Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with us!

 

The CCSA Summer Art Day Camp for Children has a special series of classes planned for the summer of 2017. A series of week-long art courses provide a fun and structured environment for children to learn about art making, and explore their endless creativity. Classes will focus on activities that are themed according to aspects of Canada’s history, and the country’s contemporary life as a peaceful, multicultural society. Courses are offered for both toddlers (2-4 years), and older children (up to 12 years), with classing take place from 9am to 3:30pm weekdays. Children are also welcome to enjoy supervised play on the premises, from 8:00-9:00am and 3:30 to 5pm, for an additional fee. Parents are asked to ensure each child brings their own nut-free lunch and bottled water to classes for each day of the week. The CCSA will also provide a healthy snack daily. On the last day of each course, children will enjoy seeing their work presented in a group exhibition, along with a party to celebrate their accomplishments. Courses include:

Architecture

Age 8-12 yrs

$425 + HST

Week 2 – (July 10 – 14)

Connections – from the city to the neighbourhood

During this camp the children will explore the different sorts of Connections existing between the different functions all over the city by focusing on the adjacency of them. They will also work on the connections and relationships between the neighbourhoods and neighbours. All the campers will be encouraged to participate on the architectural conversation. We will explore the basic concepts of architecture through a series of exercises. The camper will also be familiarized with the architectural design process, focusing on creativity and imagination. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools used during this workshop. Team work is one of the main focuses on this camp.

Week 3 – (July 17 – 21)

No Place Like Home
This camp will mostly focus on the scenario of shaping the design process of a residential unit.
The campers will also explore the Connections existing between the different functions of residential spaces. Through creativity they will design a variety of residential units (flat to multilevel ones). The final output of this camp will be a creative combination of art and architectural works. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools using during the camp period.

Week 4 – (July 24-28)

Not Too Cool for School
We believe School is the second place after home where children spend most of their time, in this class they will explore and design their own school building. Since teamwork is an integral part of the educational experience, this camp will also focus on teamwork, although children will have the opportunity to work on their own as well. The campers explore indoor and outdoor spaces and express their desire and work on the combinations of these two. They will also be familiarized with the concept of communal spaces existing in a school. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools using during the camp period.

Week 6 – (Aug 7-11)

Home is Your Wildest Dream

Campers will become familiar to the design process of a house and will work step by step to go back and forth through this process. They will then be encouraged to design their own dream house. Students will learn how to face problems in the design process and how to solve them. The final presentation of each camper will be based on their individual approach and design. Students will excel in using scales to design structures, and each model will reflect its designer’s conceptual idea of the project. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools using during the camp period.

Week 7 – (Aug 14-18)

Views From Above

In this class, campers will explore the city from a bird’s eye point of view. This is a view that has often been neglected but has the largest audience in modern cities like Toronto. With so many skyscrapers, it is interesting to look at them from even higher. Campers will learn how to plan out and create a city, by only looking down. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools using during the camp period.

Week 8 – (Aug 21-25)

But How Does It All Stand Up?

This week, campers will explore and focus on the individuals structure systems of buildings and skyscrapers. Campers will learn the fundamentals of creating a building that is structurally sound, and they will understand what it takes to build a structure that goes up and stays up. Drawing, collage, and modelling with different kind of materials are the main tools using during the camp period.

 

Painting

$400 + HST

(week 1 is $320 + HST)

Week 1 – (July 4 – 7)

Magic Garden Ages 4-6

There isn’t a day of the year when we don’t see plants and experience nature! Tiny tots will learn how to recreate the plants that they see onto paper, and will have the opportunity to create their own. Starting with lines and shapes, then moving on to forms and objects, students will use their imagination and newfound skills to create their own magical garden, filled with everything they can think of!

Week 2 – (July 10 – 14)

Under the Deep Blue Sea Ages 6-8

From Goldfish to Blue Whales, students will have the opportunity to learn about the deep blue sea as they recreate some of its most beautiful creatures. Guided by the instructor, students will draw all kinds of different marine animals, and will use their imagination to create a wonderful being of their own. Using different kinds of paints and painting techniques, the World of Water that surrounds us will come to life on paper! Final creations will be displayed in our gallery.

