Spring break art, acting camps abound
Treat the kids — and yourself — to a free magic show at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library during spring break next week.
Joseph the Magician will have a fun-filled, high-energy and interactive performance from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 19 at the facility (2471 Mary Hill Rd.). The event is drop-in. Call 604-927-7999.
Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre has a number of art-related camps during spring break for kids age seven to 14.
Wendy Anderson and Michael Charrois lead Kids On Stage from March 18 to 22, giving young thespians a chance to write their own script, build sets and costumes and perform. The same week, Mandy Tulloch has Acting for the Camera for cinematic youth.
From March 25 to 28, Anderson and Charrois are back with Mask in Motion to explore character movement, mask making, clowning and magic tricks. And Animated World allows kids to work with a professional artist and filmmaker to learn about stop-motion and hard-drawing, for example.
To download a registration form, go to www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
LEARN FROM PROS
High school students studying television, film and theatre can sign up for new workshops offered during spring break at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts.
The “Study with the Pros” classes run March 25 to 28 and include sessions with Cavan Cunningham (Mayor Fitzy in Corner Gas); Paul Gelineau (certified fight master, director and choreographer); makeup artist Katherine Collins; and Kathryn Bracht (actor, director and teacher).
To sign up, call Place des Arts at 604-664-1636 or go online to www.placedesarts.ca.
Registration is now open for Port Coquitlam’s annual Easter Arts Celebration.
Kids age 10 and under can decorate and hunt for Easter eggs, play with arts and crafts, hear stories and watch the entertainers and roving puppets — courtesy of Second Storey Theatre — during the event, which runs on Sunday, March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village (2253 Leigh Sq.). The cost is $10 per child. To pre-register, call 604-927-7529.