March Break at Queen Elizabeth Park and Community and Culture Centre



Studio Art camps and workshops at QEPCCC

Full-Day March Break Studio Art Programs at QEPCCC

March Break at the Q! Join us for full-day, studio art workshops led by professional artist instructors in the woodshop, digital arts lab, ceramic studio, fibre studio and fine arts studios. Develop new skills, explore new techniques and try different art materials as you creatively spend your March Break discovering the specialized art studios at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Register for just one day or all five!

March Break Studio Programs Before and After Care (ages 4-12) is offered from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for an additional fee. Separate registration is required.

Muses (ages 4-7) will participate in the following activities:

  • Monday – Digital Discoveries in the Digital Lab
  • Tuesday – Clay Creations in the Ceramic studio
  • Wednesday – Funky Fibre in the Fine Art studio
  • Thursday – Painted Masterpieces in the Fine Art studio
  • Friday – Sculptures and Structures in the Woodworking studio

Masters (ages 8-12) will participate in the following activities:

  • Monday – Wood Projects in the Woodworking studio
  • Tuesday – Digital Design in the Digital Lab
  • Wednesday – Clay Sculpting in the Ceramic studio
  • Thursday – Fashion & Fibre in the Fine Art studio
  • Friday – Printmaking in the Fine Art studio

Masters Wood and Water (ages 10-12) is for inspired wood workers who are also looking for action-packed fun in a pool! Led by a wood worker and using hand tools, you will learn how to design and craft a one-of-a-kind small scale wood boat in QEPCCC’s specialized wood shop in the morning. The adventure will continue in the afternoon with aquatic staff in the QEPCCC pool, where you can enjoy a swim and launch your boat! All materials are provided. Participants must be able to swim 25m for this camp. This program is offered Wednesday, March 18, and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Masters Painting and Plies (ages 8-12) incorporates dance and mark making into a unique workshop at QEPCCC! Experience how physical and visual art expressions can complement and stimulate creativity. Inspired by art history and the impressionist subject matter of  Degas’ dancers, you will work with a dance and art instructor to examine, appreciate and create your own artwork through movement. This program is offered Thursday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Half-Day March Break Studio Art Programs at QEPCCC

Join us in the Ceramic Studio during March Break for More Than Mudpies (ages 7-12), a fun morning workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, where you’ll get to personalize your own wonderful clay creation. Clay hand building workshops are led by the QEPCCC Ceramic technician. There is no wheel work in these classes. Clay pieces can take up to three weeks to be finished; you will not take it home the day of the workshop, but we will give you a call when it is finished! Dress for mess!

On Thursday, create your one-of-a-kind clay piggy bank! Did you know that the origin of piggy banks dates back nearly 600 years when people stored their money in clay kitchen pots made of an orange-colored clay called pygg? Referred to as pygg pots, the name evolved to reference the shape of the pot, a pig pot, later called the piggy bank.

On Friday, design and hand build a special tea pot for your family to enjoy. Embellish your pot using a wide range of techniques.

Drawing and Painting (ages 11-13) is a fun three-day drawing and painting class to inspire and challenge the new or experienced artist. Try different art materials, and see your creativity emerge as you learn about the fundamentals with an experienced Fine Art instructor. All levels welcome. This program runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Printmaking (ages 11-13) is a specialized creative process. Over the course of three days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.), explore printing techniques such as relief, stencil and silk screening. Experiment with layered prints and different print surfaces. Design, carve, stamp and pull to achieve interesting effects and results in your art making.

Textile and Fashion Design (ages 11-13) is a three-day session (Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday) from 1 to 4 p.m. Personalize your own fabric using various textile design and embellishment techniques. Then use your distinctly designed material to machine sew a fashionable accessory.  

March Break Clay All Ages Drop-In

Whether you’re a novice, pro or just curious about clay, drop by the Clay Studio for a super cool and inspiring afternoon of creativity. The studio technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations:

  • Thursday 1-4 p.m.
  • Friday 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday 2-5 p.m.

No wheel work during this session. Fee is $8 per participant, plus an additional $5 for those who wish to fire and glaze their masterpiece. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished; you will not take it home the day of the drop-in. Children must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served. Spaces are limited.


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