Summer Camp “Arts Crafts & Laughs”

weeeeerrrre back!!!!!

The Provincial Gov has given the green light to Day Camp Programs. These guidelines speak to Day Camps with large capacities of 50 campers. Our group size will not exceed 15 children. Our aim is to do as much activity outdoors as is possible utilizing our garden space as well as walking excursions of our neighbourhood.

 

Keeping safe at the Annex Art Centre during Camp

I believe that by following the guidelines of the Ministry of health and using common sense we can keep safe. My assistants will be teenaged and we can assure parents that we are all coming from an environment that has not been exposed to or has or had the Corona virus. We know our community of families that are participating and are confident that we have all been and are healthy throughout the pandemic.

What you can expect from us!

  • We will clean our art table, bathroom area, door knobs and taps frequently throughout the day. Stools will be designated for each child and not shared throughout the week and will be cleaned at the end of each day.
  • Hand washing with soap will be encouraged throughout the day and especially: when entering the studio, after play, art and craft, before and after eating and after toilet use.
  • We will remind and discourage children to keep hands away from their faces.
  • We will give each other personal space and encourage others to do so also
  • Paint brushes and other implements that will be used frequently will be washed and disinfected before and after use.

What we ask of our campers

  • Let your parents know it you are feeling unwell before you leave home
  • Wash hands after entering the studio, after bathroom use and art and play activity
  • Practice good hygiene like putting your sneeze into your elbow and keeping your hands clean and away from your face as much as is possible.
  • Bring lunch and personal water bottle , please don’t bring toys or extra unnecessary  personal items from home
  • Let Michele or TA know if you are feeling unwell
  • Give your friends personal space
  • We will ask campers parents to allow the kids to meet them on the sidewalk if there are several adults at once (rather than bottle up in the studio ) At both start and end time. However parents are welcome to come in a few at a time if necessary.
  • Most important rule……..while you’re keeping safe……..HAVE FUN!

Note: our first activity will be decorating our own masks, I do not believe the children need to wear them but they will have their own and when we are taking our lunch walk to the park they can wear them if it makes them feel more safe.

 

 Summer Camp woop woop!!!

 ‘Arts, Crafts &                                           

Laughs’ Creative Summer Camp

We are currently booking  the summer of 2020

These are the camp dates that remain available :

July 6-10          July 13-17 NA          July 20- August 24,

July 27-31         August 10-14

Note Children’s Programs  will be closed from August 17 – September 7th

the After School Programs will resume on September 8th.

 

 

 

Branden Low Age 12 Still Life Guitar Chalk on Paper

Branden Low, Age 12 Still Life Guitar Chalk

 

We are so proud to show off the children s artwork!!

Please have a look at our photo gallery and see some of our                                                                            latest creations

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OUR MORNINGS WILL START WITH DRAWING ACTIVITIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF ART PROJECTS.
EACH CHILD WILL BE GIVEN SPACE TO CREATE ACCORDING TO THEIR PACE AND SKILL LEVEL. IN
COMBINATION WITH A VISUAL ART PROGRAM WE HAVE CREATED INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES THAT
INVOLVE IMPROVISATIONAL SKIT CREATION AND STORY TELLING WITH PROP INTERACTION.

  
WE WILL DO WALKING TRIPS TO THE VERMONT PARK (WEATHER
PERMITTING) TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE AND STRUCTURED PLAY
ACTIVITY, WADING POOL SPLASH COOL DOWNS AND LUNCH
BREAKS (PLEASE PACK TOWEL AND SUIT IF CHILDREN WANT TO
PARTICIPATE ) 
THE AFTERNOON WILL  FOCUS ON COMPLETING ART PROJECTS.
NOTE: ARTWORKS WILL BE SENT HOME ON THE FINAL DAY OF
CAMP. IF YOU ARE LEAVING EARLY ON THE FINAL DAY
PLEASE  GIVE US A HEADS UP IN ADVANCE.

 

Mixed Media Sculptured Masks created by the students of the July Art Camp

Branden Freitas, Mixed Media Collage with Guitar

‘It’s not just art,

it’s not just crafts  

 

but it is all laughs!’ 

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CAMP REGISTRATION AND FEES

Full week camp fee is 380.00 plus additional 49.40 ( 13%

HST ) Total fee is 429.40 . A 30% deposit is required to hold

the booking. This fee includes all materials .Full payment

must be made by June 1st and cancellations before this date

will be charged a 50.00 fee.  No refunds after June 1st

All day camp 9:00 am -4:00 pm  (Morning and Afternoon snacks provided  but camper must bring own lunch) 

(Note the minimum group number is 5 and the maximum number is 12 students per session) Low enrollment may result in cancellation.

Contact Michele at 416-433-8373 or annexartcentre@gmail.com for registration

 

“WE ARE GOING TO MAKE ART , WE ARE GOING TO MAKE FRIENDS

AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!!!”

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Hope you will join us and make some beautiful art !

 

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These are some examples of Art Activity we will explore. Depending on the skill set of the group the projects may be modified to be more or less challenging . They only represent a few of the projects that we do, before each camp a new itinerary is created so that repeat campers will always enjoy a new and fresh experience.

Block Printing and Poster Art involves a variety of materials used to create images in repetition juxtaposed with icons that personify the artist and the time in which the piece is created. The results are printed on both paper and painted canvas. 

Collage , Sculpture, Relief (This activity will be cancelled for this season)

This project starts on our excursions around the block and to the park. We call this project ‘Garbage Art, Lost and Found’. On this walk the campers are encouraged to find interesting items that don’t belong in nature and are not biodegradable. This project is a very effective experience in seeing how careless we can be with  non recyclables. It evokes a lot of discussion about nature and how we can preserve it. It also develops an appreciation for shape and balance when creating an art piece. The result becomes  a sculpture or relief that is a beautiful and lasting reminder that reducing is the most important part of the 3 R’s !! (On this note I am happy to report that the annex neighbourhood has posed a challenge these last few years as the streets have offered much less litter!)

Water Colour Resist Painting – This technique explores positive and negative, colour blending and contrast. Marbleizing and Gel Soap Resist are also painting technique we will do as an outdoor activity. Paper Making from our own recycled pulp and flower petals.

Drawing Challenges are a daily part of our routine. The kids are encouraged to open their imaginations and draw fantastical compositions. Each morning we begin with a new challange. If time permits or in free time they can complete and colour their work.

Camp Diary Post Office at the end of each day the kids are given time to write or draw thoughts or images that reflect their day. Before leaving they are encouraged to leave a note in another campers mailbox that will put a smile on that persons face when they pick up their mail in the morning,

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Weather  providing, we may take our sessions or breaks in the back garden, which is safely shaded and gated.

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 COME  JOIN US AND MAKE IT A SPECIAL SUMMER!