Camp Create 2022
6 week-long camps for kids ages 7 to 12
$250 per week | Includes all art materials
Download the registration form
Hosted on site at the gallery, Camp Create provides emerging artists with the opportunity to build serious art skills, create amazing artwork, and meet new friends in a unique setting that combines world class art exhibitions with rich natural surroundings. Developing artistic ability as well as their creative imagination, campers will learn about artists and art history while engaged in artmaking using a variety of materials and techniques. The AGG also hosts a weekly mini art exhibition, giving you an opportunity to celebrate the artwork they have created.
Register early to avoid disappointment! Choose one camp or more; each daily from 9 am to 4 pm, and the weekly fee includes all art supplies as well as convenient early drop off (8:30 – 9 am) and late pick up times (4 – 4:30 pm).
Summer 2022 Camp Create is now FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please email email@example.com indicating your name, phone number, preferred week, and camper’s name.
Camp Create Resources
For everything you need to know about a week at AGG’s Summer Camp Create, please view our Caregiver Guidebook. This guidebook has important information, including everything from drop off times and our updated COVID-19 plans, to Camp Leader introductions and what to pack, and more!
Week 1 | July 4 – 8 | The Works | FULL
Whether providing a foundation or refresher for creative kids, this camp explores the fundamentals of artmaking practices, including sketching and drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. Campers will focus on practical skills while exploring how to express themselves through artistic practices.
Week 2 | July 11 – 15 | Colouricious | FULL
Inspired by contemporary artists including Jason McLean, Christi Belcourt, and Kehinde Wiley, campers will develop a variety of artmaking techniques using different materials to create vibrant and colourful murals, portraits, landscapes, and patterned artworks.
Week 3 | July 18 – 22 | Stranger Things | FULL
Ignite stellar imaginations by exploring the intersection of art and science in the work of artists like Yayoi Kusama and Anish Kapoor. With a focus on innovation, get ready to experiment, invent, design, and build projects with your own hands!
Week 4 | July 25 – 29 | D(IY)esign Week | FULL
Develop your drawing, painting, and design techniques as well as skills with pattern and colour. Create your own T-shirt, bag, and running shoe designs that express your own identity and experiences in ways inspired by the fantastic designs of artists like Haider Ali and Louie Gong.
* Bring your own white canvas running shoes and white cotton T-shirt that fit you!
Week 5 | August 2 – 5 ($200/4 days) | Comic-all | FULL
Develop creative skills including drawing and painting, animation and storytelling in this camp exploring the work of artists including Keith Haring, Cao Fei, and Takashi Murakami who create incredible visual art drawing on digital, comic, manga, and cartooning techniques.
Week 6 | August 8 – 12 | Art Trek | FULL
Celebrating the natural world, this week will focus on developing art practices using what can be found in nature as in the work of Andy Goldsworthy and Christina Kingsbury. A great opportunity for kids to experience hands-on artmaking centered on the environment, nature, and conservation while engaged with the landscape around us.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 519-837-0010 ext. 2 for more information.
To register, download the form above and submit to email@example.com. 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.
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 expect that campers, like all those currently on campus, will need to adhere to the health and safety mandates and COVID-19 vaccination requirements set by the University of Guelph. The Art Gallery of Guelph will release a Camp Create health and safety policy in June 2022 to ensure it is as current as possible for the summer.