The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Visual Arts Nova Scotia invite YOU to send us your art for a chance to win a full scholarship to the 2013 Ross Creek Summer Academy

Deadline: February 15, 2016
Submit 5 images (copies, not originals) either on paper or on CD along with a cover page with your name, grade, age, school, full mailing address, email, and phone number.  Submissions must be submitted in a format that is readable:  high resolution JPEGs and Quick Time are the preffered formats. Make sure your disc works.

Open to artists aged 14-18 who could attend the Academies from July 31 – August 12, 2016.
Mail your submissions to:
Ross Creek Academy Visual Arts Competition, VANS, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Visual Arts Academy Outline:

Please note, while we outline here some of the goals of the specific academy, the academies are also all collaborative.  Students will have core disciplines and mentors while also being challenged to work with students in other disciplines. This creates a more open and creative cross-disiplinary dialogue and community of  young artists who can work in other artistic “languages.” 

This course is designed for students with intermediate to advanced skills in drawing and painting. Assignments will be composed of a mixture of work from observation (object, landscape, life-drawing) and individual projects.

July 31 – August 12, 2016

This class is designed for the intermediate to advanced student who is considering a pursuit of his/her artistic studies at the college level.  During the two week session each student will produce a body of work that will represent his or her technical abilities as well as an understanding of fundamental concerns in the visual arts. Classes will range through drawing, painting, and mixed media to allow you an ample opportunity to demonstrate facility and knowledge in life drawing, color theory, composition, etc. At the end of the session, each student will have a minimum of ten college entrance quality works that will be photographed and compiled into a standard, 12” x 9” presentation portfolio. In addition, each student will produce an adjoining resume and artist’s statement.

Application information will be provided with regard to institutions, colleges, and universities that have various departmental studies in the visual arts. The session will culminate in an exhibition in which each student will have his or her work on display. Students will also have focussed collaboration across academies.

See a Slide Show from one of our instructors’ from previous Visual Arts Academies. All photos taken by Rene Pierre Allain, one of our artist fellows.

All academy students are required at morning warm-up and should bring comfortable clothes.

Academy program fees
Overnight students: $1100 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST
Optional Bus Service from International Airport, Halifax, Dartmouth: $30 + HST each way



  • 15%  Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by November 10.
  • 10% if you pay in full by December 10 
  • 5% if you pay in full by January 10
  • 10% if you bring a friend who has never been! 
  • 5% for camp fees for  multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
  • 5% for families with family memberships
(maximum 25% combined discounts)

Click here to see the Academy Prep List
Click here to see our faculty
Click here to register
Click here to see the general schedule of the Academies
Click here to see our policies
Click here for a bursary form
Click here to request a Printable registration form.


Comments are closed.

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.