:45 pm (*classes in March will begin at 12:45 pm and will last 3 hrs each)
Tuition: $340 General | $325 Member (includes $70 materials/snack fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende and Desiree Mcintyre

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Oil Painting Intensive

Oil Painting Intensive
Ages: 16-Adult (proof of vaccination required)
Friday, Jan 21 | 7-9 pm
Saturday, Jan 22 | 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, Jan 23 | 9 am-3 pm
Tuition: $310 General | $295 Member
Instructor: Pam Ingalls
Location: Blue Heron Education Center

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Improv 2

Improv 2
Ages: 16-Adult
Mondays, Jan 31-Mar 28 | 7-9 pm (skip Feb 21)
Tuition: $210 General | $200 Member
Instructor: Mik Kuhlman
Location: Blue Heron

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Intro to Improv

Intro to Improv
Ages: 16-Adult
Wednesdays, Feb 2–Mar 30 | 7-9 pm (Feb 23)
Tuition: $210 General | $200 Member
Instructor: Mik Kuhlman
Location: Blue Heron

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Suzuki Violin Lessons

Suzuki Violin Lessons
Ages: 4-18
Weekly lessons Jan 31- June 10 (skip school breaks) | Contact Gaye to schedule
Tuition:
15mins | $300 General | $285 Member
30mins | $555 General | $540 Member
45mins | $755 General | $735 Member
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: Blue Heron Classroom (or online)

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Knitting Beyond the Basics

Knitting Beyond the Basics
Ages: 13-Adult
Tuesdays, Feb 8-March 29 | 6-8 pm (skip Feb 22)
Tuition: $170 General | $160 Member
Instructor: Becky Brilliant-Parent
Location: Blue Heron

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Gelatin Prints

Gelatin Prints
Ages: 9-14
Wednesdays, Feb 9-Mar 9 (skip Feb 23) | 3:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $120 General | $110 Member (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey

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Foundations of Knitting

Foundations of Knitting
Ages: 12-Adult
Thursdays, Feb 10-March 24 | 5-7 pm (skip Feb 24)
Tuition: $160 General | $150 Member (includes $20 for materials)
Instructor: Becky Brilliant-Parent
Location: Blue Heron

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Photography as a Language

Photography as a Language
Ages: 16-Adult
Saturday, Feb 12 | 9 am-1 pm
Tuition: $60 General | $55 Member
Instructor: Terry Donnelly
Location: Blue Heron

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Crown & Canopy: Fairy House Workshop

Crown & Canopy: Fairy House Workshop
Ages: 7-11
Sunday, Feb 13 | 2-4 pm
Tuition: $35 General | $30 Member (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron

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Epistolary Poems: Poems with Letters in their Hearts

Epistolary Poems: Poems with Letters in their Hearts
Ages: 16-Adult
Mondays, Feb 28-March 21, 7-9 pm
Tuition: $110 General | $100 Member
Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock
Location: Online via Zoom

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Pottery Tablescape

Pottery Tablescape
Age: 16-Adult
Saturdays, March 5 & 12 | 9 am-noon
Tuition: $95 General | $90 Member (includes $15 for materials)
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: Student Link

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Crown & Canopy: Woodland Jewelry Stand Workshop

Crown & Canopy: Woodland Jewelry Stand Workshop
Ages: 13-Adult
Sunday, March 6 | 2-4 pm
Tuition: $35 General | $30 Member (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Photography in Any Weather!

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Photography in Any Weather!
Ages: 9-15
Saturdays, March 12-26 | 1-3 pm
Tuition: $95 General | $90 Member (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Location: Blue Heron, Point Robinson and KVI

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Gelatin Monoprints

Gelatin Monoprints
Ages: 16-Adult
Saturdays, March 19 & 26 | 9 am-noon
Tuition: $105 General | $95 Member (includes $20 for materials)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey

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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