This year, our Summer Art Camp will be held from Monday, July 3 to Friday, August 11, 2023, for a total of 6 weeks. Accompanied by two Educators, children aged 6 to 12 will explore a variety of exciting art projects that will stimulate their creativity and sense of initiative in a caring, inclusive, multi-age and bilingual atmosphere.
In collaboration with Bishop’s University’s Office of Sustainability, the Community Art Lab (ArtLab) has recently redesigned the pedagogical approach of our camps, drawing on alternative and eco-conscious teaching models, such as the principles of Art Hives, Forest School and Free Play, and the Waldorf pedagogy. Each of the 6 weeks of our Art Summer Camp offers a different vision of nature, with a new theme and experimentation of new art forms.
Campers will also be introduced to the work of local artists who will lead workshops based on their own art practice once a week. Outdoor activities related to sustainable development will also be scheduled. At the end of each week, campers will be invited to share their creations in an exhibition at the Foreman Gallery’s Community Art Lab.
AGE & SCHEDULE
Our Summer Art Camp welcomes children ages 6 to 12 in a caring, inclusive, and bilingual atmosphere. Camp is scheduled Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The maximum capacity of our Summer Art Camp is 20 children per week, who will be led by two Art Educators.
The fee for a week of Camp is $250.00 per child. That amount includes an optional childcare in the mornings (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and evenings (4:00 – 5:00 PM).
Each day, campers must bring their lunch and 2 snacks (the ArtLab is equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave).
All art materials and tools are provided, and campers will be welcomed to take their creations home at the end of the week.
The ArtLab team recently redesigned our Camps pedagogical approach, drawing inspiration from alternative and eco-conscious teaching models. Check out this year’s 6 official weekly themes!
Week 1 (July 3 - 7) | Water Adventurer
Embark in an art-quatic journey! We will explore the river banks for inspiration to guide our water themed art projects.
Week 2 (July 10 - 14) | Dare to Try
Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to be amazed! We will do all sorts of playful experiments, grasping scientific principles through artistic activities.
Week 3 (July 17 - 21) | I Can Do It
Let’s learn how to be resourceful and make things ourselves, from paint to paper, and beyond! We will explore the possibilities our environment offers us to make art.
Week 4 (July 24 - 28) | Real-life Superheroes
Let’s go beyond our usual superheroes and become real–life heroes! Drawing inspiration from real people who inspire us, we will develop epic narratives, heroes costumes and comic strips.
Week 5 (July 31 - August 4) | Everyone is an Artist
This week, we will see and try out a range of techniques used to pave the ways of art history. We will be exploring different materials and styles used by a variety of artists such as Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp and Yayoi Kusuma.
Week 6 (August 7 - 11) | Artist in Nature
Get your sketchbook and tools ready: we’re bringing art outside! We will be making observational drawings and expressionist paintings, sourcing our inspiration from the surroundings and our materials from nature.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If a reservation for a week of camp is cancelled seven or more days prior to the start of that week, the fee will be refunded in full, except for a $50.00 administrative fee.
No refunds are granted for cancellations made less than seven days prior to the start of the week of registration, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and the fee is refunded in full.
Camila Vásquez | ArtLab Coordinator
Telephone: (819) 822-9600 ext. 2279
Gentiane Bélanger | Director/Curator of the Foreman Art Gallery
Telephone: (819) 822-9600 ext. 2687