VanArts Spring Break Bootcamps are open to students in Grade 9 -12 who are interested in learning more about media, performing, and visual arts. Each hands-on workshop Is led by industry professional instructors who will teach you the basic skills and software needed to succeed in your chosen area of interest.
Sign-up for a one-day workshop or register for more than one to explore your interests! (Download form)
Registration is now closed for all workshops.
Monday, March 20
2D/3D Character Animation
Unleash your inner Animator and bring characters to life! Spend time with our experienced faculty and senior animation students while learning basic concepts in Character Animation. You will work with industry standard software Maya for 3D Animation and Harmony for 2D Animation. Get insight into what makes a good story and how to show your ideas through storyboarding.
Have you dreamed of hosting your own radio/TV show, Podcast, or YouTube channel? This one day workshop will give you some insight into how you can kick-start a career in broadcasting. We’ll start the day off by having you work on our radio station and host the morning show with our Broadcasting students. In the afternoon, we’ll fine-tune your script reading skills and introduce you to working with the green screen and teleprompter.
Tuesday, March 21
Join us for a day of photography inspiration and education! Our morning will consist of a brief lecture and photo walk. The instructor will share some theory on composition and image creation, giving you tips and tricks to use in your everyday photography. Then you’ll head out into our downtown neighbourhood to apply what you learned! In the afternoon you’ll join us in our spacious photography studio where we’ll talk about lighting for portraits. After a quick lighting demonstration, you’ll have a chance to get hands-on experience with our profoto studio lights and see what makes studio work so magical.
Wednesday, March 22
Script to set! Live the life of an actor through this one-day workshop taught by our professional working actors. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the techniques that actors use to approach a script and film on set, including sets, props, and how to warm up before the camera starts rolling!
Web Devlopment & Design
Thursday, March 23
What does it take to produce Visual Effects for blockbuster films? We’ll walk you through the Visual Effects production process and show you how everything comes together to create the final amazing effect. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to shoot green screen and integrate your work into a digital environment, creating your own final visual effects shot!
Friday, March 24
Game Art & Design
Want to learn more about how your favourite games are made? Our experienced instructors will walk you through the game development process, from project initialization to final completion. Bring your character models into a game engine and see them come to life with facial and body motion capture tools.
Please note that there is a $50 CAD fee per workshop; a discount will be applied if registered for 2 or more workshops.
To register, please complete the PDF form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you within 1-2 days to confirm your registration. Please note that the registration fee will be taken over the phone.
*limited to one workshop per day*
Please note: These programs do not require approval under the Private Training Act (PTA). Students may not file a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) regarding these programs.
Terms & Conditions
Tuition for each Bootcamp workshop is $50 CAD, to be collected by phone after the registration form is received.
Registering for more than one Bootcamp workshop will reduce tuition by 5% per additional workshop (i.e., if you register for two Bootcamp workshops, tuition will be reduced by 5%; if you register for three, tuition will be reduced by 10%).