Children & Youth Programs Summer 2018

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Summer 2018. Please see below for available classes. Price is divided as member price / non-member price. (What’s a Membership?)

 

Give the gift of creativity!

Important Notes Before Registering!

  • Supplies are included for all children’s programs, unless otherwise specified.
  • Extended Care begins no sooner than 8:00 am and pick up is no later than 5:00 pm. Extended Care is $10 for half days and $20 for full days (fee is for entire week).
  • Camps are split into morning and afternoon programs, please be sure to select one of each if you wish to register your child for a full day! Supervision is provided at lunch for full day campers.
  • Please pack a snack and/or lunch and a water bottle (yes, even if your child is only at camp for a half day)!
More questions? – Read our Parent’s Handbook for Summer Camp Here.

July 3rd – 6th

1865 ARTrageous Summer Fun

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Ages 4-6 with Kristine May
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

1866 Ready, Set, Create

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Ages 4-6 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

1867 Mythical Creatures: Monsters Animation

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

1868 Grand Adventures

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Ages 6-10 with Patricia Beader
9:00 am – noon…$100/$111

1869 Urban Underwater Explorers!

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Ages 6-10 with Laura Perrin
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

1870 Happy Birthday Canada!

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Ages 6-10 with Cindy Pearce
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

1871 Mix it Up!

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Ages 10-14 with Laura Perrin
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

1872 Photography & Paper Creations

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Ages 10-14 with Cindy Pearce
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

1873 Drawing & Painting Techniques

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

1874 Everything Egypt

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Ages 10-14 with Patricia Beader
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$100/$111

July 9th – 13th

1875 Super Artists: Superheros & Art!

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Ages 4-6 with Laura Perrin
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1876 Little Art Explorers!

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Ages 4-6 with Laura Perrin
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1877 Adventure with Clay Textures

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Ages 6-10 with Brenda Alexander
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

1878 Drawing & 3D Creations

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1879 Playful Painting

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Ages 6-10 with Soheila Esfahani
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1880 Mugs, Bowls & Wearable Art

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Ages 6-10 with Susan Spencer
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

1881 Pop Art: Mixed Media Explorations

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Ages 10-14 with Soheila Esfahani
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1882 Creative Creatures

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Ages 10-14 with Susan Spencer
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1883 Drawing Essentials

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm… $113/$126

1884 World Traveler’s Guide to Clay

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Ages 10-14 with Brenda Alexander
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

July 16th – 20th

1885 Teddy Bear Picnic

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Ages 4-6 with Cindy Pearce
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1886 Paint Frenzy!

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Ages 4-6 with Cindy Pearce
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1887 Monsters, Minions and Masterpieces

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Ages 6-10 with Kristine May
9:00 – noon…$113/$126

1888 Beach Week with Clay

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Ages 6-10 with Brenda Alexander
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

1889 Paper, Paint, Plasticine

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Ages 6-10 with Soheila Esfahani
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1890 Painting Essentials

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1891 Comics & Illustration

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
9:00 – noon…$113/$126

1892 Think 3D: Sculpture, Installation, Land Art

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Ages 10-14 with Soheila Esfahani
9:00 – noon…$113/$126

1893 All Wheel All Week

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Ages 10-14 with Brenda Alexander
1:00 am – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

1894 Art with an Edge

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Ages 10-14 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

July 23rd – 27th

1895 The Ants Go Marching on Clay!

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Ages 4-6 with Soheila Esfahani
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

1896 Ready, Set, PAINT!

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Ages 4-6 with Soheila Esfahani
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1897 Character Building in Clay

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Ages 6-10 with Brenda Alexander
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

1898 Back to Basics Drawing

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1899 Re-Invention Lab

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Ages 6-10 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18100 Extreme Art!

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Ages 10-14 with Kristine May
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18101 Let’s Have a “Wheely” Good time with Clay

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Ages 10-14 with Brenda Alexander
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

18102 HWSSOA into the Wild

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Ages 14+ with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$135/$150
*This program is designed to help High School students build their portfolio for Post-Secondary. One-day artistic excursion on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, more details to come.

July 30th – August 3rd

18103 Art Exploration in Nature

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Ages 4-6 with Cindy Pearce
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18104 Family Art

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Ages 4-6 with Cindy Pearce
1:00 – 4:00 pm. …$113/$126

18105 Yo Ho Pirate Adventure!

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18106 Mixed Media Minecraft Creations

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Ages 6-10 with Soheila Esfahani
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18107 Clay is My Happy Place

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Ages 6-10 with Brenda Alexander
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

18108 Fly Away with Pottery

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Ages 10-14 with Brenda Alexander
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

18109 Mask Making & Sculpture

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18110 Amazing Acrylic Painting

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Ages 10-14 with Soheila Esfahani
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

August 7th – 10th

18111 Messy Hands Camp

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Ages 4-6 with Kristine May
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

18112 Colour Factory

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Ages 4-6 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

18113 Mixed Media: Wild & Free

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Ages 6-10 Susan Spencer
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

