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Summer Camps

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Summer Art Camp is a fun and playful place for all your aspiring creatives!

Local practicing artists and art educators bring their wealth of talent and experience and will help campers explore a range of art making techniques, materials, and ideas. Campers will have fun and get inspired with hands-on studio activities, exploration of the Galleries, and outings around our neighbourhood. Using playful themes each week to get inspired, these week-long camps are the perfect way to engage your camper in artistic experiences this summer.


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Registration and Fees

Please note: campers must be between the ages of 5-12 at the time of camp. Campers that are 5 years old must have attended pre-primary in the 2023-24 academic year.

  • Fees are $250 per registrant and include all materials and morning and after-class supervision.

  • Pre-camp supervision is available beginning at 8:30am. Camps run 9am-4pm. Post-camp supervision is available until 5:00pm, for no extra fee. Let us know on your preference on the registration form.

  • Once camps are full, we will start a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist please email us.

  • Cancellation requests must be made in writing in an email 14 days prior to the start date of the registered program to receive a refund, minus a $20 administration fee. Please review our cancellation policy here.

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Important Details

  • All persons picking up campers will be required to provide government-issued ID upon sign-out.

  • Don’t forget to pack water, lunch and snacks! (no nut products)

  • Art making can be messy, so students remember to wear “work” clothes.

  • There will be two cohorts of campers each week. Registrants will be divided by age.

  • We will be going on outings to neighboring playgrounds, green spaces and museums. Please dress for the weather.

  • You will receive a welcome email with more details and what to expect one week prior to the camp start date.


A limited number of subsided spaces are available. For more information please email info@agns.ca.

Camp Descriptions

Date

July 2–5, 2024 – Make It Big! – SOLD OUT

We’re playing with scale in this class! We’ll start with the tiny and make it large using sculpture, painting, and drawing techniques throughout the week.

Please note this camp is only four days long and is therefore a lower cost of $200.

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July 8–12, 2024 – Make It Big! – SOLD OUT

We’re playing with scale in this class! We’ll start with the tiny and make it large using sculpture, painting, and drawing techniques throughout the week.

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July 15–19, 2024 – Make It Bright! – SOLD OUT

The magic of light and colour are our inspiration for this class. We’ll play with shadow, colour, and lighting to make imaginative, illuminating art.

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July 22–28, 2024 – Make It Bright! – SOLD OUT

The magic of light and colour are our inspiration for this class. We’ll play with shadow, colour, and lighting to make imaginative, illuminating art.

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July 29–August 2, 2024 – Make It Tiny! – SOLD OUT

What miniature creative worlds can you create? We’ll explore taking big ideas and making them mini with a range of materials like polymer and air-dry clay, painting, and found objects to create three dimensional projects.

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August 12–16, 2024- Make It Tiny! – SOLD OUT

What miniature creative worlds can you create? We’ll explore taking big ideas and making them mini with a range of materials like polymer and air-dry clay, painting, and found objects to create three dimensional projects.

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August 19–23, 2024- Make It Colourful! – SOLD OUT

Explore a range of colourful possibilities and patterns in this class as we play with paint, practice printmaking, and try new techniques that focus on the magic of colour!

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