Intermediate Summer Camps


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.

  • Ages 10 to 14


  • 10 July – 14 July 2017

With a nod to our summer exhibition, Propped, participants will hone in on the ways that textiles shape our everyday lives. From clothes to costumes to embroidered patches, fibre-based objects help us imagine new stories for our lives and the world around us. Under the guidance of an artist instructor, participants will create their own designer label, working on an assortment of textile- and fibre-based projects of their own design to be presented on the last day of camp.

$225 ($265 for non-members)

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Under the Microscope

  • 17 July – 21 July 2017

Take a closer look at your surroundings! What is happening at a microscopic level? Can you picture yourself exploring the world in miniature? This week, participants will create a series of artworks that celebrate being tiny. Whether model-building, making photographs or creating science-inspired sculptures, you might need a magnifying glass to see our finished projects!

$225 ($265 for non-members)

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Painting Intensive

  • 8 August – 11 August 2017

A program for anyone who’s passionate about painting, this week will focus on essential techniques for working with paints of all kinds, including watercolours, acrylics and oils. Spending each day creating a painting in a different medium, participants will be encouraged to develop new skills through experimentation, honing a unique artistic style, learning to trust their abilities, and gaining technical confidence.

$181 ($213 for non-members)

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Crash Pad

  • 28 August – 1 September 2017

What does your ideal hang out space look like? Spend the week at Oakville Galleries making our studio into a super-chill crash pad. What that looks like is up to you! We’ll start by learning about utopian communities imagined by artists, then draw up our own plans. Our instructors will lead participants through making whatever they need to kit out their space, whether sewing bean bag chairs, screenprinting posters, filming new YouTube videos or making scented candles.

$225 ($265 for non-members)

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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.


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.