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Vashon Audubon Board Meeting

Vashon Audubon Board Meeting in Alder Grove at the Heron Meadow.

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Intermediate Filmmaking: The Language of Cinema  

Intermediate Filmmaking: The Language of Cinema          
Ages: 10-15
Sundays,
Sundays Mar 7-Apr 11 | 3:30-5 pm (skip Apr 4)
Tuition: $100
Instructor: Emalia Hinden
Location: Online via zoom

Deepen your understanding of visual storytelling. Learn different types of shots and camera angles and their applications within the language of cinema. Students will leave class with an increased understanding of camera techniques and an introductory knowledge of film history and uses of techniques over time. Assignments will be shot weekly from copying classic film shots to creating an original short film. Emalia Hinden is a graduate of Hofstra University’s film studies and production program, with a concentration in film directing. A lifelong member of the Vashon film community, she showed her first film at the Vashon Theatre in 2009 when she was 11 years old and has been working on films ever since.

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Original Works | 2021

Launched in 2014, Original Works is VCA's annual production that provides advanced student artists an avenue for developing their creative concepts through making and setting a work on dancers. This year’s show will have advanced student level choreographed work as well as professionally choreographed pieces set on VCA dancers and Vashon performers. It will showcase a variety of dance styles, with film artistry from talented Vashon professionals, bringing the community together through the arts. Here is a teaser from Sadie…

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Ballet 3

Ballet 3
Mondays, Apr 12-Jun 7 | 4:15-5:15pm
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom only
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Intermediate Tap

Intermediate Tap
Ages: Placement by level
Mondays, Apr 12-Jun 7 | 4:15-5:15 pm
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Tuition: $135 In Person
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Intermediate Modern

Intermediate Modern
Ages: 10-13
Mondays, Apr 12-Jun 7 | 5:30-6:30pm
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom only
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Contemporary/Advanced Modern

Contemporary/Advanced Modern
Mondays, Apr 12-Jun 7 | 6:45-8:15pm
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Tuition: $180 In Person | $90 Zoom Only
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Ballet 5/6 Pointe

Ballet 5/6 Pointe
Tues & Thurs, Apr 13-Jun 10 | 3:00-4:15pm
Instructor: Vadne White
Tuition: $270
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Ballet/Tap 1

Ballet/Tap 1
Ages: 6-8
Tuesdays, Apr 13-Jun 8 | 4:15-5:15 pm
Instructor: Elise Erickson
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom only
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Ballet Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Ballet Pre-Pointe
Tues, Thurs & Fri, Apr 13-Jun 10 | 4:30-5:30 pm
Instructor: Vadne White
Tuition: $405
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Ballet/Tap 2

Ballet/Tap 2
Ages: 6-8
Tuesdays, Apr 13-Jun 8 | 5:30-6:30 pm
Instructor: Elise Erickson
Tuition: $135
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Advanced Ballet Master Class with Leah Terada from PNB

Advanced Ballet Master Class with Leah Terada from PNB
1st session: 6:30-8:30pm
4/13, 4/15, 4/20 , 4/22
Tuition: $160 In Person | $120 Zoom Only
2nd session: 6:30-8:30pm
6/8, 6/10, 6/15, 6/17
Tuition: $160 In Person | $120 Zoom Only
Location: Blue Heron (zoom option)

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Beginning Broadway Jazz

Beginning Broadway Jazz
Ages: 10+
Tuesdays, Apr 13-Jun 8 | 6:45-7:45 pm
Instructor: Elise Erickson
Tuitions: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom only
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Lyrical

Lyrical
Ages: 12+
Wednesdays, Apr 14-Jun 9 | 4:15-5:15 pm
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom only
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Creative Movement

Creative Movement
Ages: 3-5
Wednesdays, Apr 14-Jun 9 | 4:15-5:15 pm
Instructor: Elise Ericksen
Tuition: $135 In Person
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Studies in Choreography: Short Projects

