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Summer Art Camps

Sign up today for summer camps at the Varley Art Gallery!

Make your summer a real art adventure and choose from a wide variety of summer camps offered at the Varley Art Gallery. Sign up today for our full day or half day summer camps. Before and after-care at the McKay Art Centre from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. is available upon request for an additional charge.

10% discount for Varley Gallery Members. Sign up today.

Please note that there are separate fees for the before and after-care and Varley membership discounts do not apply.

 

 4 WAYS TO REGISTER

  1. EZ Reg Online Registration

  2. Call 905-475-4867 for Fast Track Registration and follow the prompts.

  3. Call us at the Gallery at 905-477-9511 ext. 221 to process a telephone registration. (A faxed authorization sheet is required for all credit card payments.)

  4. Fax a complete application found at community centre and libraries to the Contact Centre at 905-479-7767.

For more information, call 905-477-9511 ext. 221.

For program inquiries, please email us at varleyeducation@markham.ca

 

 CHILDREN FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS

SCULPTURE ART - Revised Program
(ages 7 to 12)

Dress for mess and have fun working with clay and other materials to create your own 3-D objects. Learn different techniques for creating forms, including coil, pinch and modelling methods. Explore surface design and various decoration styles. Young artists will be introduced to both traditional and modern styles of sculpture and will inspire them to create their very own masterpieces. In the clay studio, campers will complete some hand-building and paint sculptural pieces that will be fired up. All materials provided. Please pack your own lunches. Classes are based at the Gallery and at the Varley Clay Studio.

Session I:
Date: Monday, June 30- Friday, July 4, 2008 (no class on Tuesday, July 1)
Barcode: 137031

Session II:
Date: Monday, August 20 - Friday, August 24, 2007
Barcode:137032

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Session I (4 days) $163.60 (non-members), $173.60 (non-residents), $147.25 (members)
Session II $204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)


ARTS AROUND THE WORLD - Revised Program
(ages 7 to 12)

One of our most popular camps year after year. Join us on a journey around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of a culturally diverse group of art movements throughout time. From the pottery of the Mayan of South America to the traditional masks of Africa, to the masters of the Renaissance, young artists will learn of their history and work in their techniques. In the clay studio, campers will get a chance to create imaginative and expressive sculptures using the techniques and styles from around the world. All materials provided. Classes are based at the Gallery and the Varley Clay Studio.

Date: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)
Barcode:137033


FIRED FOR COLOUR! Revised Program
(ages 7 to 12)

Summer is finally here and kids are invited to bring their artistry, imagination and flair for colour to the Gallery. Learn how to paint everything you see around you. You will have a chance to explore and have fun in a relaxed and creative environment while being introduced to the basic principles of drawing, painting, and printmaking. Kids will get a chance to create colourful and unique pieces from scratch in the clay studio that will be bright and shiny once it has been all fired up. All materials provided. Please, bring your own lunches. Classes are based the Gallery and the Varley Clay Studio.

Date: Monday July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)
Barcode:137034


POP ART
(ages 7 to 12)

Pop Art is style of art which seeks its inspiration from commercial art and items of mass culture such as comic strips, popular foods and brand name packaging. Kids will be introduced to this exciting art style and create their very own pop art creations, inspired by influential artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein, known for the Campbell Soup imagery and comic strip art respectively. Kids will get a chance to learn about the techniques artists use in this style that originated in the 1950s in London and New York and work with silkscreening, printmaking and create their own large scale pop art masterpiece and pop art T-shirt. All materials provided. Please, bring your own lunches. Classes are based the Gallery.

Date: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost:$204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)
Barcode: 137035


YOUNG ARCHITECTS - Remodelled
(ages 7 to 12)

From the Eiffel Tower, to the Parthenon & Pyramids of Egypt to Art Nouveau & Art Deco, kids will learn about architectural styles, terminology and concepts from around the world and through the ages. Hands-on construction projects will allow kids to use their new found knowledge to create a model skyscraper and a habitat from across the globe. In the clay studio, kids will create one work in a specific architectural style.All materials provided. Please, bring your own lunches. Classes are based at the Gallery and the Varley Clay Studio.

