Pick of the Day
Stroke by StrokeClaytimeFibre Art Fun

Summer School of the Arts: Week 7

Date Time: 
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 24 August 2018 - 5:00pm


 Pick of the Day with artist Patti Nicholson

Learn more about the Gallery! Each day, students will take inspiration from a work of art on display. They will then head back to the studio for a hands-on art making project inspired by what they saw!

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 Clay Class! with artist Bess Forrestall

Explore the wide world of clay. You will get to make a different clay project everyday. We will take inspiration from the Halifax harbour, plant life, and some of our favourite books to create a series of unique creations!

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Stroke by Stroke with artist Melinda Spooner

Mix, swirl and blend as you explore the world of acrylic and watercolor painting. Learn how to prepare different surfaces, mix paints and create your own masterpieces along the way!

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fiber Art Fun with artist Camila Salcedo

Learn about fiber art techniques including various weaving techniques, braiding, rug hooking and embroidery in this week of fiber fueled fun!

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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Important details:

  • Class size is limited to 13 participants.
  • Morning supervision begins at 8:30 am.
  • Extended pickup is available for afternoon classes until 5:00 pm. 
  • Lunchtime supervision is available for students attending full day classes. Students are required to bring their lunch. 
  • Students should bring a snack for mid-morning/mid-afternoon. No nut products please!
  • Some programs will take advantage of the fine weather so a hat and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Art making can be messy so students remember to wear “work” clothes.

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the studios (accessible via the First Floor Lobby). There is no supervision before 8:30am. It is suggested that students pack a snack for mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.

Registration & Fees

Purchase camps online or in person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Information Desk, or by phone with credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) at (902) 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.  

Our program continues to grow in popularity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of sponsorships are available on a needs basis. If there is insufficient registration, a workshop will be cancelled with fees refunded two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. There is a 10% non-refundable registration fee. There are no refunds two weeks prior to the class. 

COST: $130 per a.m. or p.m. class/week + Tax

Gallery members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on class fees. If you have any questions about this discount or require a discount code please contact our Information Desk (902) 424-5280.

Lunch Hour and Extended Pick-up 

NEW THIS YEAR - Our lunch and extended pick-up options are free. Lunch supervision is offered to students attending full day classes and extended pickup is offered for those attending full-day and/or afternoon classes until 5 pm. 

About our Instructors

Bess Forrestall is an artist and educator from Fredericton, NB. She holds a BFA in painting and printmaking and an MA in art education. Bess is interested in working with diverse communities and using the arts as a way to connect and bring people together.
Patti Nicholson is from the Halifax area and has been an art education specialist with the public school system for ten years, and with the AGNS for two years. Her own art practice encompasses a variety of materials, including printmaking, drawing, painting, stained glass, and sculpture.
Camila Salcedo is a Venezuelan-Canadian artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on performance, video, textiles, and curation.  She is also involved in local activism and community-organizing. She has experience teaching through working for the past three years at NSCAD Extended Studies Summer Camps, and through the Art In Schools Program in Cape Town, South Africa.
  Melinda Spooner is a Halifax-Based Artist

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