Education

March Break Art Camp!

Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18 , 9 am – 4 pm

Spend March Break at the Art Gallery of Windsor!

Psst...hey you! Yes, you! Quick, we need your help! Here’s the deal: We’ve got a situation on our hands. Every year, there’s a worldwide creative competition where talented creatives face off in a battle of skills and, most importantly, the coveted title of Grand Master of the Arts. We were all set to enter, but our best artist is suddenly nowhere to be found! That’s why we’ve recruited you: a team of the best and brightest creatives that we could assemble. Will you leap all five creative hurdles and come away with the win as the Grand Masters of the Arts? We’re rooting for you! 

Fast Facts: 

  • Ages: 7-12 

  • Cost: $250 per child - SOLD OUT! 

    • All art-making materials are provided. 

    • Clothing may get messy! Aprons are provided or bring one from home. 

    • Bring a peanut-free lunch, snacks and a water bottle. 

  • Dates: March 14 - 18, 2022

  • Drop-off: 9am 

  • Pick-up: 4pm

  • Spots are limited - SOLD OUT! 

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY: All campers must wear a face mask at all times and follow physical distancing guidelines while at the gallery. Please review the AGW’s COVID-19 safety guidelines. All camp guidelines are subject to change in accordance with Provincial Health mandates. Important Note: If the camp needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, campers will be refunded the full registration fee. The camp is subject to minimum registrations by March 7, 2022. If there are fewer than 10 registrants, those registered will be notified and will receive a full refund.

 

Weekly Schedule and Activities

 

Day 1: Basic Training

Alright, team, it’s day 1! Up and at ‘em! We need you to be sharp if you’re going to take home that Grand Master title! Every Grand Master of the Arts started with the basics: learning how to look at – and understand – a work of art. Only the true master artists can see every speck of detail that lies within the artwork, and discover that artworks are not always as they appear... Today, we’ll be learning two lessons of utmost importance to every Grand Master: Elements of Art and Principles of Design. Once you have these lessons under your belt, you’ll be able to spot all of the mysteries that lie within abstract works of art – mysteries that ordinary humans cannot see.

Day 2: The Art of Storytelling 

Congratulations! You have made it through basic training. Now, the real excitement begins. Every team of artists who have been named Grand Masters of the Arts have demonstrated the keenest of eyes, the sharpest of wits, and the grandest of imaginations. On day 2, YOU will have the chance to sharpen your own storytelling skills as you use unconventional materials to recreate the hidden tales behind some of the gallery’s greatest paintings, large-scale photographs, drawings, and prints. By focusing on line, shape and form, colour, texture, repetition and variety, you will harness the power to unlock the stories of even the most mysterious of artistic works. What surprising stories will you discover?

Day 3: Picture Precision

Team, it is day 3, and we are halfway to the crowning of the Grand Masters of the Arts. Can you feel the excitement? We certainly can! On day 3 of our mission, we will be exploring works created by an intrepid team of artists… You will have the chance to explore the gallery’s vast and imaginative landscapes, and discover how these artists used their special skills to create new and exciting artworks. Use your finely-tuned artistic abilities to create your own 3D sculptures and step one foot closer to the honour of Grand Master!

Day 4: Master of Shapes

Today is day 4, and while we are closer than ever to the Grand Master title, a tall trial still stands in our midst. You guessed it: MATH. That’s right, team, the true Grand Masters have the power to use the arts to crack the codes of many a subject, mathematics included. But have no fear: when we combine mathematics with the power of the arts, a whole new realm of wonder is revealed! Using your problem-solving skills, you will build repeating patterns, uncover secret messages, unlock coded compositions, reveal hidden symbols in masterpieces from our collection...and step one foot closer to the title!

Day 5: You’re a natural!

Today is the day! Upon completion of Mission Improbable day 5, you will discover whether you and your team have clinched the coveted Grand Master title. We believe in you! For the last day of our special mission, we will learn about trailblazing artists that have strengthened our awareness of history, culture, and people through storytelling, language, and art. Will we accomplish our mission? Will our team take home the title of Grand Masters of the Arts? Join us to find out!

 

Questions? Need more information? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at shinch@agw.ca