Date: Monday, July 21- Friday, July 24, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)
Barcode:137064 | Register


YOUNGSET DESIGNERS - New!
(ages 7 to 12)

Kids learn the elements of design, how to come up with a design concept in three dimensions, and how to create a set design drawing. Campers will use a provided theme to create a short skit to be performed on the last day of camp incorporating the sets created. Kids will choose between "backstage crew" and "acting roles" for the final performance. During the week, time will be spent writing a short scene, planning the design, building and finishing the sets, and rehearsing for the performance. All materials provided. Please, bring your own lunches. Classes are based at the Gallery.

Date: Monday, August 18- Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $204.50 (non-members), $214.50 (non-residents), $184.05 (members)
Barcode:137071


 CHILDREN HALF DAY SUMMER CAMPS

PLAY WITH CLAY
(ages 5 to 6)

Clay is an ancient and fascinating material to explore. Younger children can investigate the textures and malleability of clay and begin to create sculptures. Let their tiny hands explore and discover the limitless possibilities of 3-D art. All materials provided. All classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Session I
Date: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 4, 2008 (no class on Tuesday, July 1)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $66.80 (non-members), $76.80 (non-residents), $60.12(members)
Barcode:137085

Session II
Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday, August 8, 2008 (no class on Monday, August 4)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $66.80 (non-members), $76.80 (non-residents), $60.12(members)
Barcode:137085


PETITSPAINTERS - New!
(ages 5 to 6)

The perfect class for the youngster who loves to paint and explore colour. Find out about the fundamentals of design, examining various painting techniques and mediums. Students will work in watercolour to create various types of 2-D and 3-D paintings. All materials provided. Session I is based at the McKay Art Centre and Session II is based at the Varley Gallery in Studio 2.

Session I
Date: Monday, June 30 - Friday, July 4, 2008 (no class on Tuesday, July 1)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $66.80 (non-members), $76.80 (non-residents), $60.12(members)
Barcode:138979

Session II
Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday, August 8, 2008 (no class on Monday, August 4)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $66.80 (non-members), $76.80 (non-residents), $60.12(members)
Barcode:139980


OUTER SPACE ART ADVENTURES
(ages 5 to 6)

If your young one is interested in how the world works, and the mysteries of outer space, then this is the artsy camp for them. Kids will let their imagination run wild as they create their very own art work for their ceiling of the stars and the moons; it will be the last thing they see before they go to sleep. Other projects will include a planetary mobile, and rocket ship sculptures. All materials provided. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Date: Monday, July 7 - Friday July 11, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138978 | Register


UNDERWATER EXPLORERS
(ages 5 to 6)

Put on your flippers and explore our world under the sea. Using a variety of media, kids will make wild and wonderful sea creatures, and make the ocean come alive. Make a fun and creative marine mobile and an aquarium diorama too. All materials provided. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre. Please, pack your own nut-free snacks.

Date: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138984 | Register


THE ART OFPAINTING - New!
(ages9 to 13)

Not your typical Summer camp. Let's get serious. What kind of painter are you? Budding artists are taught to view, analyze and discuss different styles and painting mediums.Learn from the masters of movements such as the Renaissance,Abstract,Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Avant-Garde Among others to discover your own voice. Learn about what makes a good painting by using form, composition, texture, and depth.

Date: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138483 | Register


ART PUZZLES - New!
(ages 5 to 6)

Young campers will have a chance to explore their creativity , logic and spatial skills through this fun and challenging art camp. Create there own large-scale jigsaw puzzle from scratch, cut it up and put it all together again. use a variety of media such as wooden blocks, recycled materials and fabric in new and interesting ways.

Date: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138484 | Register


MIXED MEDIA SUMMER SPLASH
(ages 5 to 6)

This camp is designed to provide young artists with creative opportunities, fun and in depth-access to various art media. Students will experiment with painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and will create 3-D works in plaster and clay.. All materials provided. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Date: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138976 | Register


JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
(ages 9 to 13)

Have you always wanted to design your dream bedroom? Aspiring designers will learn to draw and plan their ideal environment. Build a to-scale model, designed to the nines using fabric and paint samples. Kids will also learn interior design terminology and concepts to enhance their understanding.

