Summer Art Camps

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The perfect way for kids with active imaginations to spend their summer break, Oakville Galleries' day camps run throughout July and August at our lakeside studios. Camp programs offer one-of-a-kind art-making experiences, interactive tours of the Galleries' art exhibitions and outdoor recreation activities. Small classes taught by qualified art instructors ensure that each child gets plenty of one-on-one attention, and program activities are easily adapted to each participant's age and ability level.

Ages 6 to 14 | $181–$345/week

Junior Camps | Ages 6 to 10

Oakville Galleries' day camps offer hands-on instruction in essential art-making techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture, then build on these fundamentals with fun-filled projects such as animation, performance and large-scale installations. At the end of each week, campers celebrate their creations with a special finale for their family and friends.

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Intermediate Camps | Ages 10 to 14

Designed for youth, these camps offer art activities full of advanced techniques, tools and materials to develop participants' creativity and take their artistic skills to the next level. Interdisciplinary in nature, these programs build on existing knowledge of the visual arts to introduce participants to innovative creative practices.

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Camps en français | De 6 à 12 ans

Pour francophones, deux programmes d'une semaine offerts offerts exclusivement en français! Les camps de jour des Oakville Galleries offrent les instructions pratiques sur des techniques artistiques de base, comme le dessin, la peinture et la sculpture, puis développer ces notions élémentaires avec des projets amusants comme des animations, des performances et des installations à grand échelle. À la fin de chaque semaine, les participants célèbrent leurs créations grâce à une finale spéciale ouverte aux amis et à la famille.

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Camps for French Learners | Ages 6 to 12

Designed for children with a basic to intermediate understanding of French, Camps for French Learners are a great way to strengthen your child's French speaking skills before returning to school in September. Taught in French by an artist from Oakville Galleries and a French teacher from the Alliance Française, our programs combine art activities and language lessons for a dynamic hands-on learning experience. All participants must take a brief language test to assess their French proficiency so lessons can be appropriately adapted to each participant's skill level.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Time

Monday to Friday, except on statutory holidays. Camp begins each day at 9:00 am and ends at 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.

Location

All camps are held 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 lunches, snacks and drinks for each day of camp (nut-free products only, please). Clothing and footwear that can endure both messy fun and outdoor play are encouraged. As we aim to spend at least two hours outside everyday, hats, sunscreen and refillable water bottles are also highly recommended. All art materials are supplied by Oakville Galleries.

Cancellation policy

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.