Visual arts camps and programs

Visual and fine arts camps for kids

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. Read more


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List of Visual arts camps and programs


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Camps that specialize in Visual arts

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McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit today!

Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $90/session
Day, Program, family Coed 90 5-15 0 Vaughan, Ontario
Centauri Summer Arts Camp   
Centauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more.

Southern Niagara Region; Swansea, Toronto; Online
Arts (multi)
  • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed 0 8-18 1 Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Gardiner Museum   
We offer engaging arts camps where kids can explore their creativity, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills in the pottery studio. We also run weekly family activities, drop in classes, birthday parties, and more!

Yorkville, Toronto
Visual arts: Pottery/ceramics
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $255/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 255 7-16 2 Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario
Digital Media Academy   
Digital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available.

Vancouver; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Online
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 9 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight
  • from $1,390/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 1390 9-18 3 Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Virtual group programs, master classes and private lessons on Music, Art, Cooking, Finance and more taught by industry professionals and celebrities.

Richmond Hill; Online
Arts (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 25 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 240 10-25 4 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Create with Kirshy   
Intended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more.

Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 85 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $20/program
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 20 5-85 5 Markham, Ontario
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 $425/week
Day openCamp Coed 425 4-16 6 Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Contemporary School of Art   
A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more!

East York, Toronto
Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 2 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $20/session
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 20 2-17 7 East York, Toronto, Ontario
Crescent Camps & Programs   
Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff.

North Toronto, Toronto; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $120/session
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 120 8-17 8 North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
Branksome Hall offers remarkable day camps for girls & boys in the heart of Toronto. Choose from our collection of Arts & Crafts, Athletics or Technology based camps & specialty camps like Musical Theatre & Photography.

Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $360/week
Day openCamp Coed 360 4-12 9 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Jack of Sports   
Instilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends.

Parkview Hills, Toronto; Sunnylea, Toronto; Lawrence Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $295/week
Day openCamp Coed 295 4-14 10 Parkview Hills, Toronto, Ontario, Sunnylea, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario
Wanda's Creative Clay   
A fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more.

Lawrence Park, Toronto
Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $18/session
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 18 3-100 11 Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario
Neilson Park Creative Centre   
Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

Markland Wood, Toronto
Arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $100/week
Day openCamp Coed 100 5-13 12 Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto School of Art   
TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring, March Break and summer art camps to artists ages 11-17. Skilled instructors foster creativity & artistic expression in a fun and supportive hands-on studio environment.

Alexandra Park, Toronto
Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $40/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 40 11-17 13 Alexandra Park, Toronto, Ontario
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Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. .

Harbourfront, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 14 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Ottawa School of Art   
Children aged 4 to 17 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.

Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $210/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 210 4-17 15 Ottawa, Ontario
St. Michael's College School Summer Camps   
The SMCS Summer Experience provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit:

Forest Hill, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $250/week
Day openCamp Coed 250 8-14 16 Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit for more information.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 4 2-18 17 King, Nobleton
Apostrophe Kids   
Academic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June.

Oakville; Mississauga
Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $159/month
Program openCamp Coed 159 6-15 18 Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrep   
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.

Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 12 to 26 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $50/2 weeks
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 50 12-26 19 Guelph, Ontario
Topkids Education Center   
Topkids Education Center provides tutoring in academics, music, art, drama, public speaking, virtual sports, and more! Take advantage of our free trial class! PA Day, March & Winter Break, and Summer Camps too!

Windfields, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 100 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $25/session
Day, Program openCamp Coed 25 4-100 20 Windfields, Toronto, Ontario

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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