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.

For questions regarding class information, registration, and schedules, please contact us at 206-259-3005 or email us at info@vashoncenterforthearts.org.

Para ayuda con registro y beca de clases en Español, por favor contacte a Victoria Clayton 206-859-7796

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Behind the Scenes Photography

Behind the Scenes Photography
Ages: 8-12
Tuesdays, Apr 30-May 21, 4-5:15 pm
Tuition: $80 Member | $90 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner

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Raku Pottery Workshop

Raku Pottery Workshop
Ages: 17-Adult
Making days: Thursday, June 20 & Fri, June 21, 10 am-1 pm
Firing day: Thursday, June 27, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $127 Member | $142 General (includes $27 lab fee)
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Location: 12714 SW Cemetery Rd

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Art and Spanish Camp Session 1

Art and Spanish Camp Session 1
Ages: 3-5, 10 am-12 pm
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, July 1-5 (skip July 4)
Tuition: $105 Member | $120 General (includes $17 materials fee)
Instructor: Victoria Clayton
Location: Blue Heron Classroom

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Art and Spanish Session 2

Art and Spanish Camp
Ages: 5-7, 1-3 pm
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, July 1-5 (skip July 4)
Tuition: $105 Member | $120 General (tuition includes $17 materials fee)
Instructor: Victoria Clayton
Location: Blue Heron Classroom

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Joyful Junk: A Recycled Materials Puppetry Journey

Joyful Junk: A Recycled Materials Puppetry Journey
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 10 am-3:30 pm
Tuition: $340 Member | $360 General (includes $22 materials fee)
Instructor: Adam Ende
Location: Blue Heron Gallery or Greenroom

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Wabi Spirit Clay Camp

Wabi Spirit Clay Camp
Ages: 11-17
Mon-Fri, Jul 8-12, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $270 Member | $290 General (includes $50 lab fee)

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Young Songwriter’s Camp-WAITLIST

CAMP SOLD OUT
Young Songwriter Camp
Ages: 7-12
Mon-Thurs, July 15-18, 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $235 Member | $250 General (includes $12 materials fee)
Instructor: Havilah Rand

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Glass Intensive for Teens-WAITLIST

Glass Intensive for Teens
Ages: 13-19
Mon-Thurs, July 15-18, 11 am-3 pm
Tuition: $300 Member, $320 General (includes $50 materials fee)
Instructors: Brian and Tara Brenno

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Musical Theatre Camp: Frozen Jr, 11-18yrs

Musical Theatre Camp: Disney’s Frozen, Jr.
Mon-Fri, July 22-26
Ages: 11-18, 10 am-4 pm; Tuition: $360 Member | $385 General (includes $28 materials fee)
Auditions for lead roles Wed, July 17, 2-5 pm
Performance: Fri, July 26, 7 pm
Instructors: Marita Ericksen and Elise Ericksen
Location: VCA Stage

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Musical Theater Camp: Frozen Jr, 7-10yrs

Musical Theatre Camp: Disney’s Frozen, Jr.
Mon-Fri, July 22-26
Ages: 7-10, 10 am-2 pm; Tuition: $250 Member | $270 General (includes $28 materials fee)
Auditions for lead roles Wed, July 17, 2-5 pm
Performance: Fri, July 26, 7 pm
Instructors: Marita Ericksen and Elise Ericksen

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Magical Fairy Camp

Magical Fairy Camp
Ages: 6-9
Mon-Fri, July 22-26, 1-4pm
Tuition: $185 Member | $200 General (includes $17 materials)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

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Adventures in Sewing

Adventures in Sewing
Ages: 8-12
Mon-Fri, July 22-26, 3-5 pm
Tuition: $140 Member | $155 General (includes $28 materials fee)
Instructor: Anna Sander and Molly Wilson
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

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Broadway Boot Camp with The 5th Avenue Theatre!

Broadway Boot Camp with The 5th Avenue Theatre!
Ages: 13-18
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2, 9:30 am-3:30 pm & Christine Andreas Workshop, Aug 10, 1-3 pm
Tuition: $375 Member | $395 General (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructors: Orlando Morales & Nikki Long

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Crazy About Photography-WAITLIST

Crazy About Photography-WAITLIST
Ages: 10-13
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2
Mon & Fri, 10 am-3 pm at Blue Heron; Tues-Thurs, 8 am-4 pm off Island photo shoots
Tuition: $435 Member, $460 General (includes $110 fee for materials, admission & transportation)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner with teen assistant

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Building Social Skills and Confidence On the Stage

Building Social Skills and Confidence On the Stage
Ages: 8-13
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2, 3:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $110 Member | $125 General
Instructor Christopher Dawson

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Self Portrait Art Studio

Self-Portrait Art Studio
Ages: 9-13
Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $240 Member | $260 General (includes $17 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: BH Classroom

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Wild and Swampy Clay Camp

Wild and Swampy
Ages: 6-10
Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260 Member | $280 General (includes $50 lab fee)

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Printmaking Extravaganza! WAITLIST

Printmaking Extravaganza! WAITLIST
Ages: 10-14
Mon-Fri, Aug 12-16, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $240 Member | $260 General (tuition includes $17 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Gallery

