Art Camp

Summer Camps:  for ages 6-10 and 11-14

(Register for week long camp)

Are you artistically inclined?  Do you love making fantastic pictures, experimenting with paint, and creating unusual structures?  Here’s your chance to make unique works of art with the help of talented camp artists.  Get inspired by the art at the WAG and through exciting field trips, and stage your own mini-exhibition at the end of the week to show off your masterpiece! Choose from 3 exciting weekly themes    

Art Agents (ages 6-10)

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Attention young detectives! Go on an art quest looking for treasures and relics within the gallery and outside too.  Find out how art can change over time and reveal the secrets held behind the layers of paint.  Take out your magnifying glass and scope out the tiny clues that will solve the mystery, and start creating your own work of art with hidden messages.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4C-AA-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Art Power and Spirit (ages 11-14)

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Do you have unique ideas that are out of the ordinary?  Art can move you and empower you in so many ways.  Explore intriguing themes and subjects in the gallery and then do some wild experimentation with new media and highly unconventional materials to create art that reflects your one-of-a-kind point of view. Behold the power of art!

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Aug 18 - Aug 22
U4C-PS-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Mon-Fri Jul 28 - Aug 1
U4C-PS-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Create a Tale (4 day camp) (ages 6-10)

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 Do you have a favorite character, hero or heroine?  Have you ever explored ancient legends and mythical creatures?  Discover the bizarre and often surprising stories behind the creatures depicted in fascinating works of art.  Fabricate your own imaginative new character and wow your friends with its spellbinding story!

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tues-Fri Aug 5 - Aug 8
U4C-CT-C3 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Create a Tale (ages 6-10)

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Do you have a favorite character, hero or heroine?  Have you ever explored ancient legends and mythical creatures?  Discover the bizarre and often surprising stories behind the creatures depicted in fascinating works of art.  Fabricate your own imaginative new character and wow your friends with its spellbinding story!

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Jul 21 - Jul 25
U4C-CT-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Children & Teens

10  week sessions fall 2014

Children’s and teens’ classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These classes develop skills in various media, fostering creativity and imagination. Artist instructors are paired with classes based on their understanding of materials used and sensitivity to the ages of the children. The Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions consist of 10 classes each on Saturdays or weekdays in the early evening.

Drawing and Painting 1 (5-6 years)

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Ages 5-6 • You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.

Members $99 / Non-members $115

Saturday 12-1pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D1-S2 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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Mixed Media 1 (5-6 years)

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Ages 5-6• You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $99 / Non-members $115

Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M1-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

F4C-M1-S2 Sep 27 - Dec 6
Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Drawing and Painting 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages  7-9• You will be introduced to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create great drawings and paintings. You will have the opportunity to develop observational skills and expand your imagination while working in black and white and colour. Some of the ideas explored may develop as a result of viewing Gallery exhibitions.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D2-S1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D2-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Clayworks 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages 7–9• You will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills and exercise your imaginations. Students in Clayworks 3 are introduced to the potter’s wheel. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-C2-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Drawing 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 •  You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.
 

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D3-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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Painting 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 • Explore the exciting world of colour, using a variety of painting materials. Projects focus on getting the most out of colour choices, while enhancing creativity and perception, by using both traditional and innovative techniques.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-P3-S2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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Mixed Media 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10-12 • You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M3-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Clayworks 3 (10-14 years)

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Ages  10–14 • You will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills and exercise your imaginations. Students in Clayworks 3 are introduced to the potter’s wheel. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-C3-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Beginning Animation (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 • This course will provide you with a general understanding of the animation process and techniques. You will explore different traditional styles of animation such as drawing, cell animation, cut out, and claymation and develop your own stories, characters, and designs to complete basic animation projects on CD. This program is presented with the assistance of the Manitoba Society for Independent Animators (MSIA).

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Nov 6
F4C-A3-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus

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Advanced Animation (10-14 years)

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Ages 10–14Prerequisite: Beginning Animation or equivalent experience • This course builds on the fundamentals of animation that were introduced in Beginning Animation. You will continue to develop characters and stories you began in previous courses and work on projects that refine and deepen your understanding of animation.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-AA-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus

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Mixed Media 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages 7-9• You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2:30-4pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M2-S2 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy

Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M2-S1 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy

Tuesady 6-7:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F4C-M2-T2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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Cartoon Art (10-14 years)

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Ages 10–14 • Explore the idea of the cartoon and create you own using a variety of drawing materials and clay.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-T3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Drawing 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages 13-17 • You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Saturday 2-4pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D4-S1 Instructor: Megan Krause

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Mixed Media 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages  13–17 • You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Thursday 7-9pm Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4C-M4-H1 Instructor: To be announced

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Painting 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages  13–17 • Explore the exciting world of colour using a variety of painting media.  Projects focus on getting the most out of colour choices, while enhancing creativity and perception, by using both traditional and innovative techniques.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Wednesday 7-9pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4C-P4-W2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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