Summer Art Camp and Programs

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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 safe atmosphere led by our experienced art education team.

How to register:

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

  • Click the “Register Now” button at the top of this page or click on the links provided in the 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 an AGP Health Information Form prior to the beginning of the program.

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

Andrew Ihamaki
Education Programming Coordinator
Art Gallery of Peterborough
aihamaki@peterborough.ca
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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 10 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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Afternoons, 1 – 4pm

$165 (non-members) | $148.50 (AGP members) – materials are included.

Suitability for ages differ, based on the program.

We have a wide variety of art camps to explore this summer. See full descriptions, dates, age suitability,  and links to register below.

Please note: Program descriptions, dates, ages, and location may differ from the City of Peterborough’s City Fun Guide. Please refer to the AGP Summer Art Camp webpage for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Education Programming Coordinator.

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Art Fundies (July 11–15)

Campers will build a strong foundation of artistic skills and techniques as they learn the basics of art making in this fun, exploration-based program.

Afternoon (8 to 12 yrs) – Register for “Art Fundies”

My Summer Fun 1 (July 18–22)

Learn how to make life-sized portraits, create nature-inspired artworks, and experiment with sculptures, mixed-media collages, and papermaking.

Afternoon (4 to 8 yrs) – Register for “My Summer Fun 1”

STEAM Adventures (July 25–29)

Campers will explore new modes of art making and design in this STEAM-based program that emphasizes experimentation and exploration in a fun environment.

Afternoon (8 to 12 yrs) – Register for “STEAM Adventures”

My Summer Fun 2 (August 2–5)

Travel through time with us. Each day offers a new experience, as campers explore different art and crafting techniques from stone-age to modern times.

Afternoon (4 to 8 yrs) – Register for “My Summer Fun 2”

Printmaking (August 8–12)

Make your mark. Campers will learn and experiment with different printmaking techniques including stamping, stenciling, and block printing to create a portfolio of printed works.

Afternoon (8 to 12 yrs) – Register for “Printmaking”

My Summer Fun 3 (August 15–19)

Every day is a new art adventure with the AGP Education team. In this session we will make puppets, create mini-murals and animal masks, and experiment with printmaking and fabric dyeing techniques.

Afternoon (4 to 8 yrs) – Register for “My Summer Fun 3”

Stop-motion Animation (August 22–26)

Campers will explore the art of storytelling, character development, and stop-motion animation techniques to create their own characters and short films.

Afternoon (8 to 12 yrs) – Register for “Stop-motion Animation”

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Online Registration Tips:

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.

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 $5 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 11, 2022, will be accepted and approved at no charge. After July 11, 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.

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The Art Gallery of Peterborough will be CLOSED to the public on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day

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