Kids Classes 2020

All of our children’s programming features projects designed and taught by professional artists, ensuring your child has an immersive experience in the creative process with quality, fine art materials within a supportive learning environment.

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June 2020

Mudslingers - Exploring Clay

June 29, 9AM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Each of our Gallery potters has a specific style as unique as their fingerprints. Explore Susan Nichol's incising techniques and slab built, steam punk inventions, Susan McDonald's stamps and impressions and Gayle Fairchild's animal motifs.

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Our Town - Inspired by JoAnn Sturgeon

June 30, 9AM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Paint the town red! Or Blue...or yellow AND green! Inspired by Gallery Artist Jo Ann Sturgeon's series celebrating Southampton, students will hit the streets to sketch their favourite business, learning about composition, architectural styles and pen and ink drawings in the process.

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July 2020

Reef Explorers

July 13 - 17, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Underwater adventures! Well, in our imaginations! Students learn about incredible reef ecosystems and explore color, shape and texture in the creation of coral, sea anemones, sea urchins, sponges, barnacles and more!

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Batik & Tie Dye Colour Camp!

July 13 - 17, 12:30PM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Batik is a very old art form involving wax resists and saturated colours to create designs! Children will twist and tie fabric to create patterns, explore colour theory and make wild and wonderful colour combinations to wear, take a nap with as a cool pillowcase...or let your creativity (literal) flag fly!

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Pirates of the Great Lakes

July 20 - 24, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

A swashbuckling adventure on the high seas!! Captain Suzy Short finger regales the crew with true Pirate tales as students transform themselves with costumes after making eyepatches and swords.

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Willow Weaving for Kids

July 20 - 24, 9AM - 12:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Get bent! Students explore the wondrous nature of willow construction. They will learn several willow weaving techniques and create a trivet, fish and star while learning how to weave two traditional forms of baskets (frame and stake & strand).

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Woven! Willow Weaving for Kids II

July 20 - 24, 12:30PM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Get bent! Students explore the wondrous nature of willow construction. They will learn several willow weaving techniques and create a trivet, fish and star while learning how to weave two traditional forms of baskets (frame and stake & strand).

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Kids Photo Camp

July 27 - 31, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

A perfect capture! Students will learn about the principles and elements of design, through capturing images of people, nature, and landscapes.

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Wacky and Wonky Creature Creation

July 27 - 31, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Calling all Creature Creators! Make the wackiest, wonkiest papier mache sculptures celebrating the feathered or the furred. Colour and pattern create feather and foot, cardboard and imagination transform into masks that express our inner animal.

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Bear Builds a Beaver Dam - Otter Art Club

July 27 - 31, 12:30PM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Students will spend the week immersed in the visual language of acclaimed artist Travis Shilling and  professional photographer Naomi Woodman, as they gently guide students through experiences that knit an understanding of Indigenous visual culture with creative exploration of different media

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August 2020

Im-pressed! Inspired by Sandy Esplen

August 4, 9AM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Bold and graphic, Gallery Artist Sandy Esplen's work inspires a day of experiments with monoprints and abstract art! Students will slather sheets of plexiglass with beautiful colours and create designs in the wet paint, press paper to it...and ta da! A mono print!

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Collagraph Creators - Inspired by Jane Geard

August 5, 9AM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Lets start with being inspired by what inspires Gallery Artist Jane Geard; the plants and trees around us. Students will go on a texture safari to find sources of line and texture in nature and sketch the shape and connections of branch to tree trunk, discovering the various species resident around Fairy Lake.

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The Forest for the Trees - Inspired by Kristina Maus

August 6, 9AM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

The shadowed tangle of the forest creates pattern and colour that captivates Gallery artist Kristina Maus...and will inspire our young artist's! Students will make sketch books and take a line (and their feet!) for a walk to capture shadow and shape around Fairy Lake

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Flora & Fauna

August 10 - 14, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Calling all Scientists-Botanists, Ornithologists, Ichthyologists, Entomologists! Flora and Fauna will be a week filled with incredible experiences, investigations and observations of the natural world. We will use a variety of mediums to create  two and three dimensional pieces that highlight your interest in art and science.

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Naturally Inspired!

August 10 - 14, 12:30PM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Join Emily Kewageshig as she leads students on an exploration of the different animals and plants of Turtle Island. Emily inspires with her signature, contemporary Woodland style and encourages observation and colour play.  Students will be exploring colour mixing and paint pouring techniques

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Freestyle Sewing for Girls

August 17 - 21, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

This course will allow children to wear their own ART!  Students will experience the enjoyment of designing and creating their own altered clothing, while learning basics of hand and machine sewing, ironing, pinning, attaching buttons, tie dyeing, and painting fabric.

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Art in Nature

August 17 - 21, 12:30PM - 3:30PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Students will explore Fairy Lake and the beach to gather materials found in nature to create incredible art projects!
Young artists start the week with a hike around Fairy Lake and create a "journey stick" while gathering  fallen leaves, bark, pine cones and other found treasures to use for relief printing in clay.

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