Our first Summer Art Camp of the year, Explore Your Creativity for ages 6-9yrs with instructor Cam Novak and assistant Aina Yasue, happened July 16-20th in the Art Tent in the green behind Mahon hall, and was a big success. Our camp was full with 15 students.  Several artists and mediums were explored including, chalk pastels, how to draw an animal step by step, cardboard creations, acrylic on canvas and sketchbooks and art trading cards.  This one week art immersion helps kids kick start the rest of the summer with self initiated creative endeavours.

Assemblage Painting & Sculpture for Teens

For ages 12-18yrs. was a cacophony of hammering and drilling followed by silence as the creations were carefully painted. Under the guidance of well known local painter Stefanie Denz, students worked with various found materials that incorporated plywood, driftwood, and other found plastic/metal/hardware objects that were finished with tempura paint. Themes included a fantasy place, animals, totems and a large construction that incorporated what they had learned during the week.

This week long camp was generously supported with a grant from the Salt Spring Foundation of Youth.

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors and in kind donations for the Summer Art Camps 2018. Your generous donations make it possible for us to offer                   bursaries to all youth in the community and to provide good quality supplies for their creations.


Birgit & Robert Bateman
Seth Berkowitz
Patricia MacDonald
Susan de Stein
Susan Benson & Michael Whitfield

In Kind Donations:

John Newton
Country Grocer