Studies in Choreography: Short Projects
Ages: 12+
Wednesdays, Apr 14-Jun 9 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Instructor: Madeline Morser
Tuition: $270 In Person | $180 Zoom only
Location: Blue Heron Outside (Zoom option)

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Classical Men’s Technique (All Genders Welcome)

Classical Men’s Technique (All Genders Welcome!)
Ages: 10+
Wednesdays, Apr 14-Jun 9 | 5:30-7 pm
Instructor: Duncan Barlow
Tuition: $180 In Person | $135 Zoom only
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Pause for Presence: The Art of Healing

Pause for Presence: The Art of Healing
Ages: 17-Adult
Wednesdays, Apr 7-May 5 | 6:30-8 pm
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Dr. Bre Haizlip
Location: Online via Zoom

In these unprecedented times when all of us are experiencing varying degrees of trauma, stress and uncertainty, art has the power to heal and transform. This class will provide a cohort of learners with awareness, knowledge and skills to use art as a tool for healing-centered social justice. Students will be guided through experiential reflections, focusing on wellness and learning to create from the most authentic parts of themselves.

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Debra Heesch & VCA Presents Ron Artis II

We are excited to welcome Ron Artis II and his band to the Kay White Hall! The Friday night limited capacity show is SOLD OUT so we are adding a second performance on Thursday, April 15th. To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. So how does one of the great musical talents…

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Hip Hop Littles

Hip Hop Littles
Ages: 5-8
Fridays, Apr 16-Jun 11 | 2:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $135
Instructor: Tiffany Adams
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Hip Hop Juniors

Hip Hop Juniors
Ages: 9-12
Fridays, Apr 16-Jun 11 | 3:15-4:15pm
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom Only
Instructor: Tiffany Adams
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio (Zoom option)

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Ballet 4

Ballet 4
Fridays, Apr 16-June 11 | 3:15-4:15 pm
Instructor: Vadne White
Tuition: $135
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Hip Hop Teens

Hip Hop Teens
Ages: 13+
Fridays, Apr 16-Jun 11 | 4:30-5:30pm
Tuition: $135 In Person | $90 Zoom Only
Instructor: Tiffany Adams
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio (Zoom option

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Debra Heesch & VCA Presents Ron Artis II

Limited Capacity Tickets are SOLD OUT A second show has been added for Thursday, April 15th To reserve seats with a Resilience Pass,  contact the Box Office: Ronly Blau ronlyb@vashoncenterforthearts.org 206-259-3007 Strict adherence to the VCA Patron Protocol is required for in-person attendance to events and performances held in the Kay White Hall auditorium. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior to start date to allow for seat mapping. > Read the VCA Patron Protocol The Friday night show will Livestream for a…

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Albert Cano Smit | Classical Piano

Vashon Center for the Arts is proud to present a piano concert by Albert Can Smit, filmed exclusively for VCA. 24 year-old pianist Albert Cano Smit is the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York and the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe and America, and has been praised for playing "with the maturity of someone three times his age" (CBC Music), for…

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Music History Lecture/Performance – The Spanish School

This event has been postponed until the fall of 2021 so that pianist, Albert Cano Smit can join us live in the Kay White Hall.  

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Psychedelic Medicine with Dr. Leanna Standish

VCA is excited to welcome Dr. Leanna Standish to speak on Ayahuasca tea for clinical and brain research, and the science and politics of psychedelic medicines in the American healthcare system. Dr. Standish is a neuroscientist and physician living in Seattle who has been working for 20 years to make standardized Ayahuasca tea for clinical and brain research.  The psychedelic revolution is now in full swing.  Dr. Standish will present an update on the science and politics of psychedelic medicines,…

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Miller Campbell

Debra Heesch and VCA Present Miller Campbell Billboard Charting Americana Artist, Miller Campbell, highlights her southern roots (Miller is part of the legendary Glen Campbell family) with a special new show. Armed with a voice as clear and bright as high mountain air; and round, warm, and rough in all the right places, Campbell sings with a natural assuredness usually only found in artists with decades of experience. Named the Next Woman of Country Music by CMT in 2018, and…

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Watercolor Spaces

Watercolor Spaces
Ages: Adults
Tuesdays, Apr 27-May 18 | 1-2:30 pm
Tuition: $85
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: Blue Heron (In person)

Create a painting or drawing representing an interior space, using multiple sketches to arrive at a thoughtful conclusion. Explore different watercolor techniques and look at the work of different artists for inspiration, focusing on depth, texture, color and emphasis. Carolina will provide live demonstrations and feedback to help students delve inward to discover their own personal style.