18114 Pottery Planet MARs (Monsters, Aliens, Robots)

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Ages 6-10 with Patricia Beader
9:00 – noon…$100/$111

18115 Makerspace: Create your own Adventure!

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

18116 Traditional & Contemporary Painting Techniques

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

18117 Cooking with Clay

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Ages 10-14 Patricia Beader
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$100/$111

18118 Clay & Glass Fusion

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Ages 10-14 with Susan Spencer
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$100/$111

August 13th – 17th

18119 Riding Along the Milky Way

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Ages 4-6 with Melika Hashemi
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18120 Mystical Adventures

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Ages 4-6 with Melika Hashemi
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

18121 Mix Minded

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Ages 6-10 with Patricia Beader
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18122 Time Traveler

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Ages 6-10 with Kristine May
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18123 Garden Creations in Clay

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Ages 6-10 with Cindy Pearce
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

18124 Functional Pottery

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Ages 10-14 with Cindy Pearce
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

18125 Arts Unleashed

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Ages 10-14 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18126 It’s SEW Exciting!

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Ages 10-14 with Patricia Beader
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

August 20th – 24th

18127 Adorable Animals

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Ages 4-6 with Rose Vatres
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18128 Under the Sea

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Ages 4-6 with Rose Vatres
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18129 Star Wars: The Last Artist

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18130 Inspired by a Book! Storybook Art Creations 

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Ages 6-10 with Catherine Herzog
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18131 All About Animals

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Ages 6-10 with Patricia Beader
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

18132 Hunting for Adventures

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Ages 6-10 with Melika Hashemi
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18133 Round-the-World Trip

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Ages 10-14 with Melika Hashemi
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18134 Fairies, Gargoyles, and other Mythical Creatures

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Ages 10-14 with Patricia Beader
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

18135 Photography: Digital & Original

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18136 Environmental Art

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Ages 10-14 with Catherine Herzog
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

August 27th – 31st

18137 In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle

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Ages 4-6 with Melika Hashemi
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18138 How to Make a Rainbow

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Ages 4-6 with Melika Hashemi
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18139 Mixed Media Madness

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Ages 6-10 with Kristine May
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18140 Mythical Clay Creations

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Ages 6-10 with Cindy Pearce
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

18141 Model Making

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

18142 Exploration in Oils & Acrylics

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

18143 Wheel Into Clay

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Ages 10-14 with Cindy Pearce
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$124/$138

18144 Creative Journey

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Ages 10-14 with Kristine May
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126


General Information

Visual Art Classes Ages 4-6
These camps are designed for kinder tots, pre-school and kindergarten aged children. Focus is on fun while integrating all art forms: Dramatic play, music and musical expression, early literature & visual art. Objective is to build on basic fine motor skills such as cutting, pasting, and coloring activities, color recognition, problem solving skills, and socialization development.

Visual Art Classes Aged 6-10
These fun art classes are designed for children in Grades K-4. Focus is on fun skill & concept development through the use of various media. Objective is to include the child’s experiences, abilities, interests, imagination and problem solving skills within each art activity. Children are also introduced to new and various art vocabulary.

Visual Art Classes Ages 10-14
These visual art classes are designed for children in Grades 5-9. Focus is on exploration, experimenting and the application of skills and concepts while further developing the idea of adding meaning to art. Objective is to include the child’s experience, ability, interest, imagination and problem solving skills within each art task. Children are also introduced to new and various art vocabulary.

Behaviour Management

Behaviour, actions, and language should contribute to a positive & safe environment at all times. The Gallery reserves the right to remove any child from a program permanently, without a refund. Please inform the gallery PRIOR to registering of any concerns that should be noted and shared with the instructor. Please note, all information collected is considered confidential, and protecting your child’s privacy is paramount.

A full refund will be issued for classes cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and course content may change without notice. There will be no refunds for classes when cancelling 10 days prior to the first day of the class. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. Sorry, there are no refunds for missed classes or drop-outs.

Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, the Gallery, its Directors, officers, and employees, are released from all responsibilities for injury, loss or damage, however caused, that may be sustained by any person attending a class. The student gives permission for Homer Watson House & Gallery to use photographs, video and audio of the student, taken during workshops and courses, for publicity purposes.

Registration Procedure & Policy

Registrations are accepted in person, by mail, phone or online. Full payment must accompany your registration. Post dated cheques cannot be accepted. There will be no refunds when cancelling 10 days before the first class or the event. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. We do not make arrangements for refunds for missed classes, events or transfers. Official receipts are issued at the time of registration. Any request made for tracing past payments/receipts will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee.

The Gallery reserves the right to cancel any class, workshop or event which does not receive sufficient enrollment. Cancellations normally occur one week prior to the start date. A full refund will be issued for classes or events cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and content may change without notice. Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, Homer Watson House Foundation, officers, and employees, are released from all responsibilities for injury, loss or damage, however caused, that may be sustained by any person attending a class. The student gives permission for Homer Watson House & Gallery to use photographs, video and audio of the student, taken during workshops and courses, for publicity purposes.

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