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Art camps are a popular and fun option for kids. One type of art camp specializes in the visual or fine arts. Like performing arts camps, visual arts camps can be found throughout Canada. This includes many cities in Ontario, such as TorontoOttawaOakville, and Mississauga.

What to expect at a visual arts camp

At a camp specializing in the visual arts, your child will receive instruction in one or more art forms from a trained professional. They’ll learn specific techniques, and practice and repeat them, using different artistic media.

Your child will also likely receive feedback on their work from both instructors and fellow campers. Such collaboration can help them develop their skills and improve their work. It can also be very exciting and rewarding.

Visual arts programs offer instruction in a number of different types of art forms. These include the following:

Finding a visual arts camp

Visual or fine arts camps are offered in the summer and winter, during winter and spring break, and on PA days. Some of these camps offer a wide range of different art activities, and thus, are sometimes simply referred to as “art camps” or “arts and crafts camps.” Others offer more specialized programs, focusing on a specific type of art, such as drawing, painting, or filmmaking. And, others offer art as one among many activities.   

Click on a visual arts camps or programs to learn more about it, including its location, session dates, pricing, and programming.



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List of Visual arts camps and programs

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  • Brick Works Academy
    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!

    Ontario (5)

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $220/week
    Day Coed 220 6-14 0 Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, Vaughan, Summerhill, Toronto, Mississauga
    Innovation Camp Thinnox
    Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

    Mississauga

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    Day Coed 250 6-18 1 Mississauga
    Winged Canvas Art Camp
    Winged Canvas offers PA Day Painting Camps, Winter Art Camp, March Break Art Camp, Summer Art Camp, and classes. Kids ages 5-16 learn painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning and more from highly-qualified instructors.

    Markham

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $28/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 28 5-16 2 Markham
    UCC Summer Camps
    A traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming.

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $400/week
    Day Coed 400 4-16 3 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Art Gallery of Ontario Art Camps
    Summer camp with a creative and innovative arts-based program including drawing, painting and so much more.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $275/group
    Day Coed 275 5-13 4 Downtown West, Toronto
    Centauri Summer Arts Camp
    An overnight camp with a focus on arts including film, acting, creative writing, dance and music, along with sports and other activities.

    Southern Niagara Region

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,025/2 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 1025 8-18 5 Southern Niagara Region
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art classes and camps offer exciting art-making experiences alongside outdoor recreational activities.

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $42/session
    Day, Program Coed 42 6-14 6 Oakville
    Ottawa School of Art
    Children aged 6 to 15 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay.

    Ottawa

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $229/week
    Day Coed 229 6-15 7 Ottawa
    Neighbour Note Day Camps
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/week
    Day Coed 100 4-18 8 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto
    Sport Western Summer Camps
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 9 London
    Oakville Arts Studio
    Art Summer camps sketching, painting, illustration, sculpture, printmaking Musical training, hiper realism, studio times, gallery space 2 musical nights per month, latin and jazz for ages 3 and up, teens & adults; .

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $66/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 66 3-99 10 Oakville
    Harbourfront Centre Camps
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $188/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 188 4-15 11 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Living Arts Centre Camp Programs
    March break, Winter break and Summer camps, ideal for GTA families looking for children's camps; single day or week-long programs available throughout the year, with music, arts, dance and more!

    Mississauga

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $206/week
    Day Coed 206 6-16 12 Mississauga
    Toronto School of Art
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $40/week
    Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 13 Brockton, Toronto
    Speckles Art Studio Camp
    A multi-media Arts Camp offering many creative activities including drawing, painting, sewing, fabric arts, paper mache and much more!

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $199/week
    Day, Program Coed 199 5-16 14 Oakville
    McMICHAEL ARTVENTURE CHILDREN’S CAMPS & PROGRAMS
    Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $104/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 104 5-15 15 Vaughan
    PortPrep - Arts and Animation Portfolio Camp
    The art camp for teens who are serious about animation and the arts. If your kid needs to make a portfolio for art or design college this is the camp to sign up for. Our students get accepted into top ranked colleges.

    Guelph

    Computer : Animation / 3D design
    • Ages 14 to 26
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $750/week
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 750 14-26 16 Guelph