Week 3 – (July 17 – 21)

The Big City Ages 8-12

From the house to the neighbourhood, the school to the playground, and buildings to museums, students will learn how to draw the landscapes we see every day. Inspired by hints from architecture and city design, students will plan and create their own city as they learn about landscape painting techniques such as depth, shading, and foreground/background, paint mixing, and more.

Week 5 – (July 31 – Aug 4)

Animals Everywhere Ages 6-8

Whether it’s a beloved pet or a crazy creature, animals are an important part of our lives. Focusing on two animals per class, students will learn how to bring their beloved animals onto canvas and paper. From outlines to shading and colouring, students will have not only the ability to draw animals but to create their own as well. Mythical monsters or a cuddly characters, using the basics of animal drawing they will have the tools to bring any creature to life.

Week 7 – (Aug 14 – 18)

All Around Outer Space Ages 8-12

We know all about planets and stars, but what else is really out there? In this class students use a variety of techniques to explore space with their imaginations. Through painting instruction, students will also learn about the planets in our solar system and what we know about the Milky Way. With fun at the heart of the workshop, students will create a solar system rotating around their very own sun!

Animation

Age 8-12 yrs

$425 + HST

(week 1 is $340 + HST)

WEEK 5 – (July 31 – Aug 4)

Stop Motion and Start Creating

Students will learn will learn the basics of animation through a variety of different techniques including squash and stretch, ‘ball bounce’, worm crawl, pixilation, cut-out animation and marker and whiteboard animation. Students will use a variety of mediums including plasticine, real people to create life size animations, cut-outs from magazines and their own drawings. We will explore timing and movement strategies so students will have all the tools to create their own animations!

Week 6 – (Aug 7 – 11)

Project Your Imagination

Following the first animation workshop, students will learn and review the different styles and techniques used to animate, and learn about characterization and storyboarding techniques. In the animation style of their choice, students will create a short animated sequence to be presented on the final day of camp.

Photography

(INCLUDES OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES)
Age 8-12 yrs

$425 + HST

(week 1 is $340 + HST)

Week 2 – (July 10 – 14)

Creatures and Critters 

In this week’s workshop we will focus on animals in their natural habitats and domesticated animals around the city. The workshop begins from the very basics of correct camera handling, looking for frames and composing them imaginatively. Students will first focus on black and white images to build an understanding of tone and lighting techniques. We will take trips to Farms and Parks in the city to give students the opportunity to practice the skills needed to capture moving animals. Throughout the week we will try out some experimental photography through the use of collage and abstract ideas. Upon completion of the workshop, students will better understand photography and be able to develop their own ideas and narrative skills.

Week 3 – (July 17 – 21)

An introduction to street photography in Toronto

This workshop will focus on street photography and documenting everyday life around the city. The workshops will begin with an overview of the basics of photography, reviewing examples and brainstorming ideas on the topic. Students will be encouraged to think independently about juxtapositions, interesting backgrounds, lighting and composition through a series of fun and engaging creative assignments. We will explore some of the vibrant neighbourhoods of Toronto to try out some experimental photography ideas through colour, collage and abstract techniques. Upon completion of the workshop, students will have learnt how to use photography to tell stories, develop their own ideas and share their unique perspective.

Week 4 – (July 24 – 28)

Nature is all around us 

This workshop will encourage students to explore the natural world and will have a strong focus on plants, trees, flowers and wildlife. Nature is full of vibrant colour and texture which makes it a perfect subject for our workshop! Students will be encouraged to experiment with close up compositions and to study the intimate details to find interesting patterns and shapes. We will take a trip to various gardens and parks in the city to allow the students to develop their own style in and out of the studio. Students will also get the opportunity to use sunography paper, this technique has its own unique style and aesthetic and is very easy to master. At the end of the week students will have the opportunity to choose their favourite photos to put into a portfolio and prepare photos for exhibition.

WEEK 5 – (July 31 – Aug 4)

An introduction to Portrait photography

After an initial session reviewing the basics of photography, students will begin by photographing each other in the studio on a fun creative task on the subject of ‘emotions’.. We shall be exploring the 6 key lighting techniques used to create bold and striking portrait photographs. We will go on two exciting photo adventures to explore portrait photography outside of the studio. Portrait photography is not just limited to people. It can include animals or even just close ups of hands and feet! The possibilities are endless and students will be encouraged to use their imagination and try out different techniques including experimental ideas. Upon completion of the workshop, students will have gained an understanding of different types of portrait photography and selecting subjects that visually add to the narrative.

