After students put away the textbooks for the summer, the Cowichan Valley Arts Council will be ready to encourage them to express themselves artistically in six different themed art camps from fibre arts to sculpting and acting. Registration online begins April 7, 2022 through CVRD Recreation.

Run in partnership with CVRD Recreation, the art camps are offered from July 4 to August 19. Most of the camps run for one week with the exception of a two-week performing arts camp. All the visual art sessions include a short art show on the final day.

The summer is a wonderful time for young artists to practise new skills,” said CVAC President Janet Magdanz. “Not only do the campers enjoy creating a portfolio of their creations, but they will be inspired by professional artists who make frequent guest appearances each week.”  through CVRD Recreation.

Foundations in Art Camp

Monday – Friday | July 4 – 8 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 8 – 12

Practice the fundamentals of art. Learn about portraits and perspectives as you draw and paint. Be inspired by local professional artists.

5/$175 | Code: 44867

Sculpting, Carving and Beyond

Monday – Friday | July 11 – 15 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 6 – 10

Sculpting and creating art treasures with wood, metal, and clay will bring a new view on how art can be created from simple objects.

5/$175| Code: 44870

Fantastically Fabulous Fibres

Monday – Friday | July 18 – 22 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 6 – 10

Explore the fine art of working with fibres including weaving, felting, and sewing to create a unique expression of what is important to them.

5/$175 | Code: 44869

Recycled Art Camp

Monday – Friday | July 25 – 29 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 6 – 10

Beautiful creations can be made from things other people throw away. Artfully recycle used articles and found objects.

5/$175 | Code: 44871

Natural Wonders Art Camp

Monday – Friday | Aug 15 – 19 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 6 – 10

Explore our relationship with nature through art. Experiment using materials from nature to create unique works of art inspired by the beautiful landscapes that surround us.

5/$175 | Code: 44872

Instructors: CVAC Artists

Cowichan Community Centre

Portals Performing Arts Camp

Tuesday – Friday & Monday – Friday | Aug 2 – 12 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ages 8 – 12

Express yourself through performing arts. Learn stage craft skills such as movement, set design, costumes and performing in character. You may even create your own piece that will be part of a group variety show at the end of this two-week camp.