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Studio Arts Summer Camps

$180.00 CAD

Studio Arts Summer Camps 2022: 

Colour, Reflection, Light - Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2022

AM (Ages 4-7) | 9:00am - 12:00pm | PM (Ages 8- 12+) 2:00pm -5:00pm 

Using mirrors, shadows, and sunlight we will create unique works of art that are inspired by the environment around us. This camp is full of experimentation and discovery with a focus on drawing and painting with watercolours.


Fabric Forward - Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2022

AM (Ages 4-7) | 9:00am - 12:00pm | PM (Ages 8- 12+) 2:00pm -5:00pm 

This camp will be all about fabric! Artists will learn dying techniques such as tye dye and shibori, transfer techniques, upcycling and mending textiles, creating their own t-shirts, plush toys, and wearable art! Older artists will have the option of learning some sewing, stitching, and patch repair techniques, while younger artists will work with a no stitch style of making.


Characters and Comics - Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2022

AM (Ages 4-7) | 9:00am - 12:00pm | PM (Ages 8- 12+) 2:00pm -5:00pm 

Artists will be able to design their own characters, storyboards, comics, and short stories. Learning how to draw their characters to sculpt them in modeling clay, allowing their stories and settings to come to life in a 3D scale model.


Prints and Patterns - Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26, 2022

AM (Ages 4-7) | 9:00am - 12:00pm | PM (Ages 8- 12+) 2:00pm -5:00pm 

Artists will learn about mark making, printmaking techniques, and pattern design. We will learn about the principles of design while creating one of a kind stamps, prints, and works of art!


Drawing the Spectrum - Monday, August 29 - Friday, September 2, 2022

AM (Ages 4-7) | 9:00am - 12:00pm | PM (Ages 8- 12+) 2:00pm -5:00pm 

Artists will learn basic to advanced drawing techniques learning about perspective, still-life, proportions, shading, and value. Learning how to create texture and details in a variety of drawing materials such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, and pencil crayons. 


Daily Schedule:

(AM)- Ages 4-7 

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Sign In/ Drop Off

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Morning Circle 

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Art Lesson

10:15 a.m. - 10: 45 a.m. - Washroom/ Hand washing/ Snacks/ and safe Games

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Art Lesson

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.- Artwork show and tell 

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.- Sign Out/ Pick Up 


(PM)- Ages 8-12+

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sign In/ Drop Off

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Afternoon Circle 

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Art Lesson

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Washroom/ Hand washing/ Snacks/ and safe Games

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Art Lesson

4:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- Artwork show and tell 

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.- Sign Out/ Pick Up 


Workshop FAQs

Workshops will be led and directed by award winning Visual Artist Melanie Billark and held at her personal garage studio space. Melanie has 10 years experience in arts education, creative curriculum and programming development, as well as years of experience teaching, leading and supervising children's camps and classes. Melanie has a BFA in Sculpture and Installation, an advanced Diploma in Crafts and Design, trained in CPR and First Aid, High Five Certified, and has an up to date Police Clearance. Melanie also has extensive training in working with children of all abilities, as well as inclusivity, diversity, and equity training. Please check out Melanie’s CV for more credentials. 

After purchasing a workshop Melanie will send you  a camp package within 48hours, as well as a basic registration form with emergency contact information.  

There is access to Melanie's personal washroom which is separate from her main living space that will be cleaned and sanitized after each use. All materials will be washed and sanitized after each day. 


COVID-19 FAQs

Melanie is fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19 and will still wear a mask at all times. All camps will be run under the current Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. 

 When in person, all artists are asked to wear a mask when going inside and using the washroom. Each artist will have their own designated space outdoors and within the open ventilated garage studio space. There is lots of room to social distance however, during times of close contact Melanie will ask the children to put their masks on. 

All artists will be responsible for bringing their own snack and water bottles. However, I will have a refill water station available. Melanie will have sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, extra medical masks, and basic First Aid equipment on hand each day. 

Melanie encourages caregivers dropping artists off each day to self screen your child(ren) prior to each day of camp. If your child has any Covid-19 symptoms please let Melanie know and keep them at home until symptoms subside.


Cancellation Policies?

Each camp is limited to a minimum of 4 artists to a maximum of 8. If the camp session does not fill up but there is registrants in each age group, Melanie may combine the ages to keep the camp running but the time of the camp may change. If there just isn't enough artists registered Melanie will cancel the camp 48 hours prior to the start date and provide you with a credit and/or full refund upon request. You may cancel or switch camps up to 72 hours before the camp start date. 

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