Creative Kids is a 8-week summer program hosted by the gallery, made capable by funding from Young Canada Works.
Each week offers a fun and interactive program of independent and collaborative activities which seeks to develop and strengthen creative skills, build self-esteem, build a sense of self-importance and individuality, encourage self-expression and stimulate imagination in children through the arts. Each participant will be provided with hands-on instruction and a wide range of fun projects which explore the possibilities of drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with activities taking place both in the gallery and in surrounding recreational areas.
2018 Dates and Themes
Ages 7 – 12 // Monday to Friday (July & August) // 10 am – 3 pm
PAG Members: $135/week // Non-Members: $155/week
July 3-6 The Great Outdoors *adjusted rate
Join us for Earth Week as we examine Canada’s plentiful natural resources through an artistic gaze. We will create projects focusing on recycling found items, environmental art history and positively impacting our natural community.
July 9-13 Under the Sea
Beat the heat this summer and join us for a week full of underwater adventures. Our projects will feature various techniques to create art with water, studies of ocean life, and art of sailors, mermaids and pirates. Maybe we’ll even take a trip to Atlantis!
July 16-20 All About Animals
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! This week’s projects will focus on animals from a variety of habitats all over the world. It will feel like you took a step into the jungle book this week as we explore the living world around us through many forms of art.
July 23-27 The Okanagan Experience
This fun-filled week proves you don't have to go far to have a good time! Artists this week will explore amazing local art and meet local artists. Join us for plein-air painting, still life drawing of local produce and searching for our good pal Ogopogo.
July 30-August 3 Blast Through the Past
This week we will take a trip back through some of the most well-known art styles and diverse techniques. Creative Kids will learn about artists and how to create masterpieces like they see in museums! From ancient art to modern expression, each day will focus on a different iconic art history period.
August 7-10 The Four Seasons *adjusted rate
Celebrate the beauty of our ever changing climate with projects about Fall Harvest, Winter Wonderland, Spring Renewal and Brilliant Summer! Explore changing autumn forests, build snowmen, create bouquets of wildflowers, and build sandcastles with us on this 4 day week.
August 13-17 Passport to Fun! Around the World in Five Days
Become a world traveller in five days, and explore art history from every continent. We will engage in many exotic countries and their art, like Japan, Egypt, Greece and Mexico! You’ll be coming home with some impressive souvenirs!
August 20-24 Intergalactic Explorers
Ready, set, blast off! Get ready for this futuristic week where we will begin exploring space travel to other planets in our solar system, and even bodies in other galaxies! Your artistic creations will be out of this world!