Intermediate Summer Camps


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

Painting Intensive

  • 23 July – 27 July 2018

This week will focus on learning abstract and realistic techniques and colour theory. Working with watercolours, acrylics and oils, youth will spend each day creating a painting in a different medium. Extra time will be spent visiting our summer exhibition and learning from inspiring examples of paintings by living artists. All participants will be encouraged to develop new skills through experimentation, hone a unique artistic style, and gain technical and creative confidence.

$233 ($275 for non-members)

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  • 30 July – 3 August 2018 (Wait List Only)

Back by popular demand! Participants will script, shoot and edit videos of their own design, then learn how to add sound and special effects using iMovie. Want to create a make-up tutorial, cooking lesson or animated music video? We can show you how. Works will be shared at a screening party on the last day of camp, and uploaded to Oakville Galleries' YouTube channel.

$233 ($275 for non-members)

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Mobile Art Cart

  • 7 August – 10 August 2018

Picture this: a cart on wheels, overflowing with all the art supplies you could ever want—and it's yours for the taking. This week, youth will have a chance to dig into their art fantasies and make the creative projects they've been dreaming of with the support of our skilled staff. Since this cart is mobile, campers will have the opportunity to take it all over Gairloch Gardens and enjoy inspired art-making in the great outdoors. How far can your imagination go?

$187 ($220 for non-members)

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Book City

  • 13 August – 17 August 2018

Escape to Book City, a world where art and the written word collide! Participants will learn a variety of techniques to elevate stories with illustrations, to make art with comics and scrapbooks and to otherwise combine images and text. Campers will have access to a rich selection of books and materials, then make a project of their choosing, whether bookbinding with paper and thread, embroidering fabric pages and sewing them into a soft reader, or making an edition of artist multiples with silkscreened prints. We'll wrap up the week by creating tote bags to cart our new print projects anywhere we please.

$233 ($275 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

Extended care is available each day beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 6:00 pm. Morning care is $30 per child for a five-day week ($24 per child for four-day weeks). Afternoon care is $40 per child for a five-day week ($32 per child for four-day weeks). Combined morning and afternoon care is available for $60 per child for a five-day week ($48 per child for four-day weeks). 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.


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.