Fine Arts Multiversity 2016 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Join us for lunch and help us set up for our week in Narnia immediately after the service this Sunday. 

From July 11-15, 2016, Redemption Church is hosting a: 


A Marvelous, Masterful, and Magical place for all ages to unleash creative genius.

Join us for our second year as we explore another classic.  Using C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as inspiration, all of the sessions take their lead from the characters, imagination, and wonder of Narnia, culminating in a final multigenerational musical theatre production.

Participants of all ages from Grade 1-Grandparents can register for full or half days.  Participants starting Kindergarten in September 2016 are welcome to register for our morning-only sessions.  We will need ALL participants for the FULL DAY on Friday, July 15 to prepare for our final presentation. 

Which fine arts will be explored – and what should I expect at these sessions?

Participants will experience the variety of skills required in mounting a theatre production from start to finish.  All participants will be encouraged to try their hand at a variety of activities, but may focus on one or two primary skills.  The degree of involvement in each area (theatre/backstage) will be at the discretion of the director.

THEATRE (Drama, music, choreography)

BACKSTAGE (Set building and design, costumes, props, make-up, technical)

Who is leading the multiversity – and what do they know about fine arts?

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Aloha Johnson is our enthusiastic leader and she brings to the table more than 30 years of experience working with children of all ages, youth and adults in a variety of settings; from one-on-one, to small groups, to the classroom, to seminars, to audience presentations. Her passion for the arts runs deep and her ability to communicate that passion and pass on the learning is legendary.

With a degree in Fine Arts, a practical application of that degree in visual arts and many theatre genres--including musical theatre, comedy, street theatre, improv and choral music—Aloha utilizes all types of music (classical, sacred, modern) and welcomes all ages into community to provide a unique creative learning experience for all. 

Aloha hails from Vancouver and has raised four children who have followed in her creative footsteps and are pursuing their passion for the arts in a variety of ways as well.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:  Lisl Baker was born and raised in a small arts community in Ontario where she had the privilege of participating in multiple choirs, plays, and musical theatre productions at school and in her community.  She enjoys being on the stage and supporting others so they, too, can shine.  Lisl loves leading teams that nurture life, creativity, and can get things done! 

Lisl is a full-time staff member at Redemption Church and is Aloha’s right hand lady when it comes to the logistics, details, and communication involved with our Fine Arts Multiversity.  She is looking forward to gathering and supporting all of the volunteers it will take to pull off what we expect will be another fantastic week of ‘creative genius.’  And she can’t wait to meet YOU! 

What will a typical day look like at the Fine Arts Multiversity? (FAM)

A typical day at the FAM will look something like this:

9:00 ~ Welcome and Check-in
9:20-10:25 ~ Theatre/Backstage
10:25-10:40 ~ BREAK
10:40-11:55 ~ Theatre/Backstage
11:55-12:00 ~ Check-out (half)
12:00-1:00 ~ SUPERVISED LUNCH  [Send lunch with your child(ren)!]
1:00-1:20 ~ Check-in
1:20-2:30 ~ Theatre (Principle Actors)/Backstage
2:30-2:45 ~ BREAK
2:45-3:55 ~ Theatre (Principle Actors)/Backstage
3:55-4:00 ~ Check-out

When and Where can I register?

You, your friends, and family members can register online. Just keep scrolling down this page to find our Registration Form. Detailed Emergency Contact, Medical Info and Liability Release Forms will be available after you have registered. 


EARLY BIRD PRICING until June 30! 

  • $100 for half-days or $150 for full days.  UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016
  • $150 for half-days or $200 for full days.  AFTER JULY 1, 2016

$15 off half-day and $25 off full-day registration when you refer a friend.  If you refer 6 friends (non-immediate family members) then your registration is FREE!  *Friends need to put your name in their online registration form*

Families who register more than 2 children will receive an additional registration discount for full-day participants: 3 children ($50 off), 4 children ($100 off) etc.

Some financial scholarships are available. Contact Lisl Baker to apply. 

Make cheques payable to: Redemption Church ~ Memo: Fine Arts Multiversity.  Please deliver or mail to Redemption Church at 3512 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1W3.  

All payment is due on Monday, July 11, 2016.  

More help needed:

We're looking for a wide range of volunteers to help us make our week of Multiversity a great time for all.  If you are skilled in any of the following areas and keen to be part of a multigenerational team, please contact Aloha Johnson or Lisl Baker to learn more.

  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Set design and building
  • Prop design and building
  • Costume design/sewing
  • Hair and make-up
  • Technical: lights, sound, video
  • General coaching and mentoring; group leading or supporting
  • Lunch supervising
  • Cleaning and tidying during the week
  • Hospitality – helping to host our final BBQ on July 15

Registration form for volunteers and participants

Name *
Phone *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
Parent/Guardian Phone Number
Please select your session. Choose both if you are registering for full days. *
Lunch supervision is included for full day participants. Please send a lunch with your child(ren). *All participants starting Kindergarten in September 2016 are welcome to register for Mornings only*