Visual Arts

  • Visual Arts Summer Camps

    There's no reason for your child not to pursue their dream of becoming an artist this summer! The Centre's fully equipped Schurman Family Studio is the ideal place for your child to be immersed in creativity, working with trained visual arts educators in an enriching environment with full access to Gallery exhibitions that feature artists from across the country. With an emphasis on visual literacy, creative thinking and art processes, your young art enthusiast will explore, create and have fun!! Each week-long art camp ends with an hour-long exhibition of your child's artwork.
    Art Camps run July 4-August 26, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Full-Day Art Camps for ages 7-12
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Cost: $175/week

    Week 1 - July 4-8 FULL
    Week 2 - July 11-15
    Week 3 - July 18-22
    Week 4 - August 1-5 FULL
    Week 5 - August 8-12
    Week 6 - August 15-19
    Week 7 - August 22-26
    Registration is on a weekly basis and designed to accommodate return campers! Family rate: 10% discount for 2 or more children from the same family.

    Half-Day KinderArt Camp for ages 4-6
    July 25-29:
    Morning camp, 9 a.m.-noon FULL 
    Afternoon camp, 1-4 p.m. FULL
    Cost: $95/week

    *Please note that registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and spaces cannot be guaranteed until the completed registration form and full registration fee has been received. If you are mailing in your registration, please contact Tamara to confirm availability.*

    **Free art camps for Fort Mac Children! The Confederation Centre is offering free enrollment in our theatre and visual arts camps to four children from Fort MacMurray who have returned to the Island due to the recent devastating fire. The spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact Tamara Steele at 628-6111 or

    Visual Arts Summer Camps.pdf

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  • Saturday Art Classes

    The fall session for Saturday art classes begins September 17 and runs for 8 weeks. These fun-filled classes explore art and craft history to introduce drawing, painting, sculpture and more. With an emphasis on visual literacy, creative thinking and art processes, these courses will give a solid foundation into the world of visual arts.
    Fall session begins September 17, 2016
    Winter session begins February 4, 2017
    Spring session begins April 22, 2017

    KinderART for ages 4-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $90
    Exploring Visual Arts 1, for ages 6-8, 11:00 a.m.-noon, $110
    Exploring Visual Arts 2, for ages 9-12, 1:00-2:00 p.m., $110
    Instructor: Gail Hodder

    To register contact Tamara Steele at 628-6111 or

    Saturday Art Classes.pdf

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  • PD Day Art Camps

    Keep kid's boredom at bay by signing them up for Art PD Days in the Schurman Family Studio and Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Kids will get an in-depth look at an exhibition with a Gallery guide. Afterwards, they will work with a professional artist and create a masterpiece that can find a place in your home. For ages 6-12.

    Dates: September 23, October 27, 28, November 4, December 2, 2016; February 10, April 28, and May 5, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $30 per day
    Instructor: Gail Hodder Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Students must bring a lunch and two snacks each day. The Schurman Family Studio is a peanut-free environment.

    PD Day Art Camps.pdf

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  • mARTch Break Camp

    Let your children explore the inspiring world of visual art at the Confederation Centre's Schurman Family Studio. Our week-long camp will engage students' imaginations with hands-on art activities in many mediums, while encouraging critical thinking and visual literacy through tours of current exhibits in the Art Gallery. For ages 6-12                   Dates: March 20-24, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Cost: $145
    Instructor: Gail Hodder

    Please note: Students must bring a lunch and two snacks each day. The Schurman Family Studio is a peanut-free environment.

    To register contact Tamara Steele at 628-6111, or

    mARTch Break Camp.pdf

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  • Birthday Parties

    If your child is having a birthday party and loves ART, book the Schurman Family Studio to celebrate their special day!!

    The Schurman Family Studio is a large space that is fully equipped to teach groups of children; and is an excellent location for your young art-enthusiast's birthday party!
    Every party includes a 15-minute tour of an art exhibit in the Gallery followed by 45 minutes of instruction of an art activity. Parents and kids can  choose from the following three options:
    - watercolour painting
    - drawing with pastels
    - introduction to collage
    After the hour long art activity, parents have a second hour in the studio to accommodate their own birthday party traditions. Those traditions may include snacks, drinks, birthday cake, a piñata, opening of presents, games, loot bags, etc.
    Birthday parties usually take place on Sundays between 2-4 p.m.


    The birthday child attends for free! A minimum of 6 additional children at $10.00 per child is required. Payment can be made via cheque or cash at the beginning or end of the birthday party. Cheques should be made payable to "Confederation Centre of the Arts."

    We Provide:
    In addition to the art activity, instruction and materials, the Centre will provide a fruit tray; a birthday table with tablecloth; napkins; paper plates; and forks. Assistance with clean-up will be provided. We can also send you a map of the Schurman Family Studio which can be included in your child's birthday invitations.

    You Provide:
    The kids! Parents should also provide the birthday cake, drinks and additional snacks (if desired). Other popular provisions may be decorations such as themed paper plates and napkins, balloons, party favours or loot bags.

    Make it Happen:
    Contact Tamara Steele by email at or by phone at 628-6111 to book your child's party and arrange for special details!!

    Click here to find your way to the Schurman Family Studio

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