Adventures in Camp

Summer Art Camp has seen a flurry of activity with young artists eager to try their hand at a variety of different art projects. We’re just finishing up the fifth week with one more adventurous week to go.

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Some of those art projects included a Space Mural, Pop Bottle Sea Creatures and a Paper Box City (pictured above). 

Campers took tours of the Gallery for some artistic inspiration. They looked at works in the Gallery’s current exhibition Collecting Resonance, which features works from our permanent collection, and also went outside to study shadows and discuss a number topics from abstract art to the types of object matter found inside the earth.

Here are just some of the comments we overheard at Summer Art Camp:

“I hope I can come for 4 weeks…this camp is awesome!”

“I had one of the best times of my life.  I will be here next year!”

When asked about a sculpture project “My clay Gecko is going to reeeaally scare my mom!”

“I learned that brown is a warm colour and never to run from four girls who are trying to tie your shoe laces together (LOL).”

“This was the most hilarious week of my entire life.”

“My favourite part of Art Camp was spending time with new people.”

“If I become an artist I will thank you guys in helping me.”

“I really liked the camp and I wouldn’t change a thing, so you can count on me being here next year.”

“This is the best art camp ever (and it’s epic).”

“You guys were so nice to everyone and I love the ideas you have for us.  I really like Art Camp.  Thank you for being so nice.”

Other art projects included Changing Faces, where campers partnered up to take digital photos of each other and then rearranged features using cut-outs from magazines and their own drawings and Electronic Mobile, where campers used electronic parts to create a sculptural mobile. If you haven’t already, check out the video of the collaborative art project Paper City Mapping, where campers created a paper interpretation of where we live using various objects including tape, strings and paper. They even included a Starbucks, McDonald’s and 96.7 CHYM FM’s hot air balloon!

About The Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery exists in real space in Kitchener, Ontario. Featuring contemporary work, the Gallery provides opportunities to connect with art through public programs, classes and exhibitions. Admission is free.
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