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Teen Photo Intensive

Teen Photo Intensive
Ages: 14-19
Mon-Fri, Aug 12-16
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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A Tower of Giraffes Clay Camp-WAITLIST

A Tower of Giraffes- WAITLIST
Ages: 6-10
Mon-Fri, Aug 19-23, 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260 Member | $280 General (includes $50 lab fee)

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Public Art Mural Camp: Connection and Climate

Public Art Mural Camp: Connection and Climate
Ages: 10-15
Mon-Fri, Aug 19-23, 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $295 Member | $315 General
Instructor: Britt Freda

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Crazy Color Camp-WAITLIST

Crazy Color Camp!-WAITLIST
Ages: 6-10,
Mon-Fri, Aug 26-30, 9 am-noon
Tuition: $190 Member | $210 General (tuition includes $22 materials)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron gallery

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Audition Workshop

Audition Workshop
Grades: 3-12
Saturday, Sept 7 | 10am-noon
Tuition: $25 Member | $30 General
Instructor: Christopher Dawson
Location: Blue Heron

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Musical Theatre: Footloose, Grades 3-5

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Musical Theatre: Footloose
Grades: 3-5
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 11-Nov 13 | 3:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $335 Member | $350 General (tuition includes $75 materials fee)
Additional rehearsals for all grades:
Saturdays, Sept 14 & Oct 19 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Performances: Fri-Sun, Nov 15-17
Instructors: Marita Ericksen and Christopher Dawson; Stage Manager: Elise Ericksen
Location: VCA greenroom

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Footloose LEAD class

Footloose LEAD Class
Grades: 5-12 (5th graders attend 3:45-5 pm)
Thursdays, Sept 12-Nov 14 | 3-5 pm (skip Oct 31)*
*Additional rehearsals during tech week, dates/times TBD
Tuition: $250 Member | $265 General
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Christopher Dawson, Elise Ericksen
Location: VCA Greenroom

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Musical Theatre: Footloose, Grades 6-12

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Musical Theatre: Footloose
Grades: 6-12
Dates: Mondays (3-5 pm) AND Wednesdays (3:45-5:45 pm), Sept 11-Nov 13
Tuition: $445 Member | $465 General (tuition includes $75 materials fee)
Additional rehearsals for all grades:
Saturdays, Sept 14 & Oct 19 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Performances: Fri-Sun, Nov 15-17
nstructors: Marita Ericksen and Christopher Dawson; Stage Manager: Elise Ericksen
Location: VCA greenroom

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Honoring Ancestors through Art: Dia de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors through Art: Dia de los Muertos
Ages: 7-11
Friday, Oct 11 | 9 am-3 pm
Tuition: $130 Member | $145 General (tuition includes $20 materials fee)
Instructors: Caroline Rockey and Anna Sander
Location: BH classroom or gallery

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Just Speak for Adults

Just Speak for Adults
Fridays, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, 4-6 pm
Tuition: $110 Member | $120 General
Instructor: Daemond Arrindell

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Just Speak for Teens

Just Speak for Teens
Grades: 6-12
Fridays, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10, 6:30 to 8:30pm & Dec 14, Jan 11, 1 to 3pm
Tuition: $230 Member | $245 General
Instructor: Daemond Arrindell

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Adventure Map Making

Adventure Map Making
Ages: 9-14
Tuesdays, Oct 22 & 29 | 3:45-5:45 pm
Tuition: $80 Member | $90 General (tuition includes $30 materials)
Instructor: Annie Brule
Location: BH classroom

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Advanced Scene Study

Advanced Scene Study
Ages: 16-Adult
Tuesdays, Oct 8-Nov 19 | 6:30-9 pm (skip Nov 12)
Tuition: $200 Member | $220 General
Instructor: Chris Boscia
Location: greenroom

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Pottery Tablescape

Pottery Tablescape-
Ages: 13-Adult
Wednesdays, Oct 23-Nov 20 | 7-9 pm
Tuition: $145 Member | $160 General (tuition includes $28 materials)
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: classroom - or greenroom if larger group

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Clay Basics and Beyond MORNING

Clay Basics and Beyond- MORNING SESSION FULL, CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Ages: 16-adult
Thursdays, Sept 19- Nov 14 | 10 am-12:30 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (Includes $75 materials fee)
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Location: 12714 SW Cemetery Rd

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Clay Basics and Beyond-EVENING

Clay Basics and Beyond- EVENING SESSION FULL, CLICK FOR WAITLIST
Ages: 16-Adult
Thursday evening, Sept 19-Nov 14 | 7-9:30 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (Includes $75 materials fee)
Location: 12714 SW Cemetery Rd

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I Solisti di Vashon

I Solisti di Vashon
Grades: 9-12 (younger by special permission)
Mondays, Sept 9-Jan 27| 5:15-6:30 pm (skip school breaks/holidays)
Tuition: $185 Member | $210 General
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: VCA atrium

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Knitting 101

Knitting 101
Ages: Adults
Tuesdays, Oct 8 - Nov 12 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuition: $155 Member | $170 General
Instructor: Rachel Keil
Location: Blue Heron Classroom

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