Instructor Jessica Blue with a participant of the 2011 Acrylic Adventures class.

Campbell River art camp puts fun on the canvas

This summer, register your child for “Acrylic Adventures,” a week-long art camp

This summer, register your child for “Acrylic Adventures,” a week-long art camp for children ages 7-12 from July 23-27 (five sessions).

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, perfect for parents with a busy schedule. Instructor and summer student Jessica Blue has a wealth of activities and projects in store, including outdoor sketching, painting on a variety of surfaces, as well as lessons on colour theory and various artists’ techniques.

Students will work mainly with acrylic paint and look at a variety of artists and art movements each day. They will then use this inspiration to create their own beautiful works of art.

Blue is currently a University of Victoria student, working towards a degree in Visual Arts. As painting is her main focus at university, she has a lot of new ideas and energy to bring to the table for this class.

“It is going to be a jam packed and exciting week,” says Blue. “I’m really looking forward to working with the kids. This camp is a great opportunity for them to try new styles of painting in a fun, group setting. The outdoor component will also give participants a chance to be inspired by the beauty of Campbell River.”

The cost for the week of art is $165 for members of the Art Gallery and $175 for non-members. This includes all materials and supplies, provided by the Gallery. There is a bursary program available, sponsored by the Friends Group of the Campbell River Art Gallery, for low-income families. For more information on bursaries or to register, call 250-287-2261 or email You can also register in person at the Gallery in Tyee Plaza, across from the Tidemark Theatre.

Check out the Art Gallery’s website at which includes information on classes, exhibitions and events. All Children’s art programs are sponsored by Grieg Seafood.