How to register:
1. Complete the Children's Online Registration Form (at right) and submit it .
2. On this page, for the course you've chosen, click the Add to Cart button.
3. After you fill in your information, you will choose between credit card and PayPal.
4. Fill in your payment information and complete your payment.
Please print off the file below, complete it and bring it to your child's first day of camp or class.
Download the form below for detailed info about the Summer Art Camps.
Hours: Camps run for eight weeks in July and August, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Before and After Care is available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 -5:00 pm $10/half hour per child.
Food and clothing: Each day children will have a morning and afternoon snack along with a lunch. Please provide a PEANUT FREE lunch and snacks. Include in your child’s bag: water bottle, sunscreen, hat, bathing suit, towel, a change of clothes, and a reusable bag for taking home finished art projects. Children are asked to wear clothes to camp that they can make a mess in and closed toed shoes! Please DO NOT send your child in special occasion/ fancy clothes and sandals/flip flops.
Activities: Depending on weather (extreme humidity or thunderstorms/heavy rain) we will be eating lunch and spending outdoor time at Memorial Park and Splash Pad almost every day of camp. At the end of every day, counsellors provide face/arm painting to campers! This is a little treat we try to include to make every day a little more special. Face painting paints are hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin.
All artwork that is completed and dry will be sent home the same day. Please ensure you send a reusable bag to transport finished art projects home and to bring it back the next day. The KSOA’s goal is to complete between 3-5 projects a day! We create projects using pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, collage, acrylic painting, watercolour painting, modeling clay, printmaking, fibre art, and anything else we can use!
Disrespectful behaviour and bullying is NOT tolerated. If your child continues to display these disruptive behaviours, the KSOA reserves the right to ask the parent to pick up the child and could result in asking the child to not return. The KSOA prides itself in providing and maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all children and staff to the best of our abilities.
Registrations: The minimum number of campers a day is 5 and maximum number of campers a day is 15, so spots are limited. First come first served. In order to secure your child’s spot, payment must be made within 7 days of registration. If no payment is received within the first few days, we will send an email notifying you before the 7 days are up. If no payment is received your child will be removed from the list and their spot will be open to another potential camper. As of the beginning of each week, there will be no refunds, transfers, or credits issued. Registrants may cancel, without penalty, up to 10 days before their first day, after which a $30.00 administration fee will be charged. If a camp is cancelled because of low enrolment, registrants will be given several days notice, and all attempt will be made to find an alternative week, or be given a full refund. There are no make-up days for missed days. There are no discounts, refunds or credits for days not attended.
Bursaries: There are a limited number of bursaries available this year to assist families sending a child to a summer art camp. To be eligible, the parent must have a My Kingston Card, which is available through Kingston's Municipal Fee Assistance Program.
If you have a My Kingston card, please contact the office for more details, at 613-549-1528.
Summer Art Camp July #1 July 8 - 12
Drawing & Printmaking
Ages 5 - 10.This week will be drawing and printmaking beautiful works of art! Campers will be using pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, pen, and crayon to draw a variety of projects! Campers will also explore monotype printmaking, stamping, styrofoam etching, and string printing with acrylic paints. Each day we will do both drawing and printmaking. Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp July #2 July 15 - 19
Painting & Sculpture
Ages 5 - 10. Who doesn’t love painting and sculpting?! If you know a camper that loves to do both of these mediums then this is be a great camp! Join us as we explore acrylic and watercolour painting projects, along with the hands on experience of sculpting with clay, modeling clay, and other found materials. Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp July #3 July 22 - 26
Ages 5 - 10. This week is focusing on animals! Whether they live in the water, on land, or take flight, all our projects will focus on a creature. During this week we will explore all mediums, such as drawing, painting (acrylic and watercolour), sculpting, mixed media, and printmaking. Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp July #4 July 29 - August 2
Mixed Media & Painting
Ages 5 - 10. Want to make works of art that have more than one material? But also focus on painting? Join us this week as we tackle mixed media and acrylic painting projects. Subject matter will range from still lifes, to landscapes, to abstract, and many more! Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp August #1 August 6 - 9 (4 day camp)
Ages 5 - 10. Movies are amazing! They not only inspire us to dress up, but they also allow us to use them for creating art works! Each day we will be focusing on a child friendly movie and making projects around that film. Campers will draw, painting, sculpt, printmake, and use mixed media to bring characters and themes to life! Face painting is offered at the end of each day. (Movies: The Lion King, The Fox and the Hound, Frozen, Toy Story, Monsters Inc.)* subject to change
Summer Art Camp August #2 Aug. 12 - 16
Painting & Printmaking
Ages 5 - 10. A little bit of painting, a little bit of printing and you have a fun and exciting week of art making! Each day campers will be exploring both painting and printmaking. We will primarily be doing acrylic painting, but with a few watercolour projects throughout the week. Our focus in printmaking will touch on stamping, styrofoam etching, and monoprinting. Ideas with projects will touch from still life to animals to abstract. Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp August #3 Aug. 19 - 23
Sculpture & Drawing
Ages 5 - 10. This week’s focus is drawing and sculpting! Campers will be focusing on using and exploring various drawing materials, such as pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, and pencil crayons. Sculpting projects will dabble in clay, modeling clay, found materials, and cardboard. Each day we will be doing both drawing and sculpting. Face painting is offered at the end of each day!
Summer Art Camp August #4 Aug. 26 - 30
One a Day
Ages 5 - 10. Join us in our final week of camps focusing on a different style of art making each day. Monday is drawing, Tuesday painting, Wednesday mixed media, Thursday sculpting, and Friday is printmaking! Face painting is offered at the end of each day!