Artists for Kids
Paradise Valley Summer Visual Arts Camps

​​​2022 Summer Camp

Stay tuned for info on our 2022 Summer Camp. More information coming soon!

Please email if you have any questions.

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Every year, Artists for Kids hosts two weeks of Summer School of Visual Arts in Paradise Valley. Both the junior group (ages 8 to 12) and the senior class (ages 13 to 18) are paired with a professional artist who presents on their work throughout the week. The students work with Art Specialist Teachers to make art of their own in response to the presentations from the Visiting Artist. There are also blocks of recreation time where the students go canoeing, hiking, or sketch the gorgeous scenery that surrounds them. 

Scholarship Applications​

Elementary and secondary partial scholarships donated by donors including the Idea Partner Marketing Inc. and The Beech Foundation will be offered to talented students.  Information will be available shortly.​

Scholarships will be available for both the junior and the senior camps. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are currently revamping our scholarship submission procedures.  Please check back at the beginning of May for updated instructions.  We thank you for your patience as we confirm next steps.

For the junior camp scholarship application form, click here: PVSSA Ele School application - 2020.pdf

For the senior camp scholarship application form, click here: PVSSA Sec School application - 2020.pdf

Bursary Appli​​cations

​A limited number of partial bursaries are available to families in extreme financial need.  For further information, please conatct the Artists for Kids office 604-903-3798

"In the summer before Grade 8, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Arts with artist Etienne Zack. Being the eldest child in my family, I was extremely nervous about going into high school, as I didn't have an older sibling to look up to. However, during that week at camp, I was able to befriend other teens who were just as friendly as they were talented. Not only did I get to paint and canoe for five days, but the AFK summer school experience made my first big life transition that much easier." 

— Sophia Boutsakis, Grade 12 (Alumna)

View video of the 2019 Paradise Valley Summer School of the Arts

Junior Camp Artist in Residence: Vanessa Lam


Senior Camp Artist in Residence: Tikko Kerr


Other visiting artists includes: ​

M. E. Sparks - Justin Ogilvie - Andrea Taylor - Lori Goldberg - Damien Moppett 

Tiko Kerr - Erin McSavaney - David Wilson - Greg Murdock - George Rammell - Ben Reeves - Angela Grossmann - Attila Richard Lukacs


Artists for Kids

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 | 604-903-3798​ |Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Statutory Holidays