Week 6 – (Aug 7 – 11)

The amazing landscape that surrounds us

Toronto provides the perfect setting for this theme of photography. This is a great opportunity for students to experiment and get creative with their photographs! The students will be taught the key principles of photography and camera handling and go on to complete a fun task in the studio where they will create their own landscapes through the use of props and miniature models. We will take two photography adventures during the week to encourage the children to look around and visualise the frames and composition of their photographs. Throughout the week we will experiment with abstract ideas, collage and basic editing techniques.

Week 7 – (Aug 14 – 18)

An introduction to architectural photography 

In this workshop we focus on photographing buildings and cityscapes. Students will have to take on a new approach when tackling this new subject matter. We will begin by going over the basics of photography and how to compose a photograph effectively by thinking about the building’s subtle characteristics. Students will be encouraged to play with lines, light and shadows through a series of fun and creative photography assignments. They will be guided to think about symmetry and composition whilst being given the creative freedoms to express themselves through the medium. We will explore modern buildings in downtown Toronto to put the skills they have learnt from the previous day into practice on the historic and beautiful buildings there. Throughout the week we will try out experimental and abstract techniques through editing, collage and pinhole photography.

Filmmaking
2 week program

(INCLUDES OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES)
Age 8-12 yrs

Film 1 ($ 720 + HST)

Film 2 ( $ 800 + HST)

Week 1 – (July 4 – 7) + Week 2 – (July 10 – 14)

FILM 1 : Through the Wild and Wicked 

Join us as we create our very own short film celebrating adventure and excitement. We’ll look at all aspects of filmmaking: scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing actors, production design, cinematography, and editing as we strive to create a story full of action!

Week 3 – (July 17 – 21) + Week 4 – (July 24 – 28)

FILM 2 : Embrace Your Inner Artist 

Through a careful look at scriptwriting, storyboarding, directing actors, production design, cinematography and editing, our team will create an artistic and creative film. In this session we will be drawing inspiration from paintings, music, poetry and the world around us to create a poignant story.

Sculpting

$400 + HST

(week 1 is $320 + HST)

Week 1 – (July 4 – 7)

Wood and Wooly Wonders Ages 6-8

In our week long workshop Wood and Woolly, students will develop tactile, sculpture making techniques with the primary use of wood and wool. Students learn how to transform everyday wooden objects into exceptional sculptural works inspired by creatures in the Canadian wild. A variety of skills such as wood working, wool felting, painting, hand building with clay, construction with natural materials and fibre media will used to make wacky and wonderful wild things!

Week 4 – (July 24 – 28)

Soft Sculptures Ages 8-12

The Soft Sculpture workshop investigates craft based methodologies in the creation of contemporary sculpture. This is a really fun class which introduces students to a variety of ways to approach fabricating dynamic and energetic artworks made with fibre materials. Students will learn needle felting with felting wool, simple hand sewing, sculptural yarn wrapping, wire work, and how to transform figure based line drawings into compelling, tactile 3 dimensional works.!

WEEK 5 – (July 31 – Aug 4)

Wild Wearables Age 6-8

Wild Wearables is a week-long sculpture workshop dedicated to wearable art, mimicry and role-play of the wild! Artists will create soft hand crated forms which may be worn on the body. Students will learn how to combine mixed media materials to create fantastic wearable wildlife, using basic skills in small garment construction, felting techniques, simple sewing and wire armature building. By the end of the workshop, artists will be offered the opportunity to create a short video performance or photography featuring role-play with the artwork if they wish. Sculptural works will be displayed in CCSA’s on site gallery!

Week 6 – (Aug 7 – 11)

Sculpt Me a Story Age 8-12

Our Sculpt Me a Story workshop investigates narrative building through sculptural processes. Students will combine 2 dimensional images, text, paper and mixed media materials to create sculptural works that tell a captivating visual story. Students will investigate how combining 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional approaches to art making can result in truly epic sculptural tales!

Week 7 – (Aug 14 – 18)

The Hand Building Workshop Age 8-12

The Hand Building workshop embraces methodologies of play through fun and intuitive experimentation with hand shaping and modelling to build sculptural forms. This class focuses on the hands and fingers as primary tools for mark making and form building. Students are introduced to basic clay handling techniques such as coiling, slab building, and pressed pattern applications in the production of whimsical walking vessel forms, loaded with personality. Students will also be introduced to paper mache as a sculptural medium, and the art of weaving garden sculptures which also help save the bees. Beeutiful!!

