Honey I shrunk the kids' sculpturesLegends and IllustrationsBrilliant Colour

Summer School of the Arts: Week 8

Date Time: 
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, 31 August 2018 - 5:00pm


Claytopia with artist Lux Habrich

Learn how to use natural clay as you depict the city surrounding us!

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

Honey, I shrunk the kids’ sculpture! With artist Emily Laurence

Explore the itty bitty by using new materials and learning new techniques to make a variety of tiny sculptures! Participants will take home their own tiny gallery, that features all of their sculptures on display.

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

Brilliant Colour! with artist Laurel Rath

From vibrant orange to subdued red ochre and charcoal black – let’s get inspired by colour! Each day we will explore a new colour, learn its history and create art inspired by it.

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

Legends and Illustrations with artist Jason Skinner

Learn how artists use illustration techniques to bring stories and legends to life! Experiment with collage and drawing as you write your own story.

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

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.
Emily Lawrence is a NSCAD graduate and interdisciplinary artist and facilitator based in Halifax NS. Emily’s experiential approach to creating immersive environments often employs humour, food and the five senses as conduits to the underlying curiosities that fuel her work. Emily is currently one of the artists in residence at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning in Dartmouth NS.
Laurel Rath’s practice is an interdisciplinary one, with a focus on photography. She is an experienced educator and currently works with children in programs for the city and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. As an Art Gallery of Nova Scotia guide, she is well versed in the art and will use it in her teaching to inspire and demonstrate concepts.
Jason Skinner is multidisciplinary artist and award winning illustrator who uses humour and play to create fun, community friendly works. He has worked on projects for Nocturne: Art at Night Festival, THIS magazine and YTV. He currently lives in Halifax with his partner and dog.

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