Day Camp Program Information
- Kids & Families
- Day Camps
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- Wellness Through Art
Each day, children spend time in the exhibition spaces looking and talking about the art on display — they are encouraged to use critical thinking skills to guide their observations, and to make connections between different art forms. Through casual conversation, in-gallery games and exercises for looking, our young participants become informed observers.
In the AGH Studio, campers create works that reflect on what they have seen in the gallery. Throughout the week, participants complete several projects including paintings, prints, sculptures and more. Balancing technical skill development with self-expression, Studio creations are exciting and often surprising! Students are encouraged to explore materials, themes and ideas that they may not have been exposed to at home or school.
New activities are presented each session.
AGH Camp programs are for students, aged 4-12 enrolled in a 2017/2018 Elementary School Program. Classes are organized by age groups, depending on enrolment. Each class is led by two trained Artist-Instructors, and a team of student volunteers. They are supervised at all times and supported by the Senior Manager, Education and AGH Security Staff.
8:30 am – 9:00 am Drop off
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am – 10:00 am Gallery and Studio Activities
10:00 am – 10:30 am Snack* and Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch* and Recreation time
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Snack* and Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Gallery and Studio Activities
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Pickup
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Aftercare
AGH Campers are asked to bring nut-free lunches and snacks. The Gallery is a public space that has catering on-site. It cannot be guaranteed that there will be no exposure to nut products while at camp. All campers, especially those with allergies, are strongly encouraged not to share or trade their packed lunch or snack items.
The AGH offers financial support with Day Camp fees for parents who qualify.
Self Validation, Columbia Icefields n.d.
Carl Beam (Canadian 1943-2005)
monoprint – photo lithography, ink wash and acrylic on paper, Gift of Wintario, 1980
© Carl Beam (Licenced by Copyright Visual Arts-CARCC, 2016)