Tuesday June 14, 2016 

Arts Community

Their Creative Side 

Keep the kids busy this summer  

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC



he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is pleased to announce its highly anticipated 2016 summer art programs planned and taught by a talented quartet of instructors.


With incredible enthusiasm and educational expertise, the team is set to inspire and entertain with kid-friendly arts activities throughout July and August.


Our Program Facilitator, Hailey Shand, is joining our summer staff for her third consecutive summer. She recently graduated with honours from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science: Food, Nutrition, and Health and will return to UBC in September to begin the Bachelor of Education program. She would like to move back to Chilliwack to teach home economics at a high school in the Fraser Valley after she graduates.

Program Assistant, Amy Stafford, joins the team with extensive experience working with children of all ages including those with special needs. With her plans to pursue further training through the University of the Fraser Valley’s Teacher Education Program, Amy has a keen interest in delivering both fine arts and food and nutrition concepts to youth.


Darien Unger, Program Councillor, will be completing her High School education in the fall and is eager share her expertise in planning and leading interactive craft activities for children. Darien will inspire students with her positive attitude, creative spirit and supportive nature.


Our second enthusiastic Program Councillor, Jennifer Doerksen, is currently studying to obtain a Bachelor of Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts simultaneously. Through her community involvement as an active volunteer, Jennifer is a well-rounded addition to the summer crew.


This talented team will be heading up a full line-up of entertaining and educational programs for children throughout the summer. Upcoming programs tailored to young artists include:

Little Big Planet (Ages 3 – 6): Nature inspired arts activities geared towards re-purposing materials and recycling!

Mondays, 9 – 11 a.m.


Crayon Crew (Ages 3 – 6): Fun and creatively themed arts and crafts classes.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 – 11 a.m.


Crafty Chefs (Ages 3 – 6): Workshops for kids who love to be in the kitchen!

Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m.


Imagination Station (Ages 3 – 6): Entertaining craft, stories and sensory play activities.

Fridays, 9 – 11 a.m.


Kreative Kids (Ages 7 – 12): Challenging and fun arts and crafts projects.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m.


Cooking Club (Ages 7 – 12): Kitchen safety, measurements, recipes and more.

Wednesdays, 1 3 p.m.


In addition to the featured children’s programming, the Art Room will be host to a selection of single day and series-based classes for all ages throughout the summer and into the fall. Artists aged 7 to 12 will be inspired by the natural world with the Fall Creations Series and Rockin’ Art while the Mini Series will have them exploring the imaginative art of miniatures. Teens and adults with a hunger to learn the culinary arts will delight in Perfect Pakoras, Second to Naan, and Rustic Roti. Whereas those looking to dabble in multiple techniques may discover a new favourite with Vintage Crochet Basket, Soap Making for Beginners, Workin’ it with Watercolours, and the ever-popular, Corks and Canvas. 


Visit the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s Art Room this July, August, and September for classes and workshops to fire-up your creativity. Class registration and more information are available online at chilliwackartscouncil.com, over the phone by calling 604-769-ARTS (2787), or in-person at 20-5725 Vedder Rd. Pre-registration is required as space is limited and classes fill quickly. Printed program guides are also available by visiting the Chilliwack Community Arts Council – the Art Room.



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