January 2020 at Place des Arts
home to our arts community

Happy New Year! I hope this year is off to a great start, despite the weather and the standard post-holiday blues.

I am looking forward to 2021. As they say, it can only go up from here!

Classes start up again on January 4 at Place des Arts and we still have plenty of classes with space for you to register (see below)! Start this year off by learning something new! Even with the restrictions, we are working hard to try to add some normalcy to our students' lives.

If you still want to have some taste of the arts this month, we have three new exhibitions opening January 22. See the details below.

Even with the changes occurring, the arts continue to be a space to put things aside and enjoy as a form of expression, positivity and joy.
Stay warm and dry!

Aurora van Roon,
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
January Exhibitions start this month
From Left to Right: Connections [detail] by Yifei Zhang, Chickadee (Colour) [detail] by Rick Herdman, A Memory by Laura Clark
Join us from January 22 - March 18 to view our three new exhibitions or you can view them online at the links below:

Capturing Moments: Chronicling Our Lives curated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society
Various mediums in the Atrium

Woodcut printmaking in the Mezzanine

Remnants by Laura Clark
Photography and Sculpture in the Leonore Peyton Salon

We welcome individual and core bubble visits to our exhibition spaces by appointment. Please call 604-664-1636 ext. 0 to book.
what's new?
Sign up today for Winter Classes!
It's not too late to sign up for our Winter classes! Get creative this month. Pick your discipline below:
Online: Musical Rainbow Red: 3.5-4.5 years
Online: Musical Rainbow Yellow: 4.5-5.5 years
Online: Music for Young Children:
In-Person and Online: Group Guitar: 9-12 years | 13-17 years | 18+ years
In-Person: Intro to Drumset: 9-12 years
In-Person: Dance Sampler: 7-9 years | 8-12 years
In-Person: Adult Ballet-Beginner/Intermediate: 18+ years
Visual Arts
Online: Creative Clay: 5-7 years | 8-12 years
Online Fibre Fun: 6-12 years
Online: Pottery and Sculpture: 13-17 years
Online: Stitch It Up: 11-14 years | 18+ years
Online: So you think you can't paint in watercolour?: 18+ years
In-Person: Art Sampler: 5-7 years | 8-10 years | 11-14 years
In-Person & Online: Draw, Paint, Collage: 5-7 years
In-Person & Online: Animation Studio: 11-14 years
In-Person: Stage Performers – Dance & Act: 5-7 years | 7-9 years | 9-11 years | 11-14 years
In-Person: Speech Arts and Drama: 8-10 years | 9-14 years
In-Person: Acting 101: 6-8 years | 8-12 years
* In Music and Dance, you can still register for some Sep-Jun classes. View our website for details.
get inspired
Thank you to Anella and Osmosis
Long-time student of Place des Arts and last year's Youth Arts Council President, Anella, has been an important member of our arts community since she was very young.

As a part of her Capstone Graduation Project, Anella is selling her original art through her Instagram and donating all profit from the sales to Place des Arts!

We are so proud of all she has accomplished and everything she has contributed to Place des Arts.

get informed
We're Back! Classes starting up this January
Classes and lessons will resume on January 4, 2021.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back, whether it be online or in-person!
Our February Day of the Arts Camp is on!
Mark it in your calendars registration will open for our February Day of the Arts Camp on February 5!

This camp is on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 9:00 am – 3:35 pm, an SD#43 Pro-D Day.

This year, our camp will be in-person for ages 6-11. The camp consists of two activities, one dance/movement and one visual arts. Space is limited due to COVID-19.
get out in the community (socially distanced edition)
This January, here are some ways to get involved in the arts:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert | Orpheum Theatre
(January 28- January 30, 2021)
CineConcerts invites audiences back to witness the beginning of Harry’s most important battle yet, with the full film accompanied by a live symphony orchestra.

Wayfinding | Evergreen Art Gallery
November 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021
The exhibition brings together work by local artists Leanne M. Christie, Sara Graham and Devon Knowles, who live and create art in response to their cities—Coquitlam, Port Moody and Vancouver—and the urban architecture that makes up these spaces.

Be sure to review their website before heading out! With new orders being put in place, many events are being postponed, cancelled or require reservations.
Art and Belonging

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”

Brene Brown
American Professor