Painting & Mixed Media
2021 Camps

  • All camps are limited to 6 students with 1 teacher + 1 assistant, with restrictions in place. Otherwsie our maximum is 10 students. 
  • COVID-19 safety measures are in place: protective barriers between students/teacher, use of PPE when necessary, physical distancing guidelines, hand washing and sanitization required upon arrival and departure, regular sanitization of surfaces.
  • No food is consumed in the studio. We take an outside break for snack.
  • All students receive their own supply kit to use during the camp. Studio materials cost is included.
  • Aliki’s Materials Kits (take home) are available for purchase. 
  • A New Student Consultation/Assessment appointment or phone call is recommended to ensure the best fit for each student.
  • Sibling and Multi-Camp 10% discount is offered.
  • All prices include GST.

Strokes of Brilliance

SKETCH & WATERCOLOUR DISCOVERY
(9 YEARS & OLDER)

This camp is designed for students new to watercolour painting as a fun and free exploration of this delicate and diverse medium. We also welcome students with painting experience to expand their repetoire of vacabulary and techniques.

We begin with a bit of colour theory and play around with the medium; then we move into finished pieces while experimenting with different watercolour techniques + painting processes. The possibilities are endless, so let’s get started.

Camp projects are tailored to watercolour paint to allow for greater exploration and specialization of the media. All students receive their own supply kit to use during the camp.

Prerequisite:  Drawing experience is beneficial, but not necessary.

  • Monday to Friday, Jul 19th – 23rd, 9:00am – noon  ** FULL
  • Please consider our weekly class in the Fall.
  • Returning Student Fee: $268
  • New Student Registration +Camp Fee: $288

ACRYLIC PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA: (8 YEARS & OLDER)

This camp is the perfect introduction for students new to acrylic painting.  We also welcome students with paiting experience who are keen to broaden their artistic horizon. Acrylic paint will be only one of a variety of media used to bring the Canadian Wild into the studio. Students will be inspired by Canada’s native animals and captivating landscape. Professional painting and mixed media techniques, as well as the styles of contemporary artists, such as Andy Warhol, will be introduced. Students will have plenty of opportunity to build skills, gain self-confidence, express themselves and have FUN!   

All students receive their own supply kit to use during the camp at the studio.  All projects remain at the studio until the end of the week. Students take their artwork home along with so much knowledge, a strong foundation of painting techniques and tons of new ideas! Get ready to paint a whole series!

Prerequisite:  Drawing experience is beneficial, but not necessary.

  • Monday-Friday, Aug 9 – 13, 1 – 4 pm ** FULL
  • Returning Student Camp + Materials Fee: $268
  • New Student Camp + Materials Fee: $288

SCULPTING HANDS CAMP (10 Years & older)

We are very excited to once again be offering this one-of-a-kind summer sculpting camp for children & teens. Take your creativity to the next level … move it off the page and bring it to life!

This camp includes 3 distinct sculpting techniques including Giacometti-inspired armature,  Haida Native Art -inspired paper sculpture, and Dale Chihuly 3-D forms using everyday objects.

In art, an armature is an underlying, unseen, supporting component (usually of wood or metal) for something else. Armatures are useful in sculpture, lost-wax casting and even stop-motion animation puppets to help make the initial model three-dimensional. 

Haida is recognized around the world for its monumental totem poles and sculptures; fine carving in wood, metal and slate; and weaving, often depicting a West Coast Native story, mythical spirits, animals, as well as contemporary interpretations. Relief is a sculptural technique that will be encorporated into the paper sculptures. The term comes from the Latin verb “levi,” to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.

Please note that this is not a craft camp. The knowledge gained in the short week will truly amaze your child and you. Students will be taught to sculpt the way a professional artist would sculpt. Our sculpting teacher, Ms. Deborah Lawton, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children and youth of all ages.  Whether a student has sculpted before, or new to the 3-D world, this class will have your child creating with confidence in no time.

  • Monday-Friday, July 26-30, 1 – 4 pm ** ** FULL
  • Consider our weekly sculpting class in the Fall. 
  • Returning Student Camp + Materials Fee: $268
  • New Student Camp + Materials Fee: $288

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