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Summer Teen courses & kids camps

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Abstract Painting

Note: Previous experience with acrylic painting is recommended  

Instructor: Sarah van Sloten 

Break free from representational painting!

Let go and create abstract and non-objective paintings based on your interests.

Get introduced to historical and contemporary examples and approaches to abstraction with an emphasis on the materials used, the process, and the impact of the relationship between form and content.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Adult

Personal Interest

Painting

Ceramics Studio

July 10 - 14, 2023

Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio!

Focus will be on hand building and learning good practices and techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces. You will also get introduced to different surface treatments, including decoration with slip and underglazes, and firing.

Work through projects designed to give you foundational skill-building practice.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  

*Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the last day of camp.  

Teen

Summer Camps

Ceramics

Ceramics Studio

July 17 - 21, 2023

Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio!

Focus will be on hand building and learning good practices and techniques to create functional and sculptural pieces. You will also get introduced to different surface treatments, including decoration with slip and underglazes, and firing.

Work through projects designed to give you foundational skill-building practice.

Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

*Work will be ready for pick-up 2-3 weeks after the last day of camp.  

Teen

Summer Camps

Ceramics

Crazy for Cats!!

July 4 - 7, 2023 (Civic Holiday, no class Mon, July 3) 

Are you crazy for cats?!

Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and learn about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, and sculpt cats and even create a miniature cat house or condo!

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Crazy for Cats!!

July 17 - 21, 2023

Are you crazy for cats?!

Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and learn about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, and sculpt cats and even create a miniature cat house or condo!

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Crazy for Cats!!

July 31 - August 4

Are you crazy for cats?!

Join us and other cat crazy kids for the week and learn about different breeds and their characteristics as you draw, paint, and sculpt cats and even create a miniature cat house or condo!

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted.  

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Draw Cartoons

July 10 - 14, 2023

If you love creating original, quirky characters, then you will want to try Draw Cartoons!

Look at lots of examples and learn how to tell a story, as you create and draw characters, and learn proper proportions of the human figure and different animals.

Work on your own, unique cartooning style that you can continue to build upon.

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Draw Cartoons

July 24 - 28, 2023

If you love creating original, quirky characters, then you will want to try Draw Cartoons!

Look at lots of examples and learn how to tell a story, as you create and draw characters, and learn proper proportions of the human figure and different animals.

Work on your own, unique cartooning style that you can continue to build upon.

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Draw Cartoons

August 8 - 11, 2023 (Civic Holiday, no class Mon, August 7)

If you love creating original, quirky characters, then you will want to try Draw Cartoons!

Look at lots of examples and learn how to tell a story, as you create and draw characters, and learn proper proportions of the human figure and different animals.

Work on your own, unique cartooning style that you can continue to build upon.

Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Manga Studio

July 4 - 7, 2023 (Civic Holiday, no class Mon, July 3)

Learn the basics+ for hand drawing Manga and Anime comics, including Manga proportioning and stylization of figures, with a focus on the head, hair, and eyes.

Work on developing characters, their poses and expressions as your put them into environments, and layouts to tell a story that you create.

You will work with a variety of media including pen and ink, marker, pencil and water-based colour.  

Teen

Summer Camps

Drawing

Manga Studio

August 8 - 11, 2023 (Civic Holiday, no class Mon, August 7)

Learn the basics for hand drawing Manga and Anime comics, including Manga proportioning and stylization of figures, with a focus on the head, hair, and eyes.

Work on developing characters, their poses and expressions as your put them into environments, and layouts to tell a story that you create.

You will work with a variety of media including pen and ink, marker, pencil and water-based colour.  

Teen

Summer Camps

Drawing

Painting Party

July 17 - 21, 2023

Come paint with us!

Learn about different painters and painting styles from history and create your own masterpieces. You will discuss how to properly mix colours and try out different paint application methods throughout the week, block painting to monochromatic to splatter.

Note: Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Painting Party

July 21 - 24, 2023

Come paint with us!

Learn about different painters and painting styles from history and create your own masterpieces. You will discuss how to properly mix colours and try out different paint application methods throughout the week, block painting to monochromatic to splatter.

Note: Supplies are included in fees for kids’ camps, unless otherwise noted. 

Kids

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Kids 9 - 12

Painting Studio

July 24 - 28, 2023

Get serious about painting!

Spend time in the studio developing your painting skills as you work at a standing easel.

Take your skills to the next level as you improve your understanding of composition, colour mixing, and a variety of painting techniques. Work on your own ideas and really begin to consider what you are communicating with your paintings.

You will develop your ability to speak about your work during critique sessions throughout the week. 

Teen

Summer Camps

Painting

Painting Studio

July 31 - August 4, 2023

Get serious about painting!

Spend time in the studio developing your painting skills as you work at a standing easel.

Take your skills to the next level as you improve your understanding of composition, colour mixing, and a variety of painting techniques. Work on your own ideas and really begin to consider what you are communicating with your paintings.

You will develop your ability to speak about your work during critique sessions throughout the week. 

Teen

Summer Camps

Painting

Painting Studio

July 17 - 21, 2023

Get serious about painting!

Spend time in the studio developing your painting skills as you work at a standing easel.

Take your skills to the next level as you improve your understanding of composition, colour mixing, and a variety of painting techniques. Work on your own ideas and really begin to consider what you are communicating with your paintings.

You will develop your ability to speak about your work during critique sessions throughout the week. 

Teen

Summer Camps

Painting

RE: Fashion

July 10 - 14, 2023

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look great!

Your instructor will take you thrift store shopping* and help you pick out interesting clothes to take back to the studio, where you will learn how to deconstruct and then reconstruct them into styles that are fresh, fun, fashionable!

You’ll be the envy of all your friends!

Note: Bring something from home to work on Monday. Thrift store shopping trip is Tuesday, and you will need to bring your own money.  

 

Teen

Summer Camps

Fibre Arts

RE: Fashion

July 24 - 28, 2023

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look great!

Your instructor will take you thrift store shopping* and help you pick out interesting clothes to take back to the studio, where you will learn how to deconstruct and then reconstruct them into styles that are fresh, fun, fashionable!

You’ll be the envy of all your friends!

Note: Bring something from home to work on Monday. Thrift store shopping trip is Tuesday, and you will need to bring your own money.

Teen

Summer Camps

Fibre Arts