Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Once Upon a Time Fairy Princess Camp

Once upon a time there were a group of Fairy Princesses, and they all came to camp and made amazing arts and crafts. Are you one of those princesses? Well come on over to the Magic Castle and join us for a week of creative discovery. There will be magic wands and tutus and crowns.
Consider this your Royal Invitation.
July 7-11

Graphic Novel Camp

The Minecraft series by G age 8
 Last Years Surprise Hit Favourite

Parents your children have stories. Stories that they want to share. Last year I think even the kids were surprised at how great all their stories turned out. On the second last day of camp, I said to the kids 'we need another week, I feel like we're just getting started' .....and they all agreed!

Here's a sample of some of the works the kids came up with:

by Eddie age 7
G-wrote a graphic novel-a-day featuring Steve from Minecraft
E-wrote an opus about Speck of Dust Boy, a story that he has
continued writing all year
J-started writing about a young girl's travels around the world, which turned into a series
R and J-collaborated on an animal adventure story

Kids have stories.

July 14-18

All Painting Camp-week 1

One painter each day.

'Thanks for the inspiration Norval' by Miranda age 7

  • Jackson Pollack
  • Norval Morriseau
  • Emily Car
  • Wassily Kandinsky
 Except those painters will just be for inspiration and technique because what kids can create with a little guidance is amazing. Most kids don't need much help, they know exactly what they want to do, and often listen to our suggestions with patience before going off and doing what they had in mind all along. Creativity, experimentation, and limitless practice. (With a little bit of guidance on the side). That will be our week at Painting Camp-week 1
July 21-25
*sign up for both weeks for $300

Painting Camp 2

There are many reasons for a second
week of painting camp.,the least of which is momentum. Last year the more we painted, the more ideas we had for more paintings. This year we've added a second week for kids who want
to keep exploring who they can become as painters.  This camp will explore different types of painting..... a discovery of mediums. The plan is to develop our paintings, dig into details, and experiment. Or, we may just play around with lots of paint and paper. Limitless creativity. That's it.
July 28-August 1
*sign up for both weeks for $300

Horsey Crafts


The title say it all

We know all about horse loving kids at our house.
I was a horse girl, my two daughters are horse girls, a lot of their friends are horse girls. 
If you have a child who loves horses this will be the best week ever!
Here's what we're going to do. First, make lots of horsey people friends because every other person at camp totally gets what it's like to be horse mad and live in the city. Second, we will be creating our own horsey world. All campers will receive a Schleich horse and we will spend the week creating everything a horse needs. All the tack and accessories, a barn and anything you can imagine that goes with that. Also if there is time and inclination we will be either (or both) writing and publishing a graphic novel, or shooting a short film. That part of the week will be determined by the campers, I'm just here to guide and facilitate. Robyn will also be on hand all week to lead the fun, and teach glue gun mastery.

August 11-15
1-4 pm
9 years and up

Hand-makers Craft Camp

This is a camp for kids who love all kinds of crafts.
We will be sewing and painting and glueing. There
will be a little bit of art, a little bit of craft, and a
whole lot of fun. If your child loves doing all
kinds of crafts this is the right place to be. As
with all the camps, the focus is on fun, creativity,
and following the child's lead.

August 18-22
1-4 pm.
Ages 7 +