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Filmmaking: Telling Visual Stories

Filmmaking: Telling Visual Stories
Ages: 16-Adult
Thursdays, Apr 29-June 3 | 7-8:30 pm (skip Apr 6)
Tuition: $110
Instructor: Emalia Hinden
Location: VCA Greenroom (Zoom option)

Whether it’s a hobby, a potential new career path or a way to express yourself, filmmaking is a powerful skill to have in your toolkit. Learn a brief history of cinema as well as the elementary skills needed to go from concept to finished film, using equipment everyone has at home. Weekly assignments and class discussions will cover the basics of script writing, storyboarding, shot listing, shooting, and editing, using iPhones (or Androids) and iMovie (or Adobe Premiere Pro). Leave the class with a confident skill set in visual storytelling and a background in the mechanics of filmmaking. Emalia Hinden is a graduate of Hofstra University’s film studies and production program, with a concentration in film directing. A lifelong member of the Vashon film community, she showed her first film at the Vashon Theatre in 2009 when she was 11 years old and has been working on films ever since.

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Time to Create: Sketchbooks

Time to Create: Sketchbooks
Ages: 16-Adults
Sundays, May 2-23 | 2-4 pm (skip May 9)
Tuition: $100 (includes Standard sketchbook) or $135 (includes Digitized book)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Heron Meadow

Join the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project This class provides the 5x7 inch sketchbook, mini-tutorials, and time to fill your sketchbook with your own style. Students can choose between a standard book (which lives in the Brooklyn Art Library and will travel in the Bookmobile) or a digitized book (which does the same and is also photographed and added to their digital library). A list of suggested supplies will be provided upon registration https://brooklynartlibrary.org/participate

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Animal Sculptures Large and Small

Animal Sculptures Large and Small
Ages: 9-14
Tuesdays, May 4-June 1 | 3:30-5 pm
Tuition: $90 (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Make a life-size sculpture of your dog; a giant dragon for your porch; a tiny elephant for your desk…let your imagination run wild. Learn the foundations of sculpture using armatures, molds, and found-object supports, then use paper-mache, plaster, paper clay, cardboard, fabric, wire, and wood to make a variety of 3D creations.

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Spring into Nature-Based Art

Spring into Nature-Based Art
Ages: 7-11
Fridays, May 7-June 4 | 1:30-3 pm
Tuition: $90 (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: Heron Meadow

Create art based on your imagination and observation of the natural wonders blooming all around you. Each week will focus on a different project that includes observation of nature. Students will paint from observation, creating colors out of plants and natural pigments; build with clay incorporating natural elements; create mobiles with "nature finds" using wax and paint; create birds and other animals using collage techniques and have a good time together making art outdoors.

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Compelling Photography: Settings and Composition

Compelling Photography: Settings and Composition

Ages: 10-15

Fridays, May 7-June 4 | 3-5 pm

Tuition: $115

Instructor: Ray Pfortner

Location: Zoom and various outdoor locations on Vashon

Strengthen your ability to take great photos by practicing at various island locations. Learn to use your camera’s settings and to explore new ways of seeing composition to develop your own personal style of photography. Field trip photo shoots include Fisher Pond, Point Robinson, Shinglemill Creek & Fern Cove and Vashon town.

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Fantastic Clay Creations

Fantastic Clay Creations
Ages: 7-11
Fridays, May 7-June 4 | 3:30-5 pm
Tuition: $95 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Backyard (class sessions held on Zoom in case of heavy rain)

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