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School Group Programs 2021

Want to experience one or more performing art forms in one venue: we have space - the passion - and the instructors.
We are in the heART of Kelowna’s Cultural District, if you are booking field trips to the Kelowna Art Gallery or Kelowna Museums and want to include performing arts for your students – we are here for you. We have many options to choose from to make your day in the Cultural District dramatically “over the top”. Our professional artists are passionate about what they teach and have been instructing for the RCA for many years. They are well versed in the new curriculum core competencies and look forward to assisting teachers in all teaching endeavors. 

Have your Kindergarten to Aged 14 students experience one or more performing art forms in one venue.

Want to book a full day field trip? The Cultural District offers a variety of school group programs:

Rotary Centre for the Arts
Email: programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com
Phone: 250-717-5304 ext. 116
Website: rotarycentreforthearts.com

Kelowna Art Gallery
Email: info@kelownaartgallery.com
Phone: 250-762-2226
Website: kelownaartgallery.com

Kelowna Museums
Email: education@kelownamuseums.ca
Phone: 250-868-4836
Website: kelownamuseums.ca

COVID-19 Safety Measures

We are taking the utmost care to provide a safe and healthy environment for your students. Your health and safety is our top priority. See our COVID-19 safety measures for school groups.

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Instruction

Our class field studies workshop options provide in-person and virtual instructions from certified instructors. Our professional art instructors are passionate about what they teach and have been instructing for the RCA for many years. They are well versed in the new curriculum core competencies and look forward to assisting teachers in all teaching endeavors. Performing arts sessions are held in the RCA’s dance studios, equipped with sprung wood flooring. 

RCA offers the following:

Virtual

  • Cutout Digital Animation
  • Robert Bateman Foundation Nature Sketching*
  • Remote Movie Studio 

In-person

  • Martial Arts: Kung Fu
  • World Drumming and Music
  • Theatre: Contemporary Musical Theatre & Theatre Arts
  • Drama & Storytelling
  • Dioramas
  • Extreme Puppet Creation

Virtual or In-person

  • At-Home Movie Studio

Cost

Starts at $125/ hour class

* Robert Bateman Foundation Nature Sketching cost: $125 per class (20 – 30 students)

The following programs are offered for school classes from Kindergarten to Aged 14 and range from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours of instruction, Monday - Friday.

Virtual

Cut-Out Digital Animation

Turn hand-drawn art into simple animations with the help of a professional animator! Students make drawings using pencil and paper that get converted into a digital work. (1hour)

Instructor: Brock Gratz
 

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Virtual

Remote Movie Studio

Make your own high-quality videos with just a phone and video camera. We’ll explore awesome options for free and easy ways to make your work look amazing! (1 hour)

Instructor: Brock Gratz
 

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In-Person

Martial Arts

Kung Fu

A “no contact” performance art consisting of open hand and body movement forms that teach the students a sequence of moves – an applied ancient art form. Youth gain new self-confidence, self-control, and respect. (2 two-hour sessions; mornings only)

Instructor: Esmerelda

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In-Person

World Drumming and Music

Travel the world through music! Learn basic hand drumming techniques and rhythms on multiple percussion instruments, including the djembe, shekere, claves, and more! Sing songs in several languages. (2 one-hour sessions)

Instructor: Angela Roy

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In-Person

Theatre

Theatre Arts

New Vintage Theatre actors will reveal the exciting tips, tricks, and techniques of creating characters, weaving layered stories, and improvising in this fun, high-energy workshop. (1 hour)

Instructor: Bonnie Gratz

Contemporary Musical Theatre

Integrate music and sound into one or several co-created short plays. Plays are based on original stories that students create together or on classical fairy and folk tales. (1 hour)

Instructor: Leila Neverland

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In-Person

Drama and Storytelling

Find your inner WILD and explore the reaches of how stories can be created and shared, through movement, improv, and collaboration. (1 hour)

Instructor: Leila Neverland

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In-person

Dioramas

Students recreate the landscapes of local or imagined spaces by using the time-tested techniques of diorama creation. (1 hour)

Instructor: Brock Gratz

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In-Person

Extreme Puppet Creation

Create and maneuver huge puppets together as a group. The completed puppets will stand tall, with one student moving the mouth and head, one for each arm and one for each leg.(1 hour)

Instructor: Brock Gratz

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Virtual or In-person

At-Home Movie Studio

Want to be the next big youtuber or vlogger? Interested in being in movies or tv? For many upcoming stars these days the key is to be able to make your own high quality videos with the tools you already have at home! No fancy tools needed, just a phone with a video camera! We’ll explore awesome options for free and easy ways to make your work look extra cool and a bit more like the professionals!

Instructor: Brock Gratz

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