Weekly art-making summer camp for ages 8 to 12 at one of Toronto’s oldest artist-run gallery located in the historic 401 Richmond building.
Week 1: Paper Pirate Party – Join us as a seafarer and sail the seven seas this week exploring the many exciting uses of paper in artmaking. Create your own parrot partner from papier mache, make rustic treasure maps, and race custom designed pirate ships in the open waters of creativity!
Week 2: Fantasy in Form and Fables – Live in a fantasy this week as kings and queens of your own self-made castles. Learn the basics of sculptural forms as we seek out adventurous quests to make our own 3D monster masks, dragon marionettes, and pixie wings, all while being immersed in storytelling magic.
Aug 7th – 10 | $240
Week 3: Galactic Travels in Composition – Blast into space this week exploring new worlds while mastering the art of painting and drawing allowing your imagination to come alive through oil resist alien paintings, print your way through the cosmos, and create your own tissue paper planet lanterns. Enhance your drawing skills through live astronaut life drawing. All this and more through one black hole journey into the galaxy of composition.
Week 4: Around the world in 5 days – Inspired by globetrotting and the diverse cultures around the world take a plane ride with us this week while we seek out new countries through an arts and crafts explosion. Learn to make Indonesian shadow puppets, get inspired by Japanese indigo tie dying, travel with us to the continent of Africa where you’ll make a personalized mancala game board, and get festive with Mexican inspired paper picados. Pack your bags and get ready for a whirlwind adventure!
Camp runs from 9am to 5pm with available early drop off (8-9 am) and pick up (5-5:30) at an additional charge of $50 per week. Please select the “Extended Hours” option to your basket to register for early drop off and late pick up.
Activities will be held in suite 139.
YYZCAMP does not allow registration for children outside the 8 to 12 age range.
Campers must provide their own nut-free lunches and snacks.
There is no transportation provided.
A maximum of 20 children will be enrolled in the camp per week under the supervision of three facilitators. Facilitators have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in the visual arts with additional pedagogic early childhood education and/or experience. Facilitators hold CPR training and have presented a clear Police Record Check.
Outdoor play is scheduled at St. Andrew’s Playground or Grange Park. Gallery tours will occur at 401 Richmond St. W otherwise noted at the beginning of camp week.
401 Richmond Street West is an accessible building.