Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Seeking all creative explorers! Join us at Art Windsor-Essex for creative fun at this year’s March break art camp! During this 5 day camp we will explore the natural world that surrounds us through a visual arts lens. We will experiment with a variety of new art making techniques and materials to create unique works of art, inspired by natural landscapes and our current exhibitions.
Day 1 – Lake Creature Collages
Let’s take a close look at all of the critters that live in and around the lakes of Ontario! What interesting creatures can we find? We will be creating colourful animal collages of different creatures below and above water level, and then combining our creatures to create a fantastic food web mural!
Day 2 – Blacklight Paintings and Bioluminescence
What makes some of the earth’s creatures glow in the dark? Today we will be looking at living things that glow! Let’s venture to the outdoors, where we will create our own wondrous glowing abstract paintings! We will be experimenting with different methods of splatter painting and paint pouring onto canvas with neon acrylics, and later observe the paintings under blacklights!
Day 3 – Ecosystem Builders
How can we take care of the many ecosystems in the Windsor-Essex area? Let’s create sculptures inspired by different ecosystems that surround us, with recycled materials! Campers are encouraged to bring their own recyclables.
Day 4 – Sunshine Stained Glass Landscapes
All living things on this earth need the sunshine! Today, we will bring our art to life with the sun by creating stained glass art work! We will make different landscapes inspired by forests, oceans, mountains, and more! What will the sunlight bring to your painting?
Day 5 – That’s a reLEAF!
We will be working with fallen leaves from the trees outside! Campers will be creating leaf collages, and then create reliefs using foil and acrylic paint. Let’s use natural found objects from the great outdoors!
- Masks are optional while at AWE.
- All art-making materials are provided. Clothing may get messy! Aprons are provided or bring a change of clothes from home.
- Bring a backpack with a water bottle, sweater or jacket, and a peanut-free lunch and snacks.
- All safety and social distancing measures will be followed.
- Accessibility Needs: To inquire about special support or accommodations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questions? Please contact Education Assistant, Catherine Hois at email@example.com