Virtual Summer Camps

The MacLaren is excited to offer a series of virtual summer art camps for children ages 3 to 14 years. From the comfort of home, regional artists will introduce participants to Gallery  exhibitions as inspiration for a variety of fun projects that follow. Register in advance as spots  are limited.

MacLaren Members receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please note: Participants will need to pick up their materials kit at the Gallery and sign up for  Zoom in advance. A link will be provided by email prior to start of each summer art camp.

Virtual Camps for toddlers ages 3 to 5

Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy these mornings of creative fun! With a focus on self-expression and discovery, toddlers will be engaged in a variety of creative activities that combine art with play. Explore various sights, sounds and materials while your toddler develops their motor skills and sensory awareness.

Child creating art with potato stamps

Super Stampers

July 6 to 8, 2021
9:30 am to 10:30 am

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A clay rainbow

Squishy Sculptures

July 20 to 22, 2021
9:30 am to 10:30 am

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Mother and two children doing painting activity

Creative Colour

August 3 to 5, 2021
9:30 am to 10:30 am

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Virtual Camps for children ages 6 to 9

Child dipping paintbrush in jar

Splashes of Colour

July 12 to 16, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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Child sculpting with clay in front of computer

Play is the Thing

July 26 to 30, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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Clay sculpture of a fantastical creature

Mystical Beasts

August 3 to 6, 2021
1:30 to 3:00 pm

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tubes of paint on a printmaking plate

Prints that Pop

August 9 to 13, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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Child sitting at desk drawing

Fantasy Island

August 16 to 20, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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Virtual Camps for children ages 10 to 14

Mixed paint and printmaking supplies

Art™ Camp

July 5 to 9, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 pm

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Girl holding paint brush and palette

Master Painters

July 12 to 16, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 pm

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Assorted paper shapes on a table

Collage: Off the Wall

July 19 to 23, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 pm

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Child drawing in notebook

Master Drawers

August 9 to 13, 2021
1:00 to 4:00 pm

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Child sitting at desk painting

Open Studio

August 23 to 27, 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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*All programs are subject to minimum enrollment. Campers must dress appropriately for art-making.

Camp Testimonials

Austin, age 9 said: My favourite part about virtual art making was working with clay. I like making sculptures from coils.

Madeleine, age 7 said: I liked working with clay. My favourite part was making my house.

As the mom, I would like to add that I was very impressed how engaged my children were for the full 3 hours. They stayed focused and had fun. Thanks so much!

The Ryan Family

Cole says he enjoyed using his imagination and learning about art and the different techniques instead of watching TV. His favourite was the clay because it was just fun. He enjoyed Christina as a teacher because she was very nice and kind and he hopes to be able to learn more from her again. 

I found it was a great program because I was able to work while Cole enjoyed doing his art quietly. The tasks were made so the children could work with little supervision. The teacher was very knowledgeable, encouraging and inspiring and I could tell that Cole was really enjoying himself. Christina was super patient and supportive to all participating. I would definitely do it again and Cole is already asking for more classes. Very well done!

Jessica