Power Art PA Day


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.

  • Ages 6 to 10
  • $42 ($50 for non-members)

Animal Kingdom

  • Monday 16 September 2019

Do you love animals? Imagine what your home would look like if wildlife started moving in! Participants will invent worlds overtaken by nature through creating artworks such as animal self-portraits, creature sculptures and painted scenes of their favourite places transformed by the wilderness.

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Time Travellers

  • Friday 11 October 2019

Travel through time and space by making art! Are you dreaming of exploring another century? A different universe? The other side of the world? Draw, paint and sculpt your way to the time and place of your dreams!

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Fabric Frenzy

  • Friday 22 November 2019

They say we're living in a material world—might as well use it to make our art! Participants will explore a variety of ways to use textiles in art, including silk screening, fabric painting and building their own stuffed sculptures.

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Mad Science

  • Friday 31 January 2020

Transforming our Education Centre into a laboratory, we will spend the day mixing science and art to make all kinds of exciting discoveries. Participants will perform colourful experiments, mix ooey-gooey slime and concoct scientific specimens of their own creation!

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Paint Party

  • Friday 14 February 2020

Spend the day with friends doing what you love best—painting! The Education Centre will be bumping with upbeat tunes for participants to paint along to and an art buffet set up with all the supplies one could ever dream of. No party is complete without games, so we'll have all sorts of fun, art-inspired challenges running throughout the day.

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Coming to Life

  • Monday 27 April 2020

Bring your imagination to life with this stop-motion workshop! Participants will build characters out of modeling clay, then pose and photograph them one small movement at a time. With the help of their instructor, they'll edit their photos into a short animation using iMovie, finishing their films with sound effects and credits.

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Making Waves

  • Friday 5 June 2020

Spend the day down by the lake! Learning how to create floating sculptures, boats and other water-friendly crafts, participants will venture out to the ponds of Gairloch Gardens to test their creations (weather permitting!).

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9:00 am–4:00 pm

Extended Care

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 policy

Cancellation with a refund must be requested at least 7 days before your child's program begins. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins.