Children can reveal an artistic temperament at a young age by spattering ice cream on white tablecloths and denying that a pacifier is a pacifier. Encourage an early brush with greatness with this Groupon.
$99 for One-Week Children's Art Camp ($200 Value)
Choose from eight camp sessions:
- July 9–13: Drawing Daze
- July 16–20: Art Adventures: Time Travel
- July 23–27: Creative Creatures
- July 30–August 3: Picture a Story
- August 7–10: Mask-Making
- August 13–17: Art Adventures: Jungle Trek
- August 20–24: Fairytale and Dragons
- August 27–31: Painting Playshop
Classes usually run Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Led by artist, puppet designer, and educator Lyn Atkinson, groups of up to 12 campers aged 7–12 experiment with art forms such as charcoal, drawing, sculpture, painting, and mixed media in projects inspired by the week's theme. There is an additional $5 charge per day for supplies, totaling $25 for each five-day camp.
Victoria College of Art
Since 1974, the Victoria College of Art has minted more than 5,000 fine-arts diplomas for its alumni, making it the largest independent art school on Vancouver Island. The faculty's expertise extends into a panoramic array of artistic disciplines, including painting, design and installation, photography, and art history. The college offers a number of certificates in addition to its fine-arts diploma, including fine-arts-related-occupation certificates in textiles, mould-making, and certificate-painting. Pint-sized Picassos take their first brushstrokes in summer camp classes, which draw on kid-friendly themes such as fairy tales, time travel, and mask-making.
1625 Bank St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 4V5