Friday, June 8, 2012


Summer School

Teaching Art is the Medium

University students bring diverse backgrounds to summer art classes

Released by Melissa Mark, CCAC


he Chilliwack Arts Council is excited to welcome their summer students.

Natasha Ray is entering her final semester at UFV this Fall, studying English, History and Theatre. Recently she finished stage-managing a TYA (theatre for young audiences) production of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' and is excited to share her passion for theatre and arts with her summer students.

Jessie Whatley is entering her second year at UFV studying Theatre and French, and plans on becoming a French Immersion Teacher here in greater Vancouver. Jessie has spent the last three years volunteering at the oncology camp, "Camp Goodtimes." There, she had the opportunity to work with children whose lives have been affected by cancer. Jessie feels very privileged to be able to work with kids again this summer and looks forward to sharing her passion for the arts.

Oliver Castillo is entering his second year as a musical theatre student at Capilano University. Art has always been a very large part of his life, having grown up with two art instructors. Oliver strongly feels that allowing children opportunities to create their own artistic experiences is an important part of growing up and shaping their future.

This summer our students will be teaching:

Crayon Crew (Ages 3 - 6) - Fun and creatively themed arts and crafts classes! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00am. Members $15, Non-Members $20 each week

Kreative Kidz (Ages 7 - 10) - Challenging and fun arts and crafts projects! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm. Members $15, Non-Members $20 each week

Crafty Chefs (Ages 5 - 9) - Workshops for kids who love to be in the kitchen! Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm. Members $15, Non-Members $20 each week

Drama Camp (Ages 7 - 12) - Kids will learn about theatre arts, and put on a show for family and friends! Monday Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm Two sessions this year: July 2 6, and July 30 August 3. Members $80, Non-members $100

Classes run throughout the summer, beginning in July, and pre-registration is required. For more details please visit us online at, or pick up one of our program books: available at the Cultural Centre, Chilliwack City Hall, The Chilliwack Library, and The Bookman.

To register contact the Chilliwack Community Arts Council in person at 9201 Corbould St, by phone at 604-392-8888, fax at 604-392-8008, or email here. Make sure to register early to avoid disappointment!


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