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Art activities

Learn about yourself and the world with an arts program!

Extracurricular activities and programs can help further develop your child’s learning experiences. There are a number of art programs available in your area, throughout the school year and into the summer. Performing and visual arts programs run during the week and on weekends, as well as throughout March and summer breaks. Whatever your time frame, you have a wide variety of options to choose from.

In order to get the most out of your child’s art program you need to choose the activity wisely. Pick an area of the arts that your child is excited about and interested in. Allow your child to help you choose the activity. When they are excited about participating they will be motivated, which will help them succeed.

Emphasize that the priority is for your child to have fun and try their best. When they do this, the learning benefits will come naturally. Remember to balance your child’s extracurricular activities with their educational responsibilities so that they don’t feel stressed or burned out.

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  • Winged Canvas Art Camp
    Winged Canvas offers PA Day Painting Camps, Winter Art Camp, March Break Art Camp, Summer Art Camp, and classes. Kids ages 5-16 learn painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning and more from highly-qualified instructors.

    Markham

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $28/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 28 5-16 0 Markham
    Great Big Theatre Company
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Ontario (9)

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $93/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 93 3-14 1 Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Vaughan, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London
    Conservatory of Dance and Music
    Professional and fun, themed March Break and Summer Camps. From Frozen to Justin Timberlake, we make dance and music training fun! Ballet, jazz, hip hop, voice, music and other activities. No exp. necessary. (3 -16yrs)

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $18/week
    Day, Program Coed 18 3-16 2 Willowdale, Toronto
    GTA Photography Classes : Camps
    Premier Photo/Video Camp for Kids & Teens (8-18). Campers learn from professional photographers & they apply their new skills on daily field trips. Learn a life-long skill. Make new friends. Have a blast doing it!

    Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

    Visual arts: Photo/Video
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $345/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 345 6-18 3 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
    Canadian Children's Opera Company
    High end Music and Drama training through the school year with unique performance opportunities on Toronto's biggest stages. Opera is storytelling with music. Membership by audition.

    Casa Loma, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto; Harbourfront, Toronto

    Drawing: Vocal training / singing
    • Ages 3 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $565/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 565 3-19 4 Casa Loma, Toronto, Downtown East, Toronto, Harbourfront, Toronto
    Arts Unleashed
    Confidence. Creativity. Imagination. '100% kid-created' Performing Arts company where children build their own live plays! Painting, set design, characters and costumes. Sometimes Messy. Always exciting.

    Pickering; Ajax

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 2 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $216/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 2-10 5 Pickering, Ajax
    Life Time Kids Academy
    Your children can spend up to a whole summer immersed in healthy and fun activities. School-break camps- if school is out, your kids can always have fun with sports, rock climbing, arts & crafts, swimming, and more.

    Mississauga; Vaughan; Ajax

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $230/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 230 4-12 6 Mississauga, Vaughan, Ajax
    Living Arts Centre Camp Programs
    March break, Winter break and Summer camps, ideal for GTA families looking for children's camps; single day or week-long programs available throughout the year, with music, arts, dance and more!

    Mississauga

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $206/week
    Day Coed 206 6-16 7 Mississauga
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art classes and camps offer exciting art-making experiences alongside outdoor recreational activities.

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $42/session
    Day, Program Coed 42 6-14 8 Oakville
    PortPrep - Arts and Animation Portfolio Camp
    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.

    Guelph

    Computer : Animation / 3D design
    • Ages 14 to 26
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $750/week
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 750 14-26 9 Guelph
    Oakville Arts Studio
    Art Summer camps sketching, painting, illustration, sculpture, printmaking Musical training, hiper realism, studio times, gallery space 2 musical nights per month, latin and jazz for ages 3 and up, teens & adults; .

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $66/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 66 3-99 10 Oakville
    PSB & Interplay Dance
    High quality of training in full range of dance classes for kids. Free trial classes are available at each location. Summer dance camps run in July-August annually.

    Rouge, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto; Birch Cliff, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $20/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 20 3-18 11 Rouge, Toronto, Davisville Village, Toronto, Birch Cliff, Toronto
    Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts
    Performing over 50 Broadway Musical Productions starring young people each year, Bravo Academy is Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School! Offering voice, piano, guitar, violin and music theatre classes!

    Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 1-21 12 Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    The Play Series
    Innovative drama programs designed to introduce (active) kids to a lifelong love of theatre arts in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Willowdale, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 7-13 13 Willowdale, Toronto, Downtown East, Toronto
    Joy of Dance Centre
    Joy of Dance Camps are exciting, challenging and rewarding. We work on building self confidence, awareness, empathy, and how to use dance to express their feelings in a safe and warm environment.

    Riverdale, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $170/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 170 3-18 14 Riverdale, Toronto
    Silhouette Dance Studios
    Dance classes and camps for kids and adults of all ages: Hip Hop, Acro (acrobatics), Jazz, Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Ballet, Break Dancing... located near York University in Toronto.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $45/month
    Day, Program Coed 45 3-16 15 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto
    Explore Center
    A traditional summer camp with physical activity in an indoor playground and creativity in art classes. We are running daily and weekly camp.

    Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 9
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $110/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 110 4-9 16 Richmond Hill
    Speckles Art Studio Camp
    A multi-media Arts Camp offering many creative activities including drawing, painting, sewing, fabric arts, paper mache and much more!

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $199/week
    Day, Program Coed 199 5-16 17 Oakville
    Toronto School of Art
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $40/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 18 Brockton, Toronto
    Brick Labs
    Discover your "inner brickness" at our fun-filled LEGO-themed Art, Education and Entertainment facility. Parties, Clubs, Camps, Drop-ins and more. Create, innovate and collaborate in 1 of our 4 themed labs.

    York Mills, Toronto

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 15 5-16 19 York Mills, Toronto
    McMICHAEL ARTVENTURE CHILDREN’S CAMPS & PROGRAMS
    Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $104/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 104 5-15 20 Vaughan
    Programs offering arts as an activity
    The Cube, Technology & Video Game Design School
    A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Program
    from $195/week
    Day, Program Coed, Girls 195 9-17 0 The Beach, Toronto
    Kids n Bricks
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO after-school & weekend classes & camps for kids 3-16 years, in Oakville. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $320/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 320 3-16 1 Oakville
    STEAMlabs
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 15 7-17 2 Downtown West, Toronto
    Abilities Centre
    A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

    Whitby

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 190 4-13 3 Whitby
    ThriveKids
    ThriveKids gives SpiritedKids™ the tools they need in order reach their potential, through a uniquely integrated program that helps to shape the mind, body, and character of your SpiritedKids™.

    Fairbank, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 13
    • Coed
    • Program
    Cost Varies
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 0 3-13 4 Fairbank, Toronto
    Allegro Academy of Music and Art
    This Thornhill, Ontario summer music camp offers daily music classes in kindermusik, MYC, drama and arts, along with math, reading, language and fun kids games.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $20/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 20 3-100 5 Don Mills, Toronto
    Radiant Girls
    A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a Retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & Lots of Giggling.

    Burlington; Hamilton

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $50/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 6 Burlington, Hamilton
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $375/week
    Day, Program Coed 375 4-12 7 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    IFA Indoor Playground & Interactive Centre
    Welcome to Interactive Fun Adventure, Vaughan’s exciting indoor playground! Summer and holiday camps, mommy and baby drop in programs and private birthday party bookings. Call us today.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $248/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 248 5-12 8 Vaughan
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 350 6-12 9 Islington Village, Toronto
    Limelight Cheerleading Allstars
    GTA's top cheerleading gym offering camps, workshops, private lessons and competitive and recreational cheer programs.

    Vaughan

    Sport: Cheer
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 3-18 10 Vaughan
    Camp Mère Clarac
    Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec.

    Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

    ESL
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $444/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 444 4-16 11 Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
    Design Exchange (DX)
    Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto, Design Exchange offers more than a dozen multi-disciplinary, unique, and inspiring creative camp sessions, from fashion and architecture to urban planning and graphic arts.

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $345/week
    Day, Program Coed 345 6-13 12 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate
    Kids Karate Summer Day Camp, PA Day Camps, March Break Camps. After school martial arts and fitness programs.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Sport: Martial Arts
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 199 4-12 13 The Beach, Toronto

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