Week 8 – (Aug 21 – 25)

Cast Away Plaster and Mould Age 8-12

Our Cast Away sculpture workshop is a weeklong introductory program which investigates various plaster techniques such as relief casting, mould making and reductive plaster carving. Here students explore the value of process in art making by exploring unexpected ways of approaching form, weight and representation of objects as we work to achieve finished plaster based art works!

Fashion Designing

Age 8-12 yrs

$425 + HST

Week 2 – (July 10 – 14)

Sketch, Design and Styling

This class will explore the basics of textile printing through a variety of techniques. Each day will focus on a different style including vegetable art, watercolour technique, stencilling and stamp making. Through their own creativity, students will learn new and innovative ways to create new things through colour mixing and crafts. By the end of the week, students will have created a variety of prints and objects, and can put them together into a bigger creation. Kids will be given the confidence to make their own designs and the tools to create more at home!

A wonderful class created just for our mini-fashionistas! We will show our budding designers how to illustrate their designs, the importance of front and back views and how to draw a variety of fabrics crucial to creating an effective fashion illustration. Students will create accessories such as headbands, necklaces, bracelets, scarves and more! Following the class there will be a runway show for students to showcase their creations.

Week 6 – (Aug 7 – 11)

Use of the Crocus

Fashion drawing, rendering and illustration lessons will help you realize your designs on paper and make an artist out of you! Being able to communicate your design ideas to others is a critical step toward becoming a successful fashion designer. Following the class there will be a gallery exposition for students to showcase their designs.

Week 7 – (Aug 14 – 18)

Sketchbook Research Skills and Inspiration Board 

Would you like to forecast trends before they happen? How does this exciting process of research, deciding colors, silhouettes, patterns, fabrics, detailing etc work? What is a mood board? Students will learn all of these things and more and have a chance to display their creations at our gallery exposition at the end of the workshop!

Puppetry

Age 6-12 yrs

$400 + HST

WEEK 5 – (July 31 – Aug 4)

Magic Creatures and Their Stories

Creating puppets isn’t just about the creature! Students will spend the first part of camp creating puppets using a variety of different methods and materials, and will then create a story with the puppets created by everyone in the class. By giving life to their puppets, students will engage their creative minds through storytelling and character creation in a fun and exciting environment.

 Week 8 – (Aug 21 – 25)

A Puppet and a Play

Beginning with the basics of puppet creation, students will spend the first two days creating characters for a collective play that will be presented at the end of camp. Students will discuss the key components of a play and create one as a class! Using puppets as actors, students will engage in story making and collective creation all while learning how to make their own puppets and create magically imaginative characters.

Cartooning

Age 8-12 yrs

$ 385 + HST

Week 1 – (July 4 – 7)

Storytelling in squares: the art of the comic strip

A collaborative cartooning experience, this week students will work together to create a collective cartoon by building on each other’s creations. Students will learn the basics of linear storytelling and characterization, and how to translate these themes into cartoon format.

Week 4 – (July 24 – 28)

Zany zines : Creating your own mini-comic

Children will explore facial expressions, poses, backgrounds, and environments and apply this to the different methods of linear and non-linear storytelling. Short cartoon “zines” will be created using mixed media techniques.

Textile Printing

Age 6-12 yrs

$ 400 + HST

Week 8 – (Aug 21 – 25)

Kreative Kids

This class will explore the basics of textile printing through a variety of techniques. Each day will focus on a different style including vegetable art, watercolour technique, stencilling and stamp making. Through their own creativity, students will learn new and innovative ways to create new things through colour mixing and crafts. By the end of the week, students will have created a variety of prints and objects, and can put them together into a bigger creation. Kids will be given the confidence to make their own designs and the tools to create more at home!

In addition to our day camps, we also offer:

Before Camp Care for $30.00 + HST per week (8:00-9:00am)
After Camp Care for $50 + HST per week (3:30-6pm)

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy: Cancelled bookings 2 weeks prior to the start date of the camp session will be charged a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be provided for bookings cancelled within 2 weeks or less to the start date of the canp session or once camp has commenced. No Exceptions!