When children take art classes, it instills them with skills, confidence, and the credentials to look at a famous work of art and scoff, “My adult could paint that.” Enable tykes for qualified criticism with this Groupon.
- C$49 for six hours of fine-arts summer camp (a C$98 value)
At Lynrich Arts’ fine-arts summer camp, the days unfold in swatches of color and floods of imagination as kids aged 6–16 unleash their inner Rembrandt. In morning sessions, teams take sketchings and drawings and transform them into full paintings, while good-weather days permit fun with outdoor watercolouring. In afternoon sessions, young sculptors adapt to working with clay, drawing cartoons, and painting their preadolescent masterpieces, all under the guidance of Lynrich Arts’ instructors. At the end of each week of camp, the young works are put on display at a gallery show.
Summer camp takes place Mondays–Fridays, and can be redeemed in two three-hour visits, 9 a.m.–noon or 1 p.m.–4 p.m., or in one six-hour visit, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Campers must bring their own lunch for the six-hour session.
What began as an art-supply store in 1978 has since grown into a full art centre helmed by husband-and-wife team Lynnie and Richard Rosenthal. The inventive duo harnesses their extensive experiences in the art world to teach students at Lynrich Arts Fine Arts Centre how to create their own masterpieces. Adults delve into watercolour, acrylic-painting, and drawing projects; children try their hands at mixed media and cartooning, sketching out imagined superhero feats or adventures in accounting. In addition to creating business cards, brochures, and banners, the accommodating staff also hosts parties, ringing in birthdays, bridal showers, or other notable occasions with plenty of paintbrushes, canvases, ceramics, and inspirational work lining the walls.