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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.

Program Guides

Heritage School Programs 2019/2020

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Anvil Centre Arts & Heritage Winter Programs 2020

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New Media Gallery Art + Technology Winter 2020

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Spring Break Camps 2020 at Anvil Centre

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Anvil Centre Arts & Heritage Spring Programs 2020

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12 Events in February

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YogaLates

(16+)

Combine the core strengthening and toning of Pilates, with yoga poses to open the mind and body. A great accompaniment to Yoga Basic Back Care, take your core strengthening a little further. Explore the similarities and differences of each practice, and how they can benefit you. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Beginner’s Watercolour Painting

(16+)

This course focuses on composition alongside colour, line and wash techniques. Be lead through step-by step painting demonstrations while also receiving individual guidance to help build artistic confidence and skills. Bring a sketchbook to the first class. Course fee includes a Beginner's Basic Watercolour Supply Kit for participants to keep and practice at home with.

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Parent & Baby Yoga

(16+)

Loosen and open areas of the body that can experience repetitive strain while caring for an infant. Each class includes pranayama and core strengthening sequences as well as a Baby Yoga Flow that supports Baby’s developing systems. Please bring your own yoga mat and a blanket for your baby. Anvil Instructor: Doreen Chand

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Parent & Baby Yoga

(16+)

Loosen and open areas of the body that can experience repetitive strain while caring for an infant. Each class includes pranayama and core strengthening sequences as well as a Baby Yoga Flow that supports Baby’s developing systems. Please bring your own yoga mat and a blanket for your baby. Anvil Instructor: Doreen Chand

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Parent & Baby Yoga

(16+)

Loosen and open areas of the body that can experience repetitive strain while caring for an infant. Each class includes pranayama and core strengthening sequences as well as a Baby Yoga Flow that supports Baby’s developing systems. Please bring your own yoga mat and a blanket for your baby. Anvil Instructor: Doreen Chand

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Intermediate Watercolour Painting

(16+)

Work on developing a personal painting style alongside advanced colour, line and wash techniques. Through expert instruction, further your understanding of the medium and its possibilities. Please bring a sketchbook and any watercolour supplies that you have on hand to the first class. Suggested supply list will be discussed. Supplies not included.

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Intro to Adult Ballet

(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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Intro to Drawing: Tools & Techniques (16+ years)

(16+)

Be introduced to a variety of drawing tools while developing your technical and observational skills in this informative, skills-based program. Be led through a variety of drawing exercises that show the mark-making potential of charcoal, graphite, inks, conté and much more. All supplies included.

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Arts + Tech POD

(18+)

Arts + Tech.POD A flexible program that offers you the chance to experiment with a range of media + technologies. We provide an experienced instructor who will demonstrate and teach a specific medium. You bring the creativity and direct your own projects. Open registration. Check newmediagallery.ca/programs for program updates.

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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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Draw Me a Story

(2 to 5y 11mos)

Program runs from: January 17 - March 6 Offered with support from the New Westminster Public Library, children and their caregivers are inspired by weekly stories and a variety of art materials and processes. Little ones consider their own narratives, develop fine motor skills and explore their social environment. All supplies included. One child/one parent per registration please.

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Little Hip Hoppers

(4 to 5y 11mos)

Time to boogie! In this fun, upbeat and dynamic class, preschoolers learn the basics of hip hop moves as well as develop coordination, build self-esteem and confidence. A great opportunity for your child to move and groove to trendy music!

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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
$17.00/hr
$8.55/hr
N/A
$17.00/hr
N/A
Activity
$34.00/hr
$17.00/hr
$34.00/hr
$34.00/hr
$5.45/hr
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting & Activity
$103.00/hr
$51.25/hr
$34.00/hr
$103.00/hr
$15.60/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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Music Practice Room 412
  • 60 square feet
  • Maximum 4 individuals (depending on instruments)
  • Upright piano

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