Make it a summer of art for the kids at the Campbell River Art Gallery

Summer art instructor and Assistant Curator Jessica Blue will run the art camps with a focus on painting, as well as sculpture and collage

The Campbell River Art Gallery is offering two creative week-long camps for children ages 7 to 12 this summer.

Summer art instructor and Assistant Curator Jessica Blue will run the art camps with a focus on painting, as well as sculpture and collage. Blue is a University of Victoria student majoring in Visual Arts who brings a wealth of fresh ideas and experience to the table. The programs run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day, so they’re perfect for children whose parents work during the day.

The first camp, Acrylic Adventures, runs from  July 23 – 27. Students will work mainly with acrylic paint and look at a variety of artists and art movements each day to learn different styles of painting. Participants will discuss and be exposed to different forms of painting through various art activities.

The second camp, Art Extravaganza, is set for Aug. 13 – 17. Participants will work with a variety of tools and techniques in areas such as painting, collage, drawing, and sculpture. There will also be a Sharpie pen tie dying activity, so bring an article of white or light-colored clothing, like a shirt or pair of socks, to tie dye.  There will be an outdoor component to both camps, including field trips to Robert Ostler Park to sketch. All materials are included so kids can just bring their imagination and enjoy creating beautiful works of art in a fun group setting.

The cost for each camp is $165 for Gallery members and $175 for non-members. You can register by phone at 250-287-2261 or in person at the Campbell River Art Gallery. For more information, check out www.crartgallery.ca. All Children’s Summer Art Programs are sponsored by Grieg Seafood.