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Canadian Families: all of our camps and programs are now eligible for the Canadian Arts Tax Credit! We provide a receipt, and for each child, you can claim up to $500 per year!
DAY or OVERNIGHT PROGRAM – click here to register
With one week programs, campers get a full camp experience. Focused arts programs give children an opportunity to explore while having an amazing summer camp. From camp fires to talent nights, this program rocks! While campers can come as day students, we strongly encourage the overnight program. At the end of each week, the children share their work with a gallery and performance for friends and family at 3:30.
Tuesday, July 2 Drawing Studio 2013SA12151-1A
Tuesday, July 2
Fabulous Fonts 2013SA12151-1B
Wednesday, July 3 Painting, en plein air! 2013SA12151-2A
Wednesday, July 3 Song Writer’s Studio 2013SA12151-2B
Thursday, July 4 Improv Express 2013SA12151-3A
Thursday, July 4 Drum Studio 2013SA12151-3B
Friday, July 5 Bookmaking 2013SA12151-4B
Friday, July 5 Sculpture basics 2013SA12151-4A
July 7 - 12 Lights! Camera! Action! 2013SA12152-1
July 7 - 12 Urban Art Project! 2013SA12152-2
July 14 - 19 Artist’s Studio 2013SA12153-1
July 14 - 19 Manga Mania 2013SA12153-2
July 21 - 26 Graphic Designer 2013SA12154-1
July 21 - 26 Passion Theatre 2013SA12154-2
ONE DAY SESSIONS
Single day Camps
If you love to draw but want to get better, this workshop is for you! Add some pizzazz to your drawing portfolio exploring line, shading and some great drawing techniques that will help you get better no matter where you start the day!
The world of design and printing is very cool these days, with wood block printing all the rage in art and event posters and t-shirts. In this one day wood block design and printing class, you’ll create your own simple designs and lettering.
Painting, en plein air!
Come join us for the day and paint your heart out! We’ll spend the day outside (or looking outside, if the weather is against us), helping you explore different ways of expressing what you see through paint. What a gorgeous way to spend a day!
Song Writer’s Studio
Whatever your style, this is a studio for those that love to sing and create their own songs. This is a great day to learn new skills to enhance your song writing, amongst other aspiring singer-songwriter…Maybe you’ll find the Lennon to your McCartney (ask your parents)!
Explore your spontaneous side and learn to trust your acting instincts in a series of improvisation workshops designed to flex those “in-the-moment” muscles, both in solo work and large groups. Boldly go where you haven’t gone before!
Learn how to build your own percussion instrument, then how to put the pieces together to create incredible rhythm and sound. Using our sound sculptures along with the made and professional instruments, create a soundtrack for your day at Ross Creek!
Make your own books – sketch book, journal, gift for a friend – with awesome binding techniques and beautiful papers inside. We’ll show you how to create cool covers and then it’s up to you to fill it with your creations!
Work in the third dimension! Get your hands dirty while learning the tricks you will need to go from a hunk of mud to something spectacular! Learn to take your art off the page and into the world in this one day workshop in clay sculpture!
Full Week Programs
Lights! Camera! Action!
Jump behind the lens of a camera and make stories and characters come alive! This camp is perfect for anyone that has a love of movies. Students will learn to create, write, plan and storyboard their own films. All roles of a film crew, including acting, will be filled by the class so that all students can experience all aspects of film production, in front and behind the camera. The hands on experience will allow students to go home and create movies of their own! Bring your imagination and story ideas, and get ready to make a movie! Popcorn premiere at the end of the week for family and friends.
Urban Art Project!
Explore the dramatic, joyous and completely contemporary form of urban art. You’ll explore the concept of art in public space and find out about some of the most famous artists in the world. You’ll get to create your own “Positive Graffiti” and learn where this art comes from. This week is going to be explosively cool!
Working both in large and small forms, take a journey into the magical world of drawing, painting and sculpture! Inspired by the masters, we will make shadow boxes, go wild with paint, and make collages. We’ll then move on to explore a variety of sculpture techniques, both experimental and traditional, inspired by a variety of modern sculptors.
Explore the incredible and intricate world of Japanese comic books (Manga). In this camp, students will be learning the traditional manga method of storytelling. From storyboard to inking, every aspect of manga creation will be explored in a fun and professional manner, leading to a signing by YOU at our end of week Ross Creek Comic-Con!
Learn how professional graphic artists make great designs and create fine art. This course gives you the opportunity to learn the basics and principles of professional art, including line, shape, form, color, proportion, balance, harmony and more. Use professional art techniques to bringing your creation to life. You’ll get to work on fantasy products and real world projects and see your work on posters, or on the web!
The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre proudly bring you Passion Theatre! Become the actor you know you can be. Explore improv, develop a short script, learn to use your voice and perform for family and friends at the end of the week using all your new skills! Take what you learn to your school or home to keep making your own theatre!
Enrollment limited to 20 students per camp.
Single Day Program: $60 per day
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $275 per week
Week-long Overnight Student Camp Tuition: $500 per week
Materials fee $40 for week-long camp
Lunches are included for day students
Bus Transport: $10 per day or $50 per week
HST is added to all of the above.
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
15% Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by December 1.
- 10% if you pay in full by January 15
- 5% if you pay in full by March 15
- 10% If you are a returning camper and 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
BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
We are pleased to offer full and half bursaries and scholarships for students who need financial aid. Bursary applications require letters of reference, so please apply early. Bursary decisions are made by a committee and are based on need and merit. We regret that we cannot give full bursaries to all students, but are delighted that we are able to fund a full 10 % of all students through the generosity of corporations, businesses, individuals and some schools. Bursary applications for SummerArts are available by clicking here.
The deadline for bursary submissions annually is March 15. They can be faxed or mailed to us with that date as the postmark.