Art & Land
Fashion ForwardPhoto FunSurrealist Dreams

Summer School of the Arts: Week 4

Date Time: 
Monday, 23 July 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 27 July 2018 - 5:00pm


Fashion Forward with artist Lux Habrich

Unleash your inner fashionista in this week of costume-making madness! Work with an experienced textile artist to make your dreams of wearable art a reality.

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Surrealist Dreams with artist Katherine Vingoe-Cram

Are you a vivid dreamer? Piece together your wildest dream worlds through the art of drawing, painting, creative games, and more.

Ages 5 – 7 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ages 8 – 12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Art and Land with artist Aiden Gillis

Learn about Maritime Indigenous perspectives on land as you take inspiration from established artists living on the East Coast. Explore drawing, painting, and sculpture!

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Photo Fun with Lydia Hunsberger

Who knew light could be magic? Learn how to reproduce images by using homemade dyes and photo materials. Create unique one-of-a-kind images by using light to transform your paper. Discover how photographs can be so much more than what we capture with a camera!.

Ages 5 – 7 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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Important details:

  • Class size is limited to 13 participants.
  • Morning supervision begins at 8:30 am.
  • Extended pickup is available for afternoon classes until 5:00 pm. 
  • Lunchtime supervision is available for students attending full day classes. Students are required to bring their lunch. 
  • Students should bring a snack for mid-morning/mid-afternoon. No nut products please!
  • Some programs will take advantage of the fine weather so a hat and sunscreen are recommended.
  • Art making can be messy so students remember to wear “work” clothes.

Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the studios (accessible via the First Floor Lobby). There is no supervision before 8:30am. It is suggested that students pack a snack for mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.

Registration & Fees

Purchase camps online or in person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Information Desk, or by phone with credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) at (902) 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.  

Our program continues to grow in popularity, so please register early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of sponsorships are available on a needs basis. If there is insufficient registration, a workshop will be cancelled with fees refunded two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. There is a 10% non-refundable registration fee. There are no refunds two weeks prior to the class. 

COST: $130 per a.m. or p.m. class/week + Tax

Gallery members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on class fees. If you have any questions about this discount or require a discount code please contact our Information Desk (902) 424-5280.

Lunch Hour and Extended Pick-up 

NEW THIS YEAR - Our lunch and extended pick-up options are free. Lunch supervision is offered to students attending full day classes and extended pickup is offered for those attending full-day and/or afternoon classes until 5 pm. 

About our Instructors

Katharine Vingoe-Cram is a painter, freelance art educator, and collaborative/intermedia artist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Her work addresses ordinary, personal subjects, such as dreams, grief, illness, and friendship. Lately, she has for the first time been very much interested in writing (and drawing!) fiction.
Aiden Gillis is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aiden takes great inspiration from his Mi’kmaw and French ancestry rooted in Port Au Port, Newfoundland, working primarily through drawing and painting; a combination of representation and abstraction to describe form. Aiden recently completed a BFA majoring in Fine Art with a minor in Art History at NSCAD University in Halifax, NS.
Lux Habrich has been drawn to texture, pattern and colour from a very young age. Having learned to stitch, embellish and repair clothing from her mother, who learned from her mother before her – Lux repurposes textiles infused with history and meaning and creates wearable works of art to reflect the complexities of her mixed race identity and immigrant heritage.
Lydia Hunsberger is a photo-based interdisciplinary artist from Elmira, Ontario. She recently graduated from NSCAD University with a BFA majoring in Photography and minoring in Art History. Working predominately in analogue and alternative processes, her work investigates themes of identity, narrative, truth and fiction.

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