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Fine Arts Day Camp & Workshops – Summer 2020

Fine Arts Day Camp – ages 6 to 12*

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 4:15 pm

Join us this summer for another creative and inspiring artistic journey! Delve into a wide range of art materials; learn new skills and experiment with different creative approaches. Each week we will explore new themes.

Our small, bilingual classes of 15 students, grouped according to age, ensure that each child receives individual attention and is encouraged to advance at their own pace. Activities take place in our fully equipped and air conditioned studios as well as at Westmount Park, where outdoor games and a weekly swim complement the afternoon programme.

*Registered children must have turned 6 years old by September 30, 2019, at the latest. The day camp schedule and projects are not suitable for younger children. The Centre reserves the right to ask for proof of age.

You may register your child on a weekly basis. New projects are introduced each week.

Weekly Sessions and Fees

Click on a week to see the weekly theme or to register

June 29*
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

Registration will open on February 17, 2020

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)

Daily Activities

8 am to 9 pm – Early Drop-Off

Free. No registration required.

9 am to 12 noon – Morning Workshop

Sculpture, drawing, painting, and ceramics are explored with a focus on developing the imagination and new skills.

12 noon to 12:30 pm – Lunch

Campers enjoy lunch together from 12-12:30 pm in our studio spaces. Groups are paired by age and are encouraged to interact with one another. Opportunities for new friendships are fostered in a warm and creative environment. Children should bring cold lunches, as there is no access to microwaves or kitchens.

12:30 to 4:00 pm – Afternoon Activities

In-depth exploration of a specific art form that changes each week, such as collage, print-making, book arts, sculpture, and digital media. Part of the afternoon will include physical activities (i.e. games at the park; weekly yoga; and a weekly swim, weather permitting).

4:00 to 4:15 – Pickup

Parents can pick their children up in Studio E on the ground floor (Somerville Entrance).

4:15 to 6 pm – Extended Hours – $30 per week

Activities include: creating bracelets, drawing, beading, and other quiet games. In order to provide adequate staffing, registration for extended hours  must be paid in advance and by the week only. $30 per week (whether for 1 day or 5). Reserve early; limited spots available. Parents who have signed up for extended hours and arrive after 6 pm will be charged the following fees: $5 for 15 min. until 6:15 pm; $1 per minute after 6:15 pm.


Little Studio – ages 4-5

Weekly workshops. New projects each week.

Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm

June 29*
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

Registration will open on February 17, 2020

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)


Adventure in Art – ages 6-8

Weekly workshops. New projects each week.

Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12 pm

June 29*
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

Registration will open on February 17, 2020

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)


Drawing & Painting – ages 9-12

Weekly workshops. New projects each week.

Monday to Friday 1 to 4 pm

June 29*
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

Registration will open on February 17, 2020

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)

Teen Programme


For students attending both workshops, morning and afternoon, there is an unsupervised half-hour break for lunch. Projects change weekly. Please note: add taxes for 15 years and older.

Pottery & Sculpture – ages 13-17

Two-week workshops. New projects each session.

Monday to Friday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

June 29 to July 11*
July 13 to 25
July 27 to Aug. 8
August 10 to 22

Registration will open February 17th.

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)

Painting & Drawing Studio – ages 13-17

Weekly workshops. New projects each week.

Monday to Friday 1 to 4 pm

June 29*
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10
August 17

Registration will open on February 17, 2020

* Closed July 1 (Canada Day)

What parents and kids are saying about their experience at the Visual Arts Centre summer camp and workshops:

It was the best class! Thanks you so much, you guys are the best!

Very Satisfied-different forms of art, great teachers!

Organized. Kind. Variety of activities.

She loved it and doesn’t want the day to end. She loves the balance between outdoor activities and the art program.

Because the activities are very fun & even if you are older, they are adapted for your age.

Yes I am satisfied with the workshop because she is the best teacher in the world!

Stimulate your creativity and socialize in a calm and creative environment!

Cancellation Policy

Registration must be paid in full ten days before your child attends.

Cancellations (per child, per week) for the full day Camp (from 9 am to 4 pm): written notices received before May 1: $20; up to May 31: $30; after May 31: $50. Deadline for refunds: Monday noon, one week prior to the week you wish to cancel.

Cancellations for the part-time workshops must be received before the second class. Refunds for withdrawals from a workshop after the first class also deduct the cost of one class. No refunds will be made after this time. Cancellations fees include a charge of $20 per child per session.

Transfer fees: $10 per transfer. No transfers after Mon. noon of the prior week.

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