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Camp Create 2024

Join us in 2024 for seven weeks of artmaking and hands-on learning as budding artists get creative at the AGG’s week-long art camps!
Jul 2 - Aug 16 2024
Location 358 Gordon Street Guelph, ON N1G 1Y1
Price $290 per 5-day week; $232 per 4-day week

July 2 – August 16 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free before and after care | 8:30 – 9 am, 4 – 4:30 pm
$290 per 5-day week; $232 per 4-day week | Includes all art materials

The AGG is the place for summer camping! Join us for seven weeks of artmaking activities and hands-on learning as budding artists get creative at the AGG’s week-long art camps, exploring a variety of materials and techniques to create masterpieces that will be shown off at weekly mini art openings. The AGG’s summer art camp provides children ages 7 to 12 with the opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in a unique and transformative setting that combines a world class art collection and rich natural surroundings. Every week is unique – select one or more! Within each week, campers will be introduced to “the works,” developing core art skills that include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and more! See descriptions for each week of camp below.

To register, download the form above and submit to Payments can also be made by cheque or credit card at the reception desk of the Art Gallery of Guelph. For more information, contact 519-837-0010, ext. 2. Register early to avoid disappointment! Choose one camp or more; each day this summer includes new art activities and adventures.

Camp Create is an opportunity to explore, experiment, and learn. We welcome children with little or no art making experience! Children slightly above the age range are welcome to join with the understanding that lessons are geared towards the posted ages, but we ask that parents respect the minimum age limit. We strive to provide a positive and safe experience for all campers. The Art Gallery of Guelph will release a Camp Create Caregiver Guidebook, including health and safety procedures, in June 2024 to ensure it is as current as possible for the summer. Please note that AGG plans new activities each year and each day for campers, so descriptions are subject to change. To be the first to know our camp news and much more, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

Camp Create Weeks

Week 1 | July 2 – 5 | FUNdamentals (4-day week)

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Join us for a fun-filled week of art bootcamp! Expect to experiment with new art materials, develop your imagination, learn new techniques, practice your favorites, and find your own signature style, all while working through the fundamentals of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and more! With a focus on the basics of artmaking, this camp emphasizes skills that provide a foundation and refresher for creative kids.

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Week 2 | July 8 – 12 | Snap, Crackle, POP!

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Unleash your creativity by infusing art with your favorite pop culture influences and everyday objects. Campers will explore how to craft vibrant paintings and captivating collages inspired by the iconic legacy of Pop Art. From mastering the intricacies of stenciling and printmaking to experimenting with word art and sculpting in mixed media, participants will bring their imagination to life, creating projects that truly POP!

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Week 3 | July 15 – 19 | Go Green

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Take a breath of fresh air and create art outside! This week is all about how to work with your environment to make incredible pieces using a range of art and natural materials. From constructing land art and photographing patterns made from natural objects, to creating foliage prints in clay and designing textiles with pressed flowers, explore all kinds of art activities related to sustainability and environmentalism. Let your imagination run wild!

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Week 4 | July 22 – 26 | Arty Architecture

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Calling all architects and 3D designers! Exploring sketching and painting, sculpture and design, this week will focus on constructing and building your ideas in real life – with building tutorials and hands-on workshops, you will create arty-tectures from dream room dioramas and cardboard cityscapes to 3D maps, mini towns, and more!

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Week 5 | July 29 – August 2 | Animation Station

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
For all budding filmmakers, comic book writers, and storytellers, take a deep dive into the production of visual stories, movies, and books to bring your daydreams to life! This week will focus on creative world-building with both collaborative and independent projects, as campers explore activities like prop building, puppet-making, storyboarding, set design, character creation, and bookmaking, using techniques like painting, drawing, animation, and more.

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Week 6 | August 6 – 9 | ArtLAB (4-day week)

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Join us for a week of STEM-inspired art activities that combine aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with art and design. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist for this camp, but activities this week will encourage innovative thinking and asking lots of questions! Experimenting with unconventional art materials, campers will explore projects like creating lava lamps, chalk prints, and chlorophyll painting.

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Week 7: August 12 – 16 | D(IY)esign

(FULL! Email to be added to the waitlist.)
Ever wonder if there’s a Do-It-Yourself handmade version? This week will show you how to create your own line of art objects with your signature style and designs! Learn to create anything and everything you can imagine, from clothing and paper to jewelry and woven fabrics, with your own two hands. Crafting this week will include dyeing and designing fabric, collaborative mural-making, textile-making, printmaking and more!

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