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

Children’s Programming

2023 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 13th to Friday, March 17th! Students will learn basic elements of craft and design by experiencing hands-on craft projects and activities. 

To register your child for our March Break Programming, please fill out our registration form and submit by email to Bailee at bailee@capebretoncraft.com or in person at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

Sessions: 

Mornings
Fun and Interactive Art Classes for Kids (Ages 7-9)

Instructor: Elizabeth MacDonald

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Cost: $115

Over the course of five days, Instructor Elizabeth will guide students to explore a range of art making techniques and possibilities through different mediums. Students will explore a range of materials and play with weaving, embossing, paper quilts, sketchbook making, jewellery making and drawing.  

By the end of the week, students will complete:

  • a personalized sketchbook of their very own
  • paper quilt art
  • a woven wall hanging featuring their favourite colours
  • crafted accessories
  • drawings!

Tuition fee includes all supplies.  

Fun and Interactive Art Classes for Kids (Ages 10-13)

Instructor: Marilynn Kalbhenn

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Cost: $115

Over the course of five days, Marilyn will guide students to explore a range of art making techniques and possibilities. Students will explore a range of materials and play with paper mâche, paint, felting creatures and learning cross-stitch. 

By the end of the week, students will complete:

  • a painted paper clay sculture
  • their very own cross-stitch
  • a 3-D felted creature
  • a painting!

Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Afternoons
Pottery (Ages 7-9)

Instructor: John Niznansky

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Cost: $115

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.

Mixed Media Arts (Ages 10-13)

Instructor: Emma Whaley

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Cost: $115

Take your art to a new level in our mixed media arts camp. Over the course of five days, students will be introduced to and explore different types of materials. Students will be guided through the processes and techniques to make work they will be proud to display. The sessions will feature different projects around drawing, painting, and printmaking and their histories.

Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Pre-registration is required for all of our march break programming. Campers should bring their own lunch if participating in both morning and afternoon sessions, they have a 1 hour lunch break. Lunch will be supervised but there will be no programming between sessions.

2022 Creativity & Craft Summer Camps

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

Dates:
Monday – Thursday
July 4 – July 7, ages 7 – 8
July 11 – July 14, ages 9 – 10
July 18 – July 21, ages 11 – 13

Times: 
Full Day 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Morning 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Price:
Full day weekly fee $96 full day ($91 for additional sibling)
Half day weekly fee morning or afternoon $56 half day morning or afternoon ($51 for additional sibling)

Campers are provided with a light snack, but they can bring their own snack(s). Campers should also bring their lunch if participating in the full day program, they have a 30 minute lunch break. Please ensure that camp organizers are aware of all allergies or health risks campers may have. All campers must provide a valid health card number and an emergency contact number for their guardian on their registration form. Please be advised our camp is a peanut free environment.

To register your child for our Creativity & Craft Summer Camp programming, please call 902 539 7491 or contact Bailee at bailee@capebretoncraft.com.
Pre-registration is required for all of our summer programming. Registration for 2023 Summer Camps will open in mid-June 2023.