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Art & Nature Summer Camps

Leighton Art Centre Summer Camps—for kids aged six to 12—offer campers a hands-on connection to art, nature, and Alberta’s heritage. Each week, our day camp participants will be inspired to create in a wide variety of art forms while exploring our natural setting through nature hikes and outdoor games and activities.

Our historic education centre is set on 80 acres of breathtaking rural scenery just 20 minutes from south Calgary. After sorting campers into smaller age groupings, our skilled instructors present daily activities that encourage creativity, exploration, learning and friendship.

  • Week 1: Art & Nature July 6 – 10, 2020
  • Week 2: Lines & Colours & Doodles, Oh My! July 13 – 17, 2020
  • Week 3: Art Off the Walls! July 20 – 24, 2020
  • Week 4: Art & Nature July 27 – 31, 2020
  • Week 5: Art & Nature August 4 – 7, 2020 (4 days)
  • Week 6: Art & Nature August 10 – 14, 2020
  • Week 7: Lines & Colours & Doodles, Oh My! August 17 – 21, 2020
  • Week 8: Art Off the Walls! August 24 – 28, 2020

Camps run daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm and are priced at $210/camper/week, except for Week 5, which is a four-day week and is $175.

Camp fee includes free supervised busing from Calgary; see attached bus route and schedule for more information. A 10% discount is available to Leighton Art Centre members and families registering three+ children or for three+ weeks. If any of those discounts apply, please contact Leighton Art Centre (education@leightoncentre.org) before registering to receive an online registration promo code.

Camp Descriptions

Art & Nature

This is the best week for artist-adventurers who love a variety! Our young campers will explore many different art techniques through a variety of mediums such as drawing, painting, tie-dye, printmaking, felting, and many others! Teamed with a dedicated art instructor, they’ll be inspired in their creations by the natural beauty of our rural setting. Art & Nature Camps offer days full of creativity and outdoor fun, including games, nature hikes, and outdoor art-making.

Lines & Colours & Doodles, Oh My!

Young artists will get the variety of the Art & Nature Camp with a special focus on drawing and painting. In addition, to tie-dye, paper making, and weaving students will be led through extra drawing activities, plus watercolour, acrylic, and mixed media painting. Our enthusiastic art instructors will help campers find inspiration for their art in the footsteps of Leightons and they will enjoy creating art in the breathtaking natural landscape.

Art Off the Walls!

This week offers campers the chance to experiment with the many media we use during our Art & Nature weeks, with additional projects themed around sculpture and tactile art media such as clay and wire. Our dedicated artist-instructors will lead campers through a variety of projects and encourage them to think about their art from all sides and explore new ways to create!

More info and registration can be found at leightoncentre.org.

Need more info? Email education@leightoncentre.org or call our education centre at 403.931.3636.

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