Children’s Programming – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Children’s Programming

2024 Creativity & Craft Summer Camps

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is excited to be holding its annual summer day camp program again this summer! Camps will be offered in July/August for youth ages 7-13.Campers will learn basic elements of craft and design by experiencing hands-on craft techniques and learning some fun art history. 

Dates and Ages 

July 8-12: ages 7-9

July 15-19: ages 9-11

July 22-26: ages 11-13

August 6-9: ages 7-9


Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm
Friday: 9am-2pm

Final day

Families and guardians are encouraged to attend on Friday at 1pm when a craftastic exhibit of camper’s work will be displayed!


Full day weekly fee : $130 each
+$110 for each additional sibling

How to Register

Register by phone, email or in person.

Registration forms received by mail are processed as quickly as possible in the order they are received. Late registration will be accepted only if space permits. For a registration form, or for more information, please contact


All payments must be made to Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and be paid in full before the camp begins. Payments can be made by cash, Debit,Visa, MasterCard or E-transfer. E-transfers must be made to password: daycamp 


For any cancellation inquiries, please contact tammy at 


Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, 322 Charlotte St., Sydney (“studio entrance” at the rear of the building, on Esplanade). 


Campers are provided with a light snack, but they can also bring their own snack(s). Campers should also bring a lunch if participating in the full day program. Please be advised that our camp is a peanut free environment.


Please ensure that camp organizers are aware of all allergies and/or health accommodations campers may have. Upon registration, all campers must provide a valid health card number and an emergency contact number for their guardian

Pre-registration is required for all of our summer programming. 

2024 March Break Camps

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is excited to be holding its annual march break programming again this year from Monday, March 11th to Friday, March 15th! Students will learn basic elements of craft and design by experiencing hands-on craft projects and activities.

Pre-registration is required for our March Break Programming.

Fun and Interactive Art Classes
Instructor: Anuoluwa Ayinde
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: 7 to 10 
Cost: $125

We are pleased to offer our March Break Camp, happening March 11 – 15. Over the course of five days, Anu will guide students to explore a range of art making techniques and possibilities. Students will explore paper craft, batik art, drawing and painting. Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Anuoluwa Ayinde aka Annie Bib is a lover of art, design and decoration. She pursues many kinds of artistic processes. She learned the art of Batik in college where she earned her bachelor’s degree in creative arts. She resides in Cape Breton and is ready to share her artistic experience with everyone who has an interest in art. 

Pottery, Handbuilding
Instructor: John Niznansky
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ages: 7-10
Cost: $125                                                                                

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many young people have never experienced before. Its three-dimensional nature allows them to explore structure, shapes and forms. Students will learn through hands-on guidance and enjoy lots of fun creating an art project that is both functional and decorative. Work will be kiln fired and ready for pick up within two weeks. Tuition fee includes clay, glazes, tools, and firing. Tuition fee includes all supplies.  

John Niznansky is, for the most part, a self-taught potter who has been greatly influenced by several old-time potters including Robbin Hopper, Karen Karnes, Phil Rodgers, Warren Mackenzie, and Richard Batterham. Having previously worked with stained and warm glass, and working as a finishing carpenter on Vancouver Island, he was searching to make a change and work with a more fluid and malleable media like clay.

John acquired his first pottery wheel and kiln in 2004 and started as a hobby potter. He studied various pottery styles and after having moved to Southern Ontario, progressed to making and selling his work at a local market.

He now resides in Sydney and has built a studio to continue with making and selling functional wares locally in Cape Breton. He has a keen interest in using local clay for production of pots and for making glaze materials. His inspiration comes from the influence that nature, and the local environment has on his work. 

For more information, contact 902 539 7491 ext. 111 or