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2024 SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

PERFORMING ARTSVISUAL ARTS

ARTS EDUCATION AT EVERGREEN

IN-PERSON SCHOOL WORKSHOPS 

Welcome back to Evergreen Cultural Centre! We’ve been hard at work building new arts programs for teachers and educators. These new and exciting programs will have your students sculpting, weaving, acting, singing, dancing and more with our experienced art educators.

Download our Winter-Spring 2024 Education Brochure!

New year, new experiences! Join our knowledgable educators for an in-person arts workshop and enjoy visiting a curated art gallery and inspire your students to break out of their comfort zone. Registration for all workshops on now!

SCHOOL WORKSHOP OPTIONS

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS 

In our array of Performing Arts Workshops, students will enjoy  active, participatory activities in which they use verbal and physical communication techniques to comprehend, connect, create, and communicate.

All performing arts workshops are also available as “On the Road” options where we take the workshop to you for only $150! Please contact the Box Office for inquiries about On the Road options.

Maximum Class Sizes: 
All Grades:  30 students + 5 adult chaperones 

Workshops available between 9:30 – 11:30AM and 12:30 – 2:30PM.  

STORYTELLING THROUGH DRAMA GAMES

KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 6  |  $140-$360

WEEKDAY MORNINGS + AFTERNOONS

Focusing on storytelling and character development, students in this workshop are introduced to theatre creation and presentation through the stories they know and love. Take classic fairytales, movies, and more, and learn how they work to create your own!

BROADWAY STARS

GRADE 1 – GRADE 12  |  $140

WEEKDAY MORNINGS + AFTERNOONS

Discover what it’s like to be a Broadway star! Students get an introduction to dance choreography, singing, and character development as they explore the magical world of Broadway musicals. With a variety of shows and songs to choose from, there’s something for everyone in this fun and energetic musical theatre workshop.

OBJECT THEATRE

GRADE 5 – GRADE 12  |  $140

WEEKDAY MORNINGS + AFTERNOONS

Explore the playful world of object puppetry! Students will learn to animate everyday objects to express character, story, and emotion. The games and activities encourage imagination, teamwork, and performance skills.

PRESENT LIKE A STAR!

GRADE 5 – GRADE 12  |  $140

THURSDAYS + FRIDAYS

Does public speaking make you nervous? Now it doesn’t have to! Focusing on the different components of public speaking, students will explore voice control, projection, body language, and movement. Students learn to maximize stage presence, build confidence, and present the best speech they can.

THE MAGIC OF MUSICAL THEATRE

KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 8  |  $140

WEEKDAY MORNINGS + AFTERNOONS

Let your students explore the world of musical theatre in a fun and supportive environment! After a brief history of musical theatre, dive into acting games, singing and dance warmups, and explore choreography designed for all ages, experience, and interests.

THREE RING THEATRE

GRADE 5 – GRADE 12  |  $140-$260

THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS

Step up to the big top…Three Ring Theatre is here! Students will learn the basics of circus skills, magic, and physical comedy. In the first of this 2-session workshop, students are introduced to juggling, mime, and magic tricks. Their physical and presentation skills are further developed and polished in Session 2.

YOUNG PERFORMERS

ALL GRADE LEVELS  |  $140

WEEKDAY MORNINGS 

Learn the tips and tricks of your favourite movie stars, youtubers, and TV show actors! Students will explore a range of activities including character creation, voice, movement, scene acting, improvisation, and performance skills. Young performers of all ages will get creative and work on their confidence and curiosity.

THE UNBIRTHDAY PARTY

KINDERGARTEN – GRADE 6  |  $140

MAY + JUNE | THURSDAYS + FRIDAYS

For all the students who have birthdays during the summer holidays and never get a chance to celebrate with their classmates! You supply the birthday lunch and cake; we’ll supply the party. The unbirhday party begins with 45 minutes of drama games, half an hour for lunch and cake, followed by 45 minutes for rehearsing and a final student performance at the end of the party.

Note: Lunch and cake are not provided by Evergreen.

SCHOOL WORKSHOP OPTIONS

GALLERY TOUR & VISUAL ART WORKSHOPS

Learn, explore and create through art! Led by our artist Educators, your visit includes a tour of our latest Art Gallery exhibition for inspiration and conversation, followed by hands-on art-making in the studio. 

These two-hour programs emphasize visual literacy, critical thinking and technical art skills that support your classroom curriculum. Our sessions are suitable for elementary, middle and secondary students, with programs tailored to different ages and learning styles. 

Maximum Class Sizes: 
K – Grade 2:  24 students + 5 adult chaperons
Grades 3+:  30 students + 5 adult chaperons
 

Workshops available between 9:30 – 11:30AM and 12:30 – 2:30PM.  

AVAILABLE MAY 29 – JUNE 14, 2024

SPRING VISUAL ART WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

CLAY HOUSES

ALL GRADE LEVELS  |  $150
MONDAY – FRIDAY AS AVAILABLE

Inspired by the artwork featured in unearthed, students will create tiny homes from clay. Explore basic clay techniques for shaping and adding texture using every day found objects.

Please allow 6 weeks for clay processing. 

DRAWING PLAYGROUND

ALL GRADE LEVELS  |  $150
MONDAY – FRIDAY AS AVAILABLE

Explore drawing techniques inspired by the artwork and themes in unearthed. Through a variety of drawing activities, students will explore how to represent architectural forms and themes by going back to the basics of line, shape, shading, and mark making, and more.

Download our Visual Arts Workshop Teacher Guide

Take your learning deeper with our accompanying Teacher Guide for our Visual Arts Workshops. Registration for all workshops on now!

Inspired by our Current Exhibition

Adobe buildingsuncommon in the wet, mild climate of British Columbiaare a fixture of Iranian desert architecture. This sophisticated and ancient architectural style uses sun-dried clay bricks to construct a diverse array of structures, from humble domes to vast citadels and intricate ziggurats.

The magic of adobe construction has captivated the imagination of two Iranian Canadian artists: painter Jamal Tabasinejad and ceramic artist Mitra Mahmoodi. Their joint exhibition delves into the artists’ shared fascination with adobe architecture, with a focus on representation in painting and abstraction in sculpture. 

Image: Jamal TabasinejadYazd’s traditional roof, 2014, flower straw with acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tevik Zadourian.  

JOIN US FOR A GREAT DAY OF THE ARTS!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2023!

Have questions before you visit? Contact our Arts Education Coordinator, Leah McGraw, for support with registrations, accessibility needs, and special requests:

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Situated on the shores of Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC) exists on the unceded, traditional and ancestral core territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the səli̓lwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) nations in the region known today as the Tri-Cities.