Summer Art Camps

Summer camps are currently open for registration. If camps are cancelled, full refunds will be issued.

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Our summer camps provide children and youth with a creative atmosphere where they can explore their artistic side, learn new skills in the visual arts, and grow their imagination. Through a wide variety of media, professional artists and supportive art educators share their knowledge and skills with students in a way that engages, challenges, and inspires them.

Camps also include time outdoors and field trips to campus destinations such as the Museum of Natural Sciences, Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility, Kenderdine and College Art Galleries, Snelgrove Gallery, Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, and the Museum of Antiquities

All camps run from 9am to 4pm in the RJD Williams Building at 221 Cumberland Ave North. Camps are tailored to each age group and run seperately although there may be some joint activity time.

Supervised beforecare (8-9am) and aftercare (4-5pm) is included in the cost of the camp. Although we will not have formal instruction during this time, self-guided art activities and projects will be available to children.

If you are a low income family, funds may be available from Creative Kids Saskatchewan.

 

Aspiring Young Artists (ages 6-11)

Students will explore different media and styles of art including drawing, painting, printmaking, multimedia, and sculpture, under the guidance of skilled and caring artists and art educators. Outdoor time and field trips to campus and neighbourhood destinations are included in the camp.

Art in French (ages 6-11)

A camp for creative kids who speak French or are in French Immersion! Students will explore different media and styles of art including drawing, painting, printmaking, multimedia, and sculpture, under the guidance of French speaking artists and art educators. Outdoor time and field trips to campus and neighborhood destinations are included in the camp.

Art and Puppetry (ages 6-11)

In this puppet-themed art camp, Jackie Green from Wide Open Children’s Theatre will lead children in an exploration of media and styles of art including drawing, painting, printmaking, multimedia, and sculpture by creating different kinds of puppets and sets. The week will conclude with a puppet and art show. Outdoor time and field trips to campus and neighbourhood destinations are included in the camp.

Visual Art Intensive (ages 12-15)

In this camp, students will be introduced to a variety of materials, such as pencil, charcoal, inks, pastels, acrylics, watercolour, clay, plaster, and recycled objects. They will also learn and apply the fundamental principles of visual design and form through a range of artistic approaches, including observational drawing, printmaking, comics and illustration, portrait drawing, abstract and still-life painting, collage, plaster mask making, and assemblage sculpture. 

Comics, Graphic Novels and Manga (ages 12-15)

Students will learn the different elements of creating and illustrating a comic or graphic novel using a wide variety of materials. Narrative, page layout, timing, and sequences, character generation, compostion and body language will be explored.

Exploring Sculpture (ages 12-15)

Students will focus on building new skills and exploring the principles and visual elements of sculpture. Working in clay, we will learn how to measure and replicate, build larger shapes first and then details, ways in which these can be altered and exaggerated, and developing personal style.

Art Journaling and Mixed Media (ages 12-15)

Students will explore a range of techniques and exercises for developing a personal art book using images and language. This course is for anyone and everyone who has the desire to tap into new creative channels without the pressure of producing finished masterpieces. You do not have to be a visual artist or creative writer to benefit from this course. You will be shown a variety of ways to kick start the creative process, including automatic writing exercises, ink and watercolour techniques, gel transfers, reflective writing, collage, and recycled poetry.

Principles and Elements of Design (ages 12-15)

Students will explore the foundational principles involved in planning and constructing 2-dimensional designs.  We will focus on how to achieve visual harmony, regardless of style or subject matter, through understanding and applying the concepts of balance, emphasis, rhythm, and scale.  We will discuss contemporary and historical examples by notable artists, engage in hands-on exercises that directly apply our theoretical knowledge, and conduct group critiques of student work in order to develop a language for determining why an image is successful.
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