2018 Creativity & Craft Summer Camps – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

2018 Creativity & Craft Summer Camps

Our summer day camps are based on craft and creativity – the main goal of the camps is to have fun! Paint in the park, design your own t-shirt, play with colour while learning about Modern Art, paint like Maude Lewis, learn about Mi’kmaq culture from a local Mi’kmaw artisan and explore 18th century Sydney at The Cossit House. These are just a few of the ways we will get crafty at camp this summer!

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment by calling Cassie at 902 539 7491 ext 114. Space is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

About this year’s Creativity & Craft Camp Coordinator, Cassie MacDonald:

Cassie is completing her foundation year at NSCAD University where she will go on to pursue a BFA in painting. A mature student, Cassie also has her BA-English literature from Dalhousie University and feels this enhances her desire for storytelling through art. A New Waterford native, Cassie is excited to be home on the Island for the summer and get inspired by the talent and culture that surrounds.

From Mary Cassatt to Maud Lewis, Cassie is interested in how women have historically told their stories through paint and will be pursuing an Art History minor at NSCAD University. FUN FACT: Cassie is also a musician and enjoys creating paintings for her album and poster art, as well as creating original fabric painted band t-shirts.

“I’m excited to meet the future makers of our beautiful island and to engage with the arts and culture community while getting crafty this summer!”

WEEK 1

  • Date: July 9 – July 13
    Ages: 6 – 8
    *Half day weekly fee: $70 ($65 for additional sibling)
    Full day weekly fee: $120 ($110 for additional sibling)*Half-Day sessions run from either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Morning and afternoon activities are different. Below is a summary of the full day activities. You can email cassie@capebretoncraft.com if you have questions about when certain activities will be held. 

    Art and Nature Monday
    We will use spinach to make an early form of photography, get inspired by the ocean to create art, and get out in the ‘
    plein air’ for painting in the park. Through these and other nature inspired activities, campers will create; learn about colour blending, and how to find inspiration in the natural environment.

    Textile and Texture Tuesday
    The campers will explore a variety of materials for creating art such as sand, crayons, mesh, fabric, and yarn. They’ll go home with a t-shirt featuring a design of their own creation!

    Wild for Colour Wednesday
    There are so many colours in the rainbow! So many colours in the morning sun! Campers will explore this wonderful world through Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, Fauvism, and Pop Art.

    Nova Scotia Culture Thursday
    We are going to explore the Island’s Celtic heritage through craft, paint like Maud Lewis, and enjoy a visit and crafting session by a local Mi’kmaw artisan.

    Field Trip and Showcase Friday
    Visit 18th century Sydney at The Cossit House. We will take the campers to the museum where they will get to experience the life of a child in 1790 while playing with period costume and toys, and making a craft on site. In the afternoon parents and guardians are invited to the CB Centre for Craft and Design to see a showcase of the camper’s work.

WEEK 2

  • Date: July 16 – July 20
    Ages: 9 – 10
    *Half day weekly fee: $70 ($65 for additional sibling)
    Full day weekly fee: $120 ($110 for additional sibling)*Half-Day sessions run from either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Morning and afternoon activities are different. Below is a summary of the full day activities. You can email cassie@capebretoncraft.com if you have questions about when certain activities will be held.

    Modern Art Monday
    Make a Pop-Art Andy Warhol-inspired self-portrait, paint like Jackson Pollock, and make a moving art installation.

    Textile and Texture Tuesday
    The campers will explore a variety of materials for creating art such as clay, mesh, fabric, and yarn. They’ll go home with a t-shirt featuring a design of their own creation!

    Art and Nature Wednesday
    Use sweet potatoes to learn about woodcarving, use spinach to create an early form of photography, and get out in the ‘
    plein air’ for painting in the park. Through these and other nature inspired activities, campers will create; learn about colour blending and the elements of art while they look for inspiration in the natural environment.

    NS Culture Thursday
    Create a Celtic design, marble your own paper, and enjoy a visit and crafting session by a local Mi’kmaw artisan.

    Field Trip and Showcase Friday
    Visit 18th century Sydney at The Cossit House. We will take the campers to the museum where they will get to experience the life of a child in 1790 while playing with period costume and toys, and making a craft on site. In the afternoon parents and guardians are invited to the CB Centre for Craft and Design to see a showcase of the camper’s work.

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

Date: August 7 – August 10
Ages: 6 – 8
*Half day weekly fee: $56 ($51 for additional sibling)
Full day weekly fee: $96 ($91 for additional sibling)

*Half Day sessions run from either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Morning and afternoon activities are different. Below is a summary of the full day activities. You can email cassie@capebretoncraft.com if you have questions about when certain activities will be held.

(Holiday Monday, August 6 – no camp)

Textile and Field Trip Tuesday
The campers will explore a variety of materials for creating such as sand, crayons, mesh, fabric, and yarn and they’ll go home with a t-shirt featuring a design of their own creation! The campers will also visit 18th century Sydney at The Cossit House, where they will experience the life of a child in 1790 while playing with period costume and toys, and making a craft on site.

Art and Nature Wednesday
We will use spinach to make an early form of photography, get inspired by the ocean to create art, and get out in the ‘
plein air’ for painting in the park. Through these and other nature inspired activities, campers will create; learn about colour blending and how to find inspiration in the natural environment.

Nova Scotia Culture Thursday
We are going to explore the Island’s Celtic heritage through craft, paint like Maud Lewis and enjoy a visit and crafting session by a local Mi’kmaw artisan.

Wild For Colour and Showcase Friday
There are so many colours in the rainbow! So many colours in the morning sun! Campers will explore this wonderful world by experimenting with art processes used by Jackson Pollock and Henri Matisse and with styles such as Fauvism and Pop Art. In the afternoon parents and guardians are invited to the CB Centre for Craft and Design to see a showcase of the camper’s work.

REGISTRATION:

Summer Camp Registration Form 2018