In English and French for ages 6-12
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Taught by professional artists and arts educators at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries’ art classes and camps encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations and maximize their creativity! Programs offer one-of-a-kind art making experiences, interactive tours of the Galleries’ exhibitions and outdoor recreational activities. Small classes guided by qualified instructors ensure an inspiring learning environment for your child to express their ideas through art! Check out what participants got up to in past years in our
Sign up for classes before 20 September 2013 and save 10% on program fees! Register now.
Please follow the program links below for class and camp descriptions in French.
Summer Art Camps
Make Gairloch Gardens your child's canvas for creativity! Oakville Galleries' week-long day camps run in rotation all summer long, and offer unique art-making experiences alongside active outdoor recreation.
After-School Art Break
Looking for some end-of-the-day creative stimulation for your kids? Come to Oakville Galleries! Each week, participants will work with a variety of materials and learn new techniques to create unique multimedia artworks that will be shared in a final exhibition.
Saturday Art Smarts
Start the weekend off right–with a hands-on art workshop! Each session, budding young artists will be introduced to the fundamentals of a different art technique to create their own impressive portfolio of artworks.
March Break Art Camps
Dedicated to art-making and outdoor recreation in Gairloch Gardens, our March Break camps are designed to keep kids active and inspired while school’s out! Participants learn different art making techniques and use a variety of contemporary and traditional art materials, including recycled household objects, video, drawing, and painting to create imaginative art works that capture their interests and ideas.
Power Art PA Day
Power your PA Day with energizing art activities and outdoor recreation! Our full-day workshops coincide with PA Days in the Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board and Peel District School Board.
Birthday Art Party (Ages 6+ )
Bring your party to Oakville Galleries for an unforgettable birthday celebration! Rent our beautiful lakeside studio and one of our instructors will lead your group in a festive hour-long art activity of your choice.
All full-day programs have optional before- and after-care available from 8 am-9 am ($5/day per child) and 4 pm-5:30 pm ($7/day per child).
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Our dynamic team of instructors is made up of university-trained artists and arts educators. Their art practices range from printmaking, painting, drawing and bookbinding to photography, video, performance, sculpture and installation.
Register for one of our Summer Camp, March Break Camp, Saturday Art Smarts or After-School Art Break programs and your family is eligible to claim the Children's Art Tax Credit. Offered to encourage the development of children's creative abilities and help parents with the costs associated with children's arts activities, the 15% credit can be claimed on up to $500 of qualifying expenses.
Unless otherwise indicated, classes and camps are held at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
For detailed program information and to register for art classes and camps, please contact:
Elizabeth Underhill, Education Officer, 905.844.4402 extension 26.
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Take out a family membership and receive 15% off all art classes and camps for a year!
Benefits of membership also include free admission to over 70 museums and art galleries in Ontario, including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
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Art Classes and Camps are generously sponsored in-kind by:
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All dates, times and program descriptions are subject to change.