Summer Art Camps 2021

We are pleased to be offering a modified version of our Summer School of the Arts day camp program in alignment with Public Health Guidelines.

This summer, each of our week-long classes will explore a range of art making techniques, materials, and ideas, from drawing and painting to three-dimensional projects and everything in between! Local practicing artists and art educators bring their wealth of talent and experience to lead classes for children and youth. Students will have fun and get inspired with studio activities and explorations of the Gallery, using playful themes each week to get creative in a range of artmaking experiences. 

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Supervision begins at 8:30am and class begins at 9:00am. Class will end at 4:00pm with supervision available until 4:30pm.

Registration will open Sunday, April 25th at 10:00am

We will send more information on expectations and COVID protocols in advance of class in order to ensure a great week!

Please email or call 902-424-5280 during Gallery hours for more information. Once the camps are full we will be creating a waitlist- please email with the week(s) and number of spots you would like to be waitlisted for.


July 5–9: Creative Creatures - Full

Let your imagination run wild! Add stripes, polka dots or wings to your creative creature, as we look to real and mythical animals as inspiration for this class!

July 12–16: Colour Your World - Full

Explore a range of colourful possibilities in this class as we play with paint, practice printmaking, and try new techniques that focus on the magic of colour!

July 19–23: The Great Outdoors - Full

Explore art for the outdoors and things that are at home in the natural world. Get inspired by the water, air, and earth around you to create art that helps keep the environment healthy.

July 26–30: Pick of the Day - Full

From Maud Lewis' folk art painting to abstract sculpture, this wide-ranging class will use an artwork on view in the Gallery as daily inspiration.

August 9–13: Out of the Blue - Full

The sky…. the ocean…. this class explores both! Create artworks from whimsical flying objects to underwater creatures, all inspired by the vastness of the Atlantic and the sky above.



Camp Information:

  • Registrants must be between the ages of 5-12 at the time of camp (5-year-olds must have attended grade primary).
  • Supervision begins at 8:30am and available until 4:30pm, for no extra fee. Please indicate preferences during checkout.
  • Don’t forget to pack water, lunch and snacks! (no nut products)
  • Artmaking is messy work. Please remember to wear work clothes.

Registration and Fees:

  • Fees are $230 per week and include all art materials. With a Family Membership receive a 10% discount.
  • If you or the Gallery need to cancel a full refund will be provided.
  • A select number of subsidized spots are available. Please contact Laura for more information.