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Safety Protocols

Safety is a top priority for our VCA education program. We recognize that the situation is changing very rapidly, so we are closely monitoring CDC and State/local health department guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of our campers and staff. Based on these recommendations, we are implementing a number of protocols this summer to help keep staff and students safe.


Scholarships available to make camps and classes accessible to everyone. Scholarship awards limited to 2 camps per student.

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Unicorns and Butterflies in Anime Watercolor

Unicorns and Butterflies in Anime Watercolor
Ages: 6-11
Mon-Fri, July 26-30 | 10 am-2 pm
Tuition: $260
Instructor: Caroline Rockey
Location: Blue Heron Backyard
Anime style can offer simple drawing techniques to create faces, expression and movement so your drawings come alive! Practice shapes, ways to create expression, brush techniques, and how to animate your pictures. Use your imagination to add wings, horns and patterns.

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All Kinds of Sculpture

All Kinds of Sculpture!
Ages: 9-13
Monday-Friday, July 26-30 | 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $260
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Heron Meadow
Jump in to the world of 3D art! Learn how to use a variety of materials to make sculptures straight out of your imagination…from the tiniest pieces to life size experiments. Create plaster mâché creatures; wearable sculpture; larger constructions with wire and paper mâché; and molding polymer clay. Materials include wire mesh and cardboard for armatures; paper and plaster mâché; paper and polymer clays; found objects; and finishing painting and presenting supplies.

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Summer Suzuki Violin Lessons

Summer Suzuki 15min Lessons
Ages: 4-18
Six sessions, June 28th - August 27th (contact Gaye to schedule)
Tuition:
15mins| $100
30mins | $180
45mins | $285
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: Blue Heron Classroom

The Suzuki approach is based on the philosophy that young children learn music just as they learn to speak their native language - through regular listening, developmentally appropriate instruction and frequent opportunities to play alone and with others. Once registered, please contact Gaye directly to schedule lessons. GayeD@vashoncenterforthearts.org

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Musical Theate: Wizard of Oz

Musical Theatre: Wizard of Oz
Ages: 8-18
Mon-Fri, Aug 2-6 & Mon-Thurs, Aug 9-12 | 10am-2pm
Auditions for lead roles Sat, July 31 (time TBD) or via Zoom
Performance for family and friends: Thurs, Aug 12, 7 pm (kids released at 1 pm that day and need to return at 6 )
Tuition: $455 (includes $45 materials fee)
Instructors: Elise Ericksen, Marita Ericksen
Location: Kay White Hall Stage

Follow the yellow brick road to the VCA! Join us as we bring Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man and the magical land of Oz to life on the big stage. With roles for over 20 students, this camp will be full of magic, humor and plenty of on-stage action. Audition process for those students wanting a lead role in the show; no audition necessary to be part of the ensemble cast.

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Mixed Media Drawing

Mixed Media Drawing
Ages: 10-15
Mon-Fri, Aug 2-6 | 10:30 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $260
Instructor: Alisara Martin
Location: Blue Heron Backyard
This camp is for anyone who loves ALL the art supplies! Explore your creativity and create mixed media 2D pieces in a variety of mediums. Projects include collage with handmade elements; printmaking and altered books; and drawing and painting with layers. Work with a variety of provided materials: watercolor sprays and sticks; acrylic paints and mediums; natural earth pigments; collage materials and found objects; fine line pens; alcohol markers; chalk pastel; and a wide selection of papers and substrates.

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Theatre Play

Theatre Play
Ages: 5-8
Mon-Fri, Aug 9-13 | 10:30 am-2 pm
Tuition: $235
Instructor: Joy Ghigleri
Location: Blue Heron Backyard and Kay White Hall Stage

Join us for a fun, creative, and imaginative introduction to the world of theatre. Play games and make crafts rooted in acting, dance, and story building. The goal of this camp is to expose children to the art of theatre and encourage the development of creativity, self-confidence, and collaboration all while having fun!

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Art and Spanish Camp

Art and Spanish Camp
Session 1- Ages: 3-5 | 10 am-noon
Session 2- Ages: 5-7 | 1-3 pm
Mon-Fri, Aug 16-20
Tuition: $135
Instructor: Victoria Clayton
Location: Blue Heron Backyard

Sing, dance, create and explore in this playful camp! Each day includes art projects, Spanish songs and movement. Join in for fun with Spanish language, culture and creative play. Parents welcome.

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Teen Photo Intensive

Teen Photo Intensive
Ages: 13-19
Mon-Fri, Aug 16-20
Mon| 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (in person); 1:30-3:30 pm (via Zoom)
Tues-Thurs |10 am-2 pm
Fri | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: Tuition: $275 (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor: Ray Pfortner
Locations: Beach walks - Point Robinson to Tramp Harbor; North End Ferry to Fern Cove; Point Defiance to Point Ruston.

Want to move your photography up a few notches and create more impressive photos? Join Vashon photographer Ray Pfortner for a week of practicing what you love to take your photography to the next level. Take photos at various locations - on and off Vashon and share the results for feedback from Ray and your fellow students. Explore camera settings plus the principles of strong composition and experiment with turning your photographs into beeswax pieces to show or sell. Learn options to further your photography studies, including contests and careers in photography. Camp includes extensive handouts, including using Flickr.com, camera settings and composition, photography resources and making beeswax photo transfers, so you can continue learning all summer long. For any skill level using any digital camera, smart phone to mirrorless.

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