Youth Programmes

June 19, 2018 - 9:00 am
Free

Are you interested in art, community and volunteering? Spots are now available for new MacLaren Youth Council members! Dedicated youth from across Simcoe County with an interest in the visual arts are encouraged to apply.

This year-long volunteer programme for highschool students, 14 to 18 years of age allows youth to share their thoughts on how to engage their peers in understanding the visual arts and the role of art galleries in their community. Please view the attached poster for more details!

For more information contact:
Christina Mancuso
Education Officer,
(705) 720-1044 ext. 234 
christina@maclarenart.com
 

June 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Free admission

W-EDGE (ages 14 to 18)
April 11 to June 20, 2018 
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 11 workshops
Admission free; just drop-in. Materials provided

Wednesdays are for art with an edge! Guided by regional artist Tanya Cunnington, this drop-in art programme is designed to offer like-minded youth a place to meet and be creative. Spend art-filled afternoons exploring contemporary art and ideas in a variety of engaging materials and techniques.

July 9, 2018 - 8:30 am
$235.00/week or $215.00/week (YMCA member); Materials provided.

YMCA ARTRAGEOUS CAMPS                          
July 9 to 13; August 7 to 10 (ages 6 to 8)
July 23 to 27; August 20 to 24 (ages 9 to 12)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
MacLaren Art Centre/YMCA
$235.00/week or $215.00/week (YMCA member); Materials provided.

The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to offer four weeks of Artrageous summer camps in partnership with the Barrie YMCA! Guided by regional artists Janine Wheeler and Erica Shupe, campers will spend their mornings creating art at the MacLaren and enjoy afternoons of sports and outdoor fun at the Barrie YMCA. To register, or for more information, call (...

July 9, 2018 - 1:00 pm
$165.00/week or $148.50/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

ART UNLEASHED CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
July 9 to 13, 2018
Monday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$165.00/week or $148.50/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

Take your art to the next level! Join regional artist Jessica Thalmann and explore contemporary drawing, digital photography, collage and printmaking techniques, creating art that moves beyond two-dimensions into low-relief, sculpture and even installation art! Participants must bring their own IPad or tablet.

July 30, 2018 - 9:00 am
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

SUPERHERO CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
July 30 to August 3, 2018         
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre   
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

Who is your superhero alter-ego? Join a regional artist who teaches at the MacLaren for creative days exploring a variety of art materials and techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking, bringing your inner hero to life! Campers will have fun designing a logo, creating storyboards, comic book covers, a largescale banner and more. One afternoon will be spent at the Barrie Public Library exploring their comic book...

August 7, 2018 - 1:00 pm
$135.00/four days or $121.50/four days for Gallery Members; Materials included

DRAWING LAB CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
August 7 to 10, 2018                
Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre   
$135.00/four days or $121.50/four days for Gallery Members; Materials included

Join regional artist Janine Wheeler for afternoons exploring innovative drawing techniques. Campers will test the limitless potential of drawing in a series of fun projects focusing on mixed-media experiments using water-soluble graphite pencils, coloured inks, sumi brushes and more.

August 13, 2018 - 9:00 am
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

ARTLAB CAMP (ages 10 to 13)
August 13 to 17, 2018
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre
$260.00/week or $234.00/week for Gallery Members; Materials included

Following the success of last summer’s camp, the MacLaren Art Centre and the Barrie Public Library are excited to offer a new full-day camp of innovative art-making combining cutting-edge technology and mixed-media art explorations! Led by regional artist Sean George, campers will spend their mornings at the MacLaren and most afternoons at the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library under the guidance of staff exploring art and technology using 3D printers, robotics, and more.