Shyness and Bloom is a studio set up for kids to be their own creative directors. With shelves and shelves of all things imaginable organized by type and colour, inspiring instructors, a fun and cozy atmosphere, the studio is stalked for possibilities of all kinds..
We have just reached a milestone – 5 years old!! There have been so many amazing moments of creativity and joy – total liberation and major leaps and bounds. I am continually humbled and inspired by the children’s creativity, all their triumphs and challenges, and their uninhibited honesty and wisdom. Shyness and Bloom genuinely started as a little seed - a dream I had, and seeing how far it has come and how much fun we’ve had over the years does my heart good. It has really, truly bloomed into something beautiful. Thank you to all who have been a part of the magic!
Not your typical art class or camp! Here, children are encouraged to become their own creative and independent mastermind. Instructors offer themes, project time management, ideas, and guidance with tools and materials, while the kids themselves direct their own visions.
In our huge 800 sq ft open studio space, we do lots of building, making, tinkering, and experimenting. Not just pencils and paint.
Connection to Community
Shyness and Bloom organizes Kidlandia at Rifflandia music festival each year, participates in the Moss Street Paint In, and goes into schools to lead art projects and class book projects all the time.
3999 Telegraph Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8N 4J1
During our weekend camps and workshops, we will dive into topics of a thematic nature and explore concepts, ideas and technologies that expand our thinking. We will experiment with a broad range of art mediums and materials, tools and simple machines, natural forces and innovation. We believe it’s important for students to go home with multi-stepped projects; not only a finished piece of artwork or craft, but one that is proof of hard work, problem solving, deep learning, skill development and incredible imagination. We believe that all children hold tremendous capacity to think big, think innovatively and creatively, and we want to foster this nature in them. We hope to give them abundant opportunity to be exploratory, capable and proud kids.