Summer Art Camps 2019

Our summer camps are a chance for kids to immerse themselves in the world of visual art. Every Monday we create with clay so that it can be dried and fired in our kiln, the rest of the week we explore a variety of mediums within that week's theme. Media we work with includes acrylic paint, watercolour, printmaking, collage, polymer clay, plaster sculpture and more. We work on projects throughout the week and complete 4-5 projects in half-day week and 8-10 projects in a full day week.

Our instructors are experienced artist-teachers who hold degrees in visual art and/or education and are passionate about art education. Please see our instructors biographies page for more information about our instructors.

Please see the descriptions below for full program information and don’t hesitate to contact us at info@freehandart.ca or 416-487-2533 for more information.


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Sculpture Week: June 24-28 Morning Camp, Gr 1-6 Only

Using clay, plaster, polymer clay and much more more kids will create dynamic 3-dimensional works of art in this fun-filled week of camp.


Comics and Cartoons: July 2-5 & August 6-9

Campers will learn to design characters and plan stories for their own comics! We will learn about facial expressions, poses and backgrounds to create a full-page comic by the end of the week. With a focus on drawing techniques, we will also explore many other media like acrylic, watercolour and printmaking.

July 2-5

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK FULL, Gr 1-6 FULL* Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK, FULL Gr 1-6 FULL* Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: JK/SK 1 spot available, Gr 1-6 1 spot available

August 6-9

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK FULL, Gr 1-6 FULL* Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK FULL, Gr. 1-6 FULL* Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: space available all age groups

*please contact us to be placed on a waitlist (info@freehandart.ca 416-487-2533)


Pets! July 8-12 & August 12-16

This week we will create 2 and 3-dimensional works of art inspired by our favourite animal friends. We’ll draw, paint, sculpt and print tributes to the furry, fuzzy, scaly and spotted creatures that share our homes with us.

July 8-12

Full Day 9:30-3:30: space available all age groups Morning Only 9:30-12:00: space available all age groups Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: space available all age groups

August 12-16

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK FULL, Gr 1-6 FULL* Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK FULL, Gr. 1-6 FULL* Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: JK/SK 4 spots available, Gr 1-6 5 spots available

*please contact us to be placed on a waitlist (info@freehandart.ca 416-487-2533)


Wild Animals Week: July 15-19 & August 19-23

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We’ll get wild this week creating all kinds of art based on creatures of the world. We’ll explore different habitats, environments and the animals that live in them.

July 15-19

Full Day 9:30-3:30: space available all age groups Morning Only 9:30-12:00: space available all age groups Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: space available all age groups

August 19-23

Full Day 9:30-3:30: space available all age groups Morning Only 9:30-12:00: space available all age groups Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: space available all age groups


Technicolour Week: July 22-26 & August 26-30

This week we’ll be inspired by the colours that are all around us! Each day we will focus on a different colour of the rainbow and we’ll create drawings, paintings, sculptures and prints that showcase the magic of colour!

July 22-26

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK FULL*, Gr 1-6 space available Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK FULL*, Gr 1-6 space available Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: space available all age groups

August 26-30

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK FULL*, Gr 1-6 space available Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK FULL, Gr 1-6 space available Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: JK/SK 2 spots left, Gr 1-6 space available

*please contact us to be placed on a waitlist (info@freehandart.ca 416-487-2533)


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Magical Kingdoms: July 29-August 2

Imagination is the key this week as we explore all things magic and fantasy. We’ll be inspired by books, stories and folklore as we create 2 and 3-dimensional works of art in a wide range of media.

July 29-August 2

Full Day 9:30-3:30: JK/SK: Full*, Gr 1-6 space available Morning Only 9:30-12:00: JK/SK: Full *, Gr 1-6 space available Afternoon Only 1:00-3:30: JK/SK: 1 spot left, Gr 1-6 space available

*please contact us to be placed on a waitlist (info@freehandart.ca 416-487-2533)

Registration Information and Fees:

Students are divided into groups by the grade they are entering in September:  JK & SK ;  Gr. 1-2,  Gr. 3-4, Gr. 5-6
Half day: $249.00 + HST
Full day: $449.00 + HST (save $49!)

Short Week (Comics and Cartoons)
Half day: $199.00 + HST
Full day: $359.00 + HST (save $40.00!)

Half days run from 9:30am to 12pm, there is a one hour supervised lunch, then the second half day program runs from 1pm to 3:30pm. Full day is from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

5 day Week: Add early drop off 8:30-9:30 for $35/week/child and late pick-up 3:30 to 5:30 for $50/week/child.
4 day Week: Add early drop off 8:30-9:30 for $28/week/child and late pick up 3:30-5:30 for $40/week/child.

Sibling Discount: Save 10% on second and additional family members registered for the same camp week. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Please send your child with a nut-free lunch and 2 nut-free free snacks for our morning and afternoon breaks. Participants should dress for mess!

Example Camp Day Schedule:

9:30-10:30 - Drawing warm-up in sketchbooks, morning art project part 1
10:40-11:00 - Snack, story time, cooperative game
11:00-12:00 - Morning art project part 2
12:00-1:00 - Lunch and supervised free time activities
1:00-2:00 - Drawing warm-up in sketchbooks, afternoon art project part 1
2:10-2:30 - Snack, story time, cooperative game
2:30-3:30 - Afternoon art project part 2


Summer Camp Window Contest

Our Summer Camp Window Contest ends May 15th, be sure to send in your entry for fantastic and artistic prizes! Click here to download the printable PDF or visit Freehand to pick up a contest application.

Check out some of the fantastic entries from last year’s contest.

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