Power your children's PA Day with energizing art activities and outdoor recreation! These full-day workshops are suitable for active kids who are curious to explore creative ideas inspired by contemporary art and local culture. Dates coincide with most PA Days of local school boards. Pour les descriptions des programmes en français, cliquez ici.
- Friday 23 November 2018
Spend the day with friends doing what you love best—painting! The Education Centre will be bumping with upbeat tunes for kids to paint along to and an art buffet set up with everything they'll need to make painting magic. A party isn't complete without games, so we'll have all sorts of art challenges for kids to take on, too!Register now
- Friday 1 February 2019
When hunting for treasure, there are many places to look—the end of a rainbow, deep within a wishing well or stowed away in a wooden chest. Kids will build their own hiding places using sculpting materials such as clay, and fill them with art treasures. At the end of the day, we'll hunt for the treasures using painted maps.Register now
- Friday 15 February 2019
Attention nature lovers! Combine your love of art and the environment by building miniature greenhouses that will grow native seeds indoors. Once it's warm, plants will be ready to go outside in clay pots we'll hand build, providing much needed nectar to pollinators. We'll also make sculptures that double as bird feeders to help support wildlife in the cold winter months. Nut-free bird food included!Register now
Wild, Wild Life
- Friday 22 February 2019
Are you outdoorsy? Imagine what your home would look like if wild plants and animals started moving in! Kids will invent worlds overtaken by nature through drawing and painting activities, including animal self-portraits and sketching scenes of our favourite places transformed by wilderness. We'll wrap up the day by building sculptural models of these wild tableaux from plasticine, wood, paper, and other materials.Register now
- Friday 12 April 2019
Build a monster's paradise in the Education Centre, complete with life-sized homes and painted scenery to accommodate all sorts of creatures, including feathered serpents, werewolves and sasquatches. We'll make oodles of slime, weird pets, and a banquet of unusual food fit for the most discerning dragons to share with their pals. Using all manner of materials, kids will make a world they can hang out in, and even take on the role of monster in handmade masks and costumes.Register now
It’s Your Turn
- Friday 7 June 2019
We love putting together days full of new and unusual art-making activities—but now it's your turn! Come for a day of unfettered access to Oakville Galleries' art supplies and create the projects you've been dreaming of, either individually or with a friend. Drawing, painting, printmaking, video, bookbinding, sculpture, sewing and more are all on the table today. Come make and take home your own creative concoction!Register now
9:00 am–4:00 pm
Before-care and after-care is available every day from 8:00 am–9:00 am ($5/day per child) and 4:00 pm–5:30 pm ($7/day per child). Parents must register for extended care at least 2 business days in advance.
All classes are held in the Education Centre at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.
What to bring
Campers are required to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day. Lunches and snacks must be nut-free. Refillable water bottles are highly recommended. Indoor and outdoor clothing and footwear that can endure both messy fun and outdoor play are encouraged. Please bring a change of clean shoes to wear indoors in bad weather. Smocks are not provided. All art materials are supplied by Oakville Galleries.
Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your child's program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins, or for extended care. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.