Session I
Date: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138969 | Register

Session II
Date: Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138970 | Register


JUNIOR FASHION DESIGNERS
(ages 9 to 13)

For the fashionista in your child, this class introduces kids to the glamorous side of fashion design. Campers will produce a sketch book with a variety of designs including formal, hot trends, futuristic and theatrical costuming, as well as learn about proportion, form, and pattern creation. All materials provided. Classes are based at the Varley Gallery.

Session I
Date: Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138967 | Register

Session II
Date: Monday, August11 - Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138968 | Register


SUPERHERO STORY
(ages 5 to 6)

Let your kid’s imagination run wild as we enter the fantasy world where superheroes are there to save the day. Kids will have an opportunity to create their very own superhero, and create a short storybook where they will draw and paint their creation and bring it to life. They will also work in clay to produce a 3 dimensional version of their superhero which they can proudly display in their room for all to see.

Date: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 24, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138983 | Register


ANIMAL ADVENTURES
(ages 5 to 6)

The Animal Kingdom comes alive at the gallery this summer. Kids will love creating artworks from their rich imagination using colour and texture. Explore printmaking, sculpture and painting and create your own furry and feathered friends.

Date: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 24, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138476 | Register


JUNIOR JEWELLERS
(ages 5 to 6)

Make the perfect gift for your mom and dad, brother or sister. Kids will make bright and colourful beaded Wearable art, like bracelets or key chains, beaded puppets, hair clips or ear rings, and funky sculpted rings as well. Each day will be a new design adventure. All materials provided. Classes are based at the Varley Gallery.

Session I
Date: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 24, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138971 | Register

Session II
Date: Monday, August18 - Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138972 | Register


CARTOON ART
(ages 8 to 14)

Young Cartoonists - here is your chance to create your own cartoon characters and the situations in which they find themselves. You will learn how to draw settings, faces, perspective, and examine the use of line, text and colour.

Session I
Date: Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138959 | Register

Session II
Date: Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138960 | Register


ARTSY TOYS
(ages 5 to 6)

Youngsters will love this tactile camp where you will create your very own handmade toys using a variety of materials including fabric, wire, yarn, and more. Make whimsical games, puzzles and toys that are truly one of a kind.

Date: Monday, July 28 - Friday August 1, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138487 | Register


BUDDING BUILDERS - New!
(ages 5 to 6)

For the curious and tactile child, this camp introduces kids to the fundamentals of sculpture and invites them to let imagination run wild by creating three-dimensional artwork using clay, paper products, recyclable materials and LEGO blocks.

Session I
Date: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138957 | Register

Session II
Date: Monday, August18 - Friday, August 22, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138958 | Register


ART IN THE PARK
(ages 7 to 10)

playful introduction to art for all those who maybe intimidated by art but want to try an artsy camp. All materials provided. Classes are based at the Gallery, weather permitting students will explore nature and work outdoors around the Rouge River and Toogood Pond.

Date: Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138482 | Register


ART THROUGH THE AGES - New!
(ages8 to 14)

Have you always wondered why art has changed so much through the years? Take a trip through time and find out a different period in art history each day. Following the short lecture with visuals, kids will get a chance to create art work characteristic of the studied period. The 4 topics covered are Pre-Historic Art, Medieval Art, renaissance Art, and Modern Art.

Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday August 8, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138486 | Register


MARVELLOUS MASK MAKING - New!
(ages 5 to 6)

Let your child's imagination run wild by creating fun and fantastic masks, using traditions from around the world. Learn about how masks were used in traditional ceremonies and create you very own versions. Also, kids will be encouraged to create mood masks to show their personality and uniqueness. at the end of the week, parents are invited to a masquerade party where kids can show off their artistic creations.

Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday August 8, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138975 | Register


DRAWING & SKETCHING 101 - New!
(ages7 to 12)

The perfect camp for the creative child who would like to learn more about honing their drawing and sketching skills. Explore form, pattern, design and more through exercises and projects. Learn about the different types of drawing types of drawing materials such as chalk, pencil, marker, Conte and charcoal and how they can be better used.

Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday August 8, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138961 | Register


OPTICAL ART
(ages 7 to 12)

Create all sorts of puzzling effects with colour and line, inspired by artists such as Escher and Vasarely. Make your creations wobbly and wave, and give your eyes the time of their lives. Optical Art is a mathematically-themed form of Abstract art, which uses repetition of simple forms and colors to create vibrating effects, foreground-background confusion, an exaggerated sense of depth, and other visual effects. Sure to be one of our most popular summer camps this year.

Date: Tuesday, August 5 - Friday, August 8, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $66 (non-members), $76 (non-residents), $59.40 (members)
Barcode: 138977 | Register


PUPPET-ASTIC!
(ages 5 to 6)

Young students will learn how to create their own unique puppets out of a variety of materials while exploring model building, pattern design and how to make their own props and theatre. Kids can take them all home and have put on a fun puppet show for the family.

Date: Monday, August 11 - Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138982 | Register


LITTLE ECO-ART EXPLORERS
(ages 5 to 6)

Discover how art can become a challenging summer adventure for you. Weather permitting, students will move beyond the confines of the studio and work outdoors. For part of the class, kids will learn the specific challenges of painting outdoors.Follow in the footsteps of the Group of Seven painters by drawing and painting outside in Toogood Park and at historic buildings in Unionville Main Street. Use found materials, recycled items and natural materials form the great outdoors to incorporate into the artwork.

Date: Monday, August11 - Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138973 | Register


IMAGINATION & FANTASY - New!
(ages7 to 12)

If your child has an active imagination and would like to explore it in a creative and non-traditional way, this is the camp for them.children will learn through new and interesting exercises; one will have them paint while blindfolded form there imagination, just using one brush or pencil to make one continues line, or completing unfinished paintings as well as other unconventional techniques to create artwork. Kids will be pushed to redefine their concept of what art is and how it is created.

Date: Monday, August 18 - Friday August 22, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138966 | Register


FACING UP!
(ages 8 to 12)

Young Portrait lovers - here is your chance to create your own gallery of portraits and self-portraits. You will learn how to create faces, perspective, and examine the use of line, text and colour. This year, the Varley Gallery is proud to celebrate 10 years of artistic excellence in the community, and kids will get a chance to be inspired by Varley Portraits: Into the Light, our largest exhibition in our gallery’s history. All materials provided. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Date: Monday, August 25 - Friday August 29, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138963 | Register


ART TALES
(ages 5 to 6)

Paint epic tales and illustrate your own short storybook. Learn how colours, composition and the elements of design are used to create your own unique and treasured story. All materials provided.. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Date: Tuesday, July 3 - Friday, July 6, 2007
Time: 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $65.60 (non-members), $75.60 (non-residents), $59.05 (members)
Barcode: 122059 | Register


LOOK, LISTEN, TOUCH & FEEL! - New!
(ages 5 to 6)

A new and fresh approach to art. Young artists are encouraged to create artwork using their senses in a brand new way. Kids will paint and draw to different types of music to determine how mood and emotion affects art. Artwork will be created that allows the child to use objects and unusual materials to create texture and tactility. Kids will also experiment with art created using visual, auditory, nasal and oral cues.

Date: Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138974 | Register


PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES
(ages 5 to 6)

Kids are fascinated by the speed and movement, and how we get from A to B so quickly. Speed up their imagination and create themed mobiles, fancy kites, and paper or clay sculptures. Keep your kids on track this summer with a fun and moving summer camp. All materials provided. Classes are based at the McKay Art Centre.

Date: Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138981 | Register


ECO-ART
(ages 7 to 12)

Bring your imagination. One great way to recycle is to put used and found objects together in a new way. Bottle caps, cardboard tubes, aluminum cans, scraps of wood, bits of string, yarn, straws, , newspapers, glass jars; you name it, you can use it to create an environmentally friendly eco-art masterpiece. Take everyday objects and transform them into creative masterpieces! All materials provided. Classes are based at the Varley Gallery.

Date: Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $82 (non-members), $92 (non-residents), $73.80 (members)
Barcode: 138962 | Register

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