Intermediate Summer Camps

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Designed for youth, these camps offer advanced techniques, tools and materials to develop participants' creativity and take their artistic skills to the next level. Working directly with a skilled visual artist, campers receive extensive one-on-one guidance to improve their technical abilities and hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Interdisciplinary in nature, these programs build on existing knowledge of the visual arts to introduce participants to innovative creative practices.

  • Ages 10 to 14

Rumpus Room

  • 2 – 5 July 2019

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained! Neon paint, animation software, funky textiles, soft sculpture, and video projections are just a few of the tools campers will experiment with to create an unforgettable hang out space.

$187 ($220 for non-members)

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Break It Up

  • 8 – 12 July 2019

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations. Participants will work with DIY and digital techniques—exploring photography, animation, printmaking, painting, and more. Campers will shatter their creative limitations to produce an end-of-week exhibition bursting with imagination!

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Texting FTW

  • 15 – 19 July 2019

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! How will you express yourself via text? Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance. Everything will conclude with an end-of-week exhibition that has creativity written all over it!

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Rumpus Room

  • 22 – 26 July 2019

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained! Neon paint, animation software, funky textiles, soft sculpture, and video projections are just a few of the tools campers will experiment with to create an unforgettable hang out space.

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Break It Up

  • 29 July – 2 August 2019

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations. Participants will work with DIY and digital techniques—exploring photography, animation, printmaking, painting, and more. Campers will shatter their creative limitations to produce an end-of-week exhibition bursting with imagination!

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Texting FTW

  • 6 – 9 August 2019

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! How will you express yourself via text? Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance. Everything will conclude with an end-of-week exhibition that has creativity written all over it!

$187 ($220 for non-members)

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Rumpus Room

  • 12 – 16 August 2019

It's party time! Campers will transform their classroom into a decked-out clubhouse that's cool enough to beat any summer heat. By creating games, animations, murals, and posters, they'll have all the fixings to keep friends entertained! Neon paint, animation software, funky textiles, soft sculpture, and video projections are just a few of the tools campers will experiment with to create an unforgettable hang out space.

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Break It Up

  • 19 – 23 August 2019

Sometimes things need to be taken apart and put back together before they can be fully enjoyed. This is especially true for art! Taking inspiration from the work of contemporary artists, this week of camp tests the ways in which images and objects can be broken up and reassembled in strange new combinations. Participants will work with DIY and digital techniques—exploring photography, animation, printmaking, painting, and more. Campers will shatter their creative limitations to produce an end-of-week exhibition bursting with imagination!

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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Texting FTW

  • 26 – 30 August 2019

Integrating words into your art is a winning way to get your message across! How will you express yourself via text? Looking at how artists pair words and images, participants will explore text-based media to create a collection of artworks such as comics, graphic novels, illustrated poetry, graffiti murals, prints, sculpture, textiles, video, or performance. Everything will conclude with an end-of-week exhibition that has creativity written all over it!

$231 ($275 for non-members)

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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

Extended care is available each day beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Morning care is $30 per child per week ($24 per child for four-day weeks). Afternoon care is $40 per child per week ($32 per child for four-day weeks). Combined morning and afternoon care is available for $60 per child per week ($48 per child for four-day weeks). 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. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins, or for extended care.

MISSED CLASSES

In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled class during the program, make-up dates, refunds or credits will not be provided.