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AFK Blog
Feb 28
Spring after school art classes and summer camp

​Spring is about to arrive, and with it comes a new season of art classes for kids.  

Our Spring After School Art Classes are now open for registration. Starting the week of April 9, classes are available for those in the elementary grades. Our youngest students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 can learn drawing and painting skills in Art for Small Hands. Older students have a range of classes available. In Eco Explorers, those in grades 2-4 will be introduced to Gordon Smith's tangles, Jack Shadbolt's life force and Emily Carr's forests, and be inspired to create their own images based on our environment. For those in Grades 4-7, students can explore Photography. Kids will learn care of the camera, some composition guidelines including rule of thirds, viewpoint, balance and depth. They will also have an introduction to shutter speed and aperture, as well as some editing.

Spring is a particularly good time for art classes, as young people are able to discover new skills that they can continue to build on over the summer.

The price of registration includes the cost of all materials. 

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If Spring is here, can summer be far behind? Registration for our Summer Camps is now open. 

Our unique art-based summer camps run from July 8 - 13, 2018 in Brackendale B.C. It offers outdoor studio adventures for young artists with teams of experienced art teachers and professional artists plus guest artist visits and daily recreation activities including canoeing, hiking, archery, cave exploration, a campfire singalong and a variety of fun filled outdoor games. 

This year we are delighted to welcome M.E. Sparks as our Junior Camp Artist in Residence. Through painting she brings together found forms, personal narrative, dream imagery and art historical references. She has exhibited work across Canada and was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Annual RBC Painting Competitions and the recipient of the 2016 Nancy Petry Award.

Our Senior Camp Artist in Residence is Justin Ogilvie. His painting practice explores various tensions between traditional and contemporary modes of representational painting. Justin currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as a sessional instructor, and has taught at the University of Alberta, Vancouver Film School, and for the Vancouver School Board. He is the recipient of numerous provincial and private awards, and is part of both national and international art collections.

To register your child for one of our art programs, please visit our programs page.

 


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