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Anvil Centre is home to vibrant community and international programs, including dance, music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts programs for all ages, artist’s talks, film screenings, gallery tours and openings, and cultural festivals.

Anvil Centre is a vibrant gathering space and boutique conference centre conveniently located in the heart of the City of New Westminster. This community destination hosts a wide range of events, arts and cultural activities and programs.

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Cultural Services at Anvil Centre Reopens to limited in-person visits & programs this September.

Read about the new safety measures in place to protect our participants, guests, and staff.

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12 Events in October

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Paint / Draw / Sculpt

(8 to 13y 12mos)

This dynamic program develops skills, techniques and art vocabulary through painting, drawing and sculpture. Encouraging creativity and confidence, students discover the thrill of creating art with a wide variety of media, including acrylics, clay, pencil and more. Projects are designed to foster imagination, build artistic skills and provide a fun, fresh approach to art. Enjoy a new set of projects and themes each session. All supplies included.

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Introduction to Printmaking

(12 to 18y 12mos)

Learn the fundamentals of printmaking using our state of the art printing press and multiple ways of working to produce one of a kind prints and/or small editions. Explore a range of printmaking methods such as monoprinting, lino cut, collagraph and more by applying multiple techniques/projects through drawing, painting, carving, stamping, mix media and collage. All supplies included.

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Intro to Ballet for Adults

(16+)

Learn the fundamentals of ballet and discover the joy of dance in a supportive environment. Participants develop body awareness, musicality, ballet technique, strength and coordination. No previous experience necessary

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Introduction to Printmaking

(19+)

Learn the fundamentals of printmaking using our state of the art printing press and multiple ways of working to produce one of a kind prints and/or small editions. Explore a range of printmaking methods such as monoprinting, lino cut, collagraph and more by applying multiple techniques/projects through drawing, painting, carving, stamping, mix media and collage. All supplies included.

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Cardio Ballet

(16+)

Designed to promote balance and alignment this upbeat and energetic class focuses on lengthening your body and strengthening your legs, feet and core. Movements are founded on ballet basics, but require no previous ballet or dance experience

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YogaLates

(16+)

This class combines core strengthening and toning of Pilates, with yoga poses to open the mind and the body. A great accompaniment to Yoga Basic Back Care, take your core strengthening a little further, while still moving at your own pace. Come and explore the similarities and the differences of Pilates and yoga and how they can benefit you. Move mindfully! Beginners welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat

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Art n’ Story Making

(4 to 6y 12mos)

Join us in this fun and creative art class where students will use their imaginations to create their own unique characters and stories. Using pencils, markers, paint and 3-D materials, we will bring our characters to life through visual storytelling and dynamic art projects. All supplies included.

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Circuit Makers: Toy Hacking

(8 to 12)

Learn programming and circuitry basics with accessibility in mind. Accessible design creates objects and experiences that allow people of different abilities to enjoy your creative works. There will be exercises designed to help kids empathize with the challenges of different levels of motor control, vision or hearing abilities and invent solutions for the future. We will learn how to hack electronic toys and program them with game controllers. This workshop will provide both digital and hand making skills related to creating accessible toys and aids. The accessible toys that kids create in this workshop will be donated to kids with accessible needs.

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Paint / Draw / Sculpt

(5 to 8y 12mos)

This dynamic program develops skills, techniques and art vocabulary through painting, drawing and sculpture. Encouraging creativity and confidence, students discover the thrill of creating art with a wide variety of media, including acrylics, clay, pencil and more. Projects are designed to foster imagination, build artistic skills and provide a fun, fresh approach to art. Enjoy a new set of projects and themes each session. All supplies included.

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Music Makers

(4 to 6y 12mos)

Little musicians test out new ways to make music, learn the basics of rhythm & pitch and participate in a variety of musically inspired craft activities. No previous musical experience required. For safety, emphasis will be placed on playing string and percussion instruments as opposed to singing. All supplies included

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Architecture: Drawing and Model Making

(6 to 8y 12mos)

Learn the fundamentals of architecture through creative expression and projects that are designed to foster imagination, build artistic skills and provide a fun, fresh approach to learning. The program will involve drawing your plans and then building your creations. All supplies provided. Instructor: Hope Akello

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Girls in Technology

(7 to 12)

Engage with history, science, technology and art through a female point-of-view. This unique workshop is one in an ongoing series that will focus on a different female historical figure every session who has changed the world and create imaginative activities that celebrates her contribution. Girls who take this workshop will find support, mentorship and a creative outlet using cutting-edge technology.

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Book a Cultural Space

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  • Room Specs

Anvil Centre’s cultural studios are top-of-the-line professional studio spaces that offer quality settings for visual, performing, applied, sound and new media arts.

They are available for workshops, lectures, screenings and rehearsals.

Anvil Centre also offers a professionally outfitted, acoustically insulated music practice room. All cultural studios and the music practice room can be rented at affordable prices.

For more information or to request a booking, please contact studiobookings@anvilcentre.ca or call 604.527.4640.

  • Community Rentals
  • Commercial/Private Rentals
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting
$17.30/hr
$8.70/hr
N/A
$17.30/hr
N/A
Activity
$34.50/hr
$17.30/hr
$34.50/hr
$34.50/hr
$5.55/hr
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting & Activity
$105.00/hr
$52.00/hr
$34.50/hr
$105.00/hr
$15.90/hr
  • Community Rentals means events, services and/or meetings organized and implemented by individuals or non-profit New Westminster organizations whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public interest without commercial purpose.
  • These rates do not apply to corporate events and conferences.
  • Additional staff charges apply for rentals occurring when the building is closed to the public.
  • Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 411A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 411B (West)

  • Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 413A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 413B (West)

  • Studio 415 (Dance Studio)

  • Cultural Studio 417

  • Music Practice Room 412

Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)
  • 1056 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 44’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
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Cultural Studio 411A (East)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees,
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
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Cultural Studio 411B (West)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)
  • 1104 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 46’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413A (East)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413B (West)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Studio 415 (Dance Studio)
  • 900 Square Feet
  • 36’ X 25’
  • Permanent stereo system w/MP3 hookup, floor to ceiling mirrors along two walls, natural light, ballet barres along two walls appropriate for adults and children, sprung floor with hardwood surface, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for dance rehearsals, classes and practice
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Cultural Studio 417
  • 884 Square Feet
  • 34’ X 26’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 36 Classroom Style
  • Features natural light, carpeted floor, 60” television and audio, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as lectures, workshops, meetings and seminars
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Music Practice Room 412
  • 60 square feet
  • Maximum 4 individuals (depending on instruments)
  • Upright piano
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