Summer Art Camp

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Join us for a summer filled with fun and creativity!

This summer we’re offering weekly afternoon camps that will explore a wide variety of media and techniques, from painting and drawing to sculpture and stop-motion animation, and everything in between. All of our programs emphasize creative exploration in a lively, fun, and supportive atmosphere led by our experienced art education team.

Registration is OPEN.

How to register:

There are three easy options for registering your child for an AGP Summer Art Camp:

  • Click on the links provided next to the titles and descriptions for each camp.
  • Call us at 705 743 9179 to register your child over the phone.
  • OR, register in person during your next visit to the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

All participants will need to complete and return the Camper Health and Information Form prior to the beginning of the program. You can email your completed forms to the Education Programming Coordinator at the email listed below.

If you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like to know more about our Summer programming, please contact:

Andrew Ihamaki
Education Programming Coordinator
Art Gallery of Peterborough
aihamaki@peterborough.ca
705 743 9179 ext. 2025 42 transparent grey circles forming a line

General Information for Camps:

  • Artist-instructors deliver programs with the assistance of gallery staff, our Young Canada Works Education Assistant, and our Youth Volunteer Team.
  • Registration is capped at 12 students per class.
  • Pre-registration and full payment are required to secure your space in the program.
  • Supervision is provided 15 minutes prior to and following the program.
  • Dress for the weather: children should be prepared to play and create outside.
  • Please provide a nut-free snack and a water bottle.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the Art Gallery of Peterborough reserves the right to photograph all programs for future promotional purposes.
  • In the event of insufficient registrations or emergencies, the AGP may have to cancel or substitute programs. A full refund or credit will be available in the case of cancellations (please see below for more details)

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AGP Summer Art Camps

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Art Fundies (July 10-14) – Register for “Art Fundies”

Flex your creative muscles and learn a new artistic skill in this week-long, half day camp. Campers will build a strong foundation of artistic skills and techniques as they learn the basics of art making through drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more in this fun, exploration-based program.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 8-12
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

My Summer Fun 1 (July 17-21) – Register for “My Summer Fun 1”

Portraits and landscapes and sculptures, oh my! This week-long, half day program is great for children looking to explore their creative selves. Campers will create funky portraits, nature-inspired artworks, and experiment with painting, mixed-media sculptures, and collages.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 4-8
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

Comic Books and Fairy Tales (July 24-28) – Register for “Comic Books and Fairy Tales”

Marvel and Disney, take a seat. Learn the art of storytelling and bring your own characters to life as we explore bookmaking, drawing and painting techniques. Get inspired by your favourite comic books and fairy tales in this week-long, half day program.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 8-12
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

My Summer Fun 2 (July 31-August 4) – Register for “My Summer Fun 2”

Portraits and landscapes and sculptures, oh my! This week-long, half day program is great for children looking to explore their creative selves. Campers will create funky portraits, nature-inspired artworks, and experiment with painting, mixed-media sculptures, and collages.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 4-8
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

Printmaking (August 8-11)* – Register for “Printmaking”

Ready, set, print! Make your mark in this week-long, half day program. Learn and experiment with different printmaking techniques including stamping, stenciling, and block printing to create a portfolio of printed works. *(No camp on Monday, August 7 – Civic Holiday)

Afternoons, Tuesday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 8-12
$132 | $118.80 AGP Members

My Summer Fun 3 (August 14-18) – Register for “My Summer Fun 3”

All the world’s a stage, and every day is a new art adventure in this week-long, half day camp. Create fierce and fun animal masks and portraits and create showstopping prints and puppets.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 4-8
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

Stop-motion Animation (August 21-25) – Register for “Stop-motion Animation”

Lights, camera, action! Campers will explore the art of storytelling, character development, and stop-motion animation techniques to create their own characters and short films. Build your character, story, and setting all week long and celebrate the grand finale with a short movie premier.

Afternoons, Monday to Friday –1pm to 4pm
Ages 8-12
$165 | $148.50 AGP Members

Tips for Online Registration:

Here are some helpful tips when using the City of Peterborough’s online Registration system:

  • For the best registration experience, please use Chrome or Firefox. Using other browsers may produce unexpected results.
  • When registering for more than one program, you will have an opportunity to add other items to your cart on the Review step of registration. Click on the “Book another event” link to go back to our course listings and register for other programs prior to Checkout.

City of Peterborough families can apply for a fee subsidy for AGP children’s programs. For more information about the subsidy program please click here.

Additional Information about AGP Policies and Procedures

Refund Policy for Summer Camps:

Refund requests are accepted prior to camp start dates and are charged an administration levy of 10% of program fee or $10 minimum. Refunds are not provided once the program starts unless accompanied by a medical note approved by the program supervisor or Manager designate. Front line teams will refer the request to the program supervisor for approval and will take no action within the event roster or client account.

In the event of insufficient registrations or emergencies, the AGP may have to cancel or substitute programs. A full refund or credit will be available.

Transfers:

Pending availability, transfer requests made prior to July 10, 2023, will be accepted and approved at no charge. After July 10, requests are subject to a 10% administrative fee.

City of Peterborough Release, Waiver and Indemnity:

The Participant (or parent or guardian if Participant is under the age of 18) voluntarily assumes any risk of injury or damage in connection with the use of services and facilities, and releases, discharges, and agrees to indemnify and save harmless the City of Peterborough and its employees, agents, and volunteers from any liability, claim, demand, or cost whatsoever incurred arising out of the participation of the Participant in the Program at the facility.

Special Needs Campers and Behaviour Expectations at Camp:

If your child requires assistance with participation (behavioural, cognitive, physical, etc.) an adult shall be provided by the family to support your child’s experience at camp. Contact the program supervisor to discuss your child’s needs. We encourage positive and cooperative play, ensuring all campers have a rewarding camp experience. Bullying is not tolerated, and campers are encouraged to behave appropriately while in the care of the program.

Photography Policy:

In the course of all program activities, we may take photos and audio and/or visual recordings. We reserve the right to use all photographs and videos of our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes.

The gallery is OPEN Wed - Sun from 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is always FREE!

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