August 2019 at Place des Arts
Home to our arts community
Even though our regular season of classes is on hiatus, we're still a hive of creative activity during the summer months - our Summer Fun campers make sure of that. Take a look at some of the artwork they've created these past few weeks!

The majority of our summer camps wrap up in August, but we're excited to welcome more than 50 children to our annual, fully subsidized ArtReach camp.

We have some new teachers for the 2019/20 season to introduce to you, as well as two new staff members, and we've programmed several exciting new classes to inspire you this coming season.
Are you a dog owner? Check out our first pARTy@PdA of the season, coming up on September 7 - it's truly one for the dogs!  Our exhibitions season opens next month as well and features gorgeous fibre arts, photography and paintings.  
Read on to get all the details, as well as a profile of a very talented student who is off to a prestigious art school in September!

Enjoy these lovely summer days!
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator

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what's on? 
Yes, Your Dog Can Be An Artist! 
First pARTy of the season is going to the dogs 

We have an fabulous season of pARTy@PdA events lined up (just for adults 19+) launching with PAWcasso for dogs and their people on Saturday, September 7 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Gather up your pooch and come create a painted masterpiece together in a social and relaxed outdoor setting.

First, your dog will paint with a painted paws technique (using non-toxic paints, of course!). Then you finish up by skillfully blending your brush strokes with your dog's paw painting. The outcome is an abstract or personalized work of art done in collaboration with your pup!

Canvases, paints and tasty tidbits for both humans and canines will be provided. Need something a bit more "inspirational?" Purchase a mimosa or glass of wine from the bar! Art supplies and food included | cash bar.

One dog per human participant; all dogs must be up to date with vaccinations and leashed at all times - no retractable leashes, please.

Buy tickets online here or by calling 604.664.1636.

Find out about all our other pARTies, concerts and family events in our
2019/2020 Events, Performances and Exhibitions Guide
exhibitionsFibre, Photography And Painting  
Join us for our exhibitions season opener

Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine! Our first round of exhibitions for the new season opens with a free, public reception on Friday, September 6 from 7:00 - 9:00pm.  
Join us to view From East to West, fibre arts by the Coquitlam Weavers and Spinners Guild; The 2019 Annual Members' Exhibition, photography by PhotoClub Vancouver; and Synthesis, acrylic paintings by Sandra Yuen MacKay .   

Image: Trailing Rose, acrylic painting by Sandra Yuen MacKay
what's new? 
newclassesTry Something Different This Season! 
Check out the new classes we're offering for kids and adults

Find out more by viewing the class listings under programs on our website here
or view our 2019/2020 Program Guide here

get inspired
Art Student Off To Study In California
Janelle Feng accepted to prestigious animation institute  
Janelle Feng, an extraordinarily talented visual arts student and this year's recipient of our Fern Bouvier Arts Legacy Award, is off to California next month to study at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts!
We're thrilled for Janelle and wanted to share her exciting news with you, so we sat down with her to learn about what inspires her and hear her plans for the future. 

ArtReachEvery Child Deserves The Chance To Engage In The Arts!
Our ArtReach camp reaches kids in need   
We see the positive impact that engagement in the arts can have on children each and every day here at Place des Arts. We also recognize that not all families can afford the cost of art classes, lessons or camps. That's why we're proud to provide our annual ArtReach camp, a fully subsidized, week-long art camp for kids ages 5 - 11 whose families need a little support.  
The camp includes all classes and supplies, a healthy meal program and is supported by an Education Assistant to enhance accessibility for students and their families. 
This year, ArtReach runs from August 12 to 16, and 50 kids will dive into their imaginations and learn new skills in a variety of visual and performing arts classes. At the end of the week, friends and family are invited to drop by for Friday Fun Day, when the kids proudly showcase their talents and the skills they've learned over the week.

We wouldn't be able to offer ArtReach without the help of our generous sponsors, so here's a huge shoutout to the Coquitlam Foundation, the Hamber Foundation and the Jack Gin Family Foundation, held at Vancouver Foundation in gratitude of their contributions! 
Big thanks to our 2019 ArtReach sponsors

get informed
Meet Our New Teachers
Seven teaching artists join faculty  
We're pleased to introduce seven new teachers who are joining our faculty for the 2019/2020 season. All are exceptional artists in their own right, and we're thrilled to have them here to share their skill and experience with our students.
 Click on their names to read their bios:  
Meet Our New Staff
Welcome to Samantha & Scott! 
We're excited to welcome two exceptional arts administrators to our staff. Samantha Newton takes the position of Resource Development and Volunteer Coordinator, while Scott Jeffrey takes on the role of Fine and Performing Arts Programmer: Music. 

We Have a Winner
Spring session survey prize
Congratulations to Andrea Winstanley, whose daughter took Hip Hop I this past session.  
Andrea won a $75 Place des Arts gift certificate, and you could too by filling out our class surveys each session when you receive them via email!
get out in the community
Kaleidoscope Festival  
Saturday, August 10, 2 - 9 pm at Town Centre Park

Indie artists Current Swell , Royal Canoe and Terra Lightfoot will perform at Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, an action-packed music and arts event in Coquitlam. 

Along with this great lineup of live music, you can browse handcrafted wares in the artisan market, watch performing artists Blink Acro, Disco Funeral, Hip Hop Hoop , and visual artists Richard Tetrault and Sandeep Johal. Enjoy delicious food truck fare and sip craft beer and spirits.

And . . . make sure to drop by the hip and happening Art Lounge, hosted by Place des Arts and the Evergreen Cultural Centre, and participate in a variety of drop-in and scheduled art activities and musical performances.

Coquitlam Neighbourhood Nights 
Coming to your 'hood on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm
  • August 1 - Mundy Park Playground, 641 Hillcrest Street
  • August 8 - Galloway Park, 3404 Galloway Avenue
  • August 15 - Blue Mountain Park, 975 King Albert Avenue
  • August 22 - Panorama Park Field, 1485 Johnson Street
We'll be hanging out at the Mundy Park, Galloway Park and Blue Mountain Park Neighbourhood Nights, so drop by to say hi and do an art activity!
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