Children & Youth Programs Summer 2019

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Summer 2019. 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)!
  • See our full Registration Policy, Refund/Cancellation Policy and Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page!
More questions? – Read our Parent’s Handbook for Summer Camp Here.

July 2nd – 5th

1962 Animal Art Creations

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

1963 Ready, Set, PAINT!

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

1964 Digital Photography

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Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101
*Bring camera & USB.

1965 Summer Clay Colours

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

1966 Play with Paint

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

1967 Creativity with Acrylics

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

1968 Large Scale Sculpture

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

1996 Clay Canada

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

July 8th – 12th

1970 Under the Sea Pottery

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1971 Line, Shape and Colour, Oh my!

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1972 Clay Fairies, Elves and Other Characters

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

1973 Drawing & Painting Essentials

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

1974 I-Spy: Exploring the Environment Around You Through Art

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

1975 Anything Goes: Mixed Media Art

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

1975 Anything Goes: Mixed Media Art

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

1977 Fun with Fabric

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

1978 Mural Painting

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

1979 All Wheel All Week

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

July 15th – 19th

1980 Artistic Adventures in Outer Space!

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

1981 Green Eggs and Art

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1982 Where the Wild Things Are!

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

1983 Magical Puppetry Theatre

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Ages 6-10 with Nichol Martin
9:00 am – noon…$113$126

1984 Clay Emjoi Fun

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

1985 Paper Mache Creatures

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

1986 Landscapes like Homer

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

1987 Play with Clay Animals

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

1988 Pop Art! My Art!

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Ages 10-14 with Nichole Martin
1:00 am – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1989 Arts Unleashed

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

July 22nd – 26th

1990 Mini Masters: Drawing & Painting Fun

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

1991 What’s Outside the Window?

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

1992 Clay Trains, Planes and Automobiles

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

1993 Earth Art

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

1994 3D Lego Animations

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

1995 Re-Invention Lab

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

1996 Creative Journey

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

1997 Painting Fundamentals

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

1998 Clay Sculptures

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

1999 Outdoor Creators

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

July 29th – August 2nd

19100 All Things Disney!

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19101 A Bug’s Life

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm. …$113/$126

19102 Outdoor Drawings

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

19103 Creative Bits and Bites

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

19104 Colour & Clay Barbara Reid Style

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

19105 Art Science & Nature for Explorers

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Ages 6-10 with Pearl Van Geest
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

19106 Play with Clay Animals

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

19107 HWSSOA: Approaches to Abstraction

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Ages 14+ with Pearl Van Geest
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19109 The Art Challenge

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

19108 HWSSOA: Portfolio Builder 101

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

19107 HWSSOA: Approaches to Abstraction

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Ages 14+ with Pearl Van Geest
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19108 HWSSOA: Portfolio Builder 101

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

19109 The Art Challenge

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

August 6th – 9th

19110 The Lego Life

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

19111 Storybook Art

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

19112 Paint, Print & Plasticine

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

19113 Kings, Queens & Castles

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

19114 Outside Adventures

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

19115 Dioramas, Stages & Stories

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Ages 6-10 with Pearl Van Geest
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$91/$101

19116 Printmaking Outside the Box

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

19117 Painting Portraits

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Ages 10-14 with Pearl Van Geest
9:00 am – noon…$91/$101

19118 Soapstone Carving

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

19119 Extreme Art!

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

August 12th – 16th

19120 Simon Says Pottery!

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$124/$138

19121 Animals and Artsy Creatures

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$124

19122 How to Make a Comic

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

19123 Coco Extravaganza

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Ages 6-10 with Abeer Al Harir
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19124 Mixed Media Madness

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

19125 Art With an Edge

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

19126 Painting and Crafting

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

19127 Recycle with Art

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Ages 10-14 with Abeer Al Harir
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

August 19th – 23rd

19128 Little Ocean Explorers

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19129 Painting a “Frozen” Summer

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

19130 Yo ho! Pirate Adventures

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

18130 Inspired by a Book!

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

19132 Into the Jungle

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

19133 Mythical Clay Creatures

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

19134 Pottery Through the Ages

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

19135 Fun with Colours

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

19136 Photography: Digital & Original

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Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126
*Bring Camera and USB.

19137 “Art Around the World”

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

August 26th – 30th

19138 The Colour Game

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
9:00 am – noon…$113/$126

19139 Magical World of Witches and Wizards

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Ages 4-6 with Junior Visual Art Instructor
1:00 – 4:00 pm…$113/$126

19140 Enchanted Gardens

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

19141 Creating Shapes in Clay

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

19142 Make ART!

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

19143 Caricutre and Character Design

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

19144 From Drawing to Painting

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

19145 Embroidery Fun!

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

19147 Painting Nature

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

19146 On and Off the Wheel

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


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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