Annual Arts Camp

Courses & Instructors

Below are the courses for Imagine That 2015. All of our artists instructors are active in their respective fields. To see examples of the instructor’s work and planned class projects visit our Facebook page.

Kreative Kindergarten – Charlotte Morris

Your ‘Happy Camper’ will experience a twist on the good old time camp classics. From drawing, painting on canvas, jewelry making to designing some culinary masterpieces, your child will experience a little bit of everything as a ‘Happy Camper’. Dreaming under starry nights as we map our way through the constellations. We will create whimsical nature inspired mobiles. Snacking on some camp fire classics will be on the menu. Pendant stamps made from treasures found in nature will adorn your child’s neck. The beauty of the great outdoors will be woven into our rustic branch made looms. Many a Friendship Bracelets will be made to share. Cork made ‘Owl Cuties’ will clutter your mantel at the end of the week. Terrific Tie Dyed T-Shirts will proudly be worn by your Happy Camper. I hope that I have enticed you with a wee sampling of the fun and adventures that will be had by all our ‘Happy Campers’!

CHARLOTTE is extremely fortunate to do what she loves and truly loves what she does. Charlotte is a dedicated advocate for children, with over twenty years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. It is her passion, enthusiasm, excitement and unique style of teaching that ignites her fire and feeds her desire to provide meaningful and memorable experiences for children and their families. The highlight of her career has been working locally at Wind and Tide Preschool, where she gets her bucket filled each and everyday. Charlotte is honoured and thrilled to have an opportunity take Imagine That preschoolers on an adventure of a lifetime!

Animation with LEGO  – Ken Priebe

In just 5 sessions, we will create a short film using stop-motion animation with LEGO. Participants will work as a group to write a story, create a storyboard, build characters and sets, and shoot them frame by frame.

KEN earned his BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, and a Classical Animation Certificate from VanArts. He has over a decade of experience teaching animation and working on animated short films, and is the published author of The Art of Stop-Motion Animation and The ADVANCED Art of Stop-Motion Animation.

Culinary Arts – Kids can Cook  – Marina Peckinpaugh

A hands-on daily session, working with foods that will increase interest in cooking thru creating something tasty for family and friends.

MARINA has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, and is a self-trained private chef. She has a successful catering business, is a Chef Assistant in the Delta School Board Culinary Arts Department and was the Executive Chef at Crofton House and Director of Food Operations at Kwantlen University. She is a passionate and creative cook and loves teaching youth how to enjoy making their food.

Cupcakes, Cookies and Tasty Treats  – Janet Priebe 

Participants will be learning fun and creative ways of decorating cupcakes, cookies and making other fun treats! A tasty class for those with a flare for food!

JANET holds a Fine Arts Diploma from Kwantlen University College and a Classical Animation Certificate from VanArts. She currently freelances her cake decorating, graphic arts, photography skills and creative endeavors for various clients through her own business Jaybird Creations.

Dance – We Can Dance   – Kara Robinson 

We will spend part of the session learning controlled, balletic movements. The second half of the session will be filled with an upbeat song and dance. Dancers will be encouraged to sing along with the song choice. Materials: comfortable clothes. Ballet or jazz shoes if you have them.

KARA holds a BFA, Honors Degree in Dance from York University, a Diploma from the National Ballet School in the Teacher Training Program and her Registered Teachers Status from the Royal Academy of Dance. Currently she teaches at both Steveston’s Arts Connection and the Lavrova Classical Ballet Academy.

Photography  –  Leila Waugh

Campers will explore the settings of their cameras and when/how they can be used (e.g., flash, zoom, apertures & shutter speeds – if available). The focus will be taking photographs in/of nature and people. Using perspective campers will use their cameras to take pictures in different ways – levels, shapes, angles, colours, zooming in to look closely and focus on details, distance, etc).

LEILA has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography and a Bachelor of Education with an emphasis on Social and Emotional Learning. She is currently teaching kindergarten/grade 1 and working on her Early Childhood Education Diploma at UBC. She has been a Spark, Brownie and Guide leader in Ladner for the past 5 years.

Character Sculpting  –  Katie Nielsen

Bring your favorite characters to life with clay! Learn how to sculpt using tools and your own hands to create a treasures that you can keep for a lifetime.

KATIE is a graduate from the Vancouver Institute of Media arts in 2D and 3D animation. Playing with clay since the age of 4, Katie has turned her love of cartoons into beautiful clay sculptures that she sells. Her work has been featured in Polymer Cafe magazine and she is excited to be joining Imagine That this summer to help kids create their favorites characters in clay!

Film & Drama –  Garnet Campbell

Make movies with Garnet and his teaching partner Jamie Osborne (Drama).

GARNET teaches filmmaking at Delta Film Academy and is passionate about helping others helping others young and old tell their stories. As an independent filmmaker himself, his knowledge extends to cinematography, lighting, sound and post-production skills. Garnet’s passion for storytelling is evident in the enthusiasm with which he leads the class, encouraging students to explore their creativity while taking their skills to new heights.

Film & Drama –  Jamie Osborn

Act for the movies with Jamie and her teaching partner Garnet Campbell (Film).

JAMIE has been immersed in the world of theatre since childhood, and has been onstage or backstage in many productions throughout her life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and minor in theatre as well as a Bachelor of Education degree and currently teaches drama and helps direct school musicals at Richmond Christian School. Jamie can’t wait to help this year’s Imagine That! students develop into acting superstars for their film debut.

Mixed Media Collage – Julie Brash

Campers will be working on a major collage piece with an oceanic theme by bringing in natural and recycled materials as well as elements of Steampunk. They will also be working on a smaller project as well during the week. This class is perfect for those wanting to experiment and try a very hands on artistic style.

JULIE has been artistic her whole life in one form or another. Starting with fashion illustrations for a clothing company, fashion design, screen printing, jewellry design and dance. Julie opened Free Flight Dance in 1998 in Ladner and was involved in costume design and pattern making for the studio. In the past 2 years her love for art re-surfaced and focused on paper art, card making, 3D paper crafts and mixed media work. Julie is excited to share her love of collage with the campers and have them push their imaginations to the limits!

Walk Through Art History – Esther Memmott

Take a walk through art history and learn about a different style of art each day! Art projects will be modelled after the work of famous artists and include a variety of mediums and techniques.

ESTHER has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, a Bachelor of Education, and Diploma of Teacher Librarianship all from UBC. In her 17 years of education experience, she has taught students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She now works as a secondary Teacher Librarian but still has a passion for arts education. She lives in sunny Tsawwassen with her art teacher husband and three beautiful children; one of which is named after a famous artist.

Painting Still Life and Portraits – Edith Isidro

Campers will be learning how to paint in acrylics covering a variety of subjects such as landscape, portrait, and still life, in a way that will be fun and engaging for everyone.

EDITH holds a BFA degree from Manila, Philippines with a major in advertising. After working in several advertising firms for 6 years, she started training and working in Animation as an Inbetweener/Assistant Animator for FilCartoons, Inc., a subsidiary studio of Hanna-Barbera Studios. She has over 10 years experience working in the animation industry in the Philippines as well as locally in Vancouver. Currently, she is a freelance painter and continues to use her artistic skills in jewelry design, knitting, crocheting, and craft-making. She loves working with children and enjoys creating and designing with them.