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Summer Camp 2021 – Registration starts March 8

Join us for another creative and inspiring artistic journey! Delve into a wide range of artistic techniques; learn new skills and experiment with a variety of materials. Each week will feature new and inspiring themes. 

Our students are placed in small, bilingual groups, grouped according to their age. This ensures that each child receives individual attention and can be 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 physical activity complement the afternoon programme.

Registered children must turn 6 years old by September 30, 2021, 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.

Covid Protocols
To keep our community safe while in the VAC’s building, the maximum student to educator ratio is 7:1 and there are a series of distancing and hygiene measures in place. Click here to view measures. A complete list of instructions will be provided before the session begins.

Registration starts March 8

June 28 *
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9
August 16
*closed Friday, July 2 (Canada Day)

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

Daily Activities

8:15 to 9 am

9 am to 12 pm
The morning session offers a creative workshop atmosphere in which to explore a variety of art forms that change each week. Experimentation, creativity, and self-expression are encouraged, as well as skill development and an understanding of basic artistic concepts.

12:00 to 12:30 pm

12:30 to 4:00 pm
The afternoon session will include collaborative projects, art games, discovery learning and team-building activities. Part of the afternoon will also include physical activities with trips to the park for organized and informal play.

4:00 to 5:00 pm
Pick up. Activities during this time will include: creating bracelets, drawing, beading, and other quiet games. 

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!

Youth Department Online Courses

Sunny Little Studio Online
(4-5 years with parent or guardian)

Start the week off on the right foot by bringing some creativity and sunshine into your home with art projects that are bold and inspiring! Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques such as painting, collage, drawing, and mixed media. A variety of activities such as storytelling, simple yoga, and play will keep the students engaged and attentive throughout.

This course allows students to explore a variety of fundamental art techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media. Students will be kept engaged with physical activity, animated storytelling and art games. This online summer course is all about creativity and confidence through self-expression. It’s time for an adventure!

Expand the boundaries of your creativity by spending two mornings a week getting creative. The students will work on both 3D and 2D projects. They will be encouraged to develop their imaginations and personal style through exploration and discovery learning. Part of each session will be used for some physical activity such as yoga or group games.

Cancellation Policy

For the full day in-person Summer Camp

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

Cancellations (per child, per week) for the day camp: 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.

The Visual Arts Centre will waive the cancellation fees if we have to cancel camp due to governmental requirements.

For part time Youth and Teen summer programmes in person and online:

Cancellations for summer courses must be received before the second class. Refunds for withdrawals from a course 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 Monday at noon of the week prior to the